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PostPosted: Thu Feb 20, 2014 2:27 am    Post subject: 1971-72 Fender Telecaster Project Reply with quote

I got this body in trade from andrewaward. He says it is a 1971 or 72 Fender Telecaster body that has been refinished in a blonde paint. It is really well painted. Here are some pictures. Smile







You can see the small filled holes from routing the body I believe?







Kind of funny that it looks like Fender also had trouble getting the ferrules in the back straight. LOL



I have a bridge and pickup coming in as well as the control plate and such. I was going to put an electrostatic cup in, but the normal retainer is really stuck in there so I might just leave it alone and do it normal. It is going to have an American Fender 61 bridge pickup and I am thinking of doing it Esquire style. Smile
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 20, 2014 2:36 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Oh it does have the neck pocket notch. I would have grabbed a picture, but I didn't know to look for it at first. Smile
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 20, 2014 3:21 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

That's nice. Love the finish! What you thinking for a neck?

Edit for iPad typo. A ? Where a ! Was to be.
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 20, 2014 3:25 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Maple is what I am looking for. I ordered a white Esquire pickguard. Smile
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 20, 2014 3:45 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

The grain of that wood is lovely. Blonde finish was the way to go.
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 20, 2014 3:52 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Pretty cool. It came to me from Scotland. The places this must have been. Very Happy
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 20, 2014 4:29 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Here is the notch.







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PostPosted: Tue Feb 25, 2014 12:52 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Pickguard came today. Very Happy Looks good.

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PostPosted: Tue Feb 25, 2014 12:55 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Blonde esquire? I leik.
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 25, 2014 12:56 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I love a nice telecaster. Smile
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 25, 2014 6:04 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Fuck yeah croppercaster
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 25, 2014 7:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

that body is too pretty, thanks for showing it off!
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 25, 2014 7:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I am having a terrible time figuring out what necks would work with a vintage body. As far as I have read Allparts necks wouldn't be a good fit because they are Japanese sized so sanding the pocket (which I don't want to do) would be needed to get it to fit. I haven't found any info on if Mighty Mike ones are US sized or conclusive evidence about the Mexican made Fender necks being US sized or not. So frustrating. There is the Warmoth option, but it isn't cheap. I could order from Fender or something or buy an American neck off of Ebay. Not sure what to do yet. I don't want to put a garbage neck on this nice looking body. LOL
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 25, 2014 10:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ordered a vintage style Warmoth neck. I had the frets done modern Fender style, 7.5 radius, Kluson hole size, standard thin contour, and satin tinted finish. I will have to work on making a decal for it. I might just use one of my Fender ones and cut off all the other details so it just says "Fender" like a nocaster. Smile

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Description Quantity Price
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Serial Number: CN17596
Style: Telecaster®
Construction: Total Vintage Construction $157.00
Scale: 25-1/2"
Orientation: Right Handed
Neck Wood: Maple (One Piece)
Fingerboard Wood: Maple
Nut Width: 1-5/8"
Back Shape: Standard thin
Fret Size: 6150
Tuner Ream: Vintage Style (11/32")
Radius: Straight 7.25" (vintage)
Fret #: 21
Mounting Holes: Standard 4 Bolt
Inlays: Black Face Dots
Side Dots: Black Side Dots
String Nut: GraphTech White TUSQ XL - Standard Nut $30.00
Finish: Vint Tint Satin Nitro $110.00
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 25, 2014 11:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

SWEET. Waiting on blonde paint my own self.
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 26, 2014 2:49 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Blonde is pretty hot. Very Happy
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 27, 2014 1:58 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Progress! Got most of the body parts in today. I am just missing the resistor and capacitors to finish the wiring. I am pretty happy with it. It looks really nice put together. I also learned that strap button screws are the same as the ones used to mount the bridge. Yay for free extra screws. Smile











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PostPosted: Thu Feb 27, 2014 1:59 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Oh and I read since the pickup has a metal plate on the bottom that is attached to the ground that it also grounds the bridge by screw contact. Is this correct? Smile
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 28, 2014 2:57 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

How are you going to wire it?
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 28, 2014 2:59 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Like an Esquire. Bridge direction bypasses pots, middle is normal controls, and neck is treble cut. Smile
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