tele string spacing.

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  1. Arlabester

    Arlabester Active Member

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    is the standard tele string spacing 2 3/16"?

    and another question.

    if i get an exact neck of one, and a bridge with exact string spacing, will it feel exactly like a tele?
     
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    q-4000-SG Guy New Member

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    yes and no the neck will feel like a tele but it will sound and play diffrent due to the diffrent bridge if you want a tele feel and sound use the correct bridge for it
     
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    Cant help much on this, but I do know that the 25 1/2" scale is very important in getting that slanky twangy tele feel
     
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    whatcha need is something like this [​IMG]
     
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    fender vintage and american spacing is 2 3/16"
    squiers are 2 1/8"

    the feel of a tele is a result of the sum of all its parts
    if you want something that feels exactly like a tele, you need to get a tele
     
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    well im getting a hardtail becuase they dont make a tele humbucker bridge with 2 3/16". i think a 25.5" maple neck/fretboard with a 2 3/16" string spacing will be good.
     
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    [quote author=q-4000-SG Guy link=topic=17066.msg212974#msg212974 date=1212688739]
    whatcha need is something like this [​IMG]
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    Give him the linky. :)
     
  8. q-4000-SG Guy

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    well that one is for a fulitron (sp?) but a quick search on ebay shows alot of these

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    sure looks like a tele bridge for a humbucker
    ofcourse useing a humbucker will make it eavin less tele sounding

    fender does make and sell them they are used on the J5 telecaster

    I will also say this there is a reason Fender dosnt make a double cut tele (you had the 51 so you should know this) they dont sound right
    too much wood removed from the body makes it sound stratish and cheep you will be better off with a regular tele!
     
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    Doesn't any of these tele experts know about the brass plate under the tele bridge pickup having anything to do with the tele sound? Might matter, might not depending on what you want to hear .. Yada Yada Yada :whip2:
     
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    wow dude.

    wow.

    the '51 is a strat body. im making a different one. more thickness, more wood.

    and dude, the guitar isnt going to be made out of "slightly better parts"

    and the john 5 bridge isnt 2 3/16".

    and im trying to get it to sound like a hot rodded 80's guitar, with a tele feel. not a tele sound.

    [img width=170 height=480]http://i28.tinypic.com/okwubl.jpg[/img]

    rough sketch. alpine white, black plastics, chrome hardware.
     
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    Voxman Moderator Staff Member

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    do it up!
     
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    Voxman Moderator Staff Member

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    Duncan JB mini in the neck and a Hot Rails in the Bridge .. generitic 80's sound and fit in a Tele .. lotta rocker folks like a bucker in the neck and a tele bridge in a tele too which is quite different from the norn but for 80's hair .... up above and done!
     
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    ohhh so your going for more of a mosrite body than a tele ok thats a bit diffrent i would use the gibson size bridge with the tele neck that would be a sweet combo


    and that dean headstock :Bangin: first class!!!
     
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    yeah, its loosely based on a dean headstock, and that really is a doublecut tele body. im just that good at designing pickguards. :coolsmiley:
     
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    ok i get it now like this only solid body? and with humbuckers and not a fender and with a dean headstock?

    [img width=640 height=221]http://3benoits.com/double.jpg[/img]
     
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    yup.

    doesnt seem so stupid now, does it :p
     
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    no not at all its after all its not a fender dosnt have a tele sound and looks like a $100 dean you rock!
     
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    [quote author=q-4000-SG Guy link=topic=17066.msg213105#msg213105 date=1212848702]
    no not at all its after all its not a fender dosnt have a tele sound and looks like a $100 dean you rock!
    [/quote]ok, so what if its not a fender? its a homebuilt guitar.

    i dont want it to have a tele sound, i never had that.

    and lmao, im sorry that im not fake metal, it doesnt look like a dean.
     
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    [quote author=Arlabester link=topic=17066.msg212988#msg212988 date=1212712713]


    [img width=170 height=480]http://i28.tinypic.com/okwubl.jpg[/img]


    [/quote]Very dean looking head stock
    like a mix between

    [img width=360 height=480]http://farm2.static.flickr.com/1316/1161715849_2c897e7e59.jpg?v=0[/img] and [img width=359 height=480]http://www.deanguitars.com/userpics/lib4/Headstock.JPG[/img]

    rock and roll dude! :Bangin:
     
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    its not going to be when im done, its supposed to be yes, the right dean headstock, mixed with a les paul headstock, but not near as big.

    warmoth cant build me a f!cking maple neck unless they finish the fretboard in gloss which I HATE becuase fender does it on some of the vintage models. so now i dont know what im going to do. i guess im just going to play around with other guitars until i get my money.
     

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