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My homemade electric guitar - Telecaster replica


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Armed with tools, the internet, and determination I built this replica telecaster electric guitar. My woodworking skills were amateur at best when starting. My Ryobi tools were integral in creating both the body and neck of the guitar. The body is pine, primarily from some old wood i found in my garage left from a previous owner. The neck is hard maple. The entire instrument is finished with Birchwood Casey Tru-Oil (primarily a gunstock finish). The finished guitar exceeds even my most modest expectations, it feel, plays, and sounds fantastic.

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  • This rocks!! Thanks for sharing with us!
    By ryobinationrocks, on August 8, 2013

  • Build me one. I'll pay you for it. And do the copper thing in the cavities below the pick guard to eliminate static. My two teles drive me nuts with that. Make mine blue. Please and thanks.
    By thorpedo, on August 8, 2013

  • Love what you did! I toy around with building simpler instruments -ukes and kit banjos, but your guitar rocks!
    By bigbike4, on August 12, 2013

  • Do you have plans with dimensions and depths etc my friend???? I am in process of making a body that is way different, but will host a tele neck and electronics setup. Cogito Thanks
    By cogito, on October 13, 2014

  • Dear Thorpedo, sounds like a great plan buying from this craftsman. don't just paint them copper line them. Or, put a push pull and a humbucker that looks like a single coil in it. Humbuckers will kill the 60 cycle hum that we all hate. But you are right, his guitar is GREAT. If he will build you one, you cannot go wrong. Just spend the extra $$ for CTS Pots and Genuine USA pups With stacked coils you can get parallel, series, mix, single coil, humbucker and if you have him put a piezo in it, you have a guitar that will do dang near anything. It is an impressive axe. I have made a few and this is GREAT work. Check to see if he puts truss rods in the neck. USE GOOOD HARDWARE EVERYWHERE that is the key to sound.
    By cogito, on October 13, 2014

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My homemade electric guitar - Telecaster replica

by linus
Jan 11, 2013

Armed with tools, the internet, and determination I built this replica telecaster electric guitar. My woodworking skills were amateur at best when starting. My Ryobi tools were integral in creating both the body and neck of the guitar. The body is pine, primarily from some old wood i found in my garage left from a previous owner. The neck is hard maple. The entire instrument is finished with Birchwood Casey Tru-Oil (primarily a gunstock finish). The finished guitar exceeds even my most modest expectations, it feel, plays, and sounds fantastic.