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A Little Introduction

Discussion in 'Welcome Wagon' started by jbardt, Oct 28, 2020.

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  1. jbardt

    jbardt TDPRI Member

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    Good afternoon! I’ve been lurking here a bit as I get ready to embark on my first guitar build - more on that then.

    A LITTLE BACKGROUND: 25 years old Pennsylvanian. Grew up on mid 90s-early 2000s country till some friends in middle school got me into rock. Rock spurred my guitar interest (along with the help of guitar hero). I got my first guitar around 12 and took some lessons for about a year before I found other interests. Then after about another year, I lost interest in guitar completely. In this time I found a love for classic country music, and then freshman year of college, blues. Blues reinvigorated my interest in guitar, so I picked up my Strat I hadn’t touched in years, and pretty much had to reteach myself the basics. I lacked the focus and patience for any formal lessons (or video lessons) from that point forth, so I’ve developed my playing style from putting on Pandora Radio or YouTube jam tracks and trying to replicate sounds I’ve heard from other players.

    WHAT GOT ME HERE: I’ve been wanting a Telecaster for a couple years, but haven’t been in a position to make the purchase. I decided a couple months ago that I wanted something that replicated Vince Gill’s telecaster. Thus began my interest in building my first guitar and my google searches on Telecaster info routinely bring me here. There is a ton of knowledge here, and it has been great following.

    I am in the preparation and planning stage of this build, and it has morphed into something quite different than just a ‘53 Tele replica, and I will likely be leaning on this forum throughout the build, so I wanted to at least introduce myself.
     
  2. WalthamMoosical

    WalthamMoosical Tele-Holic Ad Free Member

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    Welcome! requests for pics in 3 .. 2 .. 1 ..
     
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  3. tery

    tery Doctor of Teleocity

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    Welcome to TDPRI :)
     
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  4. joealso

    joealso Tele-Holic Silver Supporter

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    Welcome to the board. Building your own guitar is both rewarding and educational. I know you'll enjoy the journey. Looking forward to seeing pics.
     
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  5. jbardt

    jbardt TDPRI Member

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    I will definitely be taking and posting pictures as it goes. I have done some researching and made a parts list, and am waiting on a routing template I ordered. Like I said, the whole concept morphed from a Vince Gill replica to now being a vintage style double bender tele. So I am currently doing some 3D modeling to workout a custom double bender mechanism.
     
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    thunderbyrd Poster Extraordinaire Silver Supporter

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    welcome and enjoy!
     
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  7. TeleAndSG

    TeleAndSG Tele-Afflicted

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    Welcome. Buiding guitars, amps, pedals, and other gear, is a labor of love.
     
  8. FrankJames

    FrankJames Poster Extraordinaire Silver Supporter

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    Welcome to the forum !!
     
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  9. kbold

    kbold Tele-Afflicted Silver Supporter

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    Welcome.

    Membership cannot be validated until you post pictures.
     
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  10. Cali Dude

    Cali Dude Tele-Holic

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    Awesome, Vince Gill is a great sound to aspire to. He has always been one of my faves. Good luck on the build. Glad you found the place.
     
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  11. Renegade

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    Welcome to the forum.
     
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  12. unixfish

    unixfish Doctor of Teleocity Silver Supporter

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    Welcome. What part of PA?
     
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    brookdalebill Tele Axpert Ad Free Member

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    Howdy and welcome!
     
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  14. ping-ping-clicka

    ping-ping-clicka Friend of Leo's Ad Free Member

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    well here you are welcome , your hired. The pay will leave you skint, but days off, are easily arranged. pull up some dirt.
     
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  15. 68Telebass

    68Telebass Friend of Leo's

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    Welcome aboard!!
    Again, post pics!! I’m in AZ now, but spent twenty (lovely) years in the Philadelphia area!!
    Coffee’s on- New guy gets donuts. Lots of donuts...:twisted:
     
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    I need to get moving on the Tele build so I got pics to post of that. In the meantime, the only pic I have of my Strat is this one from The Living Room Session.

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  18. djh22

    djh22 Tele-Afflicted Silver Supporter

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    Welcome! There is a wealth of knowledge and experience here, but more importantly it is populated with good folks.
     
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  19. ndcaster

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    Welcome, brother!
     
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    myteleplaysjazz Tele-Meister

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    Welcome to the forum!
     
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