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Ikeacaster: newbie tele copy on the cheap

Discussion in 'Other T-Types and Partscasters' started by tuuur, Oct 30, 2007.

  1. tuuur

    tuuur Friend of Leo's

    Nov 12, 2006
    the Netherlands
    I personally pronounce it as treeg-vuh-caster... :D

    Just to let you hear what it sounds like again, here is a song I wrote and recorded in Garageband this weekend. Rhythm guitar is the Esquaria; lead is the Tryggvecaster direct into Garageband, preset Eighties Alternative without the flanger:

    Drunk Again by Tuuur (3.6 MB MP3).
     

  2. GEISHA

    GEISHA Tele-Holic

    700
    Aug 13, 2007
    Zaanstad, Netherlands
    Hi Arthur, that is an awful nice logo you made there.
    Congrats, it looks the part.

    About the spray can in the hot water.
    I have done that thousands of times when building miniature racing cars.
    The fact is that a spray can tends to freeze up whilst spraying which causes loss of pressure and slowing down the paint flow with dire consequences
    for the result. (Orange peel or blotting)
    Therefore placing the can in hot water is the solution.
     

  3. Lucretia

    Lucretia Tele-Holic

    818
    Apr 18, 2009
    Leeds, UK
    Not quite :D, what point size do you use for the "TRYGGVECASTER" and what kind of point size is the Tuuur?

    Thanks,
    Luke.
     

  4. porknblue

    porknblue Tele-Holic

    624
    Dec 27, 2007
    South Bend, IN
    Looks dang good to me. I've remember some of my earlier work with no template. Looked like I did it with a shotgun!

    Keep it up. Looking good... Hoo-Ah!
     

  5. GaryJ

    GaryJ Tele-Meister

    Just read the whole thread from start to finish...WOW! I'm impressed! That git gives a whole new meaning to the phrase, "spanking the plank"!
     

  6. Myeek

    Myeek Tele-Meister

    254
    Sep 26, 2009
    Alameda, CA
    Tuuur,
    What a beautiful guitar. I love that it's finished naturally.

    Nice work,
    Mike
     

  7. bjh65

    bjh65 TDPRI Member

    47
    Dec 31, 2009
    Indianapolis
    This was an incredible read, Tuuur. Wow. Just wow.
     

  8. tuuur

    tuuur Friend of Leo's

    Nov 12, 2006
    the Netherlands
    Just now seen your post...

    - The word 'TRYGGVECASTER' is in 14.45 point Trebuchet MS.
    - Tuuur is drawn, not typed, in Inkscape, so no font or points at all.
    - Just to see how that drawing relates to sizes in fonts, I added Tuuur in Brush Script MT. The corresponding sizes are 100 point for the T and 80 point for the uuur.
     

  9. tuuur

    tuuur Friend of Leo's

    Nov 12, 2006
    the Netherlands
    Thanks all for the nice comments!

    Though I really like this guitar I hardly play it because it doesn't sound tight; something's rattling and flabby in the sound.
    So today I decided to get rid of the 6 saddle bridge and replace it with a 3 barrel Wilkinson.

    [​IMG]

    Looks better, sounds a heck of a lot tighter. Though the low e still is not good; it's got that 'too high if you hit it, then goes back to right pitch' syndrome.
     

  10. KevinV

    KevinV Tele-Meister

    205
    Oct 18, 2009
    Central Florida
    Very interesting thread, and cool build. You've inspired me to tackle one myself.
     

  11. tuuur

    tuuur Friend of Leo's

    Nov 12, 2006
    the Netherlands

  12. MN Punk

    MN Punk Tele-Holic

    945
    Feb 9, 2010
    Minnesota
    Holy crap, I'm sold on this idea.

    You can find used strat copies for parts on Craigslist all day for about $50 each.
     

  13. mke52

    mke52 Tele-Meister

    169
    Apr 11, 2008
    Italy
    great job!! thanks for sharing with us
     

  14. xjazzy

    xjazzy Friend of Leo's

    Feb 17, 2007
    Portugal
    Nice song!
     

  15. Zatar

    Zatar Tele-Meister

    Age:
    29
    177
    Apr 27, 2009
    Hamme - Belgium
    Hey tuuur! Real cool songs! Got some gigs in belgium anytime soon? (maybe lokerse feesten/fonnefeesten? really love those :D)
     

  16. tuuur

    tuuur Friend of Leo's

    Nov 12, 2006
    the Netherlands
    Hey Zatar, thanks! We disbanded that band, and I'm setting up a new one... we didn't do this one yet, but now I'm guitarist/singer again in stead of bass player, maybe we can do these songs again.
    Gigs in Belgium would be nice! But we have nothing planned yet.
     

  17. beff_jack

    beff_jack TDPRI Member

    42
    Apr 27, 2009
    italy
    tuuur: great thread!

    thanks for inspiration

    andrea
     

  18. tuuur

    tuuur Friend of Leo's

    Nov 12, 2006
    the Netherlands
    The Tryggvecaster is about to be torn apart, for the Squier '51 to re-emerge again... in the last years I almost never played her, and when I did I was disappointed by the playability. Also, I never got it in tune right. So; major rethinking coming on.
     

  19. triviani

    triviani Tele-Meister

    344
    Mar 22, 2010
    Osaka
    Absolutely amazing!! :eek: I hope it plays as good as it looks.

    Although for the next project I would give this one a try, just with a fine layer to protect it.

     

  20. tele-bastard

    tele-bastard Friend of Leo's

    Mar 27, 2011
    Lowell, Mass
    Very nice. I am glad you didnt do the f-hole. Nice hard work and you were rewarded for your effort. This will always be your guitar and you can take pride in that. Sweet. Congrats.
     

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