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Discussion in 'Tele Home Depot' started by TDPRI, Feb 21, 2011.

  1. RocknDrTom

    RocknDrTom Tele-Holic

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    Oh well, I guess making another Telecaster harp guitar is out, since it doesn't truly look like a telecaster body.
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  2. Maricopa

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    hey Mike... that new avatar... did you grow some hair... or is that Bob Villa with a 'fro... ??

    Like Turr said, the inimitable Bob Ross, whom I was once compared to on this very forum for my ability to (seemingly) create solid body guitars with a snap of my fingers. :D
     
  3. alscort93

    alscort93 Tele-Meister

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    From happy little trees.
     
  4. TDPRI

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    I guess Flatfive wants me to tell him it's OK to use a piece of wood that is made up of two pieces of wood glued together?

    I'm standing by my initial answer -- the wood can not be pre-cut into any guitar body shape.

    Flatfive, is the wood you want to use cut into any guitar body shape? If it is, then no you can't use it. If it's not then you can use it.

    I hope this clarifies everything for you.

    Don't over think things. The wood does not have to still be growing on a tree for you to use it in the Challenge. You just can't get started on cutting it into a guitar shape before March 1st.

    As Guitarbuilder said, "what's the difference between that and a single piece of wood that I bought from my lumber yard?".
     
  5. TDPRI

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    Dr. Tom -- I'd say that your guitar harp has plenty enough Tele body shape to qualify. As does the Jazzcaster drawing shown above.
     
  6. gitlvr

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    Looks like a tele to me. A really weird tele, but a tele nonetheless.
     
  7. Maricopa

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    I guess Flatfive wants me to tell him it's OK to use a piece of wood that is made up of two pieces of wood glued together?

    Actually, that's a handy clarification. I have several top sets (still rectangular) that I've joined together and thicknessed and are just sitting around waiting to be used for something.
     
  8. Guitarnut

    Guitarnut Friend of Leo's

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    +1
     
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  9. Jack Wells

    Jack Wells Doctor of Teleocity Ad Free Member

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    C'mon people ........... you can't get more clear than Paul's reply above.

    Uh oh ........caveat...... the following picture is pretty close to the shape of a Bo Diddley guitar.

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  10. flatfive

    flatfive Friend of Leo's

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    Actually, a 'yes' or 'no' would have been clearer, and I
    sincerely don't understand the reluctance to give that kind of
    answer. I thought my question was straightforward.

    Maybe the concern is that a direct answer would lead
    to many other questions.

     
  11. gitlvr

    gitlvr Friend of Leo's

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    Actually, that's exactly why, as stated in post #92.
    A two(or more) piece body blank is a wood blank. Pretty crystal clear to me. You're good to go. I look forward to watching your build progress.
     
  12. Mojotron

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    I thought so too, besides I actually have a couple of blanks in the same state that I had glued together already a long time ago - I was thinking I might use one of them. Their wood is not all that pretty. So, once I figure out if I'm going to go for a clear or something like a CAR finish I'll figure out what wood to use.
     
  13. TDPRI

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    Thank you yes. Folks always ask me to interpret the rules -- but that creates a mine-field. I always just try to answer with the rules and trust folks will stop overthinking it and just follow the simple rules.
     
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    But the greenish-yellow blob of glue is way prettier than any ornamentation I've seen on any Bo Diddley guitar.
     
  15. flatfive

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    Wait'll you see the veneer that goes over that!
     
  16. Guitarnut

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    True, but I think the questions have arisen from inconsistant terms throughout this thread. TDPRI has referred to the starting point as "raw wood", "wood blanks", and "wood planks". These are 3 different things. Those who see this figuratively are comfortable with some level of assumption. Others who take it literally would need clarification on this.

    It's these differences in us that make us unique, creative and curious creatures. Let's not make some feel less capable or less intelligent simply because they ask questions.

    Peace,
    Mark
     
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  17. bajaasdad

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    HEY!!!!

    I have those EXACT amps!! Great minds think alike. I love Bo Diddley. Only he can make a guitar INTO a box lol.:p:lol::D

    Bajaa'sDad
     
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    what if i have an ash burl that is naturally shaped as a telecaster?
     
  19. gitlvr

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    That was absolutely not my intention. I apolgize if it seemed that way. I was simply trying to help him with his question.
    And i guarantee I have asked some questions on this board that made me seem less capable or less intelligent. And probably will again, lol.
     
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    You'd probably better take picks with the bark still on it :lol:
     
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