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COMPLETED : Scatter Lee's Rosewood Strat 2015 Challenge Build

Discussion in '2015 TDPRI GSM Build Challenge' started by Scatter Lee, Jun 13, 2015.

  1. Scatter Lee

    Scatter Lee Friend of Leo's

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    i read that george's and jimi's were solid/heavy, that's why george gave his away, all the rest built were chambered. this one right now is 9 lbs 2 oz without pickups, i will swiss cheese under the pickguard if i have to to keep this under 10 lbs, i hear the chambered one's go over 10 lbs, i read it on the internet so it must be true
     
  2. jimdkc

    jimdkc Friend of Leo's

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    The other rumor is that Fender sent Elvis a rosewood Tele and he sent it back saying essentially, "No thanks, too heavy and I prefer Gibson and Martin guitars."
     
  3. Guitar novice

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    What a great looking guitar!

    I keep coming back into the thread just to have another look at the photo!

    first class as always.

    Matthew
     
  4. kromanomo

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    Great job as always.
     
  5. Captain Nutslot

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    Gross
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  6. LightninMike

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    Looks great! Gonna look even better with that LPB.... LOL Don't even think about it
     
  7. Scatter Lee

    Scatter Lee Friend of Leo's

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    setting up for a setup
    don't have a foot long drill bit but the dremel cable thing can get in there and drill some holes

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    got the bridge in

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    put in the tuners, did not push the bushings in all the way so i can take them out later to clear coat the neck

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    rigged up an old japanese pickup to help tune it and get the intonation close

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    strung it up with 8's
    i thought i had it all but i guess i forgot string trees

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  8. BluesBlooded

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    Totally beautiful!
     
  9. Tear

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    if you got that intonated then you're "officially" done!.....the rest is all lil fiddly bits that your perfectionistic nature won't let you ignore!
     
  10. Mojotron

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    The Colonel said Elvis would accept that one! :)
     
  11. Jared Evans

    Jared Evans Tele-Meister

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    Gorgeous.
     
  12. Scatter Lee

    Scatter Lee Friend of Leo's

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    today i filed nut slots, set string height, set intonation, got the bridge floating and played it for a couple hours :cool:

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    equal distance between the strings, not on center lines

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    the most amazing tool, took me years to afford one, just came in from china

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    this bridge was made for 9.5" radius fretboard, mine is 12", had to replace the e strings saddle height adjustment screws for longer ones, had some in the parts box :cool:

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    super nice, maybe i'll try a vid, got the pickups ordered yesterday

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  13. Barncaster

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    Shane,
    What did you go for on the pups? No Shimano specials this year? ;-)
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  14. Scatter Lee

    Scatter Lee Friend of Leo's

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    Budz makes me some fine pickups, making the neck and body is enough for me this year
     
  15. lookslikemeband

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    Man... I can't WAIT to hear that bad boy!!
     
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    man, that came together fast, and cleanly. I really appreciate this build.
     
  17. Barncaster

    Barncaster Doctor of Teleocity

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    This is going to sound sweeeeet....
     
  18. Jacaranda

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    Very pretty wood
     
  19. w3stie

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    Fantastic stuff as usual! Got the Mustang amp :twisted: Favourite settings?
     
  20. oldrebel

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    That is one gorgeous guitar! I can't wait to hear it.

    I sure hope that it is under 10 lbs so you don't have to drill under the pickguard. Not that it would hurt anything.
     
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