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A Gretschified Tele

1

I think it's safe to say most of us Gretsch fanatics have a tele or two tucked away in our collections. I started this build as a tele but the Gretsch Demons soon took hold and I ended up with this fine specimen. It's even got a zero fret which I really dig. Hopefully most of you will appreciate this. Cheers!

2

interesting...of course orange would have made it that much more gretsch!! haha

perhaps the most interesting feature is the zero fret...also looks like a fairly flat wide fretboard..who made the neck?...looks good for fingerpicking

nice job...enjoy

cheers

3

I had too many flaws in the body so the orange stain was out. It did cross my mind ...many times:) I shaped the neck myself from a curly maple plank with a 9.5" stumac fingerboard . I think my camera lens gave the neck a few extra pounds.

4

hah..ok ..well done nevertheless!!!

good work!!!

cheers

5

I'm your exception and I don't think anyone around here is surprised by that. I don't have a Tele in my place, stashed or otherwise. For me, they don't do a thing for me visually and they just aren't made to suit my playing fingerstyle - radius isn't flat enough, neck isn't wide enough and doesn't produce that Gretsch sound, notwithstanding this one.

7

Sweet! Teles led me to GRETSCH! Teles and Kay archtops.... Very cool!

8

I'm your exception and I don't think anyone around here is surprised by that. I don't have a Tele in my place, stashed or otherwise. For me, they don't do a thing for me visually and they just aren't made to suit my playing fingerstyle - radius isn't flat enough, neck isn't wide enough and doesn't produce that Gretsch sound, notwithstanding this one.

– Windsordave

A flatter, wider neck would be an interesting project.

9

Sweet! Teles led me to GRETSCH! Teles and Kay archtops.... Very cool!

– hilosean

Yep. I had a tele first also. Took me over ten years to get to my first Gretsch. Gretsches were untouchable when I was a kid back in the 80's in Ireland.

10

My gretsch inspired tele. TV Jones T'armonds. sounds killer.

12

I don't see a reason to gretschify a Telecaster.


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