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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. Ryden

    Ryden Tele-Meister

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    You've already primed it, but you could have done engine turning and sprayed an orange tinted clear on top. That would look really good and emphasized that this is a metal body.
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  2. tata

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    +1

    Great work!!
     
  3. vintage65

    vintage65 TDPRI Member

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    Thank's everyone, for the color sugestions.

    Unfortunately, I couldn't work on the guitar this week. Because of an eye injury, I lived like a mole in the dark for 3 days.

    @Ryden, thats nice what you did. Photoshop? A good idea for the next one. I did something similar 25 years ago for a school project (not a guitar).
    @Those who suggested the pale green. Nice, I know that color. Mostly the bodies were 2 tone with darker green sides and back. Nice, but not for this one :D
    @Madjack. Bindings......, hmmmm. Wait and see....
    @52Tele_lover. I don't know why the steel doesnt effect the PU's. Normally your bridge plate is steel to, so see the body as a huge brigde plate.
    It shield perfect, that's what I know for sure :lol:
    @The rest. Thanks for the compliments :!:

    And now, back to the guitar.
     
  4. vintage65

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    Here we are again.
    finally made ​​some progression today :twisted:

    First I sprayed the body ORANGE
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    In the meanwhile made a wiring harness.
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    Sprayed the cream binding, and painted a small black stripe.
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    And finally clear coated the body.
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    Maybe some assembling tomorrow
     
  5. Ike57

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    Wow. Nice paint job, nice color, nice details.

    Overall: NICE !!
     
  6. jimdkc

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    Wow! Love the paint job on this!

    Not to mention the roll-yer-own Bigsby!

    Should be another awesome guitar!
     
  7. photondev

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    very nice guitar - that orange is great
     
  8. ModerneGuy

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    What were those people suggesting green thinking? :oops:

    Looks awesome - love the faux binding too, really sharp.
     
  9. Maricopa

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    Crazy cool!
     
  10. Muzikp

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    Oh my!!! I'm really really liking that. Just curious what did you spray it with that it can be assembled so quickly?
     
  11. R. Stratenstein

    R. Stratenstein Doctor of Teleocity Ad Free Member

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    Excellent work! Someday I'm gonna build an Orangesiclecaster. Just beautiful. I can build my own Bigsby, too. It's easy. You just get a block of metal and remove everything that doesn't look like a whammy mechanism.

    Seriously, you've done a fabulous job, Vintage 65. Congrats!
     
  12. vintage65

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    This is how far I'm now. But I don't have a lot of time this and next week, so I hope I will finish on time:(
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  13. Barncaster

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    Wow Vin!

    Very nicely done!

    Barncaster
     
  14. RogerC

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    That is so incredibly hot! I love orange guitars, and the look you've put together on this one is superb!
     
  15. Ike57

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    Well, there are 24 hours in a day, so ... :D

    You'll finish in time !!

    Great job so far!!
     
  16. Picton

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    Doggone it... another build that's left me speechless.

    Gloriously Gretschy; this is a fantastic-looking build.
     
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    Wow, that is very much dead-on to your initial idea. Great work!
     
  18. dilbone

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    holy cow...this makes my build look like a 7th grade shop project:lol:

    That is beautiful...just amazing...
     
  19. jakaj

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    Beautiful, simply beautiful - nice attention to detail and great aesthetics - I am curious - how ever will it sound :) - the location of the master volume is especially interesting (as is the existence of a master volume on passive pickups (curious about that as well). Love it - will attempt an aluminum tele myself - so sorry to steal, but so happy to try :)
    (Thank you)
     
  20. Allthesound

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    Stunning ! Hard to believe its all hand fabricated aluminum. Awesome build!
     
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