foil1more Posted February 18, 2009 Report Share Posted February 18, 2009 I'm quite a fan of Telecasters and I would like to build one but I want to build a unique one. My idea is to make a completely hollow tele using bent maple sides and a thin top and back. The only blocks would be for the strings to go through under the bridge and reinforcement around the neck (set neck). If I use 1/8" maple for the top and back, would I need any bracing besides a plate to screw the bridge to? If I use a spruce top, how much bracing would I need? Would kerfing be need to get the top and back to glue to the sides? Anything else I need to be aware of? This would be my half arsed way of getting a hollow body (don't have the money for the tools to make an archtop...yet) and a tele. I'm thinking cream colored, black binding and pick guard, and gold hardware. Any answers would be great. I won't be able to build this for a while anyway. I have an electric cello to build first but this will be the project that follows. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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