I think I found my next project

Discussion in 'Tele Home Depot' started by KennyH, Jan 14, 2009.

  1. KennyH

    KennyH Tele-Meister

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    I came up with an idea after reading a thread where someone advised a newb just to buy a guitar and strip it and reasemble it and do a good set up.

    I reckoned I could buy a cheap second hand strat copy, there are plenty around after all and use the neck and some other components to build a 3 pick up tele.

    I could call it the budget caster (although the budget will end up going out the window)

    So I had a look around and found this....

    http://edinburgh.gumtree.com/edinburgh/84/32855484.html

    My flipcaster will be for my wife, so I'm gona need a new amp anyway and if even if the neck needs re fretting and refinishing it's still a bargain.

    What do you lot reckon?

    I might actually try and keep it to a tight budget just for the sake of a thread showing what could be done on the cheep.
     
  2. KennyH

    KennyH Tele-Meister

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    I just got a mail back from the girl selling it. She's sold it already!

    Well take the add down then, stupid!

    Nevermind I think I'm going to stick with this plan, for my next build.
     
  3. scubadoo

    scubadoo Tele-Afflicted

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    bummer! sounds like a plan though. I just found some CAD plans for a strat on this forum and quite fancy having a go at one. Although I've only held a strat twice and wonder how hard it would be to get it right without having more experience of the actual guitar.

    Why not get some timber and go from scratch, i have the feeling you have the skills ;)
     
  4. KennyH

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    I don't know about skills but I do plan to build one later this year from scratch for my father in law, he gave me the kit I'm building for Lynne and has a lot of wood work experiance, he has a couple of accoustic builds on the go at the moment.

    This idea was just a way of having a go at an experimental body and would mean I'd get a fairly cheep guitar together quickly for myself so Lynne and I can practice together.

    I think I'll stick with this plan as a second build and it'll give me a bit of practice before the big one, it's gona be something like Ed's cnc black guard but with a clear finish on the body.

    This guitar building has become a new hobby. I'm even going to get a new shed for my woodworking tools.

    Did someone say addictive?
     
  5. scubadoo

    scubadoo Tele-Afflicted

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    That's it now, you're done for! You'll be skint and frustrated from now on. I've finished my 3rd and want to do more but have no cash, it's a killer!
     
  6. KennyH

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    Haha, Tell me about it, we've just done our kitchen and half our family and friends seem to have birthdays over the next few weeks, hence the budgetcaster as a quick fix, to see me through the skint spell.

    I'm lucky in as much as I go to a woodwork club with Lynne's dad now, so between that and his workshop I probably have most of the stuff I need. I also have a bench saw, router table and some other handy stuff lurking in my dad's garage I bought from a mate a few years ago and never used, so that's what will be going in the new shed.

    I'm trying to convince my dad his bike shop needs a compressor for the workshop, painting by rattle tin is too expensive!
     
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