Scratching the Gretsch/Tele Itch

Discussion in 'Tele Home Depot' started by jamorudd, Aug 9, 2015.

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  1. LeftFinger

    LeftFinger Friend of Leo's

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    methinks his mailing address is under a bridge:rolleyes:
     
  2. RogerC

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    I'm going to give it one more shot. I'm a glutton for punishment, I guess...

    You made a TR cover because it was something you wanted. It's just a basic Rick TR cover, but you wanted a specific style. Good for you. You keep saying they can't be purchased, but Google tells me otherwise. Granted, they're expensive, but the point is, they CAN be bought.

    Jamo made a guitar that was wanted but couldn't be bought. Yes, he essentially made a thinline, but not one that is in production. It's not a guitar you can buy. Anywhere.

    So given all that, I'm out. I believe you're being purposefully obtuse and looking for a good internet argument, and I've obliged you for this long. However, if I wish to further work on my skills in arguing against someone for whom reason has no place, I'll do that with my 11 year old. At least I can send him to his room when he's being obnoxious.
     
  3. strummer tele

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    A) 95% of those are counterfeit. I'm not buying illegal goods.
    B) you ever see the price of the rare few that do go up for sale? Three to five hundred dollars for a piece of two dollar plastic. I'm not going to support extortionists.

    It is a Thinline Telecaster with modifications! Yes, a Thinline can be bought anywhere and then the mods can be done. Bigsby, a cherry stain, different pickups? It would have been far easier to buy a Thinline and just swap some parts.

    People I am simply asking why build something that can be purchased?!? That's it. A simple question. Who knew that simple question would lead to this.
     
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    And you have been given numerous articulate, detailed, patient answers from a range of experienced, talented, supportive guitar builders.

    Your question has been answered. What more do you actually want?
     
  5. justin72deluxe

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    Have fun trying to put a metal tele control plate on a 72 thinline. If you think those guitars are essentially the same, you're wrong. That's why it's called a custom build. You can't buy what he's made from fender Unless you want to pay the custom shop thousands of dollars.
     
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    Awesome build jamorudd. I'm sure that your friend is over the moon, I know I would be.
     
  7. jamorudd

    jamorudd Tele-Afflicted

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    Wow, this has been a fun read for my afternoon! Thanks everyone for all your input, I don't think there's much more that I need to add, other than a huge +1 to all of the above. If some people aren't yet convinced of the merits of guitar building, then I'm thinking it's just not for them!

    Funny story, though, I went to Lowes today to buy some wood for a bookshelf I will be building for my fiancée. I then met my family for dinner and made the comment that the wood added up to be a bit more expensive than I had expected, to which my dad replied with "Why not just buy a bookshelf." I immediately thought "Oh, no! Not again..."
     
  8. strummer tele

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    Your dad's a smart man.
     
  9. jamorudd

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    That we can agree on, even if for different reasons!
     
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    Try building a guitar, even a First Act replica, then you will understand (maybe :rolleyes:)
     
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    +1
     
  12. Jay Jernigan

    Jay Jernigan Tele-Meister Silver Supporter

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    My two cents. I am amazed at the skills & creativity required to make these one of a kind guitars & while my skill set is barely of a "bolt neck kit" level, I have stuck a few together & there is no greater sensation than making music on a guitar that you put together yourself, however basically, even if it does look like a plank.
     
  13. guitarthrower

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    Strummer, please just go away. We get that you don't agree and that is okay, but you also don't have to come back.

    I came here to follow a beautiful build thread and learn from everyone here, instead you've graffiti'd all over the thread. You made an excellent pickguard or truss rod cover, what ever. Create a thread to talk about and leave everyone else alone.
     
  14. mtmakela

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    jamorudd that is a sweet looking guitar! I'm starting a tv jones / bigsby tele build myself and would love to know more about the bridge & bigsby setup - looks similar to a B5 kit (which is expensive!) ?

    Did you have to shim the neck? Can't seem to find out if it is required with a jazzmaster style bridge...
     
  15. strummer tele

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    I wasn't going to come back to this thread...until I saw that you called me back.

    I still am looking for the answer to why build when you can buy something similar?

    And a big thanks to guitarthrower for starting this topic up again. He seems to want an answer, too.
     
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    This has gone on long enough.

    This is the Do-It-Yourself forum. Repeatedly asking why you would do it yourself amounts to trolling, which is prohibited here.

    Thread closed.
     
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