Always wanted to try doing that someday, keep us posted!
Will do! It's not like a total dream guitar, but an amalgamation of parts I've amassed over the past year or so. I've got a Joe Barden bridge, a set of Fender Custom shop pickups (Twisted Tele neck, Broadcaster bridge), Ping "vintage" tuners, "custom" three-way control plate from some dude on eBay. Never done anything like this, but am working through it. Next part is getting the neck on straight. Fortunately I have a Baja Tele to use as a reference.
I did a full Birchwood Casey finish on the body (Tru Oil, Sheen & Conditioner, Gunstock Wax) on the body. Far from perfect, but a solid 5 footer. In hindsight, I kinda wish I'd just used tung oil. The neck is bubinga (had the specs I wanted, and was on sale) and got a few coats of pure tung oil, then wax. It feels amazing.
Window shopping amps last night and Marshall tube amps have nearly doubled in price. Orange is actually “affordable” in comparison.
I just picked up a minty block letter 5150 2x12 combo w/fresh tubes for $700. The market here sucks, but fortunately Austin is relatively close.
Edited by Area Man, 26 July 2022 - 06:22 PM.