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Discussion in '2014 TDPRI Tele Build Challenge' started by XxJoshxX, Mar 1, 2014.
Or maybe not
Was that plain or plane? Or un-plain?
Good luck Josh! Will be watching what you have in mind!
Good luck Josh
Double F-hole Thinline
Walnut or maple neck
Cream soapbar p90s
Would it be against the rules to use pre-cut inlays?
My proof of start is weak, I still dont have my walnut.
Fretboard template attached
Heres a little trick I learned to make a fretboard quickly.
Take a piece of Mdf with one straight side
And run it thru the table saw
Without moving the fence, line up the edges of the fretboard with the end of the mdf, and run It through
Okay, good start!!!
Would precut inlays be allowed?
I would suspect this would cross the line as "not doing all the work yourself" but you could make an argument that it's no different than using precut pearl dots... and nobody cuts their own pearl dots... totally grey area dude....
Hmmmmm. Already a debate on the rules.
I must admit, I thought this was an easy 'yes, it's fine'. But now I've read the rules again, I'm not so sure.....
There's one obvious way to be on the safe side.....
I went ahead and did it, If it isnt allowed, Ill use a different fretboard
So after an hour of drilling and chiseling I have this
But It doesnt look so bad with the inlay in
Don't see why not. Do the rules say you have to cut your own?
I plan on using precut saddles on my bridge and I'm not too worried about that
Thanks for the reassurance.
I chiseled out the second inlay and it actually turned out quite well.
Sounds like this isn't going to be just a "plain" old Tele, but a pretty dang nice one. Looks good so far, Josh.
I would have to agree with Nosmo, inlay pieces are something most of us buy already shaped --yes, a body could make them, or cut them out, but regular dots or trapezoids are usually purchased. And--the rules are moot regarding inlay fabrication, so I think you're good. Hope a moderator can chime in here before you get too far down the road so you'll know.
The way I see it, the worst case scenario is to use a different fretboard, I dont think I would get DQd over fretboard inlays.
Resawed the zebrawood
In fifth period today I thought about what I really wanted for this guitar. I decided I wanted It to be light and comfortable, but I dont feel up for a thinline with contours. The plan is to make it a really thin. It should rnd up around 1 1/4".
Just make sure that leaves enough depth for your controls. A body that thin might rule out using a typical Tele style 3 way switch, you may have to go with a toggle or something that is shallow enough to fit in a 1" deep hole. (Assuming you leave 1/4 for the bottom surface)
I was already planning on a toggle switch, so that works out good