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$25.00 eBay Body - Shocking!

Discussion in 'Other T-Types and Partscasters' started by PeterUK, Mar 7, 2020.

  1. PeterUK

    PeterUK Poster Extraordinaire Silver Supporter

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    I'm not sure there's much left of Denmark Street since the Tottenham Court Road station upgrade.

    I'll check it out soon as I've got birthday reservations at a restaurant nearby.

    https://mere-restaurant.com/

    :) Peter
     
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    It’s a crap shoot at that price, for sure. Mine worked but I did have to do some pickguard shaping (because of the offset location of the control route) and some fitting for the neck. It was a good experience to see if it could make it work - but for under $90 in Canada, delivered, I found a guy that does actual pine and northern ash bodies that look really good. I’m gonna give one of those a go next. It will be well worth the extra (the muslady body cost me $45 Canadian, shipped) for a piece of northern ash that more than twice as good.
     
  3. LowCaster

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    In the light of those pictures, the only workable solution would be to cover the whole body in faux fur fabric. :cool: That would easily hide the gap and poor machining.
     
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    The pocket could be shimmed with thin pine or whatever was laying around and free. It would take just a 10 mins to do. Seeing as there is no bridge screw holes it would not put anything off as far as string alignment, intonation etc.

    I get if you don't want to be bothered messing with it but it could still be turned into a decent playing guitar if someone wanted to take the time to sort it out.
     
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    Lolly sticks could work :)
     
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    Nah! I've done with it! This body - the CNC second I mentioned - took a lot of work and comparing the two it is NOT worth the effort.
     

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  7. PeterUK

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    The thought I had was covering it with a Union Jack poster, but when I checked alignment of the routes, its fate was sealed. :)
     
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    For making lollies? :D
     
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    One would probably work well after sanding to fit.

    Wrapping the neck heel in thin plastic sandwich/food wrap, placing in pocket, taping the sides around it and filling around it with titebond would also work well for a tight fit. Its through messing with bodies like this that you soon realise how fussing over tonewoods and fractions of millimetres on high cost tele bodies isn't really necessary to end up with something you can make feel and sound great through your own playing and setup.

    I like the challenge and get a buzz from making less than perfect things work and for next to zero cost or worry about messing things up. Then when your more expensive guitar has a minor issue you are fearless in solving its problems and can usually come up with a decent quick cheap fix.
     
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    Please, please make it into a dartboard
     
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    It's always fun to make something out of nothing. This weird GFS closeout body and a 70's Epiphone acoustic neck turned into this fun guitar I take along to the office most days to play at lunch.

    pigaphone before and after.png
     
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    Looks like a fun player, a hubcap pickguard would have been cool to use for a resonator vibe too.:)
    That paint looks like Rustoleum Seaside. Ive got a can of that ready to go on a telebird ive had in the works for some years. Its a nice looking colour.
     
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    What an awesome & unique clock project...
     
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    That's it.

    I tried a couple of other pickguard ideas, such as a record album, but they didn't work out.
     
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    Sounds like a challenging project. Look out for a suspiciously cheap neck on eBay; then equally dodgy pickups, bridge, tuners etc. And see if it is actually possible to make a decent guitar out of them
     
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    Dodgy-caster!
    :lol:
     
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    It's a well-trod road in humor, like drilled out parts, to the point of ridiculousness, e.g. the racing bike w/ a drilled out water bottle.

    A chambered neck w/ drilled out headstock might fit that category.

    Peace - Deeve
     
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    So when you toss it in the dumpster just imagine how any of us on this forum would be thrilled with such a find. Better yet convince yourself you found it in a dumpster. As I always say, " A body is a body"
     
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