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henderson is go's 2012 Challenge Build Thread -- COMPLETED

Discussion in '2012 TDPRI Tele Build Challenge' started by henderson is go, Mar 13, 2012.

  1. henderson is go

    henderson is go Tele-Holic

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    Ok, So I've finished drawing up plans, and also gathering wood. I'm thinking a tele based on an Amati... This is going to be fun :D
     
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  2. RogerC

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    Drawing up plans?! Is that allowed? :eek:

    :lol: Good luck, man. You've got a pretty keen eye, so I'm looking forward to this
     
  3. crazydave911

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    Welcome, and good luck! :D

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    Plans? Nobody told me there were plans!
     
  5. henderson is go

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    Thanks Roger, I've been lucky enough to have mentors like Ervin somogyi, who has really helped to develop my sense of design.
     
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    Alright, here's my proof of start picture(s). My materials are curly maple for the neck and fingerboard (both found at lowes), The body will be quilted cherry I found at a local exotic lumber yard. I wanted to use euro sycamore, but the $25 a board foot price scared me off, then I wanted to use sugar maple, but this piece of cherry was soooo nice (and surprisingly cheap) I had to have it. The top will be European spruce (from old world tonewoods). I also have some miscellaneous parts, but I'm considering making my own pickup...

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    Holy smokes, this is going to be good !!!
     
  8. adirondak5

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    Hey Brian , that is going to be cool , nice flame you got from Lowes :)
     
  9. R. Stratenstein

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    Whoo-hoo--look out Scatter Lee, there's some competition for the Scattervarius! Looking great, Henderson, I'll be checking in on this one!
     
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    That looks like a Tele De Gamba.
     
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    cool! I'm gonna keep an eye on this one.
     
  12. henderson is go

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    Thanks everyone:

    R Stratenstein: I didn't know about Scatter's build until now... I kind of feel like I'm copying him now, but mine will be different and I guess every idea has been done at one point or another :D

    jpbturbo: Ha, I think I just found the name of this guitar :lol:


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    This is going to be beautiful!

    My only complaints so far are that your shop's too clean and your handplane is better than any of mine. ;)
     
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    Thanks, but I find it ironic that you would say my shop is too clean: my dad constantly yells at me for not keeping the shop clean enough :lol:

    Many kids my age want video games, expensive clothes, etc. I just save up my money and buy tools :)
     
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    Thats great!
    Want to come clean my shop?.......LOL
    Good luck.Looks great so far!
     
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    I am envious of that shop, and the motivation required to keep it that clean.
     
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    That is a cool concept.
     
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    Sweet!
     
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    Great start, Brian. Yep, I was drooling over your table saw setup there. I'd love to have the space for that kind of equipment.... you little punk :lol:
     
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    Ha, RogerC I just had the exact same thought! Great start Henderson and looking forward
    to watching the progress.
     
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