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Thunders1988's 2012 Build Challenge Thread -- COMPLETED

Discussion in '2012 TDPRI Tele Build Challenge' started by Thunders1988, Mar 14, 2012.

  1. Thunders1988

    Thunders1988 Tele-Meister

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    Already got some Sapele. Consider this a good start. :D
    We'll see where we get from here...
     
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  2. oigun

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    Is everybody going for sapele these days ;)

    Good to see you here!
     
  3. Thunders1988

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    Don't know, man! Just couldn't cough up the dough for Honduran Mahogany.
    Are you using it too?
     
  4. stijnkenens

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    More excitement !!!!



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  5. RogerC

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    Glad you jumped in, and Good luck!
     
  6. crazydave911

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    Welcome, and good luck! :D

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    There may be something to this. When I recently went to buy wood, I had my hat set for African Mahogany. Everyone was building with it, and it was sooooo much cheaper than South American mahogany. When I get there, I find nothing but 4/4 stuff, some barely long enough to make a neck. Yet there was plenty of 8/4 SA mahogany (more expensive of course) and loads of 8/4 sapele and paduak, that was VERY reasonably priced (and they were quite eager to sell it). I will probably go back for some of each, but I couldn't help noticing that all this thick, plentiful, and reasonably priced African mahogany I'd been hearing about, was no where to be seen :confused:
     
  7. oigun

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    The sapele I have is a bit on the heavy side... so thinline it will be.
     
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    Good luck mate! :D
     
  9. Thunders1988

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    Cool, so you guys have experience with sapele...
    Will be a first for me. Like Oi's, mine is a bit heavy too.
    But yeah, it was rather cheap (about €35/$25 for 220cm x 35cm x 4,5cm)
     
  10. Thunders1988

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    I'm glad to inform you people that I have come up with an idea... I'll be building a snakehead-meets-LP Junior Esquire.
    Not sure about the color yet, but it will be a set neck.
     
  11. helectrix

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    to make the incrowd complete... good luck from barno aswell
     
  12. Kakihara

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    I have taken a subscription also. Good luck !
     
  13. tklaavo

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    I want to follow this closely!
     
  14. mkhhunt

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    Sounds cool. Lot's of mahogany this year - excellent choice.

    Good luck!
     
  15. Thunders1988

    Thunders1988 Tele-Meister

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    Finally found some time to start this one...
    Forgot where I put my electric saw, opted for the "hard way". Took me about half an our to cut this piece of mahogany 3 times. Not too bad.
    Piece was big enough for 2x a 2-piece body :)

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    Squared the edges with my router and a straight piece of aluminum, bit's too short so I need to get me one with a bearing on the bottom... Oh! And I'm out of glue, so I'll be making a short trip to Antwerp tomorrow. Always nice with this kind of weather. :cool:

    See ya!
     
  16. oigun

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    Mat, when you go to Antwerp say hi to Stijn from me, will you? (lekker bezig btw)
     
  17. Thunders1988

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    I will! Don't know if I'll have time to pass by his shop. :)
    Same goes for you Oi! You da man! ;) Thanks for the interest.
     
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    My Taylor dreadnought is made out of Sapele and sounds wonderful.

    Good luck with the build!
     
  19. Thunders1988

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    Got a visit from mr. Inspiration last night.
    Since the body blank is going to be a bit on the thin and heavy side, I was looking for a top. Then I saw a Gretsch Roundup...

    Now you guess what I'm going for...
     
  20. Thunders1988

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    Just ordered a Bigsby B16 for this one. Also got a Filtertron coming and some other goodies. :)
    Not much building so far but I'll get going when I receive all bits n pieces.
     
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