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Thread: first build - thinline Tele

  1. #41
    Thanks Waz,

    May have to quickly mock build it again to have a look.

    A lesson learned for a newbie of the different things I need to check for in a mock build.
    Current Build:

    Semi-Hollow Telecaster w/ 5 way switch (build diary)

  2. #42
    While waiting for neck to cure, I revisited the body mock up:

    As I wanted to fill the void underneath the 22nd fret, I considered making a custom pickguard.

    The kit pickguard is of a weird shape for the TL-1TB kit.

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    Looking at other people who have built this, none of them seem to have used a pickguard at all, maybe that shows that most have mixed feelings for the custom pickguard.

    I used Adobe Photoshop, and Illustrator to make a new pickguard which takes into consideration of the 72 thinline tele, the stock PitBull One, and a standard tele to frankestein a new one.

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    I printed a few copies and cut them out to make sure the holes are at the right spots.

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    Won't be able to achieve a 3-Ply effect with a custom one, but I should still be able to chamfer the corners

    Next step, apply top coat to neck (it's cold, so I'm giving a few more days), wait for the colours to settle and go to the spray paint shop and see if they can match the colour for the middle part of the 2 tone burst body.
    Current Build:

    Semi-Hollow Telecaster w/ 5 way switch (build diary)

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