1. Win a Broadcaster or one of 3 Teles! The annual Supporting Member Giveaway is on. To enter Click Here. To see all the prizes and full details Click Here. To view the thread about the giveaway Click Here.

Barncaster's 2012 Challenge Build Thread -- COMPLETED

Discussion in '2012 TDPRI Tele Build Challenge' started by Barncaster, Mar 14, 2012.

  1. Barncaster

    Barncaster Doctor of Teleocity

    Posts:
    10,976
    Joined:
    Feb 3, 2010
    Location:
    Northern California
    Morning All,

    Still had a few electronic bugs last night so out came the guts for the I don't knowth time. Got things working well now. It seems that the cocked wah circuit doesn't work as well with heavily over-wound pups. The top position does kind of a weak cocked wah, the middle is just awesome. With the volume full up it just pushed my little practice amp to grumpyland right away. Back off the volume and it's instant beautifully detailed cleans. It's almost like a built-in overdrive. None of my other guitars do this and it's kind way cool. The down position is just dirt everywhere. This assessment is all through my little VOX digital amp so tonight through the Blues Jr. things may be a little different. We will see. Stay tuned for craptastic guitar playing!

    Barncaster
     
  2. emoney

    emoney Tele-Afflicted

    Posts:
    1,000
    Joined:
    Feb 5, 2012
    Location:
    Hudson Beach, Florida
    Lovely....just lovely!
     
  3. Barncaster

    Barncaster Doctor of Teleocity

    Posts:
    10,976
    Joined:
    Feb 3, 2010
    Location:
    Northern California
    Thanks e!
     
  4. Muzikp

    Muzikp Friend of Leo's

    Posts:
    3,273
    Joined:
    Nov 5, 2010
    Location:
    Sacramento
    Must have had some unforeseen circumstances I don't see any videos. And I doubt it will be craptastic, that guitar is way too cool for craptastic.
     
  5. Barncaster

    Barncaster Doctor of Teleocity

    Posts:
    10,976
    Joined:
    Feb 3, 2010
    Location:
    Northern California
    Completion Video with Picture

    Hey All,

    Well, here it is, video warts and all! Man I couldn't nail that song to save my life. Anyway, it is what it is. Here's a rundown on the specs of the guitar:

    • Sipo Mahogany body forstner drilled for weight reduction
    • Ebony Cap
    • Veneered with Australian Bloodwood and Indian Rosewood
    • All gluing done with Titebond horse hide glue
    • Clear nitrocellulous lacquer on veneer
    • Minwax tung oil on neck
    • Howards Feed-N-Wax on all ebony
    • Double tortoise shell binding
    • Flat sawn toasted hard maple neck with large "D" profile
    • Ebony slab fretboard with no radius
    • 21 stainless steel jumbo frets
    • No truss rod
    • Waverly banjo tuners
    • Ebony nut
    • Custom ebony bridge/ intonated
    • Rickard 6 string banjo tailpiece
    • Self made pickup in Tele bridge form. Garolite flatwork, Alnico 2 humbucker bar magnet cut to 2.36 inches and wound with 10,000 turns of 43 AWG wire. Measures 10.95 on meter
    • CTS 250 pots
    • Switchcraft Gibson style 3 position/ 3 pickup switch with black tip
    • Custom variation on cocked wah circuit with tone control in all positions
    • .029mF Orange Drop cap
    • .005mF ceramic cap for cocked wah
    • All cloth wiring
    • Switchcraft jack
    • Electro socket
    • NOS Bakelite knobs
    • Weight - 7.2 lbs.
    • DR "Pure Blues" round core nickel wound strings (nines)

    Thanks again everyone and see you in next year's build challenge! :D

    Barncaster

     

    Attached Files:

    Last edited: May 10, 2012
  6. Barncaster

    Barncaster Doctor of Teleocity

    Posts:
    10,976
    Joined:
    Feb 3, 2010
    Location:
    Northern California
    Hey James,

    It's still uploading and the link should go live in about 30 minutes.

    Rob
     
  7. nosmo

    nosmo Friend of Leo's

    Posts:
    4,575
    Joined:
    Jan 31, 2012
    Location:
    Lake Jackson, TX
    Congratulations - looks great & sounds great. You sure put in lots of unique pieces, and they all went together well.
     
  8. adirondak5

    adirondak5 Wood Hoarder Extraordinaire

    Posts:
    8,900
    Joined:
    Oct 24, 2009
    Location:
    Long Island NY
    Wow , that sounds great Rob , and looks great too , big sound from that pup , good choice on the song , Pipeline is one of my favorites :D
    Nice job on the video , what do you use for your videos , they are always so nice and clear and the sound is good also , a lot better than mine that's for sure .
    Congrats on a fine build , and a fine thread , and a fine guitar :)
     
  9. Barncaster

    Barncaster Doctor of Teleocity

    Posts:
    10,976
    Joined:
    Feb 3, 2010
    Location:
    Northern California
    Thanks Nosmo!
     
  10. Barncaster

    Barncaster Doctor of Teleocity

    Posts:
    10,976
    Joined:
    Feb 3, 2010
    Location:
    Northern California
    Hey Herb,

    Thanks for the kind words. For videos, I just use a little Cannon Powershot digital camera screwed onto a tripod. I think it's a 670. They take great photos and videos and yes, the microphone works well. This was an excellent experience. Having your support and that of the entire community was priceless as there were times when I was close to chucking it. Perseverance however paid off with new friends made and a pretty cool guitar was had to boot! :) Thanks again and I can't wait for next years build. Got some ideas already cooking.....

    Rob
     
  11. RogerC

    RogerC Poster Extraordinaire

    Posts:
    7,761
    Joined:
    Mar 30, 2011
    Location:
    Oklamerica
    Great job, Rob. Paul specified that the vid had to be embedded in your post, so you might want to edit it. When you click on the edit button, click on the youtube icon in the upper menu bar of the reply box. Then just copy and paste rfm8EobLiSI&feature between the brackets. That should fix it.

    Good luck, man. You built one heck of a guitar!
     
  12. Allthesound

    Allthesound Tele-Afflicted

    Posts:
    1,660
    Joined:
    Oct 21, 2011
    Location:
    Connecticut
    Rob That is so cool! Nice job on the video it sounds great! , Great job on your build its really been fun to watch this pull together and transform into a incredibly sweet and unique guitar! You just finished and already looking forward to next years challenge , your a glutton for punishment. :p Congrats!

    FWIW , I use a lil Canon Powershot too , they work surprisingly well for video.
     
  13. rcole_sooner

    rcole_sooner Poster Extraordinaire

    Posts:
    6,391
    Joined:
    Feb 12, 2010
    Location:
    Norman, OK
    Cool build and nice video. I loved the song choice. Congrats on a super build!
     
  14. kwerk

    kwerk Poster Extraordinaire

    Posts:
    5,125
    Joined:
    Feb 22, 2010
    Location:
    New Zealand
    Well done, man, that's a thing of beauty. Sounds superb too. Congrats! :D
     
  15. fretman_2

    fretman_2 Friend of Leo's

    Posts:
    2,276
    Joined:
    May 9, 2011
    Location:
    Mobile, AL
    Great job...guit sounds great. My last build had a flat fretboard radius and it's so comfortable to play. How does yours feel?
     
  16. Barncaster

    Barncaster Doctor of Teleocity

    Posts:
    10,976
    Joined:
    Feb 3, 2010
    Location:
    Northern California
    Thanks Roger!,

    I fixed the video per your instructions. Should be OK now. So are you in for next year??? I think we should talk to Paul about adding some sub-classes as mentioned earlier. Could make it even more fun and inclusive. I really don't think most folks are here to "win". The experience of participating is so valuable unto itself. That's what I like!

    Barncaster
     
  17. Barncaster

    Barncaster Doctor of Teleocity

    Posts:
    10,976
    Joined:
    Feb 3, 2010
    Location:
    Northern California
    Hey Steve,

    Thanks man! Yes, you have a point about next year. Most people, except for Igork, need to understand that this is a very serious time commitment. I didn't log hours but I suspect that there could be upwards of 100 hours of shop time in my guitar. That just blows my mind. Granted this is the first one I've ever built from scratch and the second would probably go off in half the time. Like anything else in life, the first time is the hardest. :rolleyes:

    P.S. Has the postman come with gifts yet?

    Rob
     
  18. axedaddy

    axedaddy Tele-Afflicted

    Posts:
    1,251
    Joined:
    Feb 7, 2011
    Location:
    Winter Haven, FL
    Great job on a really sweet and original guitar!! Excellent!
     
  19. Barncaster

    Barncaster Doctor of Teleocity

    Posts:
    10,976
    Joined:
    Feb 3, 2010
    Location:
    Northern California
    Thanks RCole!

    I am aspiring to have a studio like yours some day! I have to get into that video practicing. It looks like a really good learning method.

    Barncaster
     
  20. Barncaster

    Barncaster Doctor of Teleocity

    Posts:
    10,976
    Joined:
    Feb 3, 2010
    Location:
    Northern California
    Thanks Phil!
     
IMPORTANT: Treat everyone here with respect, no matter how difficult!
No sex, drug, political, religion or hate discussion permitted here.