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  • #46
    wow all look good but thatc cab rocls! is it as useful as a tele...tone wise?






    Quote Originally Posted by docjeffrey
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    I assembled these from parts. They weren't cheap, but I used quality stuff--Warmoth, Lollar, TV Jones, Hipshot, Kluson CTS, etc. The Thinline was about $1200, the La Cabronita was $800, and the Tele was $1300 (Brazilian rosewood board).



    You could do it a lot cheaper if you are good at finishing bodies and necks. Also, I went overboard with figured woods and high end pickups.







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    • #47
      wow all look good but thatc cab rocls! is it as useful as a tele...tone wise?






      Quote Originally Posted by docjeffrey
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      I assembled these from parts. They weren't cheap, but I used quality stuff--Warmoth, Lollar, TV Jones, Hipshot, Kluson CTS, etc. The Thinline was about $1200, the La Cabronita was $800, and the Tele was $1300 (Brazilian rosewood board).



      You could do it a lot cheaper if you are good at finishing bodies and necks. Also, I went overboard with figured woods and high end pickups.







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      • #48






        Quote Originally Posted by docjeffrey
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        I assembled these from parts. They weren't cheap, but I used quality stuff--Warmoth, Lollar, TV Jones, Hipshot, Kluson CTS, etc. The Thinline was about $1200, the La Cabronita was $800, and the Tele was $1300 (Brazilian rosewood board).



        You could do it a lot cheaper if you are good at finishing bodies and necks. Also, I went overboard with figured woods and high end pickups.







        Love that thinline, great choice on the guard.
        <div class="signaturecontainer"><a href="http://acapella.harmony-central.com/showthread.php?2948223-FS-Pickups-Seymour-Dimarzio-Squier-Misc-Parts-Bridges-etc" target="_blank"><font color="purple">Pickups and Parts For Sale...</font></a><br />
        <br />
        <font color="green">WTB BG Pups</font><br />
        <font size="1">Good deals with Guitarzan1143, diceman1000, narwhal, playdabluze, GibsonVman, TFM53</font></div>

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        • #49






          Quote Originally Posted by docjeffrey
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          I assembled these from parts. They weren't cheap, but I used quality stuff--Warmoth, Lollar, TV Jones, Hipshot, Kluson CTS, etc. The Thinline was about $1200, the La Cabronita was $800, and the Tele was $1300 (Brazilian rosewood board).



          You could do it a lot cheaper if you are good at finishing bodies and necks. Also, I went overboard with figured woods and high end pickups.







          Love that thinline, great choice on the guard.
          <div class="signaturecontainer"><a href="http://acapella.harmony-central.com/showthread.php?2948223-FS-Pickups-Seymour-Dimarzio-Squier-Misc-Parts-Bridges-etc" target="_blank"><font color="purple">Pickups and Parts For Sale...</font></a><br />
          <br />
          <font color="green">WTB BG Pups</font><br />
          <font size="1">Good deals with Guitarzan1143, diceman1000, narwhal, playdabluze, GibsonVman, TFM53</font></div>

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          • #50




            Here is my very first full on partscasters I built a couple of years ago on the left (been modding for years). Running the numbers in my head I spent around $350 in the first config ($100 allparts neck, $60 ebay body, $60 gfs pups, tung oil finish body and neck). Lot of elbow grease into a forearm contour and belly cut (also routed the back edge to a larger strat radius and used a countoured heel plate).



            I have since changed the pups to BG pure 90 and rockwind and that is how it has been since.
            <div class="signaturecontainer"><a href="http://acapella.harmony-central.com/showthread.php?2948223-FS-Pickups-Seymour-Dimarzio-Squier-Misc-Parts-Bridges-etc" target="_blank"><font color="purple">Pickups and Parts For Sale...</font></a><br />
            <br />
            <font color="green">WTB BG Pups</font><br />
            <font size="1">Good deals with Guitarzan1143, diceman1000, narwhal, playdabluze, GibsonVman, TFM53</font></div>

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            • #51




              Here is my very first full on partscasters I built a couple of years ago on the left (been modding for years). Running the numbers in my head I spent around $350 in the first config ($100 allparts neck, $60 ebay body, $60 gfs pups, tung oil finish body and neck). Lot of elbow grease into a forearm contour and belly cut (also routed the back edge to a larger strat radius and used a countoured heel plate).



              I have since changed the pups to BG pure 90 and rockwind and that is how it has been since.
              <div class="signaturecontainer"><a href="http://acapella.harmony-central.com/showthread.php?2948223-FS-Pickups-Seymour-Dimarzio-Squier-Misc-Parts-Bridges-etc" target="_blank"><font color="purple">Pickups and Parts For Sale...</font></a><br />
              <br />
              <font color="green">WTB BG Pups</font><br />
              <font size="1">Good deals with Guitarzan1143, diceman1000, narwhal, playdabluze, GibsonVman, TFM53</font></div>

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              • #52
                /. /. That's a lot more sensible than what I did! Very cool.

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                • #53
                  /. /. That's a lot more sensible than what I did! Very cool.

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                  • #54






                    Quote Originally Posted by Davo17
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                    wow all look good but thatc cab rocls! is it as useful as a tele...tone wise?




                    The La Cab has a TV Jones Powertron Plus which is very powerful. I also gave it a 500k volume pot and a 300k tone pot with an expensive paper in oil .022mfd cap, so I can get lots of different tones just using the pots. It sounds amazing thru my Boogie Mark V. With an amp like that, you don't miss the neck pickup at all.

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                    • #55






                      Quote Originally Posted by Davo17
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                      wow all look good but thatc cab rocls! is it as useful as a tele...tone wise?




                      The La Cab has a TV Jones Powertron Plus which is very powerful. I also gave it a 500k volume pot and a 300k tone pot with an expensive paper in oil .022mfd cap, so I can get lots of different tones just using the pots. It sounds amazing thru my Boogie Mark V. With an amp like that, you don't miss the neck pickup at all.

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                      • #56
                        You might want to take a look at the Godin Session Custom. It's got a neck humbucker and a single coil bridge but with a 5-way switch so humbucker splits. This way you get the best of both worlds, two single coils + the humbucker. It's purdy too.



                        Session Custom



                        This is a guitar with tonal versatility that's right at home playing a multitude of styles of music. From alternative-rock, blues to country, the Session Custom is packed full of features and is ready to take center stage.



                        It features a Canadian basswood body, rock maple neck with maple or rosewood fingerboard, the Godin High-Definition Revoicer and the Godin Tru-Loc Tremolo system which allows players to regulate their own trem arm placement into a personal Custom Comfort Zone. The Session Custom features a beefy Godin Humbucker in the neck and the sweet Godin 'Custom Cajun' single-coil pickup in the bridge for added vintage punch & bite. All of which are housed in a classic single cutaway body design and controlled via a 5-way switch, 1x volume and 1x tone knob.



                        Godin Tru-Loc Trem system

                        Allows a player to regulate Tremolo Arm placement via a simple allen key adjustment, which locks the arm into a personal Custom Comfort Zone. Arm stays firm & true while offering smooth & full mobility within players Custom Comfort Zone.



                        H.D.R. High-Definition Revoicer

                        The H.D.R. revoices and augments the frequency range of each pickup and allows the player to go from passive to active pickups

                        with the simple push of a button.



                        Th H.D.R. provides extra bite, dynamic response and redefines the

                        character of each pickup. It
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                        • #57
                          You might want to take a look at the Godin Session Custom. It's got a neck humbucker and a single coil bridge but with a 5-way switch so humbucker splits. This way you get the best of both worlds, two single coils + the humbucker. It's purdy too.



                          Session Custom



                          This is a guitar with tonal versatility that's right at home playing a multitude of styles of music. From alternative-rock, blues to country, the Session Custom is packed full of features and is ready to take center stage.



                          It features a Canadian basswood body, rock maple neck with maple or rosewood fingerboard, the Godin High-Definition Revoicer and the Godin Tru-Loc Tremolo system which allows players to regulate their own trem arm placement into a personal Custom Comfort Zone. The Session Custom features a beefy Godin Humbucker in the neck and the sweet Godin 'Custom Cajun' single-coil pickup in the bridge for added vintage punch & bite. All of which are housed in a classic single cutaway body design and controlled via a 5-way switch, 1x volume and 1x tone knob.



                          Godin Tru-Loc Trem system

                          Allows a player to regulate Tremolo Arm placement via a simple allen key adjustment, which locks the arm into a personal Custom Comfort Zone. Arm stays firm & true while offering smooth & full mobility within players Custom Comfort Zone.



                          H.D.R. High-Definition Revoicer

                          The H.D.R. revoices and augments the frequency range of each pickup and allows the player to go from passive to active pickups

                          with the simple push of a button.



                          Th H.D.R. provides extra bite, dynamic response and redefines the

                          character of each pickup. It
                          <div class="signaturecontainer">Foul language is the sign of a weak mind trying to express itself forcibly. * Thankfully, my computer program masks all the foul language and changes it to @&amp;%)7#</div>

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                          • #58
                            People really sing the praises of g&l. I've always wanted to try one out.



                            On the other hand if used is ok I'd try to find a MIJ fender from the 80s
                            ...

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                            • #59
                              People really sing the praises of g&l. I've always wanted to try one out.



                              On the other hand if used is ok I'd try to find a MIJ fender from the 80s
                              ...

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                              • #60






                                Quote Originally Posted by Strat87
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                                On the other hand if used is ok I'd try to find a MIJ fender from the 80s




                                Some of these, like the '62 Customs, have really skinny necks.
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