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If you like I can customize your guitar & backline according to your own preferences.

For instance, changing the wiring of your electric guitar in case you want more options, or to have your standard wiring optimized. I can also help you building your own special pedal board.

Read down below the adjustments I made on one of my own guitars.

Building my own desirable Tele model

2020 is the year Corona changed the world, big time! But it’s also the year of the Fender Telecaster’s 70th anniversary. It all started in 1950 when Leo Fender introduced his legendary Fender Broadcaster. Now 70 years later, besides the change of name in the early days, nothing really dramatically has changed on the basic design of the Telecaster. To me the whole secret of its success is linked to just a few important basic aspects.

One of the main reasons the Tele always sounds so damn tight and steady is the fact that the strings go through the body instead of through a tremolo bridge unit, like in case of its younger brother the Stratocaster. This way the increase of resonating body wood became essential.

Another great thing on the Tele is its headstock design. The direction of the strings to the tuners on the headstock just follow a straight line without meeting any obstacles other than the nut. This is the main reason your Tele will always stay in tune after a proper set up. Everything else to me is only optional, like whatever hardware, single coils or humbuckers, maple or rosewood fretboards etc.. The basic tone of a Tele stats from its design…

For my latest project I have put together my own desirable Telecaster parts, containing a light weight, 2 part swamp ash body and a 9,5 radius 21 fret maple neck. Instead of the original single coils, I went for a pair of GFS gold foil humbucker shape pickups. Actually, they are connected as single coils with a 6k output for the neck and 7,2k in the bridge position. With these pickups you’ll keep your typical Fender twang but with slightly more muscle.

Check out the demo bellow:

My 2020 Tele collection

Other customizing projects

Guitar Center - Customizing
5 July 2019

E guitar – Wood & hardware – Slick SL 54 (deel 3)

Latest conversion In this last part of customizing my ‘Spartanocaster’ (as I use to call it), I will talk about it’s latest conversion. Once I decided to put back the…
Guitar Center - Customizing
28 June 2019

E guitar – Wood & hardware – Slick SL 54 (deel 2)

Solving bridge problems In part one I wrote about the purchasing of a light weight issue Strat model with swamp ash body and single hb routing, which I was going…
Guitar Center - Customizing
26 June 2019

E guitar – Wood & hardware – Slick SL 54 (deel 1)

Swamp ash body – Spartan issue In 2014 I was searching the net for a Spartan issued kind of guitar which I planned to use for slide playing. Although the…