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  • Thinkin of Building a P90 TELE; Wood suggestions?

    Hey guys,
    While I sock away some cash for my Mark IV, I wan't to build a Tele with 2 P90's. I will probably use either a Warmoth, or USA Custom Guitar body and neck. What kind of body wood will best compliment the growl of the P90's?
    Alder
    Ash
    Basswood
    Poplar
    Mahogany
    Balsa (just kidding)
    Also what kind of hardtail bridge would you all recommend since i'm not using the stock tele bridge?
    Thanks to all in advance....
    Lou-Driver
    MIA Fender Deluxe Strat (Surfer Set/Custom Bridge)
    MIJ Strat APS1/APS1/PATB-3
    MIA Tele APTL-1/APTR-1
    69' SF Bassman/ 212 Avatar Cab.
    Ibanez LR10 Semi Hollow Body
    Martin D28

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    Re: Thinkin of Building a P90 TELE; Wood suggestions?

    Check out this [email protected] Tele....might give you some ideas!

    http://www.telemodders.com/spose.html

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    • #3
      Re: Thinkin of Building a P90 TELE; Wood suggestions?

      Copycat. :P I'm really thinking of building another tele, a P90s one this time (tho probably with duncan p90s-in-a-humbucker-shape so I can swap them later if I need to).

      Puckboy - intersting, I was thinking of backrouted, chambered, with central racing stripes...
      Homemade Tas Oak Tele w/ SD Custom 4 & strat Blue Lace Sensor, Boogie DC-3

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      • #4
        Re: Thinkin of Building a P90 TELE; Wood suggestions?

        When I build someone a P-90 loaded version of my double cutaway design, here's what I usually tell them
        if you want more strat tones - go adler (or mahogany with maple cap), with maple neck and fingerboard - and get 3 p-90s - that way there are notch positions that sound like a strat

        OR

        get two and throw them into a mahogany body, mahogany neck and get that rocking SG/pete townshend tone

        with a tele, the bolt on maple neck is going to make it bright anyway
        depends on what you're looking for
        if you want p-90s in something and not sure if you want a tele - PM me
        for a tele - i'd go mahogany body, maple neck
        Custom Guitar Builder - PM me if you're interested.
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        • #5
          Re: Thinkin of Building a P90 TELE; Wood suggestions?

          A tele doesn't nessesarily have a maple fingerboard (if that's what you're saying)

          BTW what is your doubel cutaway design?
          Homemade Tas Oak Tele w/ SD Custom 4 & strat Blue Lace Sensor, Boogie DC-3

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          • #6
            Re: Thinkin of Building a P90 TELE; Wood suggestions?

            my axis sport has p-90's and it is basically a tele. It's ash and sound great. It's got a tele style tone, but bigger and definetly rude!
            Fender Twin w/ Weber Speakers, keeley ts-9, RMC2 wah, EB MusicMan Axis Sport w/ p-90's, Heritage Les Paul (HC150) Custom Order w/ AIIpro/Custom shop bridge, various accoustics

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            • #7
              Re: Thinkin of Building a P90 TELE; Wood suggestions?

              Mahogany body all the way, the neck I would probably go maple with a braz.wood board. Have you seen the Fender CS set neck mahogany body and neck Tele's, sweet as any Jr. I have ever played. I have the itch for one in a big way but $$$ is an issue. They didn't make many and they are holding their numbers pretty well.
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              • #8
                Re: Thinkin of Building a P90 TELE; Wood suggestions?

                Jealousy.... This should be a killer blues guitar when you get done I've pondered the idea myself... sounds very cool.
                Mohogany with maple neck should give you good sustain, which should compliment the p90s well. If you use ash, alder, poplar, you will probably get a nicer tele snap but it sounds like you might want something a little different here.
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                • #9
                  Re: Thinkin of Building a P90 TELE; Wood suggestions?

                  Thanks guys,
                  I was leaning towards Mahagony, so this clinches it. I hope I can get started soon and finish by summers end. I haven't been good thus far, but I indend to post my pics ASAP.
                  Thanks again guys.
                  Lou Driver
                  MIA Fender Deluxe Strat (Surfer Set/Custom Bridge)
                  MIJ Strat APS1/APS1/PATB-3
                  MIA Tele APTL-1/APTR-1
                  69' SF Bassman/ 212 Avatar Cab.
                  Ibanez LR10 Semi Hollow Body
                  Martin D28

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