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I chucked a guitar in the bin today

Discussion in 'Tele Home Depot' started by betocool, Feb 13, 2018.

  1. betocool

    betocool Tele-Meister

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    Thanks for all your replies!

    Considering... yes... maybe I should have given it away... who knows. What's done is done.

    Cheers,

    Albert
     
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  2. Torren61

    Torren61 Poster Extraordinaire Gold Supporter

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    I clicked on here to figure out where you are so I could come get it from the trash. You're too far...
     
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  3. radiocaster

    radiocaster Poster Extraordinaire

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    I don't see why you trashed the neck. You said it was fine except for the balance, and I'm not even sure you tried the better strap button position, or you could even be using it for another guitar since it was a bolt-on.
     
  4. dsutton24

    dsutton24 Doctor of Teleocity Ad Free Member

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    I've never chucked an entire guitar, but I've certainly dumped a lot of pieces.

    It's just part of learning. Most of us don't have a lot of built-in ability, and a lot of us learned long before easy (and sometimes useful) information was readily available. A lot of trial and error made for a lot of scrap.

    Keep at it, reusing the parts is good, just keep moving.
     
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  5. Frodebro

    Frodebro Doctor of Teleocity Ad Free Member

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    I don't build guitars, but I do a lot of other woodworking. Tossing out the "oopsies" is par for the course. Some people fuel their workshop wood stoves with scraps and mistakes exclusively.
     
  6. bsman

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    Surprised that took so long - that was my first thought: "one man's trash is another man's treasure"...
     
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    Jkingma's solution to oops

    If you put two dowels in yours you get a duplex:D
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  8. jenos

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    Nothing wrong with tossing it. Practice makes perfect.
     
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  9. Otis Fine

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    Onward and upward!
     
  10. 2blue2

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    The no crap rule states 'not out of my shop'
     
  11. Jupiter

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    I take this as another vote for viking funeral.
     
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  12. 2blue2

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    Burn Baby Burn!!
     
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  13. Crafty Fox

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    But I'm not! :D
     
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  14. Crafty Fox

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    My builds were all perfect from the start......:lol:
    That's why they are mostly hidden in cupboards and corners waiting to be recycled.
    I'd admit my first 5 were.........well, embarrassing. But I did give #5 away!
     
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  15. betocool

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    I guess it's time for me to move on, that guitar served it's psychological purpose, as in, build it, try it, but then you realise it was not what I was looking for. I suppose more will come in the future, candidates for another bin toss (hopefully not too many), but next time that happens I promise I'll give it away (I really should have thought about it, shouldn't I?)

    I don't think this guitar qualifies as another man's treasure anymore, what with removing the double truss rod from inside the neck... well, you can imagine how that happened.

    Cheers,

    Albert
     
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    jamorudd Tele-Afflicted

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    My second Guitar is still floating around from flat surface to flat surface. It’s a double cut LP Jr, when I finished it, it looked decent from 10 feet away, but up close was basically unplayable. At this point, I’ve chopped off the neck, plugged the routs and holes, planed off the top .25 and added a maple top to cover all the plugs, routed and inflated a ~1” channel through the back and inlayed a maple/walnut strip to repair and cover a very questionable glue joint, and routed for binding. I certainly would have saved some work if I’d just gone your route!
     
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    Often easer to toss it and build another

    But you do learn more from failure than success.
     
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    Even has bins deserve a second chance in the arms of another
     
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    My avatar guitar wasn't right when I got it in 1979(60's MIJ). It's been modded/re-done 3 times since then. This last version will be it's last. Somethings take a while to get right.

    One man's trash is another man's treasure. Got this guitar in pieces. It was found in a dumpster, now it's one of my favorites.
     

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  20. DSOLLGW

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    I just threw a neck into the scrapheap today. It was going well and absolutely beautiful to my eyes, but the nut to headstock transition was too thin that I don't think it would be stable.

    I agree with the burning even though I haven't done it yet. It just disgust me looking at it.

    It was my first scarf joint and but it won't be my last.
     
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