jdredskinsfan Posted March 22, 2008 Report Share Posted March 22, 2008 Hi all! First off I just want to say that this is an incredible forum. I've been lurking for quite a bit and have already learned so much. Anyways, on to my real point in posting here. A while ago I ordered Melvyn's book about building a solidbody, and after reading most of it, I've come up with a pretty good idea of what I want to make. I figure that since it's my first time (and I've always wanted a Tele), I'd go ahead and build a Tele. The real place where I need my help is with my parts. I put together a list of everything (important) I'll be (presumably) using: 2 piece glued swamp ash body "Allparts" unfinished maple neck Wilkinson adjustable Tele bridge and regular ferrules Gotoh locking vintage tuners Tusq nut LM nitro lacquer and colortone "stain" Custom shop TX Tele pickups I'm going to be going for a "vintage" look- hence a nitro choice. Really, though, one of the only things that I'm really concerned about is sound quality from my new instrument. I could be boring and spend upwards of a grand buying a Fender custom shop Tele, or I could use basically the same parts, be a little more adventurous, and build my own for about half the price. Will there be a noticeable sound difference if I take my time? I'm really looking forward to building my own, I just want to make sure that it should sound good. I'll likely be building it over the summer so I have more time. I know I probably sond like a worrier here, but any advice would be appreciated. Also, looking at the basic parts list, is there anything you all would recommend over what I have selected that may be better but not a lot more expensive? I'm sorry if I sound like I'm asking a lot here, I just want to do all the research I can before diving in and finally building my guitar. Any help would be greatly appreciated! Thanks guys! John Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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