#1
So, I am starting a projecy of building a Telecaster. After trying many Telecasters out, I couldn't really find one in my price range that I liked all around, so I decided to piece one together.

It will basically be a Vintage Modified style Tele. I plan on using a Mighty Mite neck, I had a Mighty Mite Strat neck that I loved. Unsure if I will go with a standard or a V profile yet.

My question is, how is the quality of the GFS Tele Bodies? Are there any alingment or fitting issues with standard Fender parts? Or should I just go with a Mighty Mite body?

Also, how is their hardware? I have no problem spending the extra bucks if genuine Fender or other "name brand" aftermarket companies are much better, but if I can cut some coin on certain parts, that would be cool. I am looking at their Wilkinson Tuners, Vintage 3 Saddle Bridges, Control Plates, Jacks/Furrels, String Furrels, String trees.

Thanks!
#3
Well, if I am not going cheap, I would go with a Fender bridge. For a Vintage style/3 saddle type, it would only be $10 more over a GFS one, so I might as well be safe.

Tuners I have not decided on yet. I like the standard Fender ones on my MIM Strat, never had tuning problems, and they aren't too unreasonable at $60.

What about using GFS things like Knobs, Control Plates, Jack/Furrels, pickguards? Does the quality of those really matter much, since it doesn't contact the strings or any of the real function of the guitar?
#6
GFS makes some good stuff for the prices. I am finishing a Tele bulid that has GFS pots,tuners, p/u's and the parts are deff worth the price. The tuners work really well, I bought 2 sets for less than the price of 1 Grover and can find no reason to belive they will not last.

The Bodys and necks, I have no experiance with, but I do plan on ordering a body and neck in the next few weeks.

Look at it this way you can get all electronics,p/u's,knobs, hardware for the price of the Duncan hot rod HB set.

PS the Fat Pat I bought replaced a Dimarzio SD, in my LP clone. The only problem is the Poles seem to be spaced for a trem not a TOM bridge But it works well anyways.
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#8
Guitar Fetish has the Wilkinson vintage style six-a-side tuners, and those kick tuning ass!
Also, GFS is the name of the pickup and pedal company whose products are sold exclusively through Guitar Fetish. Just being a prick, don't mind me.
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#9
I mean, I have delt with GFS before. I have a tuner set on a old First Act/Parts Caster that I use for playing slide, they work great. I also have their VEH Pickup that sounds great. But I also had a set of "Cream" Strat knobs that looked like shit and their rebrand BiYang "Brownie" Sounded like garbage.

I may try their parts out for the Tele. I once had a strat bridge from them that I wasn't happy with, and Jay took it back for a full refund no questions asked.

Still, anyone have any experience with their Tele Bodies?