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gearhead1972 2012 Challenge Build Thread -- COMPLETED

Discussion in '2012 TDPRI Tele Build Challenge' started by gearhead1972, Mar 13, 2012.

  1. emoney

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    Wow, man. You're practically done too! What the heck is going on around here today?
     
  2. rcole_sooner

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    Look at all the black hardware. Good choice, for this challenge. :D
     
  3. gearhead1972

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    Controls all done.
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    Finishing the tuners
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    All done!:D
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    My god what an experience, I am so glad I did it.

    Here is my video
     
  4. gearhead1972

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    oh yeah I put it on a scale and it is freaking 9.6 pounds lol may as well have built an LP.
    Some minor details to sort out tomorrow. The nut slots need to come down a little and I need to intonate it better. I just got it in the ball park to make the video. The Neck is like a baseball bat, but I will live with it.
     
  5. nosmo

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    Congratulations - Seriously sweet guitar. Nice playing too.
     
  6. Glen Smith

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    Very nice, the black hardware is subtle and doesn't distract from the beauty of the wood.
     
  7. Barncaster

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    Well done Gearhead!!!!

    Barncaster
     
  8. Muzikp

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    That's a build to be proud of. Did you say beginner class - WOW!!!
     
  9. bender66

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    Nice job gearhead!
     
  10. ItZaLLGooD

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    Nice build. Quick too! I'm still routing and sanding.
     
  11. MadJack

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    Great job! Definitely something to be proud of.

    I concur with Glen Smith, the black hardware was the right choice.
     
  12. Guitarnut

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    Excellent job! I jumped to the end of the build. I'm gonna go back and read it thru.

    Well done!
     
  13. paulmarr

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    Nice job Gearhead!
     
  14. emoney

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    Man that's fantastic!!!! Now, how long before you start your "next" build?
     
  15. adirondak5

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    Great job !
     
  16. bcarter_1

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    I agree, looks awesome!
     
  17. gearhead1972

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    haha. I really need to get the bass I put on layaway, so that's what I need to concentrate on next. Then I may start another.
     
  18. Davecam48

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    That is a great instrument and played very well. Loved the tone. You should be proud of that one.
     
  19. RogerC

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    Beautiful work man! Great aesthetics and sound.
     
  20. rcole_sooner

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    Nicely done! It sounds and looks great!!!

    More black hardware, it is funny how the trends go.
     
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