Custom build complete

Discussion in 'Other Guitars' started by SoundDesign, Jul 10, 2018.

  1. SoundDesign

    SoundDesign Squier-holic

    This has been in the works for quite awhile with many delays. Basically it's a mash-up of the '72 Custom copy that was my first electric as a kid and the answer to "If Robbie Robertson's Strat in The Last Waltz Had Been a Tele" build. Not set up and waiting for a string tree but wanted to snap a couple pics before the fingerprints took over.

    Body is Warmoth with a medium tint and finished in Tru-Oil. Mighty Mite neck, Wilkinson bridge and pickups are from Rose Pickups. The bridge is a Buckeroo and the Neck is a custom built "wide range" style humbucker in a Gibson-sized package:

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  2. jjudas

    jjudas Squier-holic

    Mar 23, 2016
    Metro New Orleans
    That's a sharp looking Tele! Nice work!!
     
  3. AllroyPA

    AllroyPA Squier-Axpert

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    Dec 14, 2009
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    Nice, love that ! :cool:
     
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  4. Very nice work on that Telecaster @SoundDesign . I've never done a Telecaster ... maybe one day.

    Cheers, Barrie.
     
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  5. Papa Joe

    Papa Joe Squier-Axpert

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    Dec 12, 2009
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    Really fine looking guitar..Good job..
     
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  6. Pat V.

    Pat V. Squier-holic

    Nov 21, 2014
    North America
    Beautiful looking Tele. Great job on the finish!
     
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  7. Jim Belaye

    Jim Belaye Squier-holic

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    Jul 25, 2015
    Montréal, Canada
    That's a beautiful Tele, excellent job! :)
     
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  8. Luvs2yoko

    Luvs2yoko Squier-holic

    Jan 19, 2014
    Pa
    That is one gorgeous guitar. If it sounds as good as it looks it's Definently a keeper.
     
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  9. Archangelmm

    Archangelmm Squier Talker

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    Nov 26, 2017
    Valrico, Fl
    Beautiful Tele, nice build.
     
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  10. fattboyzz

    fattboyzz Squier-Meister

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  11. dbrian66

    dbrian66 Squier-holic

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    Jul 14, 2017
    Maryland, USA
    That turned out great! Its got all the fixins for an awesome guitar. Get it set up and play the heck out of it. I think I am going to have to check out these Rose pickups. I am hearing a lot of good things on here. :)
     
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  12. squierTony

    squierTony Squier-holic

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    Jul 4, 2012
    MAUD Oklahoma
    Very well done brother...
     
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  13. squierbilly

    squierbilly Squier-holic

    Apr 21, 2013
    sunny phoenix
    Love the 72 walnut look.. Great looking guitar..
    But I don't see the Robbie Robertson connection..
    You know he had that guitar dipped in bronze like they do with baby shoes.. Claimed it totally changed the sound.. We're going to need a review when you get that thing running,, particularly interested in that humbucker..:)
     
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  14. IronSchef

    IronSchef Squier-holic

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    Jun 18, 2012
    Flew here on my Dragonfly
    Dude - that is super-awesome!!

    great flipping job - love the "if Robbie had a Tele" angle! :)

    love it - love it - love it !!! :cool:
     
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  15. Afrika61

    Afrika61 Squier-Nut

    I love that hue: what brand/kind of tint is that?
     
  16. SoundDesign

    SoundDesign Squier-holic

    StewMac's "Medium Brown" tint. Great stuff but in this case, mixed a little stronger than recommended.
     
  17. Afrika61

    Afrika61 Squier-Nut

    It definately works with the chrome and the gloss on the pg though: nicely done!
     
  18. SoundDesign

    SoundDesign Squier-holic

    Thanks! There was a thread here recently that touched on that whole Walnut thing in the 70s and I think you either love it or hate it. I was a little young to really live through it as a player and I just think "mojo" when I see them now. That and I am at my quota of black guitars.
     
  19. Afrika61

    Afrika61 Squier-Nut

    With me it's natural finish guitar bodies as much as possible. I don't really like coloured bodies because there were a lot of peculair colours used in the '80s with that whole neon colour thing that was going on then and that sorta soured me on most colours. On the other hand I have seen some orange bodied Strats that have really caught my eye and there was a posting here not long ago of one that had a coral colour and a rosewood neck: that combo has really got me thinking about using the same colour on the next build,....:D
     
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  20. otma

    otma Squier-Nut

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    Owen, Wisconsin
    Here's my orange Strat.

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