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stijnkenens 's 2012 Challenge Build Thread -- COMPLETED

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

  1. stijnkenens

    stijnkenens Tele-Meister

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    That's the idea, as light as possible ...
     
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    Interesting concept. Looks like its coming together nicely.
     
  3. emoney

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    Hollow neck.....that's just crazy talk now.
     
  4. Ike57

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    Are you still going to use that flamed maple for the neck? I wonder how you're going to do that. And what about the truss rod?

    Or, are you going to use fiber for the neck :rolleyes:

    Questions, questions, but I guess you're not going to tell us - yet :D
     
  5. stijnkenens

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    :D

    I always thought you had to be crazy to build guitars ...:eek:

    And no, I'm not going to tell you how I'm going to do it (have to figure it out for myself first ...)

    It's going to be maple, but but probably something else, and with carbon, but ...

    That's all I know, for now ...



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  6. newtherapist

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    Very nice.
     
  7. stijnkenens

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    Looks like I have to do things faster...
    Will make a start with the neck tomorrow !


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  8. Allthesound

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    Very cool and unusual design nice work so far! can't wait to see how this comes together.
     
  9. rapfohl09

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    I am still trying to get through and see new threads, glad I stumbled into this one!!

    Those top slots are really cool looking!
     
  10. stijnkenens

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    Ok, one little sneak preview:

    Two blocks for neck and head, carbon rods and, sheet of flexible plywood and a to big piece for the fretboard

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    Still way to heavy: little less than 800 grams (1.76 Lbs)
    a normal neck, with fretwire is around 500 grams (1.1 Lbs)

    Maybe I have to change the big headstock for the tele one, because I'm aiming for light weight ...



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    It will slim down to 500gr I guess once it is all routed and trimmed to size..
     
  12. stijnkenens

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    I hope I can lower it down to 300 or so ...

    I will take pictures when I trim everything to size ...
    And glue it together !

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    Cool build - I think I know where you're going with this and I like it :D
     
  14. stijnkenens

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    just sanded and shaped the fretboard blank. minus 100 grams.
    still 400 to go ...



    :cool:




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    I like where this is headed. It's like the antithesis to my build :D
     
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    Since I saw your turned wiring tubes the other day, a scary amount of my time is spent imagining how this will look at the end if the challenge; I'm picturing a weird Rube Goldberg-meets-wooden-steampunk-but-organic look, if that makes any sense.
     
  17. stijnkenens

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    Steampunk, i like ...

    Now on with the neck, trying to work a few hours a day on the tdpri guitar ...
    (not easy because it is a really interesting build for myself ...)


    Don't think my English is good enough for explaining everything, but i'll give it a try ...

    I cut out the neck blank and glued a piece of scrap against it.

    Drew 3 channels on the inside and took it to the little tiny table saw.
    The outer channels are perpendicular to the sides, the middle is just in the center.

    With the scrap piece glued to one side, I can plane every guidance I want...

    soit, pictures:

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    The carbon rods drops +/- 3 mm in the fretboard (witch is 7 mm in thickness)

    They are for sturdiness and holding head and neckblock together.

    The neckblock:

    put it on the fretboard and drew lines where the channels are, than just sawed them by hand, and removed the leftovers with the smallest chisel I have.:

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    Looks weird ...

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    That's all for today ...


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  18. emoney

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    This is getting cooler by the minute...English or no English

    And to make it easier for you to concentrate on this build, I'm willing to take
    the guitar off your hands. That way, it'll seem like a "customer build", which
    of course takes higher priority. Consider it my little gift to the community:p
     
  19. stijnkenens

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    Haha, I have to do this between guitar repairs and other things.
    But it is sometimes difficult to focus on other jobs because this is super interesting, not only building wise, but also designing and thinking about it ...



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  20. Ike57

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    This build has my full attention. Don't you dare to sell this one before the Dutch Guitarbuilders Meeting this year. I want to see and feel it !! ;)
     
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