Telebacker Guitar

Discussion in 'Luthier's Corner' started by pedrodelawasp, Jan 5, 2014.

Which do you like best?

Poll closed Jan 19, 2014.
  1. Natural

    15 vote(s)
  2. Red

    14 vote(s)
  3. Blue

    6 vote(s)
  4. Charcoal

    9 vote(s)
  1. I have a spare guitar neck kicking around and have decided I want to do something a bit different with it. Here are some mock-ups, let me know which you like best.







  2. P.S. I have an Ash blank on the way for the body
  3. skwee


    Apr 2, 2010
    Red has the nicest contrast, followed by blue.
  4. ctmullins

    ctmullins Registered Panther Supporting Member

    Apr 18, 2008
    MS Gulf Coast
    I'm highly opinionated and extremely self-assured
    Travesty and heresy - I love it!

    What about butterscotch blonde with white or tort binding?
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  6. I don't think I'll do binding, was going to gently round over the edges, probably a nice forearm contour and belly scoop too. The neck I have is Strat style. I reckon I'll reshape the headstock to complement the upper horn of the body.
  7. Natural and Charcoal neck and neck for the lead, closely followed by Red and Blue bringing up the rear.

    I was honestly leaning towards either Natural or Charcoal myself already. What I will probably do, when I have the blank, is to cut out the rough shape and use the scraps to test finishes and see what I like best then...
  8. I would like to see it in orange, you know like carrots :p
  9. Hee hee, completely forgot to include the carrots option!
  10. sonicblue62

    sonicblue62 Supporting Member

    Nov 9, 2009
    Twin Falls, Idaho
    another vote for red or orange.
  11. lbridenstine


    Jun 25, 2012
    I already voted for charcoal, but just felt like saying I think it's a good option because it'd be different than the majority of guitars/basses out there. How often do you see a charcoal finish? But when you do, it's usually awesome.
  12. Bassdude15


    Feb 26, 2013
    I must say, that red is VERY striking!:cool:
  13. RBS_Johnson


    Oct 31, 2013
    Athens, OH
    I personally dig the blue. But that is why they make basses in more colors than a Model T.

  14. Andii Syckz

    Andii Syckz

    Jan 2, 2011
    If it were me, i'd build the red one, but use a single coil for the neck pickup. To me the humbucker seems to be out of place. but that's my two cents. Best of luck, and can't wait to see how it turns out
  15. A-Step-Towards

    A-Step-Towards Supporting Member

    Nov 16, 2009
    Los Angeles California
    I am not much of a fan of the tele bridge humbucker combo , I would do dual humbuckers but with a regular hardtail fender type bridge or a les paul stop tail.
  16. ctmullins

    ctmullins Registered Panther Supporting Member

    Apr 18, 2008
    MS Gulf Coast
    I'm highly opinionated and extremely self-assured
    Nah. I'd use Biltoft CC-Riders and a Bigsby. :bag:

  17. Hardware has been delivered (bridge, string-through ferrules, control plate). Waiting on the Ash and trying to decide on pickups. I'm not going to blow a whole lot on the pups as I'm no guitar player, but want something half decent. Maybe a pair of Wilkinsons...
  18. Played around a bit more with the design, this time with tele pickguard...




  19. Andii Syckz

    Andii Syckz

    Jan 2, 2011
    Cool concept, but the humbucker within the tele bridge seems weird for this guitar. Also, i'd probably do a more square-ish body rather than round just because of the control plate. And again, use a single coil pickup for the neck and slanted humbucker for the bridge. That would be cool. But that's my thought on what i would do. I'm sure it'll look much better when it's actually built.
  20. I'm really keen on the HB within the bridge plate, but may go for a chrome covered pup as opposed to the exposed type. I like my guitars to have twin humbuckers (my other is an Epi Dot).
    As far as the shape goes, I reckon I'll restyle the bottom portion to a more Tele-esque shape, with the Rick influence coming in for the upper horn, which I'll also try to echo in the headstock shape.

    I guess there is also a slight possibility of me changing my mind wildly and going for a Telemaster shape!
  21. [​IMG] And still no "carrot orange" option :scowl: fail :rollno: