This tele is another pine one ( like Leos 1st ones...). The inspiration for the finish and guard come from My Grandparents basement...worn grey steps led to this yellow tile. When We helped Grandma move a few years back (after being there 46 years) I took a few tiles. This git has a soft spot in my heart...Ill be gifting it to my Brother Tim as I know just looking at it will take Him back to the childhood we spent there. Pretty straightfoward build, using Fender electronics,hardware and a…Continue
I set out to build a pine tele..This build was for my good friend JT to add to His collection ( strat,Les Paul,335 etc...).. Leo Fenders 1st telecasters and prototypes were in pine...being from NC I had plenty of it around! I glued 4 pieces ( 2 high and staggered em). The tele template I made is slightly different than a Fender with a shorter bottom horn. My goal here was to combine a bit of the new with the old, give a respectful nod to Leo with this being the teles 60th anniversary yet…Continue
A local player commisssioned Me to make a Telecaster style bass. I decided to use pine because the very 1st tele's Leo Fender made were pine...and to use Fender parts where possible. (neck/pickups/ and pickguard). I modded the pickguard and headstock and made a control plate. The idea was to create my version of a tele bass....eventhough Fender has done one before in the 60s. Ill let You decide how it came out....but the guy who bought it loves it! I had a blast and a half creating it!…Continue
The Highway Child is a 6 string strat/tele hybrid. I use the "hippie sandwich" technique. the back and middle cavity are 2 separate pieces with the middle routed for wiring. The front cap is maple laminate (removable).…Continue
Hello to all, I just saw the coolest thing! Breedlove Guitars has a great vacation where they have perspective buyers out to their facility. They wine & dine You, give Ya the factory tour, let You aid in the design & build of Your acoustic and then give You a Porshe to go cruising through the wine country. All of this for around I believe $10k for the weekend.
Now for those of You like Myself who although this sounds like a perfect weekend would better be able to quench their…Continue