Homemade Telecaster Update

I’ve been working on the Telecaster (see the old posts here and here) over the last couple of years, replacing substandard bits here an there. A couple of weekends ago, I bought myself a can of fluorescent orange spray paint at Home Depot, and now I have a...

The Agony of Homemade Guitars

I think the music gods may have been angry with me over my last post (The Joy of Homemade Guitars) for making it all sound so easy. I felt their wrath recently when I decided to upgrade my Telecaster (and replace the patent-worthy hex nut saddle). After all, all I...

The Joy of Homemade Guitars

The Fender Custom Shop’s slogan is, “When You’re Ready.” Could a company be more smug? It reminds me of the Maitre D’ from L.A. Story: “You think with a financial statement like this you can have the duck?” Of course, if you...