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    So I finished the telecaster! Today I drilled the headstock for the tuners that have 2 pins. Strung it up, intonated etc. I'm really happy with how this build came out. Plays really well and the tone is great. I could have bought a Tele with the money i spent but I'd put this up against any of the American Teles for sure!


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    It actually makes it more of a guitar because it has quality components that were carefully selected and assembled by yourself. Cant beat that man!
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    For sure! Nitro Satin neck with Stainless steel frets, 10-16" radius, American CTS pots, grigsby switch, cloth wiring, Dimarzio pickups, Hipshot USA bridge, white corian nut, Fender American Professional staggered tuners.

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    Figured I'd end this thread with a short video demo of the guitar! Thanks guys!

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bXpttj1-AW8

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    Great job, man! I am glad it worked out well for you. Yeah, maybe you could habe bought a Telecaster for what you paid, but this way you got all of the specific components and features that you prefer, and gained knowledge and experience with assembly and setup in the process!

    I like the tone, too: nice grind out of the bridge pickup, and the nice "tubular" (as Satch calls it) tone out of the neck pickup that I love.
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    Excellent choices all around!! I love it-good job
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    That is awesome. Sounds great, too. What amp were you playing through?

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    Thanks guys! I used my Fractal AX8 with a Suhr Badger amp model and then I boosted it with an ARC Effects Soothsayer and ARC Effects Klone.

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    Sounds and looks great. Been wanting to put a tele together (and paint a body from scratch) and i think you've convinced me to give it a go. Nice extra gear you've got there too!

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    Quote Originally Posted by greenblob View Post
    Sounds and looks great. Been wanting to put a tele together (and paint a body from scratch) and i think you've convinced me to give it a go. Nice extra gear you've got there too!
    Do it, youll love every minute of it!
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