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After the challenge, continuing - "La Mentirita Especial"

Discussion in 'Tele Home Depot' started by jimdkc, Feb 26, 2010.

  1. jimdkc

    jimdkc Friend of Leo's

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    OK... I'm in!

    I intend to make a Tele based loosely on the "La Cabronita Especial". The name "La Mentirita Especial" translates to "The special little lie"... since it's not really a "La Cab".

    I'll take pictures of my wood this weekend: A 2" x 8" x 8' Kiln-dried whitewood board from Lowes.

    Oh... and... be gentle with me... this will be my first scratch body build!

    Jim
     
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    Oh... and as a personal challenge to myself... since I was already planning on a $100 challenge... I'm gonna try to bring this whole thing... INCLUDING SHIPPING... for under $210.

    Jim
     
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    Nice! Own special challenges are always good. Best of luck!
     
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    Can't wait to see it. Should be pretty nice.
     
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    I use to dislike the Carbonita........but for some strange unknown reason, I'm drawn to them like a moth to a flame nowadays. HURRY AND FINISH WILL YA. :p
     
  6. jimdkc

    jimdkc Friend of Leo's

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    I managed to get a $24.99 Eden one-piece maple "T Model" neck on eBay. Unfinished. However, I think I found the least expensive way to finish it:

    Went to my local Ace TrueValue hardware store yesterday to find they are having a 20% Off Bag Sale (20% off anything that fits in the bag they supply). Got a bottle of Formby's Tung Oil Finish, Regular price $6.49, Less 20% takes it to $5.19. Not bad... but it gets better. I just happened to have a $5.00 Ace Rewards card in my wallet... which drops the price to $0.19. (Plus $0.39 sales tax on the $5.19 sale price. Yeah, what the heck, I'll include sales tax, too!) Total cost for my neck finish: $0.58.

    Body wood pics soon!

    Jim
     
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    I should have sent you to the store in my behalf. I could use those things! What a great deal
     
  8. jimdkc

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    Here are my requisite wood photos:

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    Zoom in on the sign:

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    As mentioned before, it's a kiln-dried 2" x 8" x 8' Whitewood board from Lowes. Price: (when I bought it about 6 months ago) $4.93 plus $0.38 sales tax. I'll probably use about 3 of the 8 feet (cost: $1.99)

    Jim
     
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    The body is going to be a solid color. I've been wanting to do a blue guitar for a while, but I wondered if a blue La Cabronita style guitar would be too weird...

    Then I found this. They apparently come in a whole rainbow of colors now. Blue it is!

    I've also been wanting to try Duplicolor automotive spray paint (acrylic lacquer) for a guitar finish. The color I've picked is Duplicolor Truck, Van, & SUV Bahama Blue (kinda similar to Lake Placid Blue).

    Jim
     
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    I did a quick Kisekae mockup of what I have in my head right now:

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    Details and final results subject to change, of course!

    Jim
     
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    I really like them Carbon Eater Gittars! Plus your chosen color combination is real classy.
     
  12. John Lipfert

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    I'll try to figure out what I used, but I redid a Jazzmaster in 2004 using Duplicolor Truck, Van, & SUV. It wasn't Bahama Blue, IIRC it was space blue metallic. It turned out like this:

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    I don't think the Bahama Blue is quite as dark as my mockup or that Jazzmaster, but the lighter colors in Kisekae looked too bright! Maybe I'll spritz a sample on some scrap wood tonight to see exactly what it looks like.

    Jim
     
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    The Duplicolor Bahama Blue is much closer to this color:

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    To simulate the color in Kisekae I had to put a lower layer of green, and an upper layer of blue, then adjust the opacity of the blue.

    Jim
     
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    Just realized how NOT flat my board is!

    If I try to plane it flat, I'm gonna end up with a very thin body. I'll probably rip it into 1.75" wide strips, turn them sideways, and glue up a multi-piece body blank.

    Jim
     
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    Good luck! I'm looking forward to your build.
     
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    Thanks! And to everyone else who's expressed some interest, too! It's nice to know there are people out there paying attention!

    Jim
     
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    I hadn't really decided what I was going to do for a pickguard. I'm not really crazy about the one on the La Cabronita. I'm kinda liking that one I found in the Kisekae virtual guitar system. I have black-white-black pickguard material on order that I got a pretty good deal on.

    Jim
     
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    Lookie what the mailman brought me today:

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    Eden "T" Model one piece unfinished maple neck. $24.99 (plus $21.00 Shipping). Paddle head and a proper Tele heel. I'm pretty happy with the look and the quality of this neck for the price.

    Jim
     
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    Actually made some sawdust today. Cut up my 2x8 into roughly 18" pieces for transport to my stepfather's so I can use his table saw on it.

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    Jim
     
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