I guess I'm building a Tele....

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+ $25 for a Tele heel on a Strat neck from Warmoth.
 

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Just thinking out loud... didn't Dave have a chunk of that fancy flamed maple neck wood?
He used it.
I was thinking of asking about it, but went with Hog.
 

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Used some old parts for some mock up pics....
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[Loudspeaker squawks to life, a thin, nasal announcer's voice speaks...]

"And it looks like Deftone has jumped to an early lead in the Telecaster build by posting mockup pics to the forum!"




Oh - thin, nasal announcer's voice?
Like a Telecaster!
See what I did there?

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The orange looks a bit subdued in the pics, but it is definitely orange.


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No Floyd Rose or any kind of hot-rod stuff here.

I'm simply trying to build what I think would be a very cool 60 year-old Telecaster.

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Love it. Yours is nice, mine's just a spare parts build. I don't even have a neck yet.
 

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Taking a hard look at the Fender American Special Stratocaster Maple Necks. USA made under $500.

 

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I wonder what the difference is between the American Special neck and the Highway One necks 15 years ago.
It was basically the same spec as the American Standard neck but with the CBS headstock for cosmetic reasons.
I have two of them.
 

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$500 seems a little pricey. I've made whole guitars for that. :naughty: I just made a Telecaster thinline style guitar. This was my first bolt on neck guitar. I love the simplicity.

Cheers Peter.
 

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I wonder what the difference is between the American Special neck and the Highway One necks 15 years ago.
It was basically the same spec as the American Standard neck but with the CBS headstock for cosmetic reasons.
I have two of them.
They went to the large headstock with the 2006 update. American Special replaced the Highway One in 2012... my 2017 American Special neck still says "Highway One" on the bar code part number sticker on the heel.
Jumbo frets, satin finish, it is a SWEET playing neck. The only way to make it better would be to give it a nice "V" profile.
 

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Right on.
Serial numbers on mine are 2004 & 2006.
 

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$500 seems a little pricey. I've made whole guitars for that. :naughty: I just made a Telecaster thinline style guitar. This was my first bolt on neck guitar. I love the simplicity.

Cheers Peter.
I considered a budget build but I decided I wanted a USA Fender neck. Seemed like a good deal for a USA Fender neck.

He was asking $459, I offered $375 and he countered at $350. :wtf:

So I bought it. I wonder if he'll ship it.
 

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He was asking $459, I offered $375 and he countered at $350. :wtf:

So I bought it. I wonder if he'll ship it.
:rofl: :rofl: :rofl: :rofl:
PENCILS!!!! TWO FOR A DIME, THREE FOR A NICKEL!!!!!!
 

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Well the neck arrive in perfect condition. Hat's off to HooDoo Guitars. I'm starting to like it.

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More parts on the way. Just need to find another black speed knob and a single coil.
 
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Very cool.
it’s a shame you had so much trouble getting a good price on that neck…

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Very nice. I normally wouldn't go with maple on maple, but it has appeal.

If you do the rear with a translucent wine red, those purple stripes will just become dark wine red accents.
 

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Very nice. I normally wouldn't go with maple on maple, but it has appeal.

If you do the rear with a translucent wine red, those purple stripes will just become dark wine red accents.
That's not a bad idea.

Neckplate and tuners arrived on Saturday so it's strung up and set up. Still need a neck pup and a volume knob. I'll try to get some pics up later....
 


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