Maker: Me, from Fender and other parts
Comments: *I had the Schecter Tele bridge lying around from before; I estimated a value for it. I want to compliment all the companies/people who provided parts/materials for this project. All provided excellent materials and first-rate service.
In addition to the guitar parts, I spent about $45 on materials to finish the neck and body. I'm pretty pleased with the overall results. The guitar looks pretty good, plays well, feels good, and sounds as I hoped it would. And, of course, assembling it was fun.
I guess the overall moral of the story is that building your own is not a way to save money. I'm sure a serviceable used Tele could easily be had for the more than $400 I spent on this. The neck and body were also really on the low price end of what these replacement parts can go for. Nice necks and bodies can go for $200 - $300 each.
However, the result is a pretty nice-looking instrument that is at least a little distinctive, plus the learning process and the pride of successfully putting together a decent guitar.
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