COMPLETED -- $100 Telecaster Challenge, Alder body blank

Discussion in '2009 TDPRI Tele Build Challenge' started by martino, Feb 15, 2009.

Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.
  1. Parma_TeleMon

    Parma_TeleMon Friend of Leo's

    Posts:
    2,146
    Joined:
    Feb 5, 2009
    Location:
    Columbia, MD
    Dude, hurry up and tm/sm that! :D
     
  2. JohnnyAtomic

    JohnnyAtomic Tele-Afflicted

    Posts:
    1,483
    Joined:
    Mar 18, 2003
    Location:
    Little Rock, AR
    wow, talk about pulling out the stops at the last minute, this is looking great
     
  3. junk mutt

    junk mutt Tele-Meister

    Age:
    52
    Posts:
    412
    Joined:
    May 12, 2008
    Location:
    Englandland
    If mad max played guitar this would be it !!:lol:
     
  4. Colt W. Knight

    Colt W. Knight Doctor of Teleocity Ad Free Member

    Posts:
    18,871
    Joined:
    Jan 21, 2007
    Location:
    Tucson, AZ
    Martino, the finish on your guitar is phenominal. I feel like a jerk with my single color spray can finish.
    Love your guitar by the way.
     
  5. Alamo

    Alamo Doctor of Teleocity

    Posts:
    11,856
    Joined:
    Nov 15, 2006
    Location:
    Berlin
    That looks fantastic and that's a killer name ;) ROAD-KILL :!:

    [​IMG]
     
  6. martino

    martino Tele-Holic

    Posts:
    654
    Joined:
    Aug 2, 2007
    Location:
    LA CA US

    Dude I am hurrying !

     
  7. martino

    martino Tele-Holic

    Posts:
    654
    Joined:
    Aug 2, 2007
    Location:
    LA CA US

    Believe it or not you kinda have to plan this stuff out. I cut corners
    like no string thur or jack cup if I ran out of time I could skip the
    pick guard cause no pickup rout but I think I am gona make it.:D

    Thanks Johnny A. !
     
  8. martino

    martino Tele-Holic

    Posts:
    654
    Joined:
    Aug 2, 2007
    Location:
    LA CA US

    Yes you got it !
    I all ways loved that post apocalyptic look.
     
  9. martino

    martino Tele-Holic

    Posts:
    654
    Joined:
    Aug 2, 2007
    Location:
    LA CA US
    Oh C-mon you got that whole Doctor Dolittle thing going on in your build:p

     
  10. martino

    martino Tele-Holic

    Posts:
    654
    Joined:
    Aug 2, 2007
    Location:
    LA CA US
    That truck is perfect thanks for posting it ! ;)
     
  11. getbent

    getbent Telefied Silver Supporter

    Posts:
    40,359
    Joined:
    Mar 2, 2006
    Location:
    San Benito County, California
    this one might be my favorite. martino, this is one cool guitar.
     
  12. martino

    martino Tele-Holic

    Posts:
    654
    Joined:
    Aug 2, 2007
    Location:
    LA CA US

    Thanks ! ! !

    I cant post photos till tonight but I will finish.
     
  13. gtrwrks

    gtrwrks Tele-Afflicted

    Age:
    56
    Posts:
    1,122
    Joined:
    May 18, 2003
    Location:
    Oklahoma City, OK
    Anxious to see this one.
     
  14. martino

    martino Tele-Holic

    Posts:
    654
    Joined:
    Aug 2, 2007
    Location:
    LA CA US

    Yea me too:p

    Thanks !
     
  15. martino

    martino Tele-Holic

    Posts:
    654
    Joined:
    Aug 2, 2007
    Location:
    LA CA US
    When I put it all together the pickguard is way too bright I need something
    to balance it out:

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    so I start to put colors on and thinner on to build up
    to look like rust.
    [​IMG]

    did not have time to photo everything today so on to
    the stencil of the dragon lady.
    [​IMG]
     
  16. martino

    martino Tele-Holic

    Posts:
    654
    Joined:
    Aug 2, 2007
    Location:
    LA CA US
    I painted this and put the guitar together while it is drying.

    [​IMG]

    1 Volume 1 tone 1 pickup and the jack all on top.
    [​IMG]

    The tuners rusted up real good.

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]
     
  17. martino

    martino Tele-Holic

    Posts:
    654
    Joined:
    Aug 2, 2007
    Location:
    LA CA US
    [​IMG]

    the neck and plate came out good too.


    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]
     
  18. martino

    martino Tele-Holic

    Posts:
    654
    Joined:
    Aug 2, 2007
    Location:
    LA CA US
    There it is done !

    [​IMG]


    Cost:
    Neck tuners most screws $50
    I got a squier 51 used for $100 sold the body pickguard and control plate
    for $50.

    Pickup $18.50
    http://cgi.ebay.com/Artec-Alnico-5-...photoQQcmdZViewItemQQ_trksidZp1742.m153.l1262


    Pots $10 got a tele wire harness
    http://cgi.ebay.com/HARNESS-3-way-V...286.c0.m14&_trkparms=66:2|65:15|39:1|240:1318
    Picguard $0.68

    Screws $3

    Knobs $2.00 $1.00 each
    http://cgi.ebay.com/CHROME-KNOB-FOR...286.c0.m14&_trkparms=66:2|65:15|39:1|240:1318

    Bridge $8.50
    http://stores.shop.ebay.com/bezdez_...401QQ_sidZ11557664QQ_trksidZp4634Q2ec0Q2em322

    Strap buttons $2.00
    http://cgi.ebay.com/NICKEL-FELT-LIN...h=item200281670107&_trksid=p4634.c0.m14.l1262

    Total
    $94.68
     
    Last edited: Mar 15, 2009
  19. JasonRobert

    JasonRobert Tele-Holic

    Posts:
    873
    Joined:
    Dec 20, 2007
    Location:
    Paddock Wood, Kent, England
    I dont usually like all the rust and cracking, but i think it works on this guitar. I especially like the letters on the back. Well done.
     
  20. jkingma

    jkingma Super Moderator Staff Member

    Posts:
    12,623
    Joined:
    Nov 15, 2006
    Location:
    44°55'09.9"N 79°25'39.1"W
    Admin Post
    I was having a hard time trying to figure out what this one was going to look like when it was done. Well, I think it looks awesome.
     
IMPORTANT: Treat everyone here with respect, no matter how difficult!
No sex, drug, political, religion or hate discussion permitted here.


Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.