Route ’66 telecaster

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)

Warmoth telecaster ash bodyAsh body …

And here is the result :

Warmoth telecaster blonde whiteA kind a of white / blonde see-through teinted body …

telecaster warmoth callaham lindy fralin

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 !

warmoth telecaster route 66 simulation

Simulation of the project …

The decor will be done in marquetry … by my sister-in-law !

warmoth telecaster route 66 choice of woods

Right pieces of wood to be chosen …

Work in progress :

warmoth telecaster route 66 marquetry in progress 1

warmoth telecaster route 66 marquetry in progress 2

warmoth telecaster route 66 marquetry in progress 3

warmoth telecaster route 66 marquetry in progress 4High pressure …

First tests to see if everything fits :

warmoth telecaster route 66 marquetry in progress tests

warmoth telecaster route 66 marquetry in progress tests 2

And here it is, at last !

warmoth telecaster route 66

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 :

Fender 52 Ri sample
Warmoth telecaster Route 66 sample

Useful links :
Callaham Guitars
Warmoth
Marquetry Frederique Cesbron

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One Response to Route ’66 telecaster

  1. Cool where the Route 66 now?

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