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

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  1. nasonm

    nasonm Friend of Leo's

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    I love the idea of a single neck p90!
     
  2. Maricopa

    Maricopa Friend of Leo's

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    Sorry lammy I can't find any pics of it on the new computer, it was a long time ago. It looked a little like this one but with a MOTS fretboard and headstock overlay.
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    Nason I've made a couple different guits with P-90s and I love 'em!
    http://www.youtube.com/my_videos
     
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    That looks like a friggin' awesome build, man!
     
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  5. Maricopa

    Maricopa Friend of Leo's

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    Thanks guys.
    Progress has slowed in the last couple days. I got some free paint and am trying to decide whether I like the color enough to use it. In the meantime I made a small pick guard.
    I first cut a pattern in 1/4" MDF then used a 1/8" round over bit in the router table to trim it out. It still has the plastic stuff on it so it's a little hazy looking.

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  6. Maricopa

    Maricopa Friend of Leo's

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    We got color! In the spirit of 'cheep' it's 10 yr old rattlecan forklift paint supplied by Big Mike. Some sort of enamel and kind of a cool color. Should look good with the brushed aluminum, black and MOTS. The neck will be clear except for the headstock.

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    [Edit] Looks like I cut my finger off doesn't it? Well, I didn't. :D

    This is completely off topic but purty. I re-sawed and joined this yesterday. It's the top on a new lapsteel I'm building.

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    that is some beautiful grain. Excellent build Maricopa. Hats off to you.
     
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    Love everything. That grain is amazing.
     
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    Uh, "damn, that's purdy!" hardly covers it, but, Damn, that's purdy!
     
  10. Maricopa

    Maricopa Friend of Leo's

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    I hate to even say this, but it cost me all of $14 for that piece of quilty goodness!! Today I went back to the same place and bought a plank of ash for the lap steel body and found a slightly wider piece of maple that's almost, but not quite, as nice as the one shown. Sometimes you get lucky. :D
     
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    I do like that blue
     
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    I used to have a van in that blue.
     
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    Excellent work, Mike.
     
  14. Maricopa

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    This is the part that sucks, waiting for the paint to dry.
    I'm anticipating playing this one more than most. Fortunately I have that maple and some koa to play with in the meantime.

    Sure has been fun watching the other builds. There are some damn inventive (and frankly, fookin' nootz :D ) people here.
     
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    One of the favorite guitars I've played was a '60s Epiphone Century (small hollow body, single P90 neck pup). This is getting fun.
     
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    WOW!

    .. and that "small pick guard" is well, cute. :lol:
     
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    You talkin' ta' me? - Are you talkin' ta' ME?
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    Whoo-Hoo! Absolutely great job.
     
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    Well, it's pretty much done. I was missing a nut for the output jack so I still need to wire it and do the set-up (details, details :cool: ). I'll post a YouTube clip of it this weekend but here it is.

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    I counted everything in my cost figgers and had almost everything laying around. A few things I bought even though I didn't need to like a nice solid-shaft pot and a black knob to match the P-90
    So here's my breakdown:
    Body: 6' 2X4 and 1/3 sheet of 1/4" mdf. $10.00
    Neck: 3/4" maple board: $7.00
    Tuners: Modified 18:1 Grover Stay-Tites $15 (bought 'em in bulk some years back)
    Pick-Up: Eastwood P-90 $15
    Pickguard: Off cut of a piece MOTS I bought about 10 years ago. $5.00
    Bridge, Neck plate and string anchor: 1/8" aluminum. $2.00
    Finish: 2 cans of 10yr old forklift paint $0
    One can of ACE clear lacquer. $6.00
    Vol pot, screws, knob and strap buttons. $15.00

    Total: $75 if I bought everything new. Actual outlay at the time of build was around $30.
    This was definitely a 'slap-happy' build. It has a 10ft finish and I didn't exactly sweat the details but I had fun and it was a stress-free build. A nice change of pace.
     
  19. jkingma

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    Mike! That looks incredible. Very simple and elegant. Everything I love about a Tele made even simpler. Can't wait to see your YouTube clip.
     
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    And it certainly LOOKS pretty too!...:cool:

    Yet another example of the ingenuity, determination and hard work shown by all the guys who have entered this challenge.

    This is great work, Maricopa - congratulations!

    Wow! We certainly have some talented folks around here. I feel truly humbled....
     
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