COMPLETED -- $100 Telecaster Challenge, Lowecaster!

Discussion in '2009 TDPRI Tele Build Challenge' started by Colt W. Knight, Feb 15, 2009.

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  1. sean79

    sean79 Poster Extraordinaire

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    You've still got an hour. Is that enough time to add frets?

    Seriously - nice job on that thing. I liked your fret board radius sanding block idea... might have to steal it and make my own.
     
  2. Colt W. Knight

    Colt W. Knight Doctor of Teleocity Ad Free Member

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    I am probably going to keep this neck and fret it. Probably make the body a clock or something. But who knows, I might figure out how to play it and keep it just like it is.
     
  3. martino

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    I love the frettless man thats fantastic!
     
  4. Colt W. Knight

    Colt W. Knight Doctor of Teleocity Ad Free Member

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    Thanks Martino, I just wish mine turned out as pretty as your build.

    There are a lot of things that you can procrastinate on, but building a guitar is not one of them. No more deadline builds for me!
     
  5. IrishMail

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    Please, how 'bout an itemized parts list and cost list? :neutral:
     
  6. Colt W. Knight

    Colt W. Knight Doctor of Teleocity Ad Free Member

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    Neck – Free – Step from Zeb’s barn and maple my cousin cut for me
    Truss bar – steel angle – 3.97$
    Nut – Free – ¼” brass sheet a buddy gave me in highschool
    Tuning keys – 21.95$
    String tree – Free – Old dry wall screw
    Neck Plate – Free – same brass and old dry wall screws.
    Body – 2”x8”x8’ – 5.24$
    Pickups – GFS bargain bin blow out non branded pups – 21.95$
    Bridge – GFS hard tail strat bridge – 10.95$
    Control plate, Bridge seat, Input jack – Free – Maple my cousin sawed for me a long time ago.
    Cap - .975$
    Pots, control switch, input jack – left over GFS stuff I had laying around – 10$(assigned value)
    Knobs – Free- Scrap poplar
    String ferrule block – Free – same brass.
    Strings – 2 packs for 11$ - so 5.50$.
    Two cans of orange spray paint ( only used one) 4.48$ a can.
    One coat of tru oil – 4.95 for a can.
    Part of a can of Deft – 4.88$( for a whole can)
    Epoxy - I had this laying around, but new is 3.95$
    Total = 93.6$0
     
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    I changed this back to Completed because Colt informs me it was supposed to be fretless. Sorry for the mistake.
     
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