COMPLETED --$100 Telecaster Challenge - Ketchup Caster

Discussion in '2009 TDPRI Tele Build Challenge' started by Mark-00255, Feb 14, 2009.

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  1. Mark-00255

    Mark-00255 Tele-Holic

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    And two more detail shots - Electrosocket View:
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    And the neck overhang:
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    This was the best fun I've had in years! Thanks TDPRI and all of those who suffered through my mishaps, and encouraged me when things went well! Accounting to follow shortly ...
     
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    Final Accounting:

    Final Accounting - I took out the copper tape 'cause I didn't use it. And I didn't include the free stuff, like the cedar shingle and ...:
    ferrules $7.50
    bridge $2.61
    used pots $6.00
    electrosocket $16.95
    pickup $10.00
    neck $32.47
    Bridge & Cover screws $1.50
    Strap Buttons $1.84
    Knobs $2.99
    Jack $2.95
    Neck Plate $4.00
    Strings $5.49
    Pickup Screws $0.69
    Wire $0.29
    Surgical Tubing $0.39
    Total $95.67

    Now I gotta try to do a vid in the next 15 minutes and get it uploaded. Doubtful!
     
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    Love the simplicity of the design, without the pickguard or control plate. Shows off the finish and wood grain well. Nice job on the bridge, too... looks so much better than one just cut off straight across!

    Jim
     
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    Thanks Jim!

    I got a video done, and it's uploaded to Youtube, but it now seems to be "processing" - I haven't done much YouTube, but I guess that's normal.
     
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    Here's the video:



    One last pic - final weight, which I don't think has any bearing on the contest, but is interesting nonetheless:
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    8 lbs 5.7 ounces!
     
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