Question About Parting Out A Custom Tele.

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  1. guitaro

    guitaro Well-Known Member Supporting Member

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    I have a cool custom built telecaster, chambered body, 2 SD antiquity P90's, 5 way switch, etc. But I need to sell something so this one is probably going to go. Being a custom built partscaster, I'm thinking I can probably get more for it in parts. But how do I go about describing the neck or the neck pocket so that folks who buy it can be sure it will fit their project?

    It looks to me like the neck was custom built by whoever made the guitar. I'll put up some pics later but just wondering, can I just make some measurements with my calipers and if that is enough for the description.
     
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    A quick measure will tell if it is Fender spec.
    If not I would think the body and neck would be worth more together, and then sell the hardware/pickups seperately
     
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    If the parts are ‘brand name’ like warmoth or something, selling separately makes sense. I would try to sell it together first. Lot more likely someone will be into having a nice build ready to go on the cheap versus someone looking for that particular neck or body, in my experience.

    Also I may be interested, once you post some pics
     
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    guitaro Well-Known Member Supporting Member

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    I think the body and neck are both custom built. The bridge looks like it was cut/modified to work with the bridge p90. I'll toss up the pics later. It's definitely a cool guitar since you don't see too many dual P90 Tele's.
     
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    Hell, I might be interested... A P90 Tele is on my 'want' list.
     
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    I really struggle with this and I also struggle with the idea of humbuckers in a Tele.

    Mainly because I just really love the traditional single coil Telecaster pickups. Most especially that wonderful, glorious, amazing neck pickup sound.

    I often think of installing Tele neck pickups in other guitars. Like a Super Strat with an HS set up where the neck S is a Tele neck pickup.
     
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    Mossman Well-Known Member

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    I love the original pickup configuration too, but I got two Teles like that now (I'm most likely going to leave the CV the way it is), so now let's try something different!

    Something weird!

    I'm a weirdo!

    Ha-ha!

    :ROFLMAO:
     
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    Swap some necks. If they swap then they are std. Don't even take off the strings until you see if the pockets switch works. The calipers will tell you the same answer if you have some.
     
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    I would be interested in a 2 p90 tele, it's the guitar next on my list to build or buy. You should list pics on here. It might be sold mighty quick
     
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    guitaro Well-Known Member Supporting Member

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    Here's some pics. Looks like Nitrocellulose finish. I'm not sure what kind of wood the body is made from. It's really a thinline but with no F Hole. Nice and light and balanced. I weighed it the other day but forgot to record the wt. If I remember correctly it is 7.5 lbs. Definitely less than 8, more than 7. I'll weigh it again when I get around to it.

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    Looks good all together. I would try and sell it that way first.
    The body looks to have had an aftermarket single coil bridge with the extra holes in the front corners, that has been cut off to put in the P90.
    The damage to the neck heel, and the extra holes in the body will be an issue selling the neck and body separate. IMO. Looks to have an issue with the A string nut slot too.
    I'll bet it sounds good, if it plays good too I would try and sell it whole.
     
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    damn p90 tele with bridge plate! now thats Proper!!!
    gotta admit im drooling a little!
     
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    +1
     
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    guitaro Well-Known Member Supporting Member

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    Thanks, good eye. I forgot about those extra holes and the nut slot of the A string. I think they over-filed it then filled it in with glue or epoxy.

    I think I'll put it up on CL even though I usually try to avoid selling on CL, but it would be good for someone to try it out in person.

    The neck on this baby is sweet. Super smooth matte finish and with a baked maple appearance. I'm guessing whoever made it used a very light stain before final finish but it really looks great. Some of you guys doing projects might want to try this because you don't see it too often and it looks great.
     
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    guitaro Well-Known Member Supporting Member

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    By the way, any guesses what kind of wood the body is made of? I'm not sure what to list it as.
     
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    double post
     
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    Well, I'm not sure what it's made of but I suspect it's something other than 'double post' wood.
     
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    From the photos it looks to me like the alder we used to use in the cabinet shop for paint grade cabinets. Very uniform density and somewhat porous looking before it was painted. Usually had a very wide grain, some of it had almost no visible grain pattern it was so wide.
     
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