Telecaster build for Matt

I finally finished this build today – a Tele style guitar which uses a Warmoth vintage style body and an AllParts fat neck. The ash body was stained and sprayed with a few coats of clear satin nitrocellulose lacquer for a natural look. The pickups are Bill Lawrence and also fitted is a Bill Lawrence Q-Filter …

We're finished - and relax!

This guitar was built for a customer in the USA who as you’ll see below, had a very strong view regarding what he wanted. Warmoth body and neck The body and neck were made by Warmoth, the body being chambered and exceptionally light. My customer wanted a tightly coupled neck join so opted for my neck …

Attaching the neck to the body At this point you can attach the neck to the body using the four large screws. Use the neck plate to act as a large washer for the screw heads. Tighten the screws firmly.   Fitting the tuners If you are using alternative tuners, like our Gotohs you will …

Shaping the headstock Because the Telecaster headstock shape is a trademark of Fender Musical Instruments Corp. (FMIC) then all modern kits come with a blank or “paddle” headstock from which you can cut your own design. Any similarity to a Fender Telecaster headstock on this page is purely coincidental! The first job is to decide …

Why build a kit? On these pages I explain how to build a Telecaster-style guitar from a kit. The project started when a young friend who is interested in guitar broke his leg and wanted something to occupy a few days of his convalescence. You should only build a kit for fun. You should end up …