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Telecaster style guitar with 3 TV Jones pickups

Telecaster style guitar with 3 TV Jones pickups

Telecaster style guitar with 3 TV Jones pickups

Telecaster style guitar with 3 TV Jones pickups

Here’s another recent build, again with a body from Phil at GuitarBuild.co.uk.

This time it’s a commission for a customer, using a supplied neck.

The pickups are from TV Jones, with two “Classics” in neck and bridge and a “Magnatron” in the middle position, selected by a 5-way switch. Each pickup has its own volume control with phase on a push/push pot and there is a master tone, plus a mini toggle switch that brings in the bridge pickup, for extra combinations. All in all, a lot of nice sounds to be had.

The bridge is the Jaguar/Jazzmaster type that rocks on pins so should allow the guitar to stay in tune when the Bigsby Vibrato is used.

The finish was achieved using my Clear Amber, Tobacco Brown and Black nitrocellulose lacquers. The black was only applied to the very edge, with a slight bleed over the front and back.

 

4 Comments on “Telecaster style guitar with 3 TV Jones pickups

  1. Very cool job!
    You should film the technique for the sunburst finish! :)

    I applied the clear coat over one of you lacquers (clear red) yesterday on my first build ever!
    Little run inside the cutaway + touch on the protection plastic… :(
    All in all, pretty good for a first timer!

    Thanks Steve!

  2. Lovely job Steve, do the tv jones pickups need humbucker routing slots or just the usual tele sized ones?

    • That looks lovely. I love a Bigsby on a Tele. We’ve just ahred this through our Retroville Guitars FB page. Thanks

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