My Tele Project

panicproject

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well ordered my superwide neck yesterday. already im getting impatient  :blob7:
just to make matters worse i just got an email saying that they will ship in 8-12 weeks!!!!!  :sad1:
 

DangerousR6

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panicproject said:
well ordered my superwide neck yesterday. already im getting impatient  :blob7:
just to make matters worse i just got an email saying that they will ship in 8-12 weeks!!!!!  :sad1:
Don't get in a hurry that's for sure, unless you get it outta the showcase you might as well put it out of your mind until it arrives... :dontknow:
 

rahimiiii

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Every neck I got from Warmoth has been worth the wait.... I think they must be really swamped because it took them a week to answer my email order (submitted one yesterday in fact and has yet to receive a response)

Its ok for me... gives me the time to get the funds ready... kinda like layaway if you know what I mean...
 

panicproject

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25 1/2 warmoth pro constuction
superwide
right handed
maple
ebony fretboard
fat contour
vintage style tuner holes
ss6105 frets
standard dots
ebony peghead veneer
white corian nut
clear satin finish

i've yet to order any kind of body as i am nervous that i am not capable of putting it all together (im new to all this guitar buliding game)
but have designed something quickly that looks like this:
testhq3.jpg

any thoughts?

 

NonsenseTele

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panicproject said:
i've yet to order any kind of body as i am nervous that i am not capable of putting it all together (im new to all this guitar buliding game)
but have designed something quickly that looks like this:
testhq3.jpg

any thoughts?

Well, if it comes finished from Warmoth, would not be the biggest trouble to put all things together, but if you have no idea what you should do, you'd better ask for a luthier to make it...
 

Wana_make_a_guitar

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panicproject said:
25 1/2 warmoth pro constuction
superwide
right handed
maple
ebony fretboard
fat contour
vintage style tuner holes
ss6105 frets
standard dots
ebony peghead veneer
white corian nut
clear satin finish

i've yet to order any kind of body as i am nervous that i am not capable of putting it all together (im new to all this guitar buliding game)
but have designed something quickly that looks like this:
testhq3.jpg

any thoughts?

Not much, i think what you have though up is cool.. I too have not had any guitar building experience, but do have some great info from the guys here at Warmoth and the warmoth forums.

I would like to know where you made that picture though. all apart from the tuners are cool.
 

panicproject

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things like getting the body painted are not a problem
i will be able to fix neck to body etc
i just gotta be careful with the electrics.
im sure with the vast knowledge on these boards and a bit of common sense i will get through.

the picture i designed myself, borrowing different pictures from different websites and pasting them all together.
 

panicproject

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right i am going to order this body as it is: http://www.warmoth.com/catalog/product_info.php?cPath=21_23_29&products_id=38303

i am going to order all the parts i am going to need to complete the project (other than paint obviously)

any chance i can have some input as to exactly what i need to buy so that i dont miss anything

cheers

 

tfarny

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Nice body choice! A sweet deal for extra light. Make a list of every single part, starting at the headstock and working your way down. Then post the list and we can find any missing pieces.
Who's going to be finishing it? You? If so, I'd advise keeping it relatively simple the first time, and preparing for finishing setbacks. It's hard to get a nice, pro-looking finish the first time out. I've finished five of these now, and still haven't made a 'perfect' one.
 

tfarny

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Just skimmed the above - honestly, the electronics are pretty easy. That's the easiest part imho. Get a decent-wattage iron (40 is fine) and good light-duty solder from radio shack and take it slow.
 

panicproject

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tfarny said:
Nice body choice! A sweet deal for extra light. Make a list of every single part, starting at the headstock and working your way down. Then post the list and we can find any missing pieces.
Who's going to be finishing it? You? If so, I'd advise keeping it relatively simple the first time, and preparing for finishing setbacks. It's hard to get a nice, pro-looking finish the first time out. I've finished five of these now, and still haven't made a 'perfect' one.

Im going to getting a profesional sprayer to paint the guitar.

Here is the list....

NECK (AS ABOVE) - ORDERED
TUNERS - http://www.warmoth.com/catalog/product_info.php?cPath=64_65_70&products_id=14875 - ORDERED
WARMOTH DECAL - ORDERED
NECK PLATE / 4 SCREWS - (ANY PARTICULAR ONE)
2 X HUMBUCKING PICKUPS - FENDER SIZE? I WANT TO PUT EITHER EMG'S, DIMARZIO'S OR DUNCANS IN.
PICKGUARD - http://www.warmoth.com/catalog/product_info.php?cPath=122&products_id=30804 (COMPATIBLE?, NEED SCREWS?)
SWITCH? WHICH ONE?WILL IT BE 3 WAY? BRIDGE / BRIDGE&NECK / NECK
4 X KNOBS - WHICH ELECTRICS/HARDWARE
BRIDGE? NEEDS TO FIT BODY. http://www.warmoth.com/catalog/product_info.php?cPath=64_65_66&products_id=12151 THIS ONE OK?
JACK INPUT - WHAT EXACTLY DO I NEED???? / JACK PLATE??
2 X STRAP LOCKS.

Thats all i can think of. Any input would be greatly appreciated. I am excited about this project and really dont want to mess it up.

Cheers!!!!
 

NonsenseTele

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The pickguard will be ok with the pickups and the pickups will also be compatible with humbucker route, no need to fear... but you will need screws

Neck plate: I suggest one custom from our good friend Dangerous R6 here...

Switch: yes 3 way, for the easy... you could mess around with the schematic, but looks like you don't know much yet about it, so you would better put the 3 way...

Electrics: four 25K pot, two 0.1µF capacitors for tone control if the pickups are EMG

The jack must be stereo (said on EMG site) don't know why  :)

EDIT: I forgot the bridge... well if you want a tremolo bridge this is ok, in the picture you've done a hardtail... then should be like this, if you want hardtail (non-tremolo) http://www.warmoth.com/hardware/bridges/bridges.cfm?fuseaction=vintage_strat_fixed
 

NonsenseTele

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tfarny said:
Just skimmed the above - honestly, the electronics are pretty easy. That's the easiest part imho. Get a decent-wattage iron (40 is fine) and good light-duty solder from radio shack and take it slow.

To me it's the hardest... I can make a PRS inlay on a fingerboard, but have difficulty to solder two wires  :sad1:  :dontknow:
 

panicproject

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NonsenseTele said:
The pickguard will be ok with the pickups and the pickups will also be compatible with humbucker route, no need to fear... but you will need screws

Neck plate: I suggest one custom from our good friend Dangerous R6 here...

Switch: yes 3 way, for the easy... you could mess around with the schematic, but looks like you don't know much yet about it, so you would better put the 3 way...

Electrics: four 25K pot, two 0.1µF capacitors for tone control if the pickups are EMG

The jack must be stereo (said on EMG site) don't know why  :)

EDIT: I forgot the bridge... well if you want a tremolo bridge this is ok, in the picture you've done a hardtail... then should be like this, if you want hardtail (non-tremolo) http://www.warmoth.com/hardware/bridges/bridges.cfm?fuseaction=vintage_strat_fixed

cheers, excellent advice. i am well on my way with the list now.

so the pick ups i get well decide which capacitors (if any) and jack i will need.
 

Wana_make_a_guitar

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Yeah, now your getting it. Show us your list.

I did the same thing when i found out about warmoth. I new nothing about and guitar electronics, back contours, nut sizes, routing, fretboard radius and now i do. All in only being logged in for 2 days, 1 hours and 27 minutes. on this site.  :laughing7:

Man, i'm wasting my holidays. The most eventful ting i did was receive a pair of boots.
 

panicproject

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ok now we are getting somewhere.

Neck is sorted so we can stop talking about it.

Body = http://www.warmoth.com/catalog/product_info.php?cPath=21_23_29&products_id=38303

Pickguard (4 control holes, 2 x fender humbuckers, toggle hole, right handed, strat neck pocket to match the warmoth pro neck) = http://www.warmoth.com/catalog/product_info.php?cPath=122&products_id=30804

Pickguard Screws = http://www.warmoth.com/catalog/product_info.php?products_id=25263

Tremelo Bridge (gonna go tremelo rather than hardtail) = http://www.warmoth.com/catalog/product_info.php?cPath=64_65_66&products_id=12151

Toggle switch, 3 way = http://www.warmoth.com/catalog/product_info.php?cPath=64_78_83&products_id=23035 (is this the sort i need?????)

Strap locks = http://www.warmoth.com/catalog/product_info.php?products_id=25380

Black Knobs = http://www.warmoth.com/catalog/product_info.php?cPath=64_78_82&products_id=23065

Will see Dangerous R6 for a neck plate!

As far as pots, capacitors, jack etc i will have to wait till i know exactly what pickups i wanna get. Due to my varied playing styles i would like to be able to chug away some thrash riffs one minute and then flick a switch and move onto some less harsh strum happy sounds. Am i even making sense? didn't think so! i like the style of the black flat EMG's i put in the mock up picture but not sure if i should take that route or not, any recommendations?

Looking forward to reading some replies.


 
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