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I needed something to do with all the free time so with the majority of parts on hand, I put this together.

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Cool! Every kid needs a hobby in these times right? I'm a '67 year old kid and over the years have accumulated enough parts to guild about a half dozen more. lol

That turned out nicely. Enjoy it!

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6 hours ago, daddymack said:

looks excellent...how does it sound?

Amazingly good. Surprised the heck out of me.

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Happy New Build Day. Looks great. 👍 Out of curiosity, is there a particular reason for the roller bridge? I can't recall seeing one on a Tele-family guitar.

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5 hours ago, DeepEnd said:

Happy New Build Day. Looks great. 👍 Out of curiosity, is there a particular reason for the roller bridge? I can't recall seeing one on a Tele-family guitar.

My idea was to use what i had here on hand so I used parts that I had laying around. The roller saddles were a cheap ebay find.

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2 hours ago, mrbrown49 said:

Looks great. Where'd the body come from?

Thanks. The body came from reverb.

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12 hours ago, xStonr said:

My idea was to use what i had here on hand so I used parts that I had laying around. The roller saddles were a cheap ebay find.

Any issues with rattling or vibration that might reduce sustain? 

I've long considered adding a roller saddle bridge to my Bigsby-equipped Gretsch Pro Jet, but I've always worried that the downsides might outweigh any possible improvement to tuning stability. :idk:

Very nice job on the Tele thinline build - that looks great! :philthumb:

 

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1 hour ago, Phil O'Keefe said:

Any issues with rattling or vibration that might reduce sustain? 

I've long considered adding a roller saddle bridge to my Bigsby-equipped Gretsch Pro Jet, but I've always worried that the downsides might outweigh any possible improvement to tuning stability. :idk:

Very nice job on the Tele thinline build - that looks great! :philthumb:

 

Thanks. No problems at all with the saddles. I'm pleasantly surprised with the tuning stability.

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1 minute ago, xStonr said:

Thanks. No problems at all with the saddles. I'm pleasantly surprised with the tuning stability.

That’s good to hear - thanks! 

Do you happen to remember who made that bridge or where you got it? 

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I bought it on ebay. Who made it? I couldn't tell you. Generic Asian brand. Corona free.

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1 hour ago, Phil O'Keefe said:

Any issues with rattling or vibration that might reduce sustain? 

I've long considered adding a roller saddle bridge to my Bigsby-equipped Gretsch Pro Jet, but I've always worried that the downsides might outweigh any possible improvement to tuning stability. :idk:

Very nice job on the Tele thinline build - that looks great! :philthumb:

 

Phil, I put a Wilkinson roller bridge an Ibanez artist with a b5.  Works great. No issues with rattles or sustain. It's also more forgiving to break angle than most roller bridges.

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3 minutes ago, mrbrown49 said:

Phil, I put a Wilkinson roller bridge an Ibanez artist with a b5.  Works great. No issues with rattles or sustain. It's also more forgiving to break angle than most roller bridges.

Thanks! Now I just need to measure my post sizes and spacing and try to find a roller bridge from them that matches. :) 

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19 hours ago, xStonr said:

Thanks. The body came from reverb.

Looks good, how about more info on the body. What kind of wood and finish?

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17 hours ago, gardo said:

Looks good, how about more info on the body. What kind of wood and finish?

The body is Alder. The finish is some Minwax stain I had from a previous project.

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2 hours ago, xStonr said:

The body is Alder. The finish is some Minwax stain I had from a previous project.

Nice rustic look. I really like thinlines. Play it in good health

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5 hours ago, gardo said:

Nice rustic look. I really like thinlines. . . .

Me too. 👍

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