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[MOC] Fender Telecaster

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21329: Fender Stratocaster was released yesterday and, you know, it's cool and all, but Strats just aren't my thing. Honestly, I'm much more of a Telecaster kind of guy.

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Of course, my first thought was to attempt this as a B-model or alternate build, but there's just nothing that could possibly represent the "ashtray" bridge and control plate that comes on the stock guitar. So, freed of the shackles of parts limitations, I had some fun with it!

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Fitting the control plate and jack meant I couldn't use the same nestled curved slope and arch combo that I could on the other side. I'm pretty sure this is just about the tightest, least gappy fit I could achieve here for a relatively seamless body. The selector is a box wrench between 4 sideways rail plates.

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I had to compress the string assembly quite a bit to fit it here. On the Strat, the pickguard covers the assembly up top and a back plate covers it from behind, leaving 5 plates' worth of vertical height to fit the string/guide assembly into. The Tele has a smaller pickguard and no back plate, so I only had 3 plates' worth of height to fit the same basic thing. This required the most iteration and revision, but we got there!

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The headstock, of course, is far narrower and more curvy than the 70's profile Strat headstock LEGO modeled the official set on.

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A fun comparison to my own Telecaster!

Hope you enjoy!

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Brilliant.  This was the first thing that I thought of when I saw the Strat.  I'm also very strongly a Tele guy.  This is making me re-think whether to not pick up that Strat.  Really nice job!

 

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Oh I have get building. I am more into the Les Paul. (mine is an older Epiphone) :blush:

Maybe someday we can join up for some talk and jamming

All the best

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On 10/4/2021 at 10:26 AM, scottypavarotti said:

Brilliant.  This was the first thing that I thought of when I saw the Strat.  I'm also very strongly a Tele guy.  This is making me re-think whether to not pick up that Strat.  Really nice job!

Right? Building a Tele was absolutely priority #1!

On 10/4/2021 at 2:04 PM, _TLG_ said:

Cool transformation!

Thanks so much! Very kind coming from you. I love your work.

On 10/5/2021 at 1:55 AM, Henning M. said:

Oh I have get building. I am more into the Les Paul. (mine is an older Epiphone) :blush:

Maybe someday we can join up for some talk and jamming

All the best

Hey, my #1 is a Les Paul! I think the carved top, edge binding, and differing colors on the top and back are gonna make that not quite feasible for now, though. Luckily, a Les Paul Junior is entirely possible... (a not-so-subtle hint of what my next guitar model will be).

12 hours ago, caiman0637 said:

Very nice model! Love it! 

Thanks, that means a lot!

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