NGD Squier Telecaster

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  1. Coltron5k

    Coltron5k Gnardog

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    Okay, so this post is a little late but I recently decided to make a project Telecaster. I used to not like Tele's at all but they've grown on me immensely. Thus the project Tele was born.

    My start is a newer Squier Affinity Tele. Why? It's cheap, it has a string thru alder body, and I won't mind f*cking it up. :lol:

    - New neck
    - New nut
    - New tuners
    - New pickguard
    - New pickup(s)
    - New Hardware?


    *I planned on making this thread and slowly updating it as I made progress but that wasn't possible as life is hectic and everything arrived sporadically.

    I'll upload some pics of the finished guitar in the next few days.
     

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    Murmel SS.org Regular

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    Are you going to keep it as a tele or make it something else with a tele body?
     
  3. Coltron5k

    Coltron5k Gnardog

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    It'll still be a Tele. The only thing that's going to stay the same is the body though. It'll have a Canadian maple tele neck (Warmoth I think), a brass nut and an EMGX pickup in the bridge position. :D
     
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    thisismrfrenzy SS.org Regular

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    Don't put the EMG in :( sorry bout the EMG hate but the tone won't even have the character of a tele, better go with a DiMarzio tone zone s or a chopper if you want a meaty sound that still retains that twang
     
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    lewstherin006 SS.org Regular

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    Congrats bro she looks great!
     
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    i agree with the no emg thing. if you want the tele sound, don't use an emg.
     
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    TemjinStrife Power Metal Cellist

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    Actually, the EMG T pickups pretty much just sound like a clear, compressed tele. I'm a fan, and I don't typically like any other EMG outside of the SA and their bass pickups.
     
  8. Coltron5k

    Coltron5k Gnardog

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    I understand why everyone would be bent outta shape about the EMG. I'm a big fan of passive pickups, don't get me wrong. One of my favorite rigs I had was an RG7321 with Seymour Duncan/DiMarzio's in it. I decided to go active for this build mainly because I didn't want a BKP and I'm going single coil. So, the pickup I put in is an EMGSX (even though it didn't want to fit). It may lose tone considering its active and the wood won't really play a factor but I still feel like the positioning is interesting and it sounds great.

    I'll upload some finished pics tonight. :yesway:
     
  9. HUGH JAYNUS

    HUGH JAYNUS I’m a grown ass man

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    looks great already! Teles have grown on me lately also. trying to save to get a Mexi Tele to mod up also. gonna put a Hipshot and a Dimarzio Titan in the bridge, and a red turtoise pickguard
     
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    HurrDurr Lord of all Things

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    To OP, you probably could have gone with a Tele body found online and saved yourself some money to put towards the hardware and neck.

    A bit OT:

    I have a Titan in an MIM Tele wired with a coil tap and I couldn't agree more with your decision to do this. :yesway:
     
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    Coltron5k Gnardog

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    Yes and no. It was an impulse thing but at the same time alder tele bodies are about the same as what I paid for the entire guitar. (at least decent ones)

    Pics coming soon.
     
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    Dawn of the Shred Chugs and Sweeps

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    Congrats and hngd!
     
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    Sorry for taking so long! My life has been hectic and I'm trying to record my EP at the same time.

    But here it is! The "Super Squier"
     

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