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Handmade Fender style 'casters

Relicaster

 

Blog Post:

Building the Relicaster

Neck:

Style Telecaster
Construction 2-piece, vintage/modern
Scale 25 – ½”
Neck wood Bird’s eye maple
Fingerboard Bird’s eye maple
Nut width 1-3/4”
Back shape Standard Thin
Fret size SS 6150
Radius Compound radius (12-16)
Nut GraphTech White TUSQ
Finish Vintage tint satin nitro finish

Neck settings:

Bow – 0.099″ at the fifth fret

Action @17th fret:

E - 0.050"
A - 0.050"
D - 0.050"
G - 0.050"
B - 0.040"
e - 0.040"

Tuners:

Schaller M6 135 Locking 6 inline Tuners, antique copper finish

Strings:

D’addario NYXL 9-42

Body:

Telecaster shape, custom ‘faux relic’ paint by Daneen, gloss finish.

Pickups:

Neck: TV Jones – Brian Setzer Signature neck, BSN-UVNKL

Bridge: TV Jones – Brian Setzer Signature bridge, BSB-UVNKL

Bridge:

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Custom bridge design, with saddles and bass plate machined from brass billet, built by Twangmart.

  • mount hole spacing – 22.5mm, 0.89″ (45mm, 1.77″)
  • string to string spacing – 10.5mm, 0.413″ (52.5mm, 2 1/16″)

Other Hardware:

Forney Custom Guitar & Amp brass knobs, neck plate, and ferrules

Setup:

Fender Telecaster Setup Guide

Wiring diagram (w/Independent volume)

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