Jody Porter of Fountains of Wayne's Custom Tele

Posted on by Kat King

When Jody Porter of Fountains of Wayne wanted a Tele that could get humbucker and single-coil sounds he went with Old School Guitar Repair Restoration and Lutherie, a company that literally works from an old school.

Here’s the body wood being outlined:


Body glued together:

Ready for some color:

Finished in seafoam green:


Pickups routed for the Whole Lotta Humbucker Set:

Completed guitar with Bigsby and Whole Lotta Humbucker pickups:


What would your custom guitar entail?



Written on October 6, 2013, by Kat King

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Comments (7)

  • Kat King • 6 years ago

    same principal 3 humbucker strat style body reveresed cut with Wilkinson Tremelo

  • Kat King • 6 years ago

    The grain on that body is so beautiful, seems almost a shame to finish it in a solid color.

  • Kat King • 6 years ago

    What wood is the body made from? Looks like pine or larch, but I never heard that woods used for a guitar.

    • Kat King • 6 years ago

      It’s douglas fir which is a pine and what was used for the BroadCaster. It’s super light and resonate, the guitar rocks.

      • Kat King • 6 years ago

        thanks, the guys from Oldschool… already answered on their facebook site 🙂

  • Kat King • 6 years ago

    Thanks for adding this story to your site.

  • Kat King • 6 years ago

    Here is something that I am about to start building…My twist on a tele/lp idea….

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