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    Default My first build: Tele La Cabronita





    I've always wanted a Telecaster and my recent love affair with old school country and the newer genre called Ameripolitan has inspired me to make a Twangin' Tele with a 50's type of vibe... Special thanks to my friend Scott at Jet City Guitars for helping me with a few things along the way. The pics were taken in his shop after we finished installing the pickups the other night...

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    Warmoth Swamp Ash body

    Warmoth Roasted Maple Neck w/Bocote fingerboard- 21 frets, 1 5/8" at nut, Tusq XL nut, 10"-16" compound radius, V shaped back contour, 6150 nickel frets

    Warmoth white pearloid La Cabronita pickguard

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    General Finishes Patina Green milk paint w/General Finishes High Performance clear satin

    Nickel hardware

    Total weight: 6lbs 6oz
    Last edited by fast98dodge; 02.15.16 at 02:08 AM.
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    Wow. That's beautiful.
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    Nicely done!
    The guitar looks great. I like the neck specs (radius, frets) as well.
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    I can almost hear the twang from those pictures...
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    Great work! I love Teles myself.

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    looks amazing!!!!

    great job

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    Pretty cool man! Nice job.
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    Sweet! Nothing says "Americana" more than 50's/60's turquoise...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rokgtar View Post
    Sweet! Nothing says "Americana" more than 50's/60's turquoise...
    That's exactly what I was going for!!! My cellphone doesn't accurately capture the color but it's close... I thought the Patina Green (turquoise) was a cool "what if" color that looked like it was from that era. I like the Fender blues and greens from the 50's and 60's but wanted something a little different but time period correct. Here's one more pic that includes the cool strap I got for it. The color of the guitar in this photo looks more correct too...

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    That's a great job. It's so cool seeing what people build to their own tastes that can't be bought in a music store. Nice job.
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    I've been gassing for a Cabronita for a while.

    Nice job!


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    Some pics of the new guitar with my brother's fancy new camera...





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