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thecableguy's Former Challenge Build

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

  1. clsatt

    clsatt Tele-Afflicted

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    Are you thinking ~30" scale six stringer or 25.5" four? I've done both and neither was anything like I expected but both were interesting. The shorter "piccolo bass" was actually really cool... May have to build another one of those some day.

    What ever it is your doing, I'm sure it'll be good.
     
  2. rockdog.

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    I'm very curious what you'll build here. Good luck to you!
     
  3. thecableguy

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    Actually going to do a baritone tele tuned to B. Always wanted a baritone guitar. Pretty much halfway between a guitar and a bass.
     
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    Sounds pretty interesting. Subscribed ;)

    Good luck!
     
  5. thecableguy

    thecableguy Friend of Leo's

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    Here ya go:

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    Nothing but the finest woods here! Rock hard birdseye maple and a hardware store spruce panel.

    A close up of the entry form:

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    Looking good.
     
  7. KWhatley

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    Good luck Brian.
     
  8. thecableguy

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    Thanks fellas!
     
  9. Guitarnut

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    Best of luck Brian.

    Subscribed.
     
  10. thecableguy

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    Thanks Mark.
     
  11. thecableguy

    thecableguy Friend of Leo's

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    Marked the board, cut, glued and clamped.

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    The blank is over 2" thick. I'll probably keep it around 2" and then do a carved top. This challenge build is also a practice build because I'm going to try a few things I haven't done yet.

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  12. thecableguy

    thecableguy Friend of Leo's

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    Cut the neck blank.

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    Marked a 17 deg angle (I think) ;)

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    Cut it on the bandsaw.

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    The angle looks a little steep to me. I'm not sure how accurate my little plastic angle finder is. I'll do a little trig tomorrow and figure out what the angle actually is. I left lots of meat on the blank for adjusting the angle. This is my first scarf joint after all.
     
  13. Bentley

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    those stupid plastic things are the worst. They have too many pivots! Probably would have just been easiest to do some trig in the first place for your angle.
     
  14. kwerk

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    Well, you won't be lacking for break angle, anyway. That looks well over 20 degrees to me, but I could be wrong.

    Edit: I just checked it in Photoshop, it's somewhere between 21.5 and 22 degrees. :neutral:
     
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    Nice going Brian!
     
  16. RogerC

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    With that headstock angle, I'm assuming you're making one of these :eek:.

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    :D

    Good luck, Brian!
     
  17. Guitarnut

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    Easily remedied. Just cut a shallower angle on one side...depending on how you plan to glue it up...and you're back on spec. And, you'll have a little bit more joint area.
     

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  18. thecableguy

    thecableguy Friend of Leo's

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    Yeah it's kind of a POS, but it was 3 bucks and it was handy when I was building my deck.
    Yeah that's way too much.
    Thanks Andre!
    Haha, I was thinking that! Thanks Roger!
    Exactly, I left lots of extra material so I'm not worried at all. Thanks for looking in Mark.
     
  19. OpenG Capo4

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    The angle I use for an LP style neck is something like 15 degrees
     
  20. thecableguy

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    Yeah I'm just gonna take that little angle finder copy the angle off my Les Paul. Shoulda done that in the first place. :rolleyes:
     
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