Pinecaster / La Cabronita clone

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  1. jlove

    jlove Tele-Meister

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    Ok, here's my latest project. I've built a few Strats, thought it was time to change it up. I really like the idea of the La Cab, it's about as simple as you can get.

    Specs:
    Rutters sugar pine body
    Musikraft / Jamerson neck (insanely fat)
    Gretsch filtertron scrounged off of ebay
    Wilkinson WTBC bridge

    Finish:
    Body: 3 coats of Bullseye amber shellac, 10 coats nitro
    Neck: Behlen's Fruitwood tinter lacquer, 6 coats nitro

    I had a lot of fun putting this guitar together and TDPRI was such a great source of help and inspiration. I've got the pickguard and some regular knobs, but I can't decide whether or not to cover up the grain. Opinions?
     

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  2. AndreasF

    AndreasF TDPRI Member Gold Supporter

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    Cool guitar! I think it looks nice without a pickguard.
     
  3. jlove

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    A few more pics
     

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  4. Picton

    Picton Friend of Leo's

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    I'm all in favor of nice-looking grain, but to me a La Cab looks more "right" with a PG. It's a small PG, too, so it won't cover up too much grain.

    And, if you're also asking about knobs, I'd use the chrome ones. But it's entirely up to you.

    JMO.
     
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    I think it looks great just the way it is.
     
  6. koolaide

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    +1
     
  7. vlada

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    i usually like pickguard. this one though looks great as is. congratulation. it just might look even nicer with a little blackguard cabronita style. and with chrome knbs.
     
  8. M Black

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    Nice Axe, Like the grain, Pine rules!
     
  9. jlove

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    Thanks for all the compliments, guys. I've been playing this guitar constantly and the main thing I like is the neck. It's super fat, but for some reason it's easier to get my thumb over the top. I'd highly recommend Musikraft / Jamco, the fret work was superb.

    I had some hum when I first wired it up, but I got it figured out and now it sounds great with no humming whatsover. I'm not sure how to describe the tone, it's neither Tele or Strat, just kind of old-school rock and roll.

    I'm not going to put a Fender label on it, but I've worked up a logo with my initials and either "custom guitar" or "pino grande" underneath. Keeping with the spanish theme, maybe.
     
  10. Angierc

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    Fine looking instrument you've got there.
     
  11. Pouget

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    This is the guitar I want to build!! The same finish without pickguard, It's a beatiful guitar, I've bought the same hardtail brigde, it's a great guitar!
     
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