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Any one else here bought stuff from tonebomb stuff . If or you never heard of them . Tone bomb USA relatively new company In Alberta if I recall . Beings Canadian company you can get some wood types you couldn’t import over the border from companies like warmoth and others. They do custom orders and have good communications . It will take about a month for them to build your body for you and you have the option of them finishing it or getting it unfinished . I bought two telecaster bodies from them the first was a 72 telecaster custom (ash) and the second was 69 thinline (walnut)both were vary nicely done. Here is the ash finished .
. Here’s the walnut in progress



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I've been watching their stuff on ebay for about 2 years. It comes and goes. They are out of Calgary, looks like they have a CNC setup. They impressed the hell outta me with your Walnut tele.
First run of bodies they put on the market were all pine. They've really branched out since then.
I'm waiting on more exotic woods for my next build

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As compared to what?
Warmoth is a American company so their prices are American. You’d have to convert to Canadian and the shipping fees and importing fees .
. The standard walnut thinline on warmoth is $377 usd that’s $465.15 cad before shipping and taxes
tone bomb walnut telecaster thinline
was under $300cad after shipping and taxes .

So yeah tone bomb it is. And it was under $200 for my ash body

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Thanks for the breakdown. I know about the 30% and shipping, however i dont think there are extra fees.

Its kind of disheartening that they added "usa" while being based in Canada but I understand branding.

Do they offer the same warranty as Warmoth?
Tone bomb is Canadian . I never asked really lol


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serious question...,, how does Warmoth compare to Tonebomb? I'm guessing you shopped around. I'm actually considering Warmoth for the first time, its a neck not body, and so far they seem fairly reasonable compared to my usual spot for these things.
I don’t know haven’t bought from warmoth . Always was to expensive


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What's the cost of a mahogany tele body with maple cap in a trans finish from TB? Build time?
I'm not sure on price but 4-5 weeks build time . A Walnut neck with a macascar ebony fretboard is under $300 the two bodies I have gotten I've been pleased with. As far warmoth I haven't bought anything from them but I did shop around and I'm always on their site . It's really neat and helps with putting my ideas together . I didn't think if worrenty .

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well it looks like you got a killer deal because the tonebomb and warmoth walnut bodies listed on their sites are pretty close in pricing

I haven't dealt with warmoth but I think I'm going to order a neck from them
As far as I understand warmoth is in American pricing being located in the states . So if you use a credit card it will do the conversion over to cad

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I understand. I was just trying to say that both tonebomb and warmoth are very comparable at their regular pricing, which seems to be in US funds, listed on their sites. You got a great deal on your body, and that’s awesome, but normally it would be closer to 400 cad and more on par with warmoth.
Tonebomb list their prices in cad . At least in eBay and reverb .

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I ordered a fully finished rosewood on maple Tele neck, including nut, from Tonebomb for less than the Warmoth equivalent without a nut. Shipping was also much less and there is zero chance of additional border charges. Add that to the fact that is essentially impossible to import anything rosewood from the US right now. I had 3 companies, Warmoth, Allparts, and the Stratosphere, turn me down before i found Tonebomb. I "should" receive it within the next couple of weeks, it's in the paint shop right now, and I'll report on quality when I get it.
Cool please do so


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You should definitely be prepared to shell out the cash for a luthier to file and crown the frets, which is anywhere from $150-$? depending who you take it to...
Il be sending my guitar to Denis Larocque from real instruments for a final setup. Denis built a guitar for the Rolling Stones a few years back


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Did you ever do your write up?

I should also add that I still don't have my neck. That's starting to test my patience.
O I know that feeling brother . I was like that on Monday when my pickguard was at the post office but they wouldn’t give me it because the computer was down


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