alexlaguna29's 2012 Challenge Build Thread -- COMPLETED

Discussion in '2012 TDPRI Tele Build Challenge' started by alexlaguna29, Mar 13, 2012.

  1. alexlaguna29

    alexlaguna29 Tele-Holic

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    Well, let's do this. Here is my plan:

    Tele shape african mahogany body thin-line style with tiger maple top.
    Neck is flamed maple with indian rosewood fingerboard.

    Here is the trick, though - I will be using acoustic type bridge (rosewood) with piezo in it, which will be complimentary to p-90 at neck position.

    There will be several things in this build that I have never done before.
    - Neck building
    - Body binding
    - Thinline-ish construction.

    But, hey, it is a challenge, right?

    Good luck to everyone!!!
     
  2. axedaddy

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    Sounds awesome, look forward to seeing it unfold!
     
  3. OpenG Capo4

    OpenG Capo4 Friend of Leo's

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    Neck building isn't hard at all. I'm finishing up my 3rd neck now.
     
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    True Dat! I've built 3 as well, but of course 2 of those were for the same guitar :lol: (and not because I built a double-neck...)
     
  5. alexlaguna29

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    yeah, yeah, blah, blah! :lol:

    I need to find out that it's not hard myself! But thanks for encouraging, though :lol:
     
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    Sounds like a cool plan!

    Welcome, and good luck! :D

    Dave
     
  7. alexlaguna29

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    Thanks, Dave!
     
  8. alexlaguna29

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    Well, I definitively won't be starting this weekend - my buddies and I will try to catch the last piece of snow in the Appalachian (or Great Smokies) - it's ski time!!!!

    Anyone wants to join?
     
  9. R. Stratenstein

    R. Stratenstein Doctor of Teleocity Ad Free Member

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    So--you're NOT going for the speed round, I take it??

    Don't break somethin on the slopes you'll need to build with, and anyway, if the weather's anything like it is here at home today, ain't gonna be much snow, I don't think. But a trip to the Smokies is never wasted.

    Sounds like you've planned a great guitar. Looking forward to seeing it take shape.

    OpenG Capo4 pointed out to me that you, he and I are 3 Atlanta area challengers. I'll be relying on you and OGC4 to drag me along.:oops:

    Best of luck!
     
  10. alexlaguna29

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    Man! I should be starting by now! But spent entire weekend skiing in the Smokies instead!

    Tell you what - skiing @ 70 degrees weather is something else! :lol:

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    sounds like a good build. very interested in seeing this one come together.
     
  12. alexlaguna29

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    the amazing thing that "this one" is still in one piece!

    I will start shortly, don't worry!
     
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    OpenG Capo4 Friend of Leo's

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    What are you skiing on? Powdered sugar? Cake frosting? Laundry detergent? :lol:
     
  14. alexlaguna29

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    Mixture of "All of the above"!
     
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    Chop, Chop.

    Don't the rules this year say something about there must be some sort of progess posted each week? Or did I misunderstand that.
     
  16. alexlaguna29

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    "actual work must begin on your project no later than 4/1/2012"

    So, I think, I am good
     
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    Oh, then you've got lots of time. You can even get out skiing a couple more times. ;)
     
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    Looks like Cataloochee. I was wondering if there was still any "snow" up there. Had to be a tough year for the NC ski resorts with it being so warm.
     
  19. alexlaguna29

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    Yep, that's Cataloochee 3 days ago
     
  20. R. Stratenstein

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    C'mon, Alex, you're letting me get ahead of ya, and OpenGCapo4's way ahead of both of us!:p

    However, from my 84 degree office over the garage in what feels like about 84% humidity, a tumble in that snow looks damn inviting!:cool:
     
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