My first Tele build, what am I thinking???

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  1. TKOjams

    TKOjams Well-Known Member

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    Better late than never, Bob. :wave:
    Thanks for the kind words........Yeah, after 20 years, it's time to put it to good use. :cool:
    Build thread?????
     
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    I just went through this thread. The finish you're doing is really unique, I like it!
     
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    I dunno what's cooler...the guitar or your fishy PJs. hehehehe ;)
     
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    PJ's, hands down. :yesway:
     
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    TKOjams Well-Known Member

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    time to catch up. :)

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    Waiting on tuners and then it's test drive time!!
     
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    Wow, absolutely beau-ti-full!
     
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    beautiful work
     
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    TKOjams Well-Known Member

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    '70's style tuners on the way.

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    ken,...just wondering. does everything you do have to be so stinkin' neat. your wiring is so clean it looks fake. what do you do?---hire those guys that build fake hamburgers to take pictures of for the posters that don't look anything like the ones you get after they look like they come out of blender? really, i don't think i can view your threads anymore.

    but in case i do, please post more pics.
     
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    TKOjams Well-Known Member

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    :wave:

    That's what happens when one spends eight years working in electronics.:D
     
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    How do you know you've become obsessed with a build?:scratch:

    When you have these kinds of photos and not just one or two. Several from different angles of the wiring that will be hidden underneath.

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    Great looking wiring and beautiful solders, TKO:dude:
     
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    TKOjams Well-Known Member

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    time to plug the old holes
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    all 12 plugged and dyed with tabacco brown.

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    Oh yeah, I got rid of the black paint and dyed the neck brown. :) onward!!
     
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    The pick guard looks the way it does because it still has the plastic in it,

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    This was a fun build, but my feelings about Telecasters has not changed. I played this thing for quite a while and I just can't warm up to that tele sound. I just don't care for it, and most likely never will. I know folks like to gush about how great the guitar they just built sounds, but not me, not this time. How does it sound?? It sounds exactly like a telecaster, if that's your bag.....God bless you. I guess I'm a Les Paul guy at heart.

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    well, I think you've made the tele as good looking as it will ever look and it obviously wants to be a tele.
    nice job!
     
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    Looks awesome! One of the coolest teles I've seen.
     
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    I want to like the way this thing sounds, so I ordered a Hot rails bridge pickup for it. 12.5k of awesome!! :)
     
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    Love what you ended up doing with the neck. Goes together beautifully.
     
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    The tele came out great :yesway:
    I dug the song in your build video, who is it?
     
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