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Reverend Secret Flower
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Why not just make one yourself? Since i'v been making my own stuff, i have very little interest in buying anything, and if i do i just make my own
 

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Dream Crusher
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Why not just make one yourself? Since i'v been making my own stuff, i have very little interest in buying anything, and if i do i just make my own
Templates, etc. Plus that's barely more than the cost of materials.
 

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Dream Crusher
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Actually, i do have my own design that's inspired by the Jaguar/Jazzmaster, but there's still something so cool about the original mashed together with a Tele.
:agreed:

I'd build it like an Esquire myself. Not sure if I'd do a Tele-style pickguard on the upper horn or a Jazzmaster-style pickguard on the upper horn.
 

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Les Paul Nut
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Have Chris buy one for ya and you can do some chores for chris to repay him I'm sure. :idea:
 

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I don't like it.
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Josh nailed it. I couldn't build one for less than $99, unless i owned my own CNC.

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I sure as hell could. Swamp ash is cheap, other than the actual labor involved(which, if it's for you should never be a concern), building one would be half that...
 

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Mr. Negative Pants, ,
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I sure as hell could. Swamp ash is cheap, other than the actual labor involved(which, if it's for you should never be a concern), building one would be half that...
Swamp ash isn't as cheap here... i'd be looking at probably $85 for a body blank, maybe less if i bought a whole billet and milled it myself. But templates for the body, routing and pickguard would be about $99 on their own. I could probably paper template it for a one-off, but still...
 

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I don't like it.
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Swamp ash isn't as cheap here... i'd be looking at probably $85 for a body blank, maybe less if i bought a whole billet and milled it myself. But templates for the body, routing and pickguard would be about $99 on their own. I could probably paper template it for a one-off, but still...
Make your own templates, why you afraid of some hand work? :smoking: I buy full boards of swamp ash and cut off body blanks myself...
 

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Tr00 Kvlt
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Just do a Google image search for "Telemaster guitar" and all kinds of beauties pop up!

Also check out Guitar Mill. That's where a lot of guys on TDPRI (the Telecaster forum) are getting their Telemaster bodies and necks. Lots of options, including binding!
I am really gassing over this and (still) the Tele-V.... Guitar Mill is a bit more pricey than those USACG bodies though.
 
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