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Therealfrogman

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illegal is a sick bird....
Dec 9th, 2017 12:37 PM        

I sure have a bunch of threads here, sorry if my username is getting old.<br /> <br /> Anyway I had this idea to build an offset Tele with a top loading strat bridge, 2 or 3 mini buckers (maybe firebird pups) ones that do not have pole pieces showing, chrome ones.<br /> <br /> I will design a custom pickguard for it. I want to build the body myself and my first thought is to buy a bandsaw to cut it out. Way outside of my building experience but I just did a complete fret replacement on a neck and being happy with the results I think it's time to get to the big boy stuff.<br /> <br /> I have not played with any of these gibson pickups but I love the way they might look on this guitar idea. I will update on my progress.<br /> <br /> Anyone of you experts ever put a set of mini humbuckers in a Tele? Both positions? I think they tend to be on the hot side but I can have them modded any way I choose right? I only have 9 guitars right now and I feel like I need to make something....I just love Tele's and have jonesed for an offset but I do not want to pay that price for an off the shelf guitar. Makes me sick, the prices people are asking these days.



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Dec 9th, 2017 04:57 PM        

That sounds like a very cool project. I can't help with advice as I've not built a body myself. But when you said offset and mini-humbuckers I was reminded of the kind of thing that Kauer Guitars do with their Firebird shape. Particularly in Pelham Blue, which looks fantastic. If you google-images Kauer and blue you'll see what I mean. They also do a couple of other offset shapes as well which will show up in that search.<br /> <br /> Another thought, why the strat hardtail bridge if it's going to have tele design elements? You could use a tele cut-down bridge and keep the 3 brass saddles look, Wilkinson make one. <br /> <br /> It's going to be good!<br /> <br /> Actually, I'll link that search, see if this works:



Therealfrogman

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illegal is a sick bird....
Dec 9th, 2017 08:28 PM        

Thanks for the link! There are some fine looking guitars. I want the bridge to be a top loading and I had not thought about that too much other than it not being a string thru. The G.E. Smith Tele has a short bridge.



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Dec 9th, 2017 10:18 PM        

Seymore Duncan's mini hummers are wonderful pickups. <br /> <br /> Tonally they are somewhere between a hot Strat pickup and a P90. I have an old ESP body with two SM1's and a TOM bridge. It does have a sound that is unlike any other guitar I own--lots of bite when cranked up.



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