The Quick-Caster

Discussion in 'Tele Home Depot' started by rickm77, Apr 18, 2019.

  1. rickm77

    rickm77 TDPRI Member

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    Hi all,

    Just thought I'd show off my latest build, finished up today.

    This was intended to be a quick build as a showroom guitar for my mother to take along to craft markets and such, and to see if I want to go down the whole building for customers route....

    Typically, the finish gave me many headaches for some reason, and it took a bunch more time that expected!

    So, the body is Tasmanian Blackwood with a Huon pine cap, the neck is standard maple. Bone nut, fairly stock neck pickup, stacked humbucker at the bridge. Hardware is on the cheaper side as I was aiming at a baseline model.

    Sat down with it, and the neck angle etc seem to be spot on on the first go, which is shocking haha... got it intonated and problem is, now I feel like keeping it!

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  2. mimmo

    mimmo Friend of Leo's

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    VERY nice!
     
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  3. Chunkocaster

    Chunkocaster Friend of Leo's

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    Cool, the finish looks nice.
     
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    hecking sweet
     
  5. Old Deaf Roadie

    Old Deaf Roadie Tele-Meister

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    Very nice. Nobody will fault you for keeping it. For what it is worth, the finish on my most recent build took 4 months, and that was for paint! To be fair, I learned about painting guitars in the winter, in my garage, on the Oregon coast. I will be doing all finishes in the summer months from now on...
     
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  6. rickm77

    rickm77 TDPRI Member

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    Thanks guys!

    Yes it was a comedy of errors in a way, I grabbed some resin... but managed to get Polyester instead of Epoxy... then got epoxy which was brilliant on the back but had some problem spots on the top and my technique for the sides was lacking... in the end I went with good old poly but had some sand through issues on the sides!

    Anyway, a lot of valuable lessons wrapped up in one 'quick' guitar...
     
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  7. brookdalebill

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    Yeah!
     
  8. Macrogats

    Macrogats Tele-Afflicted

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    Looks great. And yes, lessons learnt in finishing guitars in Summer not Winter. Been there, done that. :D
     
  9. bravescoob

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    Lovely build! Can I ask- what is the purpose of 2 string trees vs 1? I had a MIM Tele with 1 and then acquired my MIK Tele which has 2. Can't tell a difference in tuning stability, but love playing both either way. The 1 tree did seem to allow for more resonant harmonics when strummed behind the nut.
     
  10. rickm77

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    I've always been more of a Gibson guy so I'm not sure as to why the two trees, I've only had Fender style guitars with two so went with what I've used before. I'm sure some folk around here will know though?
     
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