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The Great Guitar Build-off

Arnaud Guitton

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It will be my first ever build.

I start with a cheap telecaster kit that I will reshape and hopefully improve.

There will be some stuff to fix (the neck pocket is too big), re-routing the neck pickup cavity to use a P90 soapbar, create a new control plate to put the switch at an angle. Then the classic stuff (but still a first for me) : leveling and crowning the frets.

The finish will use Crimson stains and finishing oil, most likely a simple cherry red stain or a black to cherry burst but I'm not sure yet.

This should be fun even if I have a limited number of tools.

You can visit my YouTube channel here: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCbx08ahylEVIAKwGDGmba7Q

You can see the video of my final build here: https://youtu.be/AmvtqTJUaSI

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