A few years ago, I had a project to assemble a telecaster with Warmoth parts (body, neck), Callaham bridge, saddles and tuners, and Lindy Fralin Pickups (special order from Callaham)
And here is the result :
The neck is a rosewood vintage modern (compound radius 10″-16″), ebony fingerboard
I have been using this guitar for a while, and then I had the idea of a custom body, inspired by Route ’66 …
Let’s start the project !
Simulation of the project …
The decor will be done in marquetry … by my sister-in-law !
Right pieces of wood to be chosen …
Work in progress :
First tests to see if everything fits :
And here it is, at last !
So, how does it sounds like ? Here are two samples : my Fender telecaster US RI 52, and my Warmoth telecaster Route ’66. Plugged directly on a (home made) 12AX7 – Single ended EL34 amp :