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Troy Danelke
Hi PG! Here are a few Teles I built. The first is made from a single piece of African orange padauk. It features a Mighty Mite neck with jumbo frets and reverse headstock, locking tuners, a DiMarzio Super Distortion in the bridge, and a GFS Dream 180 in the neck. The only controls are a 3-way switch and a volume knob with a coil tap. I also made the pickguard.

The second guitar is a “Snakehead Tele.” The neck is from Warmoth and the headstock has Grover vintage-style tuners. The body has an aspen back and its front is made from a pine pallet I got from work. It sports a single Lollar J Street pickup sitting in a Fender brass-barrel bridge. The controls are a volume and a tone. I made the control cover and jack plate from an electrical socket cover pounded flat with a hammer.

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