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Discussion in '2012 TDPRI Tele Build Challenge' started by Guitarnut, Mar 13, 2012.
Details to come...
It's inspired by this little piece of work.
Sweetness! Can't wait to follow along!
, I almost went that way. Saved all your diagrams and everything. But if anybody should build it, it's you
Good luck Mark
Don't tell me you found prototype #3 under a bed somewhere
That sure looks like a good place to start!
Best of luck Mark.
A Telecaster? Weird!
Annnnd.. he's in! Good Luck, Mark!
My intent is not to replicate but to borrow from the vibe of this historical guitar. There's some mystery surrounding it's construction and we may never know for certain how she was made.
I love the look of the #2 prototype...uh, except for that control plate. That's where I decided to take a left turn. In a recent thread there was a lot of speculation...largely on my part...about the chambering, the origin of the control plate, the make up of the body. All of that is what lead me to this build.
So, here's my plan. It will look like this. No control plate. No control cavity cover on the back. Just a back loaded vol and tone. Back loaded without a cavity cover?
Since the shape of the pickguard doesn't cross the strings and there's no neck PU to deal with, why not make the pickguard the control cover? Groundbreaking? No. Game changing? No. Simple and effective? Yes.
The 14th can't get here soon enough for me...
OK... That's pretty cool!
I like this idea. What software are you using for the modeling?
Very classy, Mark. Can't wait to see it.
Very glad you're in, Mark!
I like your idea, too, and it's very different from all
your recent builds.
Seems possible to do a similar thing without even
having a separate top -- just drills and/or chisel
into the area behind the controls from the routed
area beneath the pickguard. This is what I thought
you might do before seeing your solution.