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. steve gibson

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    Marty, that thing is beautiful. I hope you don't mind but I just have to duplicate that route and binding.
     
  2. stevied

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    The Phoenix....Right??

    Nicely done Marty!!

    Steve
     
  3. Nick JD

    Nick JD Doctor of Teleocity Ad Free Member

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    Hope your Mum's wrist heals well. Will the pin be internal? Hope so - the external pin thing is difficult :(.

    Make her drink calcium fortified milk! :D
     
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    Hi Marty,

    Hope your Mom is OK. Mine at 75 shattered her's on a fall on ice (probably due to old trifocals!) and once healed is fine. Still playing piano! It took a while but it's amazing how fast they can Bounce back.

    Cheers

    Murray
     
  5. martyb1

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    OK,got mom home from the hospital today,maybe we can get something done tonight!!!
     
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    I would not have worded it exactly that-a way. :oops:
     
  7. martyb1

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    Not much to report.This is not the weather we are suppose to get in March.It was-36 here today which in turn makes for some very long days at my real job:(
     
  8. martyb1

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    I'm sorry,you don't "make" my mom do anything ;)
     
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    Marty sorry to hear about your Mom.. hope all goes well..
    Love the build...can't wait to hear it when finished... I appreciate your efforts to keep this build moving.. I enjoy learning from your mistakes...remember that many great discoveries were all by mistakes... keep it up brother
     
  10. martyb1

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    Finally got some time in the shop
    I had to get the jack hole drilled.Not much good if you can't plug it in
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    Thought it would be cool to counter sink it a bit
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    Boy I should have sanded and grain filled the edges better :eek:
    Hunted up a pair of used pots.They are solid shaft that will be perfect for the knobs I am going to use
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  11. martyb1

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    Got all the wires etc cleaned off the pots,mounted them and the switch into the control plate
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    Here are the knobs I am going to use.They are for solid shaft pots and I have been using pretty much all split shaft on my builds so this is a good place to use them.That and the fact they have a fake diamond dot in them and were cheap on ebay

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    JUst not to sure how I am going to wire this yet,I will sleep on that.Just stuck it together to see how she looked

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    Pulled it apart and give it a wetsanding and a wipedown.Then a couple more coats of clear.This will probably be the last clear it gets.

    I have a gig on Sat night.Maybe we can have it together for it!!
     
  12. ROADMAN

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    I take it the bullet theme is toast......
     
  13. mkhhunt

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    I liked the bullets too... maybe for the next one? With a nice red tint on the neck - the Alberta Redneck Caster! :eek: LOL!!!!!

    Hey, wait. I'm from Alberta too! :rolleyes: (Say... that gives me an idea... :cool:)
     
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    Yea, that idea appears 'Shot' :D
     
  15. martyb1

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    As cool as I still think the bullet knobs are,I just don't think they match what this has turned into :neutral:
     
  16. ryguy76

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    I agree Marty, the standard chrome knobs are the way to go. Very nice work there!!
     
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    Can't wait to see the return of the bullet knobs! Outstanding work on this rig, my man!
     
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    Best of luck to your mom. It's been a while since I checked out this build thread - a big surprise - and a nice save there, marty. You make a decision on the pickguard yet?
     
  19. Colt W. Knight

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    Marty, that grain pattern is outstanding. I was planning on using used shotshell brass for knobs. Dang it, I didn't think anyone else would think about that. I am going to do something else now, don't want anyone thinking I am stealing ideas. Guess I shouldn't have looked at everyones thread until after the contest was over. oh well.
    Great work like always.
     
  20. Joe Gioielli

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    Well, IMHO, I think yours is the tops. I also like the palletcaster a lot, and special mention for the Alder Body Blank.

    I gererally don't follow tele builds because, in the end, I know what it's going to look like. Like the palletcaster, it is traditional tele, but the copper hardware is a fresh approach. The Alder Body caster is in the "relic" catagory, and it is outstanding. But I tend to think of relic painting as a class by itself. I can't really judge it agains a non-relic.

    What you did was to take the tele traditional look, and brought it up to a higher degree. To me, a tele is like a bolt action rifle. They look silly with plastic stocks and lazer sights. But that doesn't mean you have to settlt on a Savage. You can buy a Weatherby. A luxury model of a basic item. Everything that you need is there, everything you would want is there. And everything you don't need of want isn't. (I hope this makes some kind of sense.) You have created a "luxury tele". No non-sense, yet wonderful.

    My hat is off to you.

    Outstanding work!

    Joe
     
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