The Bigsby Telecaster Project
Well the Telec-Art page has to go - for a while at least - I need the space for a new project I'm starting soon.
The few pictures of TelecArt Telecasters (those with a Bigsby tail) have been moved to the gallery page.
The last few weeks I’ve been thinking on making another Telecaster.
Well actually it is the Telecaster I saw first – Butterscotch Blond with B-16 Bigsby and a Charlie Christian pickup.
I started a guitar builder course and this is the one I want to build from scratch.
I found on Ebay a bigsby B16 and I have a spare 52 RI neck.
First sketch is ready and you see it here below.
It is not a solid body, I want to make it a Thinline - and to go all the way – It will get double binding.
The “F” hole is not so a standard Fender Thinline “F” hole but a more Gretsch type “Cats Eye”.
I call it the CCsweetB16. Special will be the Lollar Charlie Christian Tele neck pickup I want to use.
Pickguard is a standard 50’s Reissue black bakelite which will be cut to spec.
Bridge PU I don’t know yet, I’m thinking on that – a Duncan Lil’59 has crossed my mind or even a Barden (if I could get one). Switch will be 4-way.
I'm still fiddling with the "F"-hole placing. Probably a little smaller, slight more curved. Below are some sketches of the "F"-hole to be.
The tele pictured on the right does have the original thinline F-hole.