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Discussion in '2012 TDPRI Tele Build Challenge' started by Wheelie, Mar 14, 2012.
Stunning guitar and excellent craftsmanship!
That looks great!
Let the twangin' begin!
A demo tune suggestion to fit right in with your "handle" would be "Wheels" by Chet Atkins.
Incredible job....more art than guitar...but wait...it really is a guitar.....
Thank you everyone, it has been a fun build. I may build this one again after I figure out a different technique for joining the body to simplify the finishing.
One of my favorite places to be!
And I'll prove it shortly. My video skills are nominal and I don't know how to do the Youtube stuff but I know this guy... He's coming over Saturday.
So many innovative builds this year. This guitar is amazing. Great job!
Wow, Wheelie, that's beautiful and very unique!
Awesome design concept. Have you told us how much
Does having most of your weight under the controls tweak the balance at all?
Hi Glenn, It was 7lbs 4ozs without hardware. I bet if it had a mahogany center it would be 2 lbs lighter.
The balance is very good. That heavy neck evens things up nicely.
That is absolutely stunning. Pure architecture meets the prodigy of Leo Fender. Beautiful things happen.
Congratulations on a wonderful achievement!
So about that guy you know...did he come over and solve your youtube noobness? We all wanna hear this thing.
This is one of my favorite builds. I can't wait to hear it. If you have any exact You-Tube questions, you can ask them here as well. Patiently waiting, tap, tap, tap.
Wow you guys sure are nice. Thanks everyone for the support.
The video is rendering right now, should be done soon. The friend who is helping me with the video is generally amused by my crazy ideas and is more than willing to egg me on. To make matters worse, he's a bit of a technology fiend and is doing a full HD AVI somthing or another in case someone wants to see the video in super high zoot resolution. We spent a good part of the day traveling to friends houses and have clips of five different players whose skills range from "rank amature" to "what are you kidding me, how's he do that?". I hope you guys don't deduct points for Pink Floyd renditions, precocious 8 year olds or speed metal.
Hi Wheelie, I am in awe of your construction ability and the final look of the beast. The only thing I would have liked to have see is a scarfed neck which to my mind would have flowed with the natural lines nicely, but what you have there is top shelf.
We did agree on $100 didn't we?
^^^ Even if they did it wouldn't matter, you got points to spare. So what did these five players think of the concept? Did you get positive feedback from them, did they like the feel?
Thanks to all who made this contest possible (that means you Paul) and all the contestants and cheerleaders who made it fun.
A quick synopsis:
Three layer laminated Ipe neck through design with three layer Birdseye Maple body wings.
Birdseye maple control plate and Ipe control knobs.
Ipe fretboard with Jescar medium fretwire.
Catalyzed Urethane finish.
Gotoh mini steel string tuners.
Gotoh modern tele bridge.
Grover strap locks.
GFS bridge pickup @ 7k ohms.
Resurrected Teisco gold foil neck pickup.
500k Alpha audio taper pots with 22mf orange drop cap.
And a big thank you to my friends Ashley, Todd, Jason, Jon and Steve for playing in the video. You guys rock!
that's one of the coolest design I've ever seen! sounds great to boot.
Fantastic Wheelie ! Congrats
Amazing! Sounds as good as it looks!