COMPLETED -- $100 Telecaster Challenge-The $124.01 CADocaster

Discussion in '2009 TDPRI Tele Build Challenge' started by martyb1, Feb 13, 2009.

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  1. BAW4742

    BAW4742 Tele-Afflicted

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    That is just too cool. Way to go Marty.
     
  2. martyb1

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    First coat of lacquer(I hope for the last time:rolleyes:)
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    Now I have a P90 here I got on ebay a long time ago for $4
    I have no idea who made it.I wonder if I can squeak it in there
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  3. ROADMAN

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    as my brother who dwells in Alberta would say ...

    Marty you are a .... beauty...and I'd agree...:)
     
  4. martyb1

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    Thanks for the comments.I am surprised how it is looking actually:lol:
    Well I am sure I can stuff that P90 in there.
    On goes the template
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    This is another plus with this water based lacquer.Don't think you could do this an hour after a coat of nitro ;)
    Yep,just fit!!!
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  5. martyb1

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    I'm a thinkin a regular tele guard is not going to work very well on this :lol:
    So time to try to design one.
    Out with the paper and pencil,do a little tracing
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    I am kind of limited on what I can do.All I have here is a small left over piece of pearloid from another build.Can't see cutting up a $25 guard for this,and it's also not in the budget;)
    Well it's coming.I measured my piece of pearloid and I cant any higher.
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    Needs a little refining but it's getting there
     
  6. Stumpwizard

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    Awesome recovery....truly inspirational to someone (me) who is building my first guitar right now... little mistakes can lead to interesting things...
     
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    With all that binding and contouring and non-standard pickup'ing, you should name it the "Deluxe 'tele-deluxe' deluxe" :lol:
     
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    How about no pickguard? You don't need one for that P90 anyways, and the finish is incredible.
     
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    Maybe cut the PG between he P-90 and bridge at an angle like a old LP Special Double Cut....

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  10. Mark-00255

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    +1
     
  11. tdu

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    Ya no pickguard would also emphasize the binding more. And as mentioned, leave that great grain and finish showing.
     
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    Parma_TeleMon Friend of Leo's

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    Someone once said, "If you've got it, flaunt it!" IMHO that's just too pretty to cover up. Go guardless!
     
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    I think you you're on the right track with the pickguard. That would look hot with white pearloid in that shape.
     
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    Marty, a week ago I would have said "Just hand the trophy over to Scatter Lee - he has already won this thing hands-down".

    You know what? Now I'm not so sure....

    This build has been absolutely fascinating - wonderful workmanship, thoughtful and considered approaches to problems, beautiful finishing, all of which have combined to create a totally individual instrument which is very pleasing to the eye, and shows just what we are capable of if we are just prepared to take a leap of faith and "think outside of the box".

    Marvellous stuff - as always - Marty. Thank you for taking the time to share your skills with us....:cool:
     
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    Yeah... No pickguard!!
     
  16. martyb1

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    Thanks again for the comments
    Not a lot of progress
    My mother fell on the ice yesterday and broke her wrist.I had to take her to the doc and now she has been transferred to the city to have surgery on it to have a pin put in it.Wow,forgot just how tough that old girl is ;)
     
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    Ouch - bad luck, Marty for your mom. Mine fell in December, and shattered her shoulder/upper arm into five pieces. She's recovered well and is currently slingless ... in Seattle even!
     
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    Best for you Mom, sorry to hear it...

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    Thanks
    All I can say is at 67 years old,and a broken wrist,I still would not take her on :eek:
     
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    Marty ...hope your Mom gets well soon. I'm sure a tough old Alberta girl will be completely pissed off she's incapacitated for more than a day :mad:

    I think with all the ICE injuries we're hearing about this and last year we might find a new market for curling shoes as every day wear for the elderly....the soles at least..:idea:

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