COMPLETED, The Scattesquire

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

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  1. Scatter Lee

    Scatter Lee Friend of Leo's

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    just sat that baby in my lap for the first time, fells so nice, just perfect, weighs in at 7 lb 12 oz right now
     
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    that doubleneck is sweet.

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    I don't know how much a quality contribution this may be, but I'd like to suggest you do some different tuning on the shorter neck. It really depends on what you intend to play on it, but if you were to tune it like a 5th or 7th higher than a standard guitar, you could play some nice jangly chords. I doubt that's really the intention with the esquier pickup setup on the shortscale side, but, that's just my two cents on it. Yours builds are just godly, Scatter. I would give my left arm to be able to build guitars like that... of course then I wouldn't be able to play... so, that's a pretty bad catch 22.
     
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    Very good stuff! I'm right in the middle of doing the same thing for a strat.
     
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    well I made this today for the double neck, the screws that came with this switch had such big heads that no matter how you attached it the knob would jam into the screw heads and pretty much made it a two way switch, but it's a four way, so I had to buy some flat head screws and grind them down to oval heads and all is good

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    new string ferrules 8 cents each

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    got the body done so...

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    then I made new templates off the finished body

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    worked the little neck today

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  9. Scatter Lee

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    gave em a coat of clear lacquer

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    I'll work on them a little more tonight
     
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    nice day for a boat ride, comeon hop on

     
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    waiting on frets and tuners for this one but it's not for the challange anyway,
    my good camera bit the dust so here are some bad still pics from the handycam

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    What ................. you don't make your own tuners?
     
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    Really loving the competition so far! Mr Scatter Lee, yours is the thread I've been most captivated by but I'm just so in awe of all you guys...
     
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    someday, hey I'm new at this
     
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    OK folks I'm all done with this, no more fun time, gotta get back to workin,

    I burned up a saber saw
    broke the dremel
    burned up a drill
    my most used drill bit makes more smoke than sawdust
    my hacksaw blade dont have many teeth left
    router bits are a bit burnt
    and the camera quit working

    but its been fun for sure

    here's my final pics

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    I did get some strap buttons on

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    total weight = 6lbs 13oz



    Neck.............................hand made, scrap wood
    Truss Rod.....................hand made from metal rods----------------$3.75
    Tuners, w/Screws...........................................ebay------------$19.95
    Bone Nut Blank................................................ebay-------------$0.85
    Body..............................hand made, scrap wood
    Neck Mounting Plate, w/ Screws.........................ebay-------------$1.42
    Strap Buttons w/ Screws..................................ebay-------------$3.14
    Pickguard......................hand made from scrap fiberglass
    Pickguard Screws, Stainless.................................Lowes----------$1.35
    Bridge Pickup
    w/ Mounting Screws & Rubber Tubes......................ebay----------$17.00
    2 Used Pots
    w/ Caps & Nuts & Washers..................................ebay------------$5.00
    Used Switch, 3 Way w/ Screws.......................parts box-----------$5.00
    Used Control Plate w/ Screws..........................parts box--------- $5.00
    2 Knobs.............................................................ebay---------$10.50
    Bridge.............................hand made from scrap metal
    Bridge Screws..................................................Ace-------------$0.48
    Bridge Saddles................hand made from scrap bolt
    Bridge Intonation & Height Screws..........................Ace-----------$1.35
    Bridge Springs.......................from old retractable pens------------$0.15
    Output Jack....................parts box-------------------------------$1.50
    Output Jack Ferrule.............................................ebay----------$0.60
    Output Jack Ferrule Screws...................................Ace-----------$0.10
    Frets...................................................................ebay---------$8.99
    Strings.................................................................Store--------$3.49

    TOTAL..................................................................................$89.62
     
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