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"The BenCaster" is Finished - Many Pics!

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

  1. JustPlay

    JustPlay Tele-Meister

    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 :D

    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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    Last edited: Mar 12, 2013
  2. I_build_my_own

    I_build_my_own Tele-Afflicted

    Mar 9, 2012
    New York
    Very nice!!!! How did you do the writing on the head stock?
     
  3. JustPlay

    JustPlay Tele-Meister

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

    JustPlay Tele-Meister

    Thanks!
     
  6. thecableguy

    thecableguy Friend of Leo's

  7. muscmp

    muscmp Tele-Meister

    381
    Jul 1, 2008
    california
    will: that is one hot looking Tele guitar! the grain on the back just pops!

    play music!
     
  8. src9000

    src9000 Poster Extraordinaire

    +1

    Congrats.
     
  9. JustPlay

    JustPlay Tele-Meister

    Thanks guys... I am very happy with the way it's turned out.
     
  10. hemingway

    hemingway Friend of Leo's

    Mar 14, 2012
    London, UK
    The grain on the back is spectacular. Don't suppose you could make that the front . . . no, didn't think so.
     
  11. fretman_2

    fretman_2 Friend of Leo's

    May 9, 2011
    Mobile, AL
  12. Rich Rice

    Rich Rice Poster Extraordinaire

    Jul 15, 2005
    Chicago 'Burbs
  13. magicguitar

    magicguitar Tele-Afflicted

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    68
    Aug 23, 2006
    Fallon, Nevada
    That's a looker! Nice job.
     
  14. creading

    creading Tele-Holic

    585
    Feb 3, 2012
    California
    All around beautiful !
     
  15. jkingma

    jkingma Super Moderator Staff Member

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    Very nice job.
     
  16. JustPlay

    JustPlay Tele-Meister

    Hey now - thanks!!! I couldn't have done it without all the support from everyone here... And that's a fact!
     
  17. Barncaster

    Barncaster Poster Extraordinaire

    Feb 3, 2010
    Santa Rosa, CA
  18. JustPlay

    JustPlay Tele-Meister

    Thanks! I think it just might be a "keeper" :D
     
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