DIY Telecaster Pt2

Posted in Guitar, Telecaster by Tony C on May 6, 2007

All the bits and pieces are gathered in and I’ve done the first fit to see if it all hangs together.  And I’m rather pleased with the results, just need to get the soldering iron and screw driver out!

So what’s in the inverntory then:

Met green Tele body of unknown origin.  Probably Alder.  Don’t think this was ever an official colour.
Squier Silver Series Stratocaster neck.  Rebadged Japanese Fender part.
Seymour Duncan Little ’59 and Hot Rhythm pickups.
Tortoise Shell pickguard.
Fender ‘F’ logo neck plate.
Vintage Brass Three Saddle Bridge.
Locking strap pins.
Ping Tuners.
Roller String Tree.
Custom Control Plate, three Way Switch.

The last item is a real oddity and I’m loving the flames.

When build day comes hopefully in the next few weeks I’ll post a semi comprehensive build ‘diary’.  Well one entry should cover it.

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  1. Ports said, on May 9, 2007 at 2:16 pm

    You might want a set of strings as well mate 😉

  2. stufforama said, on May 9, 2007 at 3:08 pm

    I was waiting for some smartarse comment. Thanks mate! I have now a set of EB Slinky 10s.

  3. mike said, on July 21, 2007 at 5:08 pm

    ive got a 19 60’s telecaster. the volume pot recently died on me and so i had to buy a new one.

    i used schematic wiring diagrams to put the pieces back together. however there is now a lack in volume?

    any ideas mate? or any usefull links to diy telecaster sites?



  4. stufforama said, on July 22, 2007 at 9:45 am

    Mike…check out the Seymour Dincan website…thay have a bunch of useful wiring diagrams. It helped me out no end when I couldn’t make head nor tail of the wiring on my custom plate.

  5. mike said, on August 1, 2007 at 8:44 am


    i shall go check it out just now 🙂

  6. USA Fender Stratocaster said, on April 11, 2008 at 11:13 pm

    You just cant beat the quality of a decent old strat, they just play like a glove.

  7. Alex said, on July 9, 2009 at 3:56 pm

    That is awesome! were did you get that custom control plate?


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