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"The BenCaster" is Finished - Many Pics!

Discussion in 'Tele Home Depot' started by JustPlay, Mar 12, 2013.

  1. JustPlay

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    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 :grin:

    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-depot/383642-bencaster-build-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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  2. I_build_my_own

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    Very nice!!!! How did you do the writing on the head stock?
     
  3. JustPlay

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    Thanks! I used a water-silde decal that I printed myself.
     
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  6. JustPlay

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    Thanks!
     
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    will: that is one hot looking Tele guitar! the grain on the back just pops!

    play music!
     
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    +1

    Congrats.
     
  10. JustPlay

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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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    All around beautiful !
     
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    Very 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" :grin:
     
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