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I Know You've Been Curious About This Story...

Discussion in 'Tele Home Depot' started by RogerC, Mar 20, 2016.

  1. RogerC

    RogerC Poster Extraordinaire

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    Thanks, Herb!

    Awesome! :D:cool:

    Thanks, caterwaul.

    Thanks, Rod :D

    Thank you, Rick.

    Thanks, Mick. The tailpiece is from a '60s Harmony. The bridge is a Wilkinson roller bridge that was originally designed for use with a Tele bridge pickup. I cut it down and reshaped to work with what I was using. Neck wood is chechen rosewood. Body is alder with a cap of mesquite. I used the propane torch to scorch it, then used a wire wheel in my drill to dig out the grain. Then I used white TimberMate to fill the grain.

    My original idea was to go without a pickguard and use regular cream p90 covers. I also had different knobs picked out. Bo and Bear wanted to go with a pg and with silver covers as well as the turquoise knobs. Since this was being billed as a Needtobreathe sig guitar, I had to give up some element of creative control. I was hesitant at first, but I think it was the right call after all.

    Thanks, Chris!

    Thank you, Reb.

    Thanks a bunch, Ihsan!

    Thank you

    Thanks, sjohn. See my reply above for details

    Thank you, Marty!

    Thanks, force.

    That would be awesome! :D

    Thank you, Betty.

    Thanks, bill.

    Thanks a bunch, Robert!

    Thanks, man!

    Thanks, Nick. I'm just stoked that I was asked to be part of the event. To get to work with a band like that was a pretty incredible experience.
     
  2. Barncaster

    Barncaster Doctor of Teleocity

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    Well done sir!!!
     
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  3. RickyRicardo

    RickyRicardo Friend of Leo's

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    Awesome guitar and story Roger!
     
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  4. MM73

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    Very cool, using your powers for good.

    Very nice looking guitar!
     
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  5. RogerC

    RogerC Poster Extraordinaire

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    Thanks a bunch, guys! I've named this guitar The Difference Maker, which is one of the songs off Rivers in the Wasteland.

     
  6. rscalzi

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    That is so cool all the way around!
    Nice job!
     
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  7. OpenG Capo4

    OpenG Capo4 Friend of Leo's

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    That's great news!
     
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  8. BluesBlooded

    BluesBlooded Friend of Leo's

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    Well done Roger, this an unbelievably beautiful guitar. I salute your creativity and of course your generosity.
     
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  9. Allthesound

    Allthesound Tele-Afflicted

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    Wow Roger I have always had a ton of respect for you and your work. You are a giant among men my friend. Congrats!
     
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  10. 10orgtr

    10orgtr Tele-Meister

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    Most excellent in all respects!
    Cheers,
    Woody
     
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  11. Captain Nutslot

    Captain Nutslot Friend of Leo's Silver Supporter

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    Wow dude! That,s big time monies.... Killer job
     
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  12. pattyb

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    Nice Job! Beautiful guitar all around, love the style throughout! NTB is one of my very favorite bands, that's incredible that you get to build guitars for them!
     
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  13. Meteorman

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    Way cool, Roger. Rock on.
     
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  14. P Thought

    P Thought Doctor of Teleocity Ad Free Member

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    Very cool, guitar and story both.
     
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    Muzikp Friend of Leo's

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    Woot!!!!
     
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  16. wadeeinkauf

    wadeeinkauf Tele-Holic

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    Pure Class!
     
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  17. ModerneGuy

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    Congratulations. Must be a great feeling to have been so directly involved in raising that much money for a good cause. Great guitar too. Cheers
     
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    oramac7891 Friend of Leo's

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    Roger, that is an awesome guitar. It pales in comparison to your great outlook, though. It's awesome that you build these for charity auctions, nice job Sir!
     
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    Holy S***!
     
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    Very nice, both the guitar and the cause.
     
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