Friday, 31 August 2007

The Tele Build - Part 1

This is the first in a series of posts detailing the building of the above guitar. The build started after hearing my brother talking about the specs of his ideal Telecaster style guitar, so being the nut (pun only half intended) that I am, I volunteered to do the build.

Click on the read more link below to see the first installment in this series

Spec and Parts:

  • Solid Maple (bolt on) neck and Ash body
  • Telecaster style hardware all round for the body
  • Schaller staggered locking tuners for the neck
  • Dual Humbuckers - Prs Dragon in the neck, Bareknuckle Abraxas in the bridge
A full set of Telecaster style guitar templates were purchased from Guitar Building Templates in order to make the build as accurate as possible.

So the build began:

First step was to prepare the ash body blank, after hours of going over the surfaces with a plane the blank was finally at the point where the body shape could be rough cut. The shape was drawn out on the body blank using the Tele template and then rough cut with a jigsaw.



The rough cut almost finished:


After the rough cut had been completed it was time to bring it to its final shape. The aformentioned Telecaster body template was stuck to the body using doublesided tape and a router with a bearing guide bit used to do the dirty work. Unfortunately I don't have pictures of the initial passes, however once the shape had been routed deep enough the template was removed, and the bearing bit lowered so that the ready cut wood itself was used as a guide.

Here you can see the body half hewn from the rough cut:



The end result, a telecaster shaped piece of wood, just waiting to be turned into a guitar!



More coming in the next part.

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Kristie said...

Sweet dude! Be watching too see how it turns out. :)

I'm building a guitar too, but it's kinda on hold at the moment. Check out http://www.guitarofdoom.blogspot.com/
It's my own kinda random design. A studio model - will be too heavy for me to use on stage :o

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