This is the Telecaster body that I was talking about in an earlier post here. It needs only a couple of things done to it before I can start finishing it in this color. I guess I am assembling a guitar, not so much as building one. But, that is still righteous, and it will be done to my specs.
This is the neck that I picked for this project.It is a Fender licensed '50s reissue V-neck. I decided to keep everything old school on this project, so nothing too flash.
So, a bit of Telecaster history. The Fender Telecaster/Broadcaster/Esquire (same body style) were the first mass produced solid body electric guitars, seeing their way into high production by 1950. Most people think country music when they think of Telecasters--Telepickin'. Still, when you think that some of those country guys are Brad Paisley and Danny Gatton (R.I.P.), it makes up for country music's lameness--those two are/were outstanding guitar slingers.
What most people don't know is that Jimmy Page was a Tele player first before sporting his Gibson Les Pauls and Gibson Double necked SGs, played through huge Marshall stack amplifiers. Nope, Mr. Zoso recorded Zepp's first albums with his prized Tele that Jeff Beck gave him, played through a small Supro amp. That unassuming setup, in the hands of the master, made for a huge sound in the studio. Later, when Page went to his "classic" setup that I mentioned earlier, he used his "Dragon Telecaster" to play the solo on "Stairway to Heaven". Keith Richards, Prince, and Bruce Springsteen are also devoted Tele players.
I am so excited that I could give birth to a litter of puppies right now!
3 years ago