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Old March 12th, 2013, 06:21 PM   #1 (permalink)
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"The BenCaster" is Finished - Many Pics!

Hey Everybody:

My first build is done. I had a blast doing it, and I really learned a lot. I mean A LOT! Which is cool, because I kinda' think I like doing this. I'm a reasonably handy guy, but my previous wood-working efforts were limited to a few school wood shop projects... which were done a long time ago!

I made numerous mistakes. Some large, some small. But as I said earlier, I really learned a lot. And I kept repeating one thing each time an "oops" happened - "It can be fixed". And ya' know what -- just about anything actually can be fixed

I wasn't going for a "PRS" grade instrument here. Mainly because I was using woods that I have a special connection with. And because success to me meant not ending up with just a nice cutting board, or the like...

See this post for the full story on that, and for a listing of all the good people that helped me out here http://www.tdpri.com/forum/tele-home...many-pics.html

Anyway, it looks good, plays well, and actually doesn't sound half bad! Hope you enjoy the pics...








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Old March 12th, 2013, 09:10 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Very nice!!!! How did you do the writing on the head stock?
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Old March 12th, 2013, 09:37 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Very nice!!!! How did you do the writing on the head stock?
Thanks! I used a water-silde decal that I printed myself.
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Old March 12th, 2013, 10:06 PM   #5 (permalink)
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Nice job man!
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will: that is one hot looking Tele guitar! the grain on the back just pops!

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Old March 13th, 2013, 02:19 AM   #8 (permalink)
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Old March 13th, 2013, 08:06 AM   #9 (permalink)
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Thanks guys... I am very happy with the way it's turned out.
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The grain on the back is spectacular. Don't suppose you could make that the front . . . no, didn't think so.
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That's a looker! Nice job.
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Hey now - thanks!!! I couldn't have done it without all the support from everyone here... And that's a fact!
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Thanks! I think it just might be a "keeper"
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