1. avatar theouroboros
    hey ho, just wondering if anyone is possibly selling a fender tele at the moment? i'm looking to do a bit of a home project on one, i'd consider standards, specials, japanese, mexican, whatever.

    i'm not looking to spend any more than about 400/450 and not looking for something that i'd have to do a heap of work on, i just have certain pickups in mind for it.

    send us a pm or email adam.mccausland@yahoo.co.uk
  2. avatar dave_b
    If you're doing a project, I'd recommend a squier tele custom 179/189 depending on the model. Although they're not a patch on an American tele (I have both), for the money they are great, I got one for the same reason!
  3. avatar Nathaniel
    hey lad if ur looking a neck for ur project, im selling sumthing u might be interested in


    its posted on fastfude to, so pm me if ur interest
  4. avatar theouroboros
    dave, yeah i'd been considering the squire route but i'd definitely rather go for the bigger brother. cheers

    nathaniel, not really my style, thanks anyway!
  5. avatar dave_b
    No sweat man, just some people dismiss squier's automatically because they're not fenders. They're cheap yeah, and not so nice to play, but it doesn't make then bad!

    Back on topic though, what are you thinking for the tele? I got a humbucker in the bridge and a P90 in the neck of mine, definitely a departure form a regular tele tone!
  6. avatar SimonC
    Go to the Guitar Room in Holywood and buy yourself one of Neils Japanese Teles. They are un-branded Tokais' - finish is brilliant - great to play and at 150 they're an ideal project base. Scrap the electrics in it - buy some pups of your choice and a new wiring loom and you'll have a great guitar for very little cash!
  7. avatar theouroboros
    dave, a chum of mine was playing a squire in matchetts the other day and loved it, so you never know!

    i was thinking of a bareknuckle pile driver or sd hot rails on the bridge. not sure about the neck. i want to keep that tele twang but i play quite heavy stuff so want to add a good bit of extra beef!

    simon, aye i was planning a wee jaunt in there to see what's available. definitely another option!
  8. avatar SimonC
    Bairds have Tokai Jap Teles at 599 with a case. The ones in the guitar room are IIRC exactly the same - but they dont have a Tokai badge. They are amazingly well finished - pups of your choice and you'd be flying for under 250.

    On the other hand ...I have a nice Les Paul Studio for sale cheap...LOL
  9. avatar theouroboros
    see now that appeals to me quite a bit. i like the unbranded diy option. would quite like to do my own finish too.

    i'm actually selling a LP studio to get the tele!
  10. avatar Recycled Alien
    Call me a nasty suspicious bastard, but I wouldn't believe the "Tokai" story without evidence. The same thing was said about the unbranded models from the Guitar Emporium, and I had a Tele and still have a Jazz Bass. They are great value for money, but they are just generic Far Eastern instruments.

    (But if I was going to do a major project, I'd probably start with something like that anyway.)
  11. avatar unplugged
    these guitars are not tokais. they are chinese and are made by the same factory that makes 'richwood' and 'aria' current guitars.

    whilst they offer alot for the money and are excellent for project guitars they are def not tokais.
    the same guitars can be found for online at music kings site. they offer the '52 tele' the '63 tele etc' for something like 139 with free-ish delievery and i believe they come well setup. my cousin bought one, upgraded the pickups and stuck on a decal. looks well. plays nice.

    bought it from here: (their range of strat (top) inspirations and tele (bottom) inspirations link)

  12. avatar pmackey
    I have a mexican tele im lookin rid of. It has Lace Sensor t-100 and t-150 pickups, and a 3 saddle american bridge.
  13. avatar dave_b
    Cool, there's 2 mexican tele's up here somewhere now if you're dead set on a fender. Seem to be about 300 although I'd check the pickup routing to make sure they fit what you have in mind. Keep us updated as you go, I do enjoy a good project! I'll help anyway I can if you need it!
  14. avatar theouroboros
    i'm spoilt for choice now! seems to be an abundance of teles at the moment!

    will keep you updated indeed!

    now, eeny meeny...