TL Style (Basswood)

(5 customer reviews)

$699.00 inc. GST

Build yourself a classic TL Style guitar with our Basswood body model.  This course will guide you through making a copy of the instrument that started it all!

*Please select the Saturday of the Weekend you would like to do the course.

Custom Vinyl Decal

You can personalise your custom guitar by having a name emblazoned on the headstock. We can create a black vinyl decal in a range of fonts, so you can really personalise your instrument. Please note, we cannot copy any brand names, add symbols, logos or reproduce other fonts other than the ones shown below. Please check your typing as the decal will be as it is typed here. You can use all UPPER CAPS if you want (font 6 is shown in upper caps but can be in either). So please type it exactly how you want it to appear.

The more text you have, the smaller the font will be (15 characters or less is recommended). Decal is approx. 90mm long.

Pickup Upgrades

You can upgrade the pickups on your guitar with the following high quality Gotoh or Wilkinson pickups. The biggest improvement you can make to your guitar's sound is upgrading the pickups, and Gotoh and Wilkinson pickups are highly regarded, top quality products. Please note we do not have upgrades for the RIC and Resonator models at the moment. Please choose the correct pickups for the instrument you are building.

Machine Head Upgrades

Gotoh tuners are well renowned, quality machine heads that stay in tune and have very smooth gears. They are one of the best machine heads available. Make you guitar the best it can be!

Bridge/Tailpiece Upgrades

You can upgrade the bridge and tailpiece on a number of guitar models with these Tune-o-matic Gotoh bridge saddles and tailpieces. Bridge saddles and tailpieces are suitable for the FV, SG, LP and LP Left-handed models. Bridge saddle only for Archtop and RIC models.

Guitar Cases

Add a Hard Case to your order to protect your new guitar. The Rectangular Hard Case is suitable for ST, STA, STAL, TL, TLA and RIC models.

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Joint: Bolt-on
Body: Basswood
Neck: Maple
Fingerboard: Rosewood
Tuning Machines: Chrome Die-cast
Scale Length: 25.5″
Fret: 22
Control: 1V, 1T, 3-Way Selector
Pickups: S-S
Hardware: Chrome
Bridge: Tele Type
Pickguard: 3-Ply Black Pickguard

Reviews (5)

5 reviews for TL Style (Basswood)

  1. Toan Nguyen (verified owner)

    I attended a guitar expo in Melbourne some months ago, and saw the Wildwood Instruments stall where I spoke with Nick about this guitar building course held over a weekend, so I booked myself in for the first weekend of July, and glad I did. Always wanted to build my own telecaster, and Nick was helpful in assisting additional parts like an aqua-turquoise pickguard and Fender Tex-Mex pickup set, which fitted smoothly. The guitar turned out great and sounds amazing. Highly recommend this activity.

  2. Benjamin Fitzgerald (verified owner)

    I always wanted to make a guitar myself.
    i found Wildwood Instruments online and booked in with my dad and 2 of his mates.
    We had a great weekend and made some amazing feeling and sounding guitars.
    Nick was able to support all of us and ensure we were comfortable with each step. I changed the pickups to the upgraded set and added custom writing to the guitar. The upgraded pickups sounded great!
    Highly recommend this to anyone interested in woodwork, guitars or electronics

    • ncarpenter

      Thanks for your feedback Ben. Your guitar sounded amazing with the upgraded pickups! May it bring you many years of service and enjoyment!

  3. Matthew van’t Hof

    I was pretty nervous about building a guitar – convinced I would be bringing home some bent and twisted pieces of timber.
    But it was not to be – the kit is great quality, and under NIck’s patient tutelage got turned into a beautiful bright red Tele.
    Even better, Nick walked us through the complete set up process, to ensure that it plays beautifully! And having put it together, I have the confidence to make the sorts of changes electric guitar players are always talking about – swapping components in and out – something I would never have contemplated before.
    Highly recommended…..

  4. Richard (verified owner)

    I cannot recommend this highly enough. A unique experience with other guitar enthusiasts in a beautiful setting. You’ll learn about making & setting up guitars, pick up some handy woodworking tips, and come out with an awesome-sounding guitar! Nick is a knowledgeable and patient teacher with great passion. Really happy with my new TL – tone, playability, look – this course is a must do!

  5. deannainkson (verified owner)

    Beautiful well -weighted instrument with great tone and easy playablity.
    The finished result was so amazing and have received great feedback from friends and family on the look and colour I picked.
    Neck and body pieces were beautifully shaped.
    The weekend course was one of the best things I have ever done!
    Informative with the right amount of technical difficulty and space for being creative.

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