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$100 Tele Style Build Redux

Discussion in 'Tele Home Depot' started by guitarbuilder, Aug 18, 2016.

  1. guitarbuilder

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    Ready for dismantling, sanding and finish material. Add to the 67.74 a pair of Gibson style( my preference) strap buttons at $2.70( stewmac), 6- ferrules at $1 shipped (china- enroute), 5 screws and springs $2.32 shipped ( china), and a couple misc. screws and springs for the neck pickup. Note: The bridge pickup ( all 5 I ordered ) came with humbucking ring screws and springs which were too narrow for the mounting holes. This manufacturing packaging error required strat mounting versions, which I had here. Grand total parts and materials so far $73.76. almost forgot to add strings....$4 ebay...

    $77.76

    That leaves $22 dollars and change for some shellac and sandpaper. Should be do-able.


    This will go into storage awaiting the sander to get here, in the meantime I'll get something else going that I've had on my mind.



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    Cool. I was wondering when you were going to start on my $100.00 Moderne. :D
     
  4. nosmo

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    You have a sander that travels? Do you think they would do a house call in Texas?
     
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    The travelling drum sander? That's what I need..
     
  6. guitarbuilder

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    For 100 dollars you get a computer print out of a moderne from google images.....


    Sounds like there would be a lot of money and travel available to the person who steps up the challenge.



    I need a jack- of -all -sanding myself.
     
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  7. R. Stratenstein

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    Hmmm. How much are we willing to pay a sanding-boy? Would you pay by the grit, or the minute, by the job, what?
     
  8. guitarbuilder

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    I'll go 2 dollars an hour and supply the abrasive.
     
  9. nosmo

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    I'll go 3 - but he has to get his own paper.
     
  10. R. Stratenstein

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    Toilet or sand?
     
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    It looks great and under budget , great work !

    Best regards

    Mark
     
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  12. awasson

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    So... About that sander?... Did you manage to entice anyone with that $22 to come down to do the finishing and sanding?
     
  13. guitarbuilder

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    No takers. It's collecting dust for a while.
     
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    Sorry to hear that. Well, I guess it'll just have to wait till spring then. I've really enjoyed the build as well as the Pine-o-ramma build. It makes me want to go out and build a neck.
     
  15. guitarbuilder

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    Thanks I'm gearing up for my winter builds right now which are less Fender-ish.
     
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    So.... Is that last $22 left on this guitar burning a hole in your pocket? It's got to be guitar building weather over there again by now :D
     
  17. guitarbuilder

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    I've been busy on stuff, just not this particular one...LOL.
     
  18. awasson

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    I figured as much. I just love the whole concept of this guitar. $100 and probably will play like $1000.

    I've kind of been waiting to see how it turns out but I know the weather has been pretty unpredictable this year.

    It's definitely been bad for guitar building on the West (wet) Coast. Summer just arrived here last week so I'm lining up wood related activities to get them taken care of while I can.
     
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