What parts do I need to build a Telecaster?
So you’ve decided on a Telecaster style guitar build….Both the Budget and the Premium lists will need to include:
- Bridge and Pickups.
- Pickguard, Pots, Caps, Switch, Knobs and Panel.
- A Fingerboard, Frets, a Truss-rod, Dots, a Nut, String Trees and Machine heads.
Is it cheaper to build a Telecaster?
1) Price / resale value – building a partscaster can be a BIT cheaper than buying a used MIM or more beat up American standard but if you value your time at anything more than minimum wage you’ll quickly wind up sinking a ton of money into your tele.
Is Telecaster good for shredding?
All shred on Teles, and I’m a fan of all their respective tones. The Tele’s bridge pickup is very bright and articulate, so it’s actually a good fit for shreddy and brighter- sounding metal provided you have the right amp.
Are Xgp necks good?
XGP represents the very best quality parts that we can source, at the very lowest prices. XGP Necks and Bodies are reproductions of USA made guitars from the 1950’s and 1960’s. We suggest you compare these to MUCH more expensive bodies and necks made in Japan and the USA.
How hard is it to build a kit guitar?
In a guitar kit you get all the parts you need to start and finish your chosen type or style of guitar. This is probably the most difficult part in the guitar building process. The next part in difficulty would be the finish. Most kits come unfinished and will require either an oil finish or a paint job.
Is it hard to assemble a guitar?
Building your own guitar isn’t without it’s challenges, but they’ll be less daunting if you know what to expect. Time – Building a guitar is not an afternoon’s project. Finding and acquiring parts will take time. Drilling, routing, cutting, gluing and sanding all take time as well.
Who are the best tele style guitar builders?
We talk to Ron Kirn, Rick Kelly, Chihoe Hahn, Bill Crook and Jay Monterose about building boutique Tele-style guitars. There’s a lot of talk of change this year, and that’s all fine and good, but some things should just stay the same. One of those is a 1952 blackguard Telecaster.
What kind of guitar is the Fender Telecaster?
Fender’s iconic Telecaster has become such a cornerstone of electric guitar that, over the years, the design has disseminated more broadly throughout the market, spawning alternative renditions from a wide variety of guitar makers.
What kind of maple is a Telecaster made out of?
The neck will be made from 2 pieces of flamed maple and 1 piece of padouk. Closer look at the jacaranda and bird’s eye maple. Not sure which one to use yet…
Is the neck of a Telecaster guitar done?
The truss rod fits nice and tight. The neck carving is about 90% completed, just need to clean up some areas. A look at the back of the neck carving, about 90% completed. Polishing the frets with some car polish.