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post #1 of 19 (permalink) Old 02-20-2007, 06:47 PM Thread Starter
 
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Alucaster Tele (Pics!!!!)

This is my newest toy.
I've been building it for ages but it was just a 'in my spare time' project.
More or less finished now and it sounds out of this World,really!!!
USACG custom flame-maple neck with Ebony Board(compund radius)/Abalone dots.
Schaller Satin-Chrome M6 locking tuners.
LSR roller-nut.
CTS pots +CRL p/u selector.
Custom open-coil Bareknuckles Warpig bridge humbucker (truly awesome beast of a pickup with heavenly tone)with mini-toggle for HB(Series),HB(parallel)+single-coil selections.
Gotoh Humbucker Tele Bridge.




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post #2 of 19 (permalink) Old 02-20-2007, 06:48 PM
 
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Re: Alucaster Tele (Pics!!!!)

shiny.
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shiny.
Oh Yeeeeah!!!!!!!!!!!!
There ain't none shinier.
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post #4 of 19 (permalink) Old 02-20-2007, 06:52 PM
 
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Re: Alucaster Tele (Pics!!!!)

Sweet!
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post #5 of 19 (permalink) Old 02-20-2007, 06:53 PM
 
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shiny.
aw you beat me to it lol
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post #6 of 19 (permalink) Old 02-20-2007, 06:55 PM
 
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Re: Alucaster Tele (Pics!!!!)

What a beast! Nice job man.
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post #7 of 19 (permalink) Old 02-20-2007, 07:02 PM
 
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Re: Alucaster Tele (Pics!!!!)

like, er, wow.

Is that body actually made of alumin-yum?
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post #8 of 19 (permalink) Old 02-20-2007, 07:31 PM
 
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Re: Alucaster Tele (Pics!!!!)

nice! i don't generally like teles, but man that is awesome.

any info on the build of it? i'm interested! looks amazing..great job.
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like, er, wow.

Is that body actually made of alumin-yum?
Cheers guys!
Glad you dig it.

Yeah,the body is Aluminium.
It's actually all hand fabricated from 1/16th" aluminum plate so it's basically a semi-acoustic.Hollow apart from a sort of 'frame' inside and a real solid block of aluminum that the strings go through and the bridge is fixed to.
The guy who built it must really know what he's doing as far as welding aluminum goes.
He's basically cut out a top and bottom sheet,welded the internal struts and braces to those and then wrapped the side piece all the way around and welded that on.
He must have done some pretty accurate grinding then to make it all neat and stuff and then polished the crap out of it.
He does Strat bodies too.He actually made some for Fender when they did their original runs of Aluminium Strats (they did a few,very few,Tele's too)but Fender charged a fortune for them.

The sound is absoultely stunning!!!!!!!!
It's not at all metallic like you'd expect. It just sounds like all the good sound qualities from every type of wood and it's got a real nice 'precise' sound to it.
The Bareknuckles pickup is amazing too so i don't know how much of the guitars sound is down to that.
I did have a Fender noisless single-coil in the neck position but it just couldn't compete with the bridge Warpig so i'm gonna' put another BKP in there instead.
I always loved Tele's and i just wanted one that was a bit different.Something to stand out in the crowd a bit,and this certainly does that.
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post #10 of 19 (permalink) Old 02-20-2007, 09:09 PM
 
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Re: Alucaster Tele (Pics!!!!)

Is that a spruce hill guitars body?
I have one too with a Moses neck. I love mine. Grats on the a finished job. Ill have to find pics of mine to put up.
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Re: Alucaster Tele (Pics!!!!)

Very Nice Looking Tele, I would still get a BRMR, haha.
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Put a JS1000 neck on it and give it to Joe as a present, LOL.

Jimmy
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post #13 of 19 (permalink) Old 02-21-2007, 07:06 PM
 
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Wow! Does it sound like a dobro when it's unplugged?
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post #14 of 19 (permalink) Old 02-22-2007, 06:07 PM
 
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That is a way cool guitar - congrats!!!
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post #15 of 19 (permalink) Old 02-22-2007, 06:15 PM
 
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very nice !!! That looks spectacular!!!
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