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

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That's right... and if I was a judge I would give higher marks for shiny, as the finish on the body suits it better. IMHO. ;)

The finish as pretty shiny but not like a regular build.Because I only used sealer and no grain filler the finish has sunk into the grain in a few spots,but on the flip side,the aged hardware is all Fender stuff that I scored on ebay,which is actually more money.I can still get under budget using it but using the shiny stuff gives me more room.Only thing is that the neckplate and tuners are not aged so I think I will go with the cheaper shiny stuff.
Better get back to it:eek:
 

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Time to double check the line up.Got the neck clamped in this time.looks ok
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Use the screws to mark the neck
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Over to the drill press,drill the screw holes
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Stick on the plate and screw it down.
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Hmmm,even reasonably straight!
 

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Before I can go any farther I will need to get the nut in the neck
Marked the outside slots
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Used my nut spacing ruler made from scrap binding to mark the other holes
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Now into the vise and make some slots
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Start them with a 3 corner file
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Then use the nut files to make the slots,not too deep now
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Slip it in the neck.
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Now I need to find 3 strings
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Since I have no copper shielding here I will give the cavities a coat of shielding paint
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NOw I need to add some wire to the pickup lead
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And wire up the control plate

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I bet I can find some wire in here,an old dead CB radio that I cleaned out of my moms shed
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Yep,there is wire in there

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Since there is nothing traditional about this guitar,why use traditional colors
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Solder up the plate
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Think I will use a pink wire for the bridge ground,it's the new beige you know
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Set on the bridge and feed the wires
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Line it up and install one screw
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Make sure we are still lined up and put in the other 3
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Now I need some foam for under that P90
Got some garbage left over from tinning the shed
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Slide in the P90 and screw it down.
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Now I see my route is off a little.That was because of the smaller heel on the neck.I didnt compensate for that when I did the route.The strings still catch the pole pieces though.Might even be the pickup.What can you expect for $4

NOw wire up the pickups and the output jack
WOW,getting short on time.Got to head to my gig soon.
Drilled and installed the strap buttons
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Added a string tree
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Plugged it in and we have noise!!!!!
All positions work,and very little string buzz.
I will let it sit over night and set it up in the morning.WOW,this was cutting it tooooooooooooo close
 

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Well builders, I think Marty pretty much has this one wrapped up. We can't compete with that!
That just means we get to keep ours. HAHAHHAAHAHA!
 

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Well, I just effed up the paint on mine, so I know for certain I don't have a chance against these beautiful guitars.
Then again, I never set out to make mine pretty, I kinda wanted it to look like a home made 100$ guitar.
 

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Well, I just effed up the paint on mine, so I know for certain I don't have a chance against these beautiful guitars.
Then again, I never set out to make mine pretty, I kinda wanted it to look like a home made 100$ guitar.


Colt Get a pair of work lights and some acetone you can save it . . .
Yes you can!!
 

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All this thread needs is a final $ accounting post and it looks done. Good Work!
 

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Well just got home from my gig.I better do the accounting post now.I may sleep past the deadline :eek:

Bridge-$18-Ebay
Tuners-$9.99-Ebay
Neck-$20 Eden
Buttons-$1.75
Binding-$4.00
Pots-$5.00-Used
Switch-$6.50
Output Jack-$2 Used
Neck Plate-0.99-Ebay
Control Plate-$3.24-Ebay
Switch tip-$1.00
Ferrules-$4.00
Str Tree-$1.25
Cap-$1.00
Button Felts-$0.50
Strings-2.00-Used(well 3 of them)
Pickups-Bridge$0.99
Neck $4-Ebay
Knobs-$3.25-Ebay
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Total is $89.46 I think,pretty tired
The left over can go for Finishing supplies,shielding paint,etc
Everything I needed screws for they were included
Hope I didn't miss anything
 
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