#1
well, i used to own a '72 reissue tele deluxe. moded it a bit (new volume pots) and eventually traded it for an amp. i like it alot, but was a little disappointed with some of the quality, so i decided to piece together my own deluxe tele.

step 1: Seth Lover Tele Deluxe Pups



this is the cornerstone of the guitar imo, this is what i decided to build the guitar around. picked up this set (from '74) for ~150 usd!.... cuz i am lucky i guess.

step 2: the Neck

this is where i had stumbled around for a bit, i was unsure whether i wanted to go 3 bolt or not, also wanted oversized, but wanted an original fender oversized headstock neck (preferably maple fretboard). once again i was lucky and found this:





this is cool, 25th anniversary strat neck; it's hard to tell from the pic but the nut is brass as well. the neck is from '79 (my birth year, extra cool). AND it's also a 4 bolt neck with an oversized headstock, nice. call me very happy, it is unusual something that is exactly what i wanted jumps in my lap.

btw, the neck is attached to my mexican tele, i had to try it out as soon as i got home. eventually i will get a tele deluxe body from warmoth or something. with my luck an orginal tele deluxe body will jump in my lap.
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#2
Looks amazing! Glad your happy!

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#3
Cool. ANything vintage is good in my books.
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Cool. ANything vintage is interesting in my books.



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Just an opinion. I like collecting old things, whether they're good or not.
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#7
Congrats, gumbi! I love Tele Deluxes and those oversized headstocks look sweet. I'm sure you'll piece together a sweet axe with all that.
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Cool. ANything vintage is good in my books.

Agreed! There's just so much mojo in vintage gear.
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[quote="'[BurnTheDusk"]']Boss pedals may be built like tanks but I would rather buy a cardboard box that is on my side than pay for a tank that is working against me.
#8
Have you posted that pic of those pickups before? I swear I've seen those pics.
Also; Nice!
#9
yeah, i posted the pics of the Seth Lover's before, just wanted to tie it all together, show why i wanted the neck.

next step is a warmoth body. what you guys think? alder or ash? i think mahogany might not fit the pups, not too sure. if you are wondering what the seth lover pups sound like, youtube up some 'minute men', he used a tele deluxe for most of his stuff.
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#10
I vote ash.

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[quote="'[BurnTheDusk"]']Boss pedals may be built like tanks but I would rather buy a cardboard box that is on my side than pay for a tank that is working against me.
#11
that is what i am leaning toward myself, i really love my ash strat and ash seems to be my favorite tonewood right now. i don't own an alder guitar right now, so i was considering alder mainly for that reason.

we plan on buying a few bodies and routing out the pup slots so we can try wiring/pup setups with different wood bodies and different necks, so that way we could try out different parts and components with different setups.

the first body will probably be ash.
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#13
Noice. Tele is purty.

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#15
teles must be ash.

or made from an old bench, either way.
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#17
ash it is.

it is nice to have your desire reinforced that heavily. been wanting an ash tele anyway...

btw, i also got a old '81 peavey T-40 bass when i bought the neck, it has a 4 piece ash body. didn't even know they made basses with ash bodies... it's a heavy duty bass, made in america with 'coil tap' pickups and a phase switch. it is pretty versatile.
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#18
I vote for pine... but that's just me

Edit: Knotty pine, to be more specific
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ash it is.

it is nice to have your desire reinforced that heavily. been wanting an ash tele anyway...

btw, i also got a old '81 peavey T-40 bass when i bought the neck, it has a 4 piece ash body. didn't even know they made basses with ash bodies... it's a heavy duty bass, made in america with 'coil tap' pickups and a phase switch. it is pretty versatile.

Dude, that's so awesome. Peavey T-40s are great basses and they are getting more and more desired nowadays. You did well!

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Dude, that's so awesome. Peavey T-40s are great basses and they are getting more and more desired nowadays. You did well!


i keep forgetting you're a bass dude. we gotta rewire it still, looks like someone wanted modifications to their bass (dunno why, it has just about everything already).

also, my T40 comes with a rosewood fretboard, which is kinda unusual from what i heard.


edit: are you serious about pine? i know it flex's under pressure, but i never heard of that for a tone wood. hardwoods are much more preferable for guitar tone woods.
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#22
^The only pine guitar I know of is the Squier CV Tele. Good guitar too.
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#23
The original Tele prototypes were pine IIRC. I've never played a pine guitar though.
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Quote by gumbilicious
i keep forgetting you're a bass dude. we gotta rewire it still, looks like someone wanted modifications to their bass (dunno why, it has just about everything already).

also, my T40 comes with a rosewood fretboard, which is kinda unusual from what i heard.


edit: are you serious about pine? i know it flex's under pressure, but i never heard of that for a tone wood. hardwoods are much more preferable for guitar tone woods.



Pine seems to be quite popular for Telecasters...

http://www.tdpri.com/forum/tele-home-depot/169992-pine-body.html
http://www.thegearpage.net/board/showthread.php?t=370889


...plus Pine Tele's look especially sexy with a leather pickguard.

http://www.tdpri.com/forum/telecaster-discussion-forum/94910-leather-pickguard-choice.html


And pine isn't just used for telecasters, you can cut your self a slab of some nasty knotty pine and make a sexy looking top...

http://gretschguitars.net/new08/pdf/6130.pdf


...or use nothing but knotty pine to make a sexy acoustic...

http://www.guitarbalooga.com/2009/03/19/guitars-made-from-crap-woods/


Plus I'm really GASing for a knotty pine or swamp ash tele, so I'd choose either of those.