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Re: post your MONSTER TELES!

Posted: Tue Apr 23, 2019 9:05 pm
by marqueemoon
Con-Tiki! wrote:
Sat Apr 20, 2019 8:01 am
this is kinda monstrous.
My green esquire has become the official storage facility for alll my future Marr/PT vintage 80's brass.
when i have everything, i'm going to order a horrible "Dragon Burst" body from Warmoth and POW !

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YES!

Re: post your MONSTER TELES!

Posted: Sat Oct 19, 2019 3:49 am
by natthu
Just finished assembling this...

Warmoth Wenge Strat Neck / Mastery bridge / Pups are from q_pickups in Croatia / Cheapie body from Pallet Custom Guitars

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Re: post your MONSTER TELES!

Posted: Sat Oct 19, 2019 4:51 am
by MatthewK
aRoseisaRoseis wrote:
Wed Apr 17, 2019 3:01 pm
Needs some TLC and cleaning still, but here's Fudge.
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A loveable Mutt from the 80s, homebrew quartersawn ash (methinks) body, toploader bridge, Maxon Pickups, neck probably from a lawsuit strat. Had a really dodgy Fender decal, which I've removed, and slightly regret doing so. :fp:
damn, I like Fudge
This guy's a monster if you give him a nudge:
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Re: post your MONSTER TELES!

Posted: Sat Oct 19, 2019 10:05 am
by MechaBulletBill
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an ugly mutt, now a dedicated slide guitar.

-mystery (probably MIJ) body, badly relic'd :-X
-allparts neck finished by OSG's own @rexter
-mojo goldfoil
-mystery bridge pickup (probably some kind of fender - flat 50s? copper baseplate, flat poles, black/yellow wires, needed phase reversal to work with the foil)
-gotoh bridge

Re: post your MONSTER TELES!

Posted: Mon Nov 25, 2019 4:10 pm
by JVG
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This one is affectionately known as “the mongrel”.

It was slapped together because i wanted a guitar to take on holidays several years ago, and didn’t want to risk taking anything too nice.

I bought the neck and body separately off ebay, then added some randomly selected pickups and hardware i had spare. I expected it to be ok, but was pleasantly surprised when it turned out to be far more than “ok”. It didn’t require much setting up or anything - it was one of those rare moments where everything felt perfect right from the start.

Not too pretty to look at, but plays and sounds amazing.

Fender Mex Tele body
Fender Mex Strat neck
SD “Vintage Broadcaster” and “Jazz” pickups.

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Re: post your MONSTER TELES!

Posted: Tue Nov 26, 2019 2:57 pm
by 61fury
My Affinity. It started life as a BSB. This was inspired by an LPB Mustang Special I had briefly. It was my first refin attempt so the finish is a bit rough and although I did a good job blocking the old control route you can still see it in certain light. (you can't feel it though) Tinted and lacquered the neck, white Cali buttons to finish it off. Started out with rails but changed back to SC.

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Re: post your MONSTER TELES!

Posted: Sat Nov 30, 2019 1:41 pm
by Danley
Presenting to the tribunal; should it live or die?

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I raped it for parts to finish my Sunmaster project but wound up with enough of the cadaverous remnants and spare shit to make it into at least a testbed (first order of business - use it to test several crappy Squier/MIJ vibrato pivots I need to file down to get working and possibly sell as operating units.)

That said, here’s what I’d need to do to get this actually playing properly IF that becomes my desire:
  • Relocate the freaking nut (yep- it’s several mm off/doesn’t intotante, thank you cheap Chinese labor; that said all the frets are positioned correct)
  • Probably shove humbuckers and cheap pots under the covers/plate (I have a JB/Jazz on hand if those aren’t too good
  • Random nuts and bolts etc.
In the meantime you can gawk at the goofy parts: aforementioned $30 Chinese faulty neck and cheap $10 tuners, Squier bridge that actually isn’t terrible, one VM cover/one that feels like paper for some reason, Squier vibrato/faulty pivot won’t stay in tune. Anyone love it enough to think it deserves a chance?

Re: post your MONSTER TELES!

Posted: Sat Nov 30, 2019 2:00 pm
by Zork
Yes I love it. Please do it.

Re: post your MONSTER TELES!

Posted: Sat Nov 30, 2019 2:39 pm
by Danley
Zork wrote:
Sat Nov 30, 2019 2:00 pm
Yes I love it. Please do it.
I might try a zero fret - or else just cut a new slot :)

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Re: post your MONSTER TELES!

Posted: Tue Dec 10, 2019 10:41 am
by garyptaszek
He has risen...
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Re: post your MONSTER TELES!

Posted: Wed Dec 11, 2019 10:48 am
by OV7