If you've been around guitars long enough, specifically electric guitars, at some point you get the itch to build one for yourself. We hear it all the time - "it's a neck, a body, some parts....how hard can it be?" Well, sure, but there is skill involved in selected great components and most importantly, putting them together and setting it up so you end up with more than a collection of parts.
These days, these DIY projects are easier than ever due to companies like MusicKraft, Mark Jenny (MJT), Gotoh, etc...there are literally dozens of companies making extremely high quality parts not only for other guitar manufactures, but to the ever-growing hobbyist community.
This Tele-style build has all the right stuff - a MusicKraft quarter-sawn 50s style maple neck, 1 piece pine body finished by MJT, Anotone pickguard, Gotoh bridge and tuners, Rutters control plate, Barenuckle and Don Mare pickups - and, was spec'd by a local Berklee teacher/friend of the shop and assembled/setup by one of Boston's best techs.
The results? I lightweight, great looking, sounding, and playing Tele-style guitar that's as good as any of this ilk. Meaning, this is an example of a "partscaster" done right.
The best part? You saw the price, yes? A world-class build at a fraction of the cost. Done. Add to cart. What are you waiting for?
Priced with gig bag.
- MusicKraft Quarter Sawn 50s Tele neck (Fender decal)
- 1 5/8" nut width
- Soft V to C, Approximately .93"-.96" (feels smaller in hand, very comfy carve)
- 9 1/2" radius
- MJT finished 1 piece pine body
- Anotone pickguard
- Gotoh bridge & tuners
- Barenuckle Flat 50 bridge pickup
- Don Mare '54 neck pickup
- 6lbs 7oz