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Red Dwarf: A Modern Take on a Classic

Discussion in 'Tele Home Depot' started by Ripthorn, Oct 10, 2017.

  1. Ripthorn

    Ripthorn Tele-Afflicted

    Age:
    35
    Oct 22, 2009
    Austin, TX
    So this is a project that I have dinked around with for quite some time. I built an SG Jr. a few years ago for a friend and, while the SG is not quite my cup of tea, it got me thinking that an LP Jr. DC would be awesome. I had some stuff kicking around in the shop for a neck and started on it, but not much happened. Fast forward to last week, I was in Rochester, NY for work and visited House of Guitars. They had a couple vintage LP JR DC's, and I played a 1960. That thing was amazing. So I figure that now is a good time to get going on it. Fairly simple build, fairly true to the classic, with a few modern twists, including:

    - Intonatable bridge
    - Different headstock with straight string pull
    - Lower headstock angle
    - Modern finishes, such as carbon fiber vinyl for the pickguard (I don't want the hassle of working with real carbon fiber

    I also might try to do a dummy hum cancelling coil on the inside of the control cavity. Anyway, here is the drawing:

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    I made the pickguard and most of the neck previously, then I made the template and decided a quick mockup needs to happen:

    [​IMG]

    I went by the lumber place today and picked up a 14" wide slab of 8/4 african mahogany for the body that needs to be processed, but I am hoping this will be a pretty quick and straightforward build, because these things rock so good!
     

  2. R. Stratenstein

    R. Stratenstein Doctor of Teleocity Silver Supporter

    Aug 3, 2010
    Loganville, Ga.
    Cool, looks like a great project, and I love the name. What color are you going to paint it? :confused::confused::D
     

  3. Frontman

    Frontman Tele-Meister

    428
    Jul 10, 2014
    Tokyo
    It just needs an "H" on the headstock.
     

  4. Bristlehound

    Bristlehound Tele-Holic

    Age:
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    789
    Jan 4, 2017
    Wales
    That's going to look really cool/hot/bad/wicked.
     

  5. Mr Green Genes

    Mr Green Genes Tele-Afflicted

    Feb 23, 2016
    MI

  6. guitarbuilder

    guitarbuilder Doctor of Teleocity Silver Supporter

    Mar 30, 2003
    Ontario County
    Did you have a garbage plate while you were in the Roc?
     
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  7. metecem

    metecem Friend of Leo's

    Love playing with classics!
     

  8. oldrebel

    oldrebel Friend of Leo's Gold Supporter

    Oct 23, 2011
    Lynchburg Tennessee

  9. Ripthorn

    Ripthorn Tele-Afflicted

    Age:
    35
    Oct 22, 2009
    Austin, TX
    At Nick Tahou Hots :)
     
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  10. Ripthorn

    Ripthorn Tele-Afflicted

    Age:
    35
    Oct 22, 2009
    Austin, TX
    Heritage Cherry is what this guy is screaming for. I will be mostly just doing modern finishes and a couple of minor design tweaks. The vintage LP JR DC I played just spoke to me, but then my bank account spoke back and I had to leave it :)
     

  11. guitarbuilder

    guitarbuilder Doctor of Teleocity Silver Supporter

    Mar 30, 2003
    Ontario County
    Ah...the original....a very good choice....Buffalo has better hot dogs than Rochester so I get the burgers.
     

  12. Ripthorn

    Ripthorn Tele-Afflicted

    Age:
    35
    Oct 22, 2009
    Austin, TX
    I went with the sausage plate. Great stuff.
     
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  13. jvin248

    jvin248 Friend of Leo's

    Apr 18, 2014
    Near Detroit, MI
    A single p90 is an awesome guitar. Just like a single tele bridge esquire.
     
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  14. Ripthorn

    Ripthorn Tele-Afflicted

    Age:
    35
    Oct 22, 2009
    Austin, TX
    The guitar shop I was in in Rochester had a '54 Esquire locked away in a case.
     
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  15. R. Stratenstein

    R. Stratenstein Doctor of Teleocity Silver Supporter

    Aug 3, 2010
    Loganville, Ga.
    Oh, yeah, Heritage Cherry Red. Thumbs up!
     
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  16. RickyRicardo

    RickyRicardo Friend of Leo's

    Mar 27, 2012
    Calgary, Alberta

  17. guitarbuilder

    guitarbuilder Doctor of Teleocity Silver Supporter

    Mar 30, 2003
    Ontario County

    I routinely will eat half and then bring it home and eat the other half for lunch the next day. Even then it is still too many calories.... but probably about the same as an order of Duff's wings.
     

  18. callasabra

    callasabra Tele-Afflicted

    Apr 11, 2016
    USA
    Subscribed! ! I have wanted to build one of these too. Can you share the plans?
     

  19. Mr Green Genes

    Mr Green Genes Tele-Afflicted

    Feb 23, 2016
    MI
    Okay, I guess it's a Detroit thing.

    That's a small hill to climb. If you want a respectable coney, LaFayette is where it's at (speaking of Detroit things...)
     

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