rockdog's Former Challenge Build

Discussion in 'Tele Home Depot' started by rockdog., Jul 20, 2013.

  1. RedwoodFall

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    Damn, that finish is amazing, this is easily one of my favourite builds, challenge or no challenge. That pickup cover too, ah man, envy.
     
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    Tuners installed

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    Wow! Amazing shine, such an work of art!

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    (edited - watch the language please) sweet man
     
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    Beautiful work. Can't wait to hear it plugged in.
     
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    Happily the knobs for my little dirt box arrived, better late than never, and because the lacquer seems ok for the final steps I decided to install everything today. It's based on a Distortion+ circuit, so nothing special. I'm waiting that the sun comes out again to take a pic of the finished box...

    But first a shot of the guts

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    Can't wait to plug it in :D
     
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    Amazing job RockDog!
     
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    Thanks Mr BluesBlooded ;)
     
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    Nice tidy wiring. Mine usually get a little scary inside.
     
  10. rockdog.

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    That is crazy! And in this case crazy is good....
     
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    Just waiting for you to show off the matching guitar case. :)

    Excellent work on everything.
     
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    Fantastic.
     
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    Electronics installed

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    neck attached

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    strings on

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    getting nervous :rolleyes:

    I only need to adjust the pickup a little bit. But where the heck is the back plate that I already made a couple of weeks ago?? It's nowhere to be found...
     
  15. Marco_NL

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    Let's see;

    black body - check
    one pickup - check
    maple neck with ebony fingerboard - check
    fingerboard without inlay - check
    black headstock - check

    Yes. This must be it. My dream telecaster. Absolute gorgeous!

    And for your craftsmanship, sir. I take my hat off. Just beautifull.
     
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    Ooooh these Germans and their precision! This looks excellent, Congrats!
     
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    You don't really plan to use the foot to switch this on and off, are you? At a minimum you have to take the shoes off.
     
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    :lol: I was thinking the same thing. First BMW, Porsche and Mercedes, and now this :D.
     
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    Thanks. I always try to keep the cables as short as possible. I had a little discussion with the soldering iron during the assembly (I didn't win :lol: ), but in the end I soldered everything together without burning down the box. ;)

    Hmmm, too late to start? :lol: No thanks, 2 months of nearly non stop guitar building was enough, I'm happy that I'm done with the guitar

    Thanks guys!

    Thanks Marco. Yes it's really - well - blacker than black :twisted::cool:

    Ok, I'll attach a little 'Caution! Shoes off' sticker on top of it!

    Thanks guys. I'm happy that everything fits well together. I hope to have the video and pics done by the end of the week.
     
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    Hey guys, what a good day today. I found the missing back plate again, it needed a little bit extra sanding on the sides to fit, but this was really the last part, phew! So I'm uploading a few pics of the finished guitar now, I can't believe that it's really done. I'm waiting for better weather for some outdoor pics, but first a few shots straight from the couch. (Sadly the burst is very hard to catch it in the pics.) More to come...
     
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