#1
So the story goes back in 2003 I bought a Saga Telecaster kit off ebay for $75, you know, to learn how to put together a guitar. Right away Gotoh tuners and EMG Telecaster pickups were ordered. And I ended up with this:

Low and behold though, the neck pocket was routed crooked, so a new ash body was acquired and was left with an identical guitar:


I sorta grew out of the racing stripe look and wanted something more traditional.
So a tortoise shell pickguard was ordered along with a Wilkinson Compensated bridge and a Warmoth neck with rosewood fretboard.
Still stripping the paint:


Goal:


I will update this thread with progress pics as I go. Orginal Saga parts left: neck plate, control plate, knobs
#3
That's gonna look so good
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#4
did you have any problems with the saga neck?? I did on the one i built.
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#5
I'm still up in the air about paint. Originally I was going to get a maple fretboard and do Olympic white and relic it, but I got a good deal on a rosewood fretboard and I think a pure white would look so awesome against it. And I can't find Arctic or Alpine white nitro, so I don't know if I should just get a non-stock acrylic lacquer mixed up and spray it on.
#6
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did you have any problems with the saga neck?? I did on the one i built.


The neck works, its just terrible to play. The body was the dud part of my kit
#10
In primer mock up next to all the parts left over from the Saga kit. New Warmoth Pro 22 Fret neck

#11
nice!
it looks better with a maple fretboard, but that's just my opinion.
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#12
Sounds cool. I like the pure white with the tortoise shell pick guard and rosewood fretboard, it looks really good.
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#13
Maple fretboard would have been ideal for me, then I could have made a proper relic out of it, but I got a nice deal on this neck and I think its coming out alright. I'm already aching to build another guitar and this one isn't even painted yet.
#15
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Sounds cool. I like the pure white with the tortoise shell pick guard and rosewood fretboard, it looks really good.

+1

I like it.