NGD: Fender Blacktop Tele- Modified.

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Well I started with a plan for another build. My 69 Thinline build got WAYYYY outta control with the budget and ended up being about $1400 end to end and I didnt wanna do that again. I wanted a black HH Tele because as always, I had a vision in my head of exactly how I wanted it, started pricing out my build on a spreadsheet and yikes! I was up to my old BS again. So I compromised a thing or two and decided i needed to track down an old Blacktop Tele. Not a slab body but for what itd save me itd fit the bill.

Decided against the typical boutique pickups and wanted kind of a specific 90s sound to it so I went with a 59/JB set. Routed the weird wood bridge in the control cavity so i could flip the controls right, some black hardware, a tort guard, a couple tiny upgrades like a substantial string tree, barrel knobs and black strap pegs. And there it was, the guitar in my head.

enjoy

the last pics are with my 69 Build the Hexcaster
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That came out really nice. Gotta love a matching set!

I really like the black/white/tortoise layered pickguard. I’ve been looking at some of that material in a different pattern since the whole tortoise sheets are so damn pricey. I wasn’t sure it would work, but swing yours I’m thinking it might actually be better for what I want.
 

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That came out really nice. Gotta love a matching set!

I really like the black/white/tortoise layered pickguard. I’ve been looking at some of that material in a different pattern since the whole tortoise sheets are so damn pricey. I wasn’t sure it would work, but swing yours I’m thinking it might actually be better for what I want.
Totally glad you dig it !
 


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