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    Shell Pink Tele build:

    I received some inquiry about the Telecaster project I mentioned in another thread. Here are some photos
    the faster we go the rounder we get

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    Re: Shell Pink Tele build:

    Dangit
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    Re: Shell Pink Tele build:

    Gimmie a second here
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    Re: Shell Pink Tele build:

    Before I completed the wiring. Notice the slight overhang of the neck pocket:
    the faster we go the rounder we get

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    Re: Shell Pink Tele build:

    Amazing!
    This is a song from the new album, it's a deep meaningful song this one... No, it's not whiskey in the fucking jar... Philip Lynott

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    Re: Shell Pink Tele build:

    Quote Originally Posted by Cogswell View Post

    That is is a beautiful color. I had an opportunity to purchase a shell pink tele but at that moment in time I thought black would look nicer. However, I have to say if I were to do it again I’d go for the pink.

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    Re: Shell Pink Tele build:

    Love it! Where is the body from?

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    Re: Shell Pink Tele build:

    Dang, that looks amazing. I'm really in danger of building one in every color looking at this.

    Yeah, what are the specs? Body, neck, hardware, etc.?

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    Re: Shell Pink Tele build:

    Quote Originally Posted by fender69 View Post
    Love it! Where is the body from?
    I honestly don't remember, lol
    Back about 15 years ago I bought a B-stock Tele body from USACG & cloned it. From that I made about six or seven bodies of alder, ash, & mahogany. At one point I could tell which was which by the holes for the six string ferrules. The USACG body, being cut & shaped on a CNC machine, had all the holes drilled precisely. The first couple I did were crooked but I got better with each one. This one is pretty straight so it could be the USACG. It also has the "ledge" on the treble side of the neck pocket.
    The pickups are Fender Pure Vintage '64. Lots of clean & clear tones out of these
    the faster we go the rounder we get

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    Re: Shell Pink Tele build:

    Quote Originally Posted by The Shifter View Post
    Dang, that looks amazing. I'm really in danger of building one in every color looking at this.

    Yeah, what are the specs? Body, neck, hardware, etc.?
    Thank you all for the compliments.
    The hardware is just standard Fender fare, nothing special here. The neck is an Allparts Tele style maple & rosewood fingerboard (curved board).
    Last spring a buddy let me borrow his '64 Tele RI for a bunch of gigs. I loved it so much I decided to build my own. The body was already finished & had been laying around the shop since 2006!
    Kluson tuners
    Bone nut
    Fender-style string tree
    RI bridge w/compensated brass saddles
    Allparts mint green pickguard
    250K pots w/a custom wiring schematic to put the volume first, then tone, & the switch in the back. The switch tip is some Bakelite cylinder & not a Fender make.
    The jack cup is also not Fender but out of my parts bin. This one is very shallow. I don't like the Fender ones because they are too deep. I like to use a right angle plug & they don't work well w/the deep ones
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    Re: Shell Pink Tele build:

    In action last weekend at the Sequim Irrigation Festival:
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    Re: Shell Pink Tele build:

    Rock on brother.
    Oye Coma Va..... me ritmo!

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    Re: Shell Pink Tele build:

    Quote Originally Posted by Cogswell View Post
    Before I completed the wiring. Notice the slight overhang of the neck pocket:
    This is where I'm going Cogs, thanks for the pics, except a maple neck. Looks killer.

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    Re: Shell Pink Tele build:

    Thanks, Cliff. I recommend everyone build a Telecaster. Pretty easily done these days, & you learn so much.
    the faster we go the rounder we get

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    Re: Shell Pink Tele build:

    Cool geetar, Cogs. I love Shell Pink color on Teles and Strats!
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    Re: Shell Pink Tele build:

    Quote Originally Posted by Cogswell View Post
    Thanks, Cliff. I recommend everyone build a Telecaster. Pretty easily done these days, & you learn so much.
    I've got plenty of ideas for guitars I would like to build - finding time, funds and materials is the trick, though.
    My one worry about building from scratch would be getting everything lined up straight, and getting all the measurements right.

    I've built a bass (well, finished and assembled; bought the body and neck) and want to do a couple gutiars. Thinking of Warmoth or such for the main parts.
    I do have an idea that I want to do one with a carbon fiber top (just a layer over the wood for decoration, not structural.)
    Anyone have an idea how to go about this? I don't want a quarter-inch of epoxy over everything. I want it as thin as possible while still getting that look.
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    Re: Shell Pink Tele build:

    Someone knows how to do this, just not me
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    Re: Shell Pink Tele build:

    Great looking build - I built a shell pink strat years ago and need to fit another neck to it. I tell my grandson - "real men play pink guitars"

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