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vintage65's 2012 Challenge Build Thread -- COMPLETED

Discussion in '2012 TDPRI Tele Build Challenge' started by vintage65, Mar 13, 2012.

  1. adirondak5

    adirondak5 Wood Hoarder Extraordinaire

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    Unbelievably COOL ! :cool::cool:
     
  2. Olav

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    That's gonna be one tough guitar. Very cool the way you milled your own base plate for the vibrato. I wouldn't gretschify it too much if I were you. It's your's. It's probably better... You should be real proud of the work you do. It deserves your name on it.
     
  3. guitarbuilder

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    This is a cool one.
     
  4. RogerC

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    Very cool! Outstanding work!
     
  5. jakaj

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    Wow- do you expect it to have extra jangle?
     
  6. vintage65

    vintage65 TDPRI Member

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    Thanks everyone, I'm verry happy with the result :D

    BTW here's another "White Chicken", just a few minutes old, and number 4 of this day.
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    There's at least one chicken in white, if it is a female we will keep her and name her Fender, so I will have a real Fender White Chicken:rolleyes:
     
  7. MrAstro

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    I haven't seen this thread - the guitar looks totally wicked... I wish I had your skills! I think I like everything about it - the brass knobs look fantastic and the pickups you selected and the tail piece really set the guitar off. Really Tasty! and the milling work is wow as well.

    I want one :cry:

    Heel Mooi
     
  8. Olav

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    Pa's paaskuiken.
     
  9. vintage65

    vintage65 TDPRI Member

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    Didn't do much this week. Only started finishing the neck and polished the bigsby.
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    Today the pickup rings arrived. Ordered the rest of the parts, which I will pick up tomorrow.
     
  10. rcole_sooner

    rcole_sooner Poster Extraordinaire

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    Is it to early to dub this year's lot of guitars, the best ever?

    Wow there are a lot of great guitars, and that is right up there at the top.
     
  11. 52Tele_lover

    52Tele_lover Tele-Meister

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    any chance you could draw up some plans for that bigsby? (to push my luck even more in metric mesurements?) i am studying fitting turning and tool making (so machining) so i have access to a couple of very good mills to use and i can make random things if i want haha.
     
  12. vintage65

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    I took an original Bigsby, coppied the mesurements and only make it a lot shorter.

    Here's the last mockup picture.

    Sprayed the body with primer/filler. One of these days I will spray some color on it. Still not sure what collor, so suggetions are welkom (I would say metallic orange or green).
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    Got all the parts, so will start to assembling very soon.
     
  13. 52Tele_lover

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    why doesnt the steel effect the magnetism of the pickups?
     
  14. Muzikp

    Muzikp Friend of Leo's

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    Wow, such an incredible guitar. Endless cool details, I could stare at it all day.
     
  15. MadJack

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    That looks good even in the cream colored primer.
     
  16. ModerneGuy

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    I second MadJack but my vote would go for either a metallic green or that pale (non metallic) green that Gretsch use that reminds me of 50s kitchen cabinets.:)

    oh yeah I nearly forgot .....WOW.
     
  17. Barncaster

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    Hey Vin,

    I have a jones for a Filtertron equipped Tele. I just have to hear this thing. I second the vote for that creamy Gretsch light green color. Great build!

    Barncaster
     
  18. MadJack

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    Would that be the Smoke Green, as seen here?:
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    That would be a good classy look, especially with the gold hardware. I don't think he'll get the binding on there though.
     
  19. Barncaster

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    Hey, MadJack,

    Yes, that is the color and is it sweeeeet!

    Barncaster
     
  20. RogerC

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    Yep. That color would make a great, low-key guitar, but if you really wanted to stand out-- metallic orange ftw :D
     
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