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Hi from Switzerland

Discussion in 'Welcome Wagon' started by Orangelynx, Oct 24, 2018.

  1. Orangelynx

    Orangelynx TDPRI Member

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    Oct 24, 2018
    Switzerland
    Hi everyone!

    I've recently finished uni and as a reward to myself I'm building my own vintage Tele (first DIY guitar). The reason I chose the Tele is that I was recently inspired by a couple of vintage relic Nocasters / Telecasters. I tried a couple of new Teles in the shop but I didn't like them at all. However, the shop also had a Custom Shop Nocaster Reissue and boy do I fancy that baby. However, given the price tag, I'd like more customization than I'm getting with a premade custom shop, and since I didn't like the modern Teles I came to the conclusion to make my own. I'm an engineer and woodworking skills aren't exactly my thing, however I do like pencil / CAD design so I decided to go design the model in Inventor and find some place to have it CNC manufactured. This forum and it's members have been a massively helpful resource so far and the CAD model is almost finished (based on T. Down's design) and I just wanted to say thank you to everyone who's contributed to this knowledge pool. Of course I will also share my designs and build experiences once it's been successfully manufactured.

    Cheers,
    Max

    Disclaimer: Shameless copy & paste from my other post in the DIY section.
     
  2. john_cribbin

    john_cribbin Tele-Afflicted

    Nov 26, 2014
    London
  3. brookdalebill

    brookdalebill Telefied Ad Free Member

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    Austin, Tx
  4. Toadtele

    Toadtele Tele-Meister

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    May 23, 2018
    Idaho just the tip
    Welcome. Good luck with your build
     
  5. Bristlehound

    Bristlehound Tele-Afflicted

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    Jan 4, 2017
    Wales
  6. unixfish

    unixfish Poster Extraordinaire

    Apr 20, 2013
    Northeast Ohio, USA
    Shameless!

    Welcome.
     
  7. RoyalBaby

    RoyalBaby Tele-Holic

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    Jul 23, 2013
    Birmingham, UK
    Hi

    I went to Zurich and surrounding area many years ago, fabulous memories. All being well I’ll be driving through Switzerland on the way to Italy next year, but mostly just abusing your motorway system rather than stopping.

    Hope the guitar goes well.
     
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  8. FrankJames

    FrankJames Poster Extraordinaire

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    Aug 9, 2008
    Ohio, USA
    Welcome to the forum !!
     
  9. tery

    tery Poster Extraordinaire

    Sep 21, 2012
    Tennessee
    Welcome to TDPRI :)
     
  10. Skamania

    Skamania Tele-Meister Platinum Supporter

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    Jul 27, 2018
    California
    Welcome and very cool you are building your own!
     
  11. skyrocket17

    skyrocket17 TDPRI Member

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  12. bettyseldest

    bettyseldest Tele-Afflicted

    Nov 13, 2011
    UK
    I think that you will need an annual pass to use the Swiss motorways. Last time we were there the police turned us away as we tried to enter onto the slip road. At about £40 it seemed a bit steep for the few miles we needed to travel, but if you are crossing the country it is probably comparable with a similar distance traveled on French or Italian motorways.
     
  13. bettyseldest

    bettyseldest Tele-Afflicted

    Nov 13, 2011
    UK
    Welcome to Tdpri, we too spent an enjoyable couple of days in Zurich last year on the way back from Venice (by train).
     
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  14. Chunkocaster

    Chunkocaster Tele-Afflicted

    Aug 10, 2018
    In space with Ziggy
    Hi, I love your meatballs with that tasty sauce.
    Good luck and have fun with your build. :)
     
  15. Bluego1

    Bluego1 TDPRI Member

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  16. RoyalBaby

    RoyalBaby Tele-Holic

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    Jul 23, 2013
    Birmingham, UK
    Yes, you have to buy a pass but it still works out cheaper than French tolls and the Mont Blanc tunnel and slightly shorter.
    The whole journey hangs a bit on Brexit though, it’s a lot of visas...
     
  17. Matt G

    Matt G Tele-Holic

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    Dec 6, 2012
    Australia
    The best country guitar book I've ever found was written by a Swiss German fellow . . . and now that the book's in storage, I can't remember his name to save myself. Anyway - welcome!
     
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  18. DaphneBlue

    DaphneBlue Tele-Meister

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    Jul 22, 2017
    Switzerland
    Welome! (From Switzerland)
     
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  19. telex76

    telex76 Doctor of Teleocity Silver Supporter

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    Jun 24, 2006
    Fort Worth,Tx.
    Welcome good luck with the build.
     
  20. Stringbanger

    Stringbanger Doctor of Teleocity Ad Free Member

    Jan 18, 2013
    West O' Philly, PA
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