Building my VERY FIRST guitar.

Discussion in 'Tele Home Depot' started by hrscharft, Aug 10, 2014.

  1. hrscharft

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    And put all the pieces together for the kodak moment of tonight
     

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  2. John Nicholas

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    Looking really good! Keep it up!
     
  3. oldrebel

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    That looks great. I love the walnut top!!!
     
  4. hrscharft

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    The Axe got her handle today :)

    The neck pocket turnded out very nice although its a tiny bit to wide (about 0,7 mm)
    I hope that wont be much of a problem?

    Some pics, one of them with her sister, My first love.
     

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    While waiting for some parts to arrive by mail like a bridge and some of the electronics. I just went on with putting the varnish on.

    I totally screwed up the third layer and had to sand it all back down again.
    I put it on too thick so gravity got a hold of my varnish. Well no man over board its just the finish. And if it goes bad you just get a piece of sanding paper and work al couple of layers back.

    This is how she looks now at layer 5 (i think it is)

    Made a hookjig something piece so i can hang it of a guitar stand and let it dry wherever the conditions are best.
     

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    That walnut/mahogany body looks really great! Keep the pics coming.
     
  7. hrscharft

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    Well it's FINISHED :D

    there are some minor things left like the intonation is stil a tiny bit off, the action is still a bit too high and it doesnt play as light as my squier strat.

    But all in all i am very pleased with the result.
     

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    Very very cool! Nice work!
     
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    Beautiful. I have two walnut Tele's in the works.
     
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    Pretty!!
     
  11. hrscharft

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    Someone has shown some interest in buying this guitar of of me.
    The problem is i have no clue of what to ask for it....

    the problem is if i would just ask what it has cost me that would be far too little (it cost me about 60 euro's that is about 80 usd.)

    but if i would bring all the hours of work into account the price would be WAY to high for what i deliver at this moment. Bearing in mind that these are just my first attemps to build guitars and there are some tiny flaws here and there.

    Maybe some of you lot can tell me what a reasonable price would be for this piece of work?

    Tnx in advance
     
  12. guitarbuilder

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    It can't really be done without breaking the rules.


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  13. hrscharft

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    Ah oke

    sorry must have missed that part in the rules :oops:

    Am i allowed to ask what the Value is? or is that prohibited as well?
     
  14. jim the plumber

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    great job
     
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    I think you will find that is an impossible question to answer. Value is entirely subjective. Something is worth what someone is prepared to pay for it. End of debate.

    The simple answer, IMHO, is to ask the person what they think is a fair price for it, and decide whether you would be happy to sell for that.
     
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