This is a Warmoth alder telecaster body in Fiesta Red plus a very tasty Warmoth boat neck in roasted maple. They are brand new and were bought for a project which for various reasons never eventuated.
Warmoth is a respected and long established guitar parts manufacturer based in Puyallup, Washington State USA. They are officially licensed by Fender to replicate vintage Strat, Jag, Jazzer and Tele parts, along with their own, and other brand’s components.
From Warmoth –
“Since 1980, Warmoth has been the standard in American-made bodies and necks for electric guitars and basses. During that time, we have helped countless players customize, personalize, and improve their instruments. We have also helped to pioneer many advancements in guitar technology, including the compound radius fretboard, the conversion neck, and the “drop-top” laminate top.
We use a blend of modern and traditional guitar-building techniques. CNC machines cut body and neck blanks. Most of the remaining work, from gluing binding and installing frets to spraying finishes, is completed by hand. Every step is performed by skilled crafts-people who care about building quality musical instrument parts, and who work hard to ensure that each neck and body we ship meets our standard of excellence.
Over the years many high-end, boutique builders have turned to Warmoth for their bodies and necks, including Valley Arts, Pensa-Suhr, Sadowsky, and others. We have also built custom parts for some of the most recognizable guitar and bass players in the world.”
Specs of this kit –
Warmoth Light Weight Swamp Ash Vintage Telecaster body
Fiesta Red finish
Sculptured contours with arm relief & tummy cut
Roasted Maple Neck Wood
Indian Rosewood (Dark) Fretboard
Nut Width 1 11/16"
Neck Profile - Boatneck
Frets - 6100
Radius 10-16" Compound
Cream Face Dot Inlays
White Side Dots
Finish - No Finish
Standard 4 Bolt Mounting
The Boatneck is similar to a Vintage Tele 52 Reissue, but the thickness is the same from the first fret to the 12th
- Thickness at 1st Fret: 1.00"
- Thickness at 12th Fret: 1.00"
This results in the same fat feel in the palm, with a light V shape, but easier access for the fingers and thumb.
Gotoh Vintage Tuners & String Tree
Wilkinson Vintage Style Bridge with brass saddles
Gotoh neck plate
Gotoh control plate
Chrome Tele knobs
String ferrules for rear of body
Parchment pickguard with screws
Allparts Tele jack plate
The body weighs in around 4.5 lbs. It is contoured like a Strat with tummy cut, chamfered front and shaped for ease of upper fret access in the cutaway. It has standard Tele pickup routing. The only parts you’ll need are some pickups to suit your taste, selector switch, pots and jack socket.
The combined cost of all the pats listed above is above AUD$1200 plus shipping, insurance, GST & duty. But they’re all here in our Sydney showroom, at a discount and ready to go.
Here is (almost) all the parts you need to build a hot looking Tele. Just add pickups to suit and you’re off and rockin’.