Where is a good place to buy a Tele body?

Discussion in 'Squier Telecasters' started by dbrian66, Dec 30, 2020.

  1. dbrian66

    dbrian66 Dr. Squier

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    I’m starting to plan my next build. This is what I have right now.

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    I would love to get a light blue Tele body with a white pickguard and chrome hardware. I found this one at Guitar Fetish, but it has a rear cavity for controls.

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    Can I just put a Tele control plate over the front holes in the body? And will this body take a traditional Tele bridge with a cutout for a humbucker? Or is there another place I can pick up a more traditional body with humbucker routes for around $100
     
  2. Luvs2yoko

    Luvs2yoko Squier-holic Gold Supporting Member

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    image.jpeg I had the same body in fiestas red. A telecaster bridge would not cover the rout. I used a strat hardtail bridge. A blank control plate might cover the holes if you drill it out. I never could find a pick guard that would fit the body perfectly, so I had to shape one.
     
  3. Luvs2yoko

    Luvs2yoko Squier-holic Gold Supporting Member

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    image.png They don't have sonic blue, but his might work better.
     
  4. dbrian66

    dbrian66 Dr. Squier

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    Yeah, I thought about that one, but I’m not a big fan of the big deluxe Tele pickguard.
     
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  5. dbrian66

    dbrian66 Dr. Squier

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  7. 63tbird

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    GFS is Made in China junk
     
  8. Angry Possum

    Angry Possum A Psychotic 6 String Collector Gold Supporting Member

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    Tone Bomb from Canada There on Ebay, awesome tele body's. 3 Coats of Turquoise Angellus Analine Shoe Dye, 8 Coats of Tru Oil Finish.

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  9. Angry Possum

    Angry Possum A Psychotic 6 String Collector Gold Supporting Member

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  10. dbrian66

    dbrian66 Dr. Squier

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    Those all look great, but none of them are made for humbuckers.
     
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  11. Afrika61

    Afrika61 Squier-holic

    When you contact ToneBomb, you just specify what you want and they will route the body for whatever pickup config that you want.
     
  12. dbrian66

    dbrian66 Dr. Squier

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    Ok, thanks!
     
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  14. dbrian66

    dbrian66 Dr. Squier

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  15. DrewB

    DrewB Squier Talker

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    Do you have first-hand experience to back that up? If so, please elaborate.
     
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  16. dbrian66

    dbrian66 Dr. Squier

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    I would like to hear why as well. I’ve never bought a body from them, but their pickups and tremolos are good. I’ve heard mainly good stuff about their bodies and guitars. The main complaints I ever hear about them is shipping costs and customer service.
     
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  17. SoundDesign

    SoundDesign Squier-holic

    Be mindful of the white ash at least. I have a tele (P90 neck) body from him that I am replacing because the finished guitar was 11 lbs. It's a boat anchor...
     
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