Posts Tagged ‘telecaster project’

Telecaster project Body lacquer

In Archtop, Gears, telecaster project on May 16, 2016 at 11:41 pm

Finally, the body is done! lot of headhecks with the lacquer, since the wood was not perfect. This is a 2 pieces Ash maple body from All Parts, with a Butterscotch lacquer. You can see the tool I used to handle the body.


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In Archtop, Gears, telecaster project on December 15, 2014 at 8:07 pm

Some progress to report. A telecaster butterscotch and a black stratocaster. …

complete sanded wood for the tele, applying the first lacquer layer.



Laverdure, Paris

In telecaster project on July 19, 2014 at 6:03 pm





It’s amazing how many and good informations you will find on internet, but nothing is better to push a door, and suddently, enter into history, and arts,  and freely discuss with someone able to give, straight, the right advises.

Thank you Mister Laverdure, for your time, and advises, I carefully took notes, and will try to use your recommendations, your varnish, and polish.


Laverdure & fils
58, rue Traversière

75012 PARIS, FL
Téléphone : 01 43 43 38 85

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more on Telecaster wiring diagrams

In electrics, manufacturing, telecaster project on May 11, 2014 at 4:04 pm

Control plate wiring diagram (Standard 3-way switch)




 Control plate wiring diagram (Oak Grigsby 3-way switch)


from Northwest Guitars FAQs

Northwest Guitars Butterscotch blonde lacquer

In manufacturing, telecaster project on May 11, 2014 at 3:56 pm

Butterscotch Blonde Nitrocellulose Lacquer Aerosol – 400mlnorthwest guitars logo

Product DescriptionButterscotch_lo

We stock a wide range of high quality nitrocellulose lacquers and paints suitable for use on any guitar project. We’ve produced a range of colours found on popular guitar models and used our own Strat and Tele bodies for reference

This is the same type of lacquer as used on vintage Fender and Gibson guitars which, over time, will produce an aged, tarnished look to your instrument These are true lacquers, as used by top guitar makers since the 1950s. They dry very quickly and produce a hard glassy finish, unlike other “pre-cat” lacquers

Translucent gloss lacquer with a vintage amber tint

  • Blonde type lacquer, producing a translucent finish. Add more coats to reduce transparency
  • 400ml areosol with ellipitical nozzle for more control when spraying
  • Each can is enough for 4 or 5 coats of a Telecaster sized body (depending on coat thickness)
  • Aerosol produces a consistent fine spray.

No sanding in-between coats required. Just rub final coat with 1200 grit wet & dry, then polish with T-Cut or equivelent for a mirror shine


*Colour may vary slightly dedending on number of coats applied, wood type and preparation method. .

Use only in a well ventilated area. Suitable breathing apparatus should be worn.


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pdf here:  Butterscotch Blonde Nitrocellulose Lacquer

Seymour Duncan – APTL1/APTR1

In Accessories, electrics on April 14, 2014 at 3:35 pm

Telecaster Pickups for Tele® > Vintage Output > Alnico II Pro for Tele (lead & rhythm) APTL-1 and APTR-1

hear | tone chart | dimensions aptl-1 |dimensions aptr-1 | wiring instructions

application Warm, moderate-output single-coil for Tele®. Great for country, pop, jazz, blues and classic rock.

description The sand cast Alnico 2 magnets and moderate windings yield a warm, sweet tone with more natural string vibration for great sustain. Players who get their distortion from the amp rather than the pickup love the Alnico II Pro. It allows them to back off the crunch and get beautiful clean tones with softer attack. Compared to the Vintage ’54, the Alnico II Pro has a rounder sound with a spongier bass response making it well suited to brighter instruments. Comes with waxed cloth hookup cable. Rhythm version comes with a chrome-plated brass cover.

complete setup Available for both rhythm (neck) and lead (bridge) positions. Often used in the rhythm position and matched with a higher output lead pickup like the STL-2 Hot. Rhythm pickup is RW/RP relative to the lead pickup for hum canceling when both pickups are used together.

guitars For brighter toned instruments. Works especially well with maple fingerboards.

Kent Wells / Reba McEntire, Nick Lashley / Alanis Morissette & Mick Jagger, Todd Robinson / Luis Miguel, Marc Ford / Ben Harper & Black Crowes

Seymour Duncan – STL52/STR52

In Accessories, electrics on April 14, 2014 at 3:30 pm

 Five-Two™ for Tele STL52 and STR52

tone chart | dimensions stl52-1 | dimensions str52-1 | wiring instructions

application Extremely balanced true single-coil pickup developed for Nashville studio players. Recommended for traditional country, country pop, blues, and classic rock.

description Tele® players often complain that their low strings sound “mushy” and their high strings are too bright – especially in the bridge position. The Five-Two concept corrects this with Alnico 5 magnets on the three low strings and Alnico 2 magnets on the three high strings. The result is an all-around, extremely well-balanced pickup with traditional output and vintage appointments such as vulcanized fibre bobbins, formvar wire, vintage magnet stagger and waxed cloth hookup cable. Rhythm model comes with chrome plated brass cover.

complete setup Available for both rhythm and lead positions. Rhythm is RW/RP for hum canceling when using both pickups together.

guitars For all well-balanced instruments. Works equally well with maple and rosewood fingerboards.

Brent Mason, Paul Martin / Oak Ridge Boys, Dean Parks, Michael Fath

Make’n Music Master Vintage Player series MVP 1952 Telecaster® NOS SH – Masterbuilt

In telecaster project on April 13, 2014 at 5:56 pm

The new “Master Vintage Player’s Series” represents a unique and exciting project with Make’n Music and the Fender Custom Shop. These instruments were conceived and developed by Teddy Gordon from Make’n Music and Fender Masterbuilder John Cruz. Each guitar is comprised of carefully thought out specifications and features, which are designed to incorporate the ultimate in tone and playability while maintaining an undeniably vintage vibe and feel.
Each of these fine instruments features premium woods hand-selected for tone and weight, special electronics with custom wound John Cruz voiced pickups, a 9.5″ fingerboard radius with 6105 frets, as well as hardware and finish upgrades for increased functionality and playability.

This special “Dealer Select” Limited Edition marks a fine collaboration between the Fender Custom Shop & Make’n Music to design, spec and deliver what we believe is one of the finest instruments we have ever made. We hope you will enjoy being part of this unique project as well, and that that you enjoy playing these “MVP” guitars as much as we enjoyed building them.

For more information visit

Call (312) 455-1970 or e-mail

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Model Name: Make’n Music Master Vintage Player Series MVP 1952 Telecaster® NOS SH – Masterbuilt, Nocaster Blonde
Model Number: 9211001063
Series: Dealer Select
Color: Nocaster® Blonde


Body Material: Lightweight Ash
Body Finish: Nitrocellulose Lacquer
Body Shape: Telecaster®


Neck Material: Quartersawn Maple
Neck Finish: Nitrocellulose Lacquer
Neck Shape: Soft “V”
Scale Length: 25.5″ (648 mm)
Fingerboard: Maple
Fingerboard Radius: 9.5″ (241 mm)
Number of Frets: 21
Fret Size: Narrow Jumbo
String Nut: Bone
Nut Width: 1.6875″ (42.86 mm)
Position Inlays: Black Dot
Neck Plate: 4-Bolt Engraved


Bridge Pickup: Custom Shop Single-Coil Broadcaster
Neck Pickup: Hot Vintage Alnico Humbucking
Controls: Master Volume, Master Tone
Pickup Switching: 3-Position Blade: Position 1. Bridge Pickup, Position 2. Bridge and Neck Pickups, Position 3. Neck Pickup
Pickup Configuration: SH


Bridge: 3-Saddle American Vintage Strings-Through-Body Tele with Compensated Brass Saddles
Hardware Finish: Nickel/Chrome
Tuning Machines: 6-in-Line American Vintage
Pickguard: 1-Ply Black
Control Knobs: Knurled Dome
Switch Tips: Black


Strings: Fender® USA 250L, NPS (.009-.042 Gauges)

Limited Wildwood “10S” 1952 Telecaster® NOS

In telecaster project on April 13, 2014 at 5:46 pm

Wildwood Guitars is proud to offer these exclusive and extremely collectible instruments, which were conceived and developed in collaboration between Wildwood and Fender—the Fender Dealer Select LTD Wildwood “10s.” Each of these unique guitars was hand-built by the Fender Custom Shop.

Some of their features include lightweight hand-selected tone woods; NOS, Relic or Heavy Relic “faded” thin nitrocellulose finishes available in multiple colors; custom-voiced pickups; customized neck shapes available with straight-grain maple, quartersawn maple and AA flame maple necks; a 10” radius and 6105 frets—a unique pairing of vintage collectibility and modern playability. There are Custom-built and Master-built versions of these guitars to choose from.

Contact Wildwood Guitars at (303) 665-7733 or visit them online for more information.


Model Name: Limited Wildwood “10s” 1952 Telecaster® NOS, Maple Fingerboard, Nocaster Blonde
Model Number: 9231002286
Series: Dealer Select
Color: Nocaster® Blonde


Body Shape: Telecaster®


Neck Material: Erable, une pièce, Quartersawn (coupe radiale).
Neck Shape: NoCaster® “U”
Scale Length: 25.5″ (64.8 cm)
Fingerboard Radius: 10″ (254 mm)
Number of Frets: 21
Fret Size: Jumbo étroit
Nut Width: 1.6875″ (43 mm)


Bridge Pickup: Single-Coil Nocaster
Neck Pickup: Custom Shop “Twisted” Single-Coil Tele
Controls: Volume général, tonalité générale
Pickup Switching: Sélecteur à 3 positions. Position 1 : micro chevalet. Position 2 : micros chevalet et manche. Position 3 : micro manche.
Pickup Configuration: SS


Bridge: American Vintage avec 3 pontets laiton


Unique Features: Limited Edition Neck Plate, Limited Edition Decal, Limited Edition Certificate of Authenticity
Included Accessories: Limited Edition Black Hardshell Case (Black Interior), Strap, Cable, Limited Edition Certificate of Authenticity

Fender 1951 Nocaster CC NB MB

In telecaster project on April 13, 2014 at 5:40 pm

Fender 1951 Nocaster CC Masterbuild, e-guitar, ash body, tinted 1-piece quartersawn maple neck, 648 mm scale, “early 50’s thomann U” neckshape, 9.5″ radius, maple fretboard, 21 Dunlop 6105 frets, vintage hardware, 2x handwound Abigail Ybarra Tele single coil pickups, 3 way switch, modern wiring, single-ply black bakelite pickguard, micarta nut, colour: nocaster blonde, incl. tweed case, certificate of authenticity