Vintage tones with modern playability
This modern take on the Tele has the classic look, but all of the playability you love in a modern instrument. From legendary designer Trev Wilkinson, these are some of the highest quality electric guitar kits available today.
If you want to build a Tele with a high performance twist, this is the kit for you. Wilkinson took the best bits of the classic design, but supercharged every part for truly game changing tone and playability. With top quality woods, professional-grade pickups, and amazing craftsmanship, building your new favorite guitar is within your grasp.
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Upgraded for today's player
Wilkinson kept the traditional Tele looks, but made thoughtful improvements to this revered model. The thinner neck is a fast shape, and the 10" radius is much more comfortable to play. The larger frets make bending and vibrato a breeze. Also, the truss rod adjustment is at the headstock, making setups easier. No one likes taking off a neck for just a simple tweak.
The heart of the kit is the premium grain-matched center joined 2-piece body. The routing is crisp and clean, and the wood is smooth and ready to finish. With our series of ColorTone Lacquers and Finishes, you can make it look exactly like you've always pictured it.
The Maple neck right out of the box feels smooth and fits tight in the pocket. It's pre-fretted, inlayed, and ready of fine tune to your perfect shape. The peghead has a very familiar shape—it's ready for you to customize and dial in the exact curves and contours to match any vintage model you feel inspired by.
Custom pickups and pro parts
Each and every electronic component is totally upgraded. Wilkinson's custom wound WVTN and WVTB pickups are hooked up with premium wiring and professional-grade CTS pots and CRL switch. These vintage-voiced Alnico V pickups have captured the biting tone of 50s and 60s Teles perfectly. The switch and pots are completely pre-wired, saving you hours of work.
Vintage hardware with modern playability
The hardware upgrades are where this kit really shines. The bridge is Wilkinson's take on the original Tele bridge, with traditional brass saddles. The saddles are staggered so your guitar will actually play in tune (try that with any original Tele!). Just like the originals, the bridge is steel which fundamentally changes how the pickups and the entire guitar sounds. The Graph Tech nut and sealed diecast tuners keep the guitar in tune even with deep blues bends.
Your kit includes everything you'll need:
- Finely sanded 2-piece center joined Alder body
- Neck pocket, pickup cavities and bridge holes routed and drilled
- Shaped Maple neck with installed truss rod
- 25.5" (647mm) scale length, 10" radius
- One piece modern profile neck with Maple or Rosewood fingerboard
- 22 jumbo size frets and traditional dot inlays
- Shaped peghead, ready to customize
- Pre-slotted Graph Tech nut for perfect action
- Modern diecast tuners
- Wilkinson WTB bridge
- 3-ply aged white/black/aged white pickguard
- Wilkinson WVTN neck pickup and WVTB bridge pickup
- Pre-wired 3-way CRL switch and 250K CTS potentiometers
- Output jack, premium wire, premium capacitors
- Traditional chrome knobs
- Adjustment wrenches
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We put together the ultimate set so you can finish your build with ease. We've included all of the specialty tools, professional sandpapers, finishing supplies, and polishing compounds you’ll need to get a beautiful, amazing playing and sounding guitar.
Perfect for first time or pro builders
This kit is a blast to build. You won't have to spend hours sanding to get the feel you want—all of the hard work is already done. If you're a beginner, you'll love that everything fits together with no surprises or tricky skills needed. If you're an old pro, you'll appreciate that nothing needs to be upgraded or replaced. You'll have a ready to play factory-level guitar as soon as you install the last screw.
Wilkinson provides instructions and our highly knowledgeable staff of guitar techs are always ready to answer any questions.
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