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Discussion in 'Tele Home Depot' started by guitarbuilder, Nov 26, 2011.
ummm... of course!.... but... I have a plan.
Yesterday I finished my DadCaster. Tonight I took out the camera to take some pictures. I'm really happy with how it turned out
The body is made of fine grained pine. The 10mm top is also pine, but with less fine grain. For this one I used a Chinese strat neck which I've modified. I veneered the headstock to match the body. I also rolled the edges and did some fretwork, it plays really nice now. I burned the body and brushed it with a wire brush. Finished with danish oil. Currently the bridge pickup is nothing special, my dad does not play electric guitar so this one is for him to find out if he likes it, if he does I'll fix him up with a nice pickup matching his playing style. The neck pickup is just a cap that has no pickup in it. The guitar weights just under 3kg.
More than I want..when these are finished, I'm done...at least that's what I am thinking. Waiting on funds for a few good necks, so I get to Pace myself.
I put a LP pickguard on my Bluesbird.
I suppose making your own necks is out of the question? It isn't hard and there's tons of good tutorials and people here to help
Nah, I have no interest in investing the huge amount of man hours into neck making. Not gonna happen. Broke out in a sweat just reading your post. Lol
In my prime I made 3 or 4 a day, no sweat
I'm at that point myself. With 6 out of 8 successful builds behind me... time to start playing!
But then, come end of August, new builds shall begin.
Every builder oughta try it at least once or twice.
Puts hair on yer chest!
great look, if i would change something i would try to get some knobs with the same material and wear like the bridge, but like i said, great look, congrats!
Thank you! I totaly agree with you. I did all the roughening by sanding, heating and quenching. Unfortunately all my knobs have plastic inserts which would have melted. I also tried the tuner knobs, that resulted in a puddle of aluminum... I'm afraid the potmeter knobs will do that too.
can't you get the inserts out, ore find the ones with those tiny screws on the side.
maybe make some yourself with copper waterpiping ?
this is just a brainwave: cut the water piping (koperen waterleidingbuis of sokjes)
find some plastic knobs that you can cut down ore sand down so those will fit inside the piping.
make some off the wood of the guitartop fit the top of the piping.
roughening, sand, heat and quench the copper like you did with the other parts.
put the wood on one side, glue the plastic knobinsert on the other side (super glue and backing soda will fill the gaps)
and you have your home made special knobs
Ready to clear coat this decal, the white backed ones handle differently than the clear. They stretch, sometimes the color comes off the backing even under the lacquer when cutting the controls out. I've never played with an envelope filter so should be interesting!
If it sounds good I may give it to my son for his bass, he's a much better player than I am.
I would spend 3 - 4 days just bending, placing, trimming, leveling and polishing just the fret wire. I'm not setup to do it.
That can be fun sometimes, and sometimes not so much, good job.
That actually sounds like a good idea, I don't know why I didn't think of that! I'm definitely going to try that. Thank you for thinking along
Keep it up Jup and you’re going to be a fire hazard!
The finished product
Picked up an extension cab today. It's not actually wired up yet, so I was trying it with a bunch of scrap wire and roach clips...I gotta bust out the soldering iron and get it up and running. It's also heavy AF, so I may see about replacing some of the MDF panels with something lighter.