The Blue Telecaster

Back in 2008 I built a few guitars with my grandfather. He’s a retired carpenter with a great woodworking shop (and woodworking skills). We went with telecasters, as they are fairly easy to build (the bodies), and they are just plain cool.

Here are some spec’s:

  • Body: Alder (we routed this from scratch out of a nice piece of alder that I picked out myself)
  • Neck: Standard rosewood/maple neck from Warmoth. It’s the “boat” contour – nice and chunky. Probably one of the most comfortable necks I’ve ever played. I finished it with tung oil.
  • Neck pickup: Seymour Duncan Vintage Mini Humbucker
  • Bridge pickup: Seymour Duncan Little ’59 Humbucker
  • Wiring: 5 way switch (4-way switch – lets you run both pickups in series)

Sound:

This thing sounds really big and full. Having two humbuckers in it kind of gives it a telecaster meets Les Paul feel. If you’ve heard any of the music I’ve recorded in the last few years with electric guitar, you’ve heard this thing.

Photos:

You can see the full rez photos here on Flickr.