The Workbench

New Telecaster project


Work in progress. A chambered Thinline body sans f-hole. Tobacco burst with tortoise binding. I have two TV Jones soapbar pickups going into the tortoise pickguard. The neck is flame maple with jumbo frets and abalone markers.


Is that a stock control plate... looks sorta long?


Where'd y'all get a chambered body without the f-hole?


Optical illusion. The tortoise pickguard makes it look long.

I’ve had the body a long time. This is its second incarnation. I gave the original neck away here on the forum.

The body came from a guy in the South. Louisiana I think. His health failed and put him out of business. It’s a chambered Alder body with a quilt Maple cap.


I picked up the new neck about a year ago. Schaller Mini tuners (my fave). It has a maple fretboard, just taped up for fret dressing.


This is gonna be good. Looking forward to the progress!


Shaping the pickguard to fit the control panel. A little ways to go.

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