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Tele Custom ´72 mahogany project

 
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 17, 2017 12:44 pm    Post subject: Tele Custom ´72 mahogany project Reply with quote

Got a nice older Bach Telecaster Standard, they build many of their guitars with mahogany body, which is interesting for a special Tele Custom build..

the original bridge singlecoil sounds nice, bridge with notched brass saddles..



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PostPosted: Fri Feb 17, 2017 12:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

ok, hard work first..

neck pickup cavity hacked with wood knives..this mahogany body is really light, smells nice and is really dark colored.
control cavity hacking was most work ( forgot to take fotos).. Laughing




fret levelling and recrowning..left some scratches on the maple fretboard because I only covered it with cheap tape..
masking tape is much better..lesson learned. Cool
maybe I fix that later..





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PostPosted: Fri Feb 17, 2017 12:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

body through holes look a bit off-centered, so I drilled them a notch wider, so that the strings don´t touch wood anymore..



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huge pickguard cut from a 45x40 cm piece
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 17, 2017 12:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

coming together..




string trees make a huge difference on the Tele..




blackface copy knobs






neck pickup is a Vanson Alnico II humbucker, wired out of phase, sounds great in middle position..

cheers
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