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mmoncur's 2012 Challenge Build Thread -- COMPLETED

Discussion in '2012 TDPRI Tele Build Challenge' started by mmoncur, Mar 14, 2012.

  1. mmoncur

    mmoncur Tele-Meister

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    Man, I picked up my Stratocaster today and I'm amazed how heavy it is. I have to admit the main reason I never had a Tele before is that they're so darn heavy... Having felt how great it is to play a light one it's becoming my favorite guitar really quickly!
     
  2. jpbturbo

    jpbturbo Tele-Afflicted

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    ^^^that's awesome.
     
  3. mmoncur

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    Next time I'll have to remember to order string trees and strap buttons! The guitar is currently strapless and I can't bend the two highest strings without popping them right out of the nut.
     
  4. Picton

    Picton Friend of Leo's

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    No worries; all the fashion people insist that strapless is "in" this year. You're just keeping up with the trend.

    Your build came out really nicely. Congratulations!
     
  5. kwerk

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    I'm not sure why, but it seems to be a bit of a crap shoot as to whether any given tele will need string trees. Mine definitely did this year, but I could have gotten away without them last year.
     
  6. mmoncur

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    The weird thing is that I somehow got it set up just perfect for the video so I could bend all over the place with no trouble. Ever since then it desperately needs the string trees.

    Thanks again for everyone's comments!
     
  7. mmoncur

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    Now I'm on a camping trip and I brought the Strat. I didn't want to travel with the new Tele because its the first guitar i've ever made. Now I'm seriously considering making Yardstick Tele 2.0 so I have one I'm willing to travel with. Maybe with humbuckers this time...
     
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    Congratulations - It was neck & neck there for awhile and it would not have bothered me one bit if you had been 1st. That is one awesome guitar!!!

    See you next year ;)
     
  9. mmoncur

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    Thanks! If someone had to beat me I would have voted for you!
     
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    Mike, Wow! When I first saw that you were using yardsticks I thought you were very brave. Now I see that you were also wise! This is one of the coolest Tele's I have seen, and everyone I have shown it to is impressed! Very unique and excellent workmanship, beginner or not!
    Congratulations!

    Let's see them smirk now! :cool:
     
  11. Picton

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    See? It's a good thing you got this thing finished. That was a nice, strong second half for you in this competition, and some well-deserved recognition. Looking forward to ver. 2.0 (if that's in meters, we'll call it ver. 6-foot-plus).

    Congratulations.
     
  12. dannyp8262

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    Congrats on a job well done!!
     
  13. kwerk

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    Yeah, you owe it to yourself to go metric next year. Did wonders for me. ;)

    Congrats, man, great guitar and well deserved result. Well done!
     
  14. gearhead1972

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    I got beat out by a bunch of yard sticks? Really?:twisted: LOL Only kidding, congrats man and what a great idea. I was skeptical when I first saw the pile of them, great job making them look and play well.
     
  15. mmoncur

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    Thanks everybody! This was lots of fun and 2nd place was an unexpected bonus.

    I'll see you all next year! I'm off to figure out how to make pickups out of yardsticks. :)
     
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