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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    off course I will bring it !
    Together with the multi-scale Selmer Maccaferri copy !


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  2. stijnkenens

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    Where do I start ...


    Nailed down the top, so I could fix the arm rest:

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    drilled holes for the electro cavity:

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    Did some logoing, writing and laquer-ing:

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  3. stijnkenens

    stijnkenens Tele-Meister

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    On with the neck:

    I'm going for the tele headstock...

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    First drew some lines and sawed and chiselled 3 channels :

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    Now the neck looks like this:

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    First I have to fret the fretboard, I can't hammer or push the frets in when I've made the back of the neck ...


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  4. stijnkenens

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    I've just put everything on the scale, or balance:
    Neck weight: 350 grams.
    Still have to remove some wood and add frets ...


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  5. Ike57

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    Oh man, that neck is looking so very weird. Has this been done before somewhere or is this your idea? Can't wait to see it finished.

    Nice job on the armrest !!
     
  6. tklaavo

    tklaavo Tele-Holic

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    I have to see that neck being built before I understand it fully - but I believe you have it figured out! Real challenge spirit there.
     
  7. stijnkenens

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    :D

    @ Ike: Nop, I don't think so.

    Maybe I should ask a patent on it, if it works, but it is already to late, its on the web now ... But that's not my goal.

    @ Tklaavo: me to ... ;)


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  8. oigun

    oigun Tele-Afflicted

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    I bet this guitar will sound very "airy". Outstanding Stijn!
     
  9. Shardik

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    At least neck dive will not be a problem here. Very exciting! Subscribed.
     
  10. stijnkenens

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    I'm also curious about the sound, and playability ...

    The weight of the body is now less than 1.4kg, so I can't put an heavy neck on it ...



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  11. emoney

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    This is by far the one build that I literally can't wait to see finished. I'm confused to
    the point I wouldn't be able to even recognize the parts, let alone assemble it, lol.
     
  12. stijnkenens

    stijnkenens Tele-Meister

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    For me this is also a challenge, and a good opportunity to experiment with light weight guitar parts ...
    Next time maybe I will go for headless tuners I think ...


    So it is one step closer to the ergonomic SK guitar !!!


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  13. oigun

    oigun Tele-Afflicted

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    That is exactly what I do stijn, challenge yourself, and try new stuff!
     
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    Jep, I've noticed ...
    I need a metal milling machine, and learn how to chrome or nickel plating ;)


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  15. idjster

    idjster VERY grateful member Silver Supporter

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    Your build looks like a lot of fun, and you really, really have a fine shop, sir! Wonderful work!
     
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    idjster VERY grateful member Silver Supporter

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    And I should add that this neck is absolutely brilliant! If your build has the tone, this could be a real game-changer for those of us looking for the lightest guitars we can find. Good luck with it!
     
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    Muzikp Friend of Leo's

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    This is very creative, and very cool. Nice build.
     
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    Incredibly unique. A fine work of art as well as a functional guitar.
     
  19. Barncaster

    Barncaster Doctor of Teleocity

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    Hey Stijn,

    This is a seriously cool build. I agree with rcole-sooner that this year's guitars are just over the top. Excellent, creative building all the way around. The final test of playability however remains to be seen. I can't wait to hear it Stijn. What are you going to do for pickups? I'm sure your magnets will be hollow as well as the magnet wire. ;-).

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  20. stijnkenens

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    Don't get me started ...

    No, it will be just a home brewed bridge pup from a stewmac kit.
    It's already crazy enough, and I like the sound of it !


    That's what I'm aiming for, just have to think some details through, but I'm getting there !


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