COMPLETED, The Scattesquire

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

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  1. brewwagon

    brewwagon Poster Extraordinaire

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    scatter your a (mad) scientist -artist of the highest order
    super work & thanks for sharing your talent with us all this buds for you !!!


    you ever skate that pool?


    we call those "marsh hawks" on the delta

    brewws

    tommy chong builds bongs lol
     
  2. gitlvr

    gitlvr Friend of Leo's

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    I think the alteration to the lower horn is not only a smart move, but asthetically will add to the unique character of this build. Enjoy the crabs. I certainly love 'em.
     
  3. Tom_B

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    Wow and wow. That double neck will be the cat's meow. Or should that be me-wow.
     
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    twangcaster1 Friend of Leo's

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    What do you do for a living, man? You must be a machinist, or something!
     
  5. smaerd

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    Hey scatter, is there a place where we can find info on that jig you used for routing the 7.25 curve of the neck?

    If that's completely from scratch, two things. 1.) My hat is off to you, good sir. and 2.) Could you give us more details on it?

    Thanks.
     
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    So fun to watch this thread.

    Great to see a clever mind and simple tools humble a CNC machine and mail-order sameness.

    Maybe string one of the necks up all baritone style?
     
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    First thing that came to my mind when reading this thread, as well. :D
     
  9. Scatter Lee

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    today I cut all my leftover maple into 1/4" thick strips, had just enough to cover the body, sense the body was only 1 1/2" thick

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    then I routed out and patched the neck pockets

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  10. Scatter Lee

    Scatter Lee Friend of Leo's

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    then I designed up a 3/4" scale body and neck with standard size headstock and bridge

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    so then I thought a 3/4" scale in the top of the double neck might be cool, lighten it up a little, and so kids can play it too

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    I'm going to glue a maple fretboard on the little neck and call it a day
     
  12. Scatter Lee

    Scatter Lee Friend of Leo's

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    i'm just kinda makin this up as I go along, kind of a prototype type thing
     
  13. jlazaro317

    jlazaro317 TDPRI Member

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    Cool!
    How did you come up with the dimensions and fret calcs for the 3/4 scale neck? Since I'm building a tele, my kids want one too. A 3/4 would be perfect.
    Thanks,
    John
     
  14. jinx667

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    A 3/4 sized tele would be freaking sweet travel and deployment guitar. I would be all over that for the next time I get sent out to some strange desert country!

    You are the man.
     
  15. Scatter Lee

    Scatter Lee Friend of Leo's

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    I brought up the actual size neck and body files in photoshop and reduced them both to 75%

    then pasted the small neck on the full size neck and aligned them at the bottom of the nut, and made it 50% transparent

    then erased the small headstock and everything below the nut on the big one

    then pasted the neck on the small body

    then took the full size body file and cropped out the bridge rout and holes section and pasted it on the small body so the bridge mounting holes were 19 5/16" below the bottom of the nut

    then drew a line from the e string holes to the e string slots on the nut

    then drew a line from the sides of the nut parallel to the string lines to the bottom of the neck

    keeped the fret lines and markers from the small neck on there, really didnt have to calculate anything

    then printed it out full size and made template

    I can make it easy for you and attach a file a little later
     
  16. Zmatko

    Zmatko Tele-Meister

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    That picture is a beauty.
    I love the simple looks of that guitar.
     
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    I might go even farther and make the little neck 1/2 scale. and make it an octave up. Joe Maphis doubleneck style.


    that way you can have similar enough tunings on both neck so you won't have to transpose keys in your head when you change necks mid song.
     
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    This is a really great thread! Great pictures and notes of the progress!
     
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    I can make it easy for you and attach a file a little later

    That would be most excellent and appreciated.
     
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    Enjoyed reading this thread immensely .
    Thankyou .
     
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