A buddy of mine has been hankering after a semi-hollow tele for a long time, so I'm going to have a crack at building one for him.
The specs so far:
- Flamed maple top & neck
- Walnut body
- Classic tele electronics
- Rubbed green sunburst under tru-oil finish
To keep within the budget I'll have to skimp drastically on the tuners and electrickery - I'll be relying on ebay for those. I might have a crack at winding my own pickups for it, however I think they'll work out cheaper from ebay. I'll post my initial budget once I've settled on the parts. Wood will be taking up at least a third of the budget, by my reckoning.
This should be fun! As per my previous two builds, this will be done almost entirely with hand tools in my tiny home workshop.