RogerC's 2012 Challenge Build Thread - COMPLETED

Discussion in '2012 TDPRI Tele Build Challenge' started by RogerC, Mar 13, 2012.

  1. RogerC

    RogerC Poster Extraordinaire

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    It's official. My hat's in the ring. I can't wait to get started because I've been toying with this idea since last year.

    I'll be making a la cab copy out of... wait for it... cement! :eek: :D

    Stay tuned for all the gory details...
     
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    you will be making it out of ...what-what?
     
  3. RogerC

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    :lol: Yes. You heard me right. I've been researching ways to mix a light weight cement. the hard part will be molding in all the cavities, but i've been thinking about this pretty much non-stop for about 6 months now.

    The overall theme will be kind of construction related I guess. I've got some special details planned that will be pretty sweet.

    Neck will be mahogany with a walnut fretboard. GFS Vintage Nashville filtertron pup. Rear routed... ok, not routed really, but molded I guess.
     
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    Didn't see that one coming...looking forward to this.
     
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    Well, if you're not gonna make the neck outta cement, what's the point? LOL!
    Gonna be pretty cool to watch! Good to see you participating!
     
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    the 2010 challenge had a concrete caster entry. He wasn;t able to finish though.
    there was some unforseen problems that arose. You may benefit from the lessons learned part of his thread.

    btw. the rooftopCaster was heavier.
     
  7. RogerC

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    Someone's already tried it?! :oops: Dang. Oh well, I'll give it a shot anyway. Somewhere in the back of my mind I'd figured someone around here had probably tried it before, but I was really hoping I was a first. Well, maybe I'll be the first to actually finish it. I do have a theme that I'll be working from. It'll kinda be a La Constructionita...
     
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    Concrete with rebar necks are known for sustain !! This is gonna be cool.
     
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    This should be good. I'll be watchin'.
     
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    And they call ME, crazy :lol:.

    Sounds cool, good to see ya in :D

    Dave
     
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    I don't have any rebar. could I substitue cocobolo instead? :lol:

    Thanks Dave. The difference is that you're crazy like Nicolai Tesla while I'm more like that guy who sniffs paint and rides his bicycle down the middle of the road :lol:
     
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    I always heard folks talk about them Okies :lol:, I didn't figure my fellow Texans knew what they talking about :rolleyes:

    Good luck to you Roger ;)

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    Thank you, Dave. I do appreciate it, and I'll need all the luck I can get...

    Good luck to you as well
     
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    Do you already have a concrete plan?
     
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    And with a firm foundation I hear ;)
     
  16. RogerC

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    The idea was firmly cemented in my mind a while back
     
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    cool idea. good luck Roger.
     
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    Got your uranium tuners yet?
     
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    Are you set on using concrete?
     
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    I like this! I was very disappointed that the last guy didn't get finished with his as the idea is really interesting. I mean if they can make boat hulls out of concrete I don't see why a guitar body wouldn't work as well. The building I live in is all concrete and my experience here makes me pretty surer a guitar would have very good acoustical properties. Go for it! :D :D :D
     
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