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whoomit 07-10-2012 02:02 PM

100GBP Challenge 2012 - Pine Tele (Possibly Thinline)
 
Well I finished my Tele templates today, so I might as well start this now!

Templates:


Body wood and bridge:



That wood's an old stair tread that I got for free, and it's veneered pine. It's 1.5" thick, so I might add a top and turn this in to a Thinline, depending on how deep I have to rout my cavities. For now we'll assume it's just a standard Tele though :)

The Wilkinson bridge cost me £16.50, and I've got a truss rod that cost about £6.85

I ordered a bunch of stuff today:

String ferrules - £1.20
Barrel jack - £4.00
Neck plate and screws - £1.99
tuners - 19.92
Loaded Tele control panel - £8.37 (annoyed because I found one for £2.59 later!!!)
African rosewood fretboard blank - 6.00
strap buttons - £0.99
Abalone inlays - £2.99
Wilkinson pups - £6.45
A bit of walnut veneer, what do you reckon? £2?
String trees - £2.09


Anywho, work should begin tomorrow!

PICTURE OF MY PARTS.
PICTURE OF MY WOOD.
PICTURE OF FRETBOARD AND INLAYS.

TOTAL BUILD COST - £77.35

moscaespañol 07-10-2012 02:34 PM

I'm going to be watching this whoomit!

von Layzonfon 07-10-2012 06:14 PM

Ew. Pine.
Don't be surprised when the universe implodes because it's the wrong colour for proper transference of the wave form propagation isotopes.
:haha:

*subbed*

&baconstrips 07-10-2012 06:23 PM

How about a pickguardless esquire thinline?

Telecaster7 07-11-2012 12:22 AM

Quote:
Originally Posted by &baconstrips
How about a pickguardless esquire thinline?


:wtf:

King Donkey 07-11-2012 05:11 AM

This will be sexy. Any experience with building guitars?

whoomit 07-11-2012 06:54 AM

Quote:
Originally Posted by von Layzonfon
Ew. Pine.
Don't be surprised when the universe implodes because it's the wrong colour for proper transference of the wave form propagation isotopes.
:haha:

:haha:

Quote:
Originally Posted by &baconstrips
How about a pickguardless esquire thinline?

I'm not sure about pickguardless. I'm looking forward to making a nice wooden one :)

Quote:
Originally Posted by King Donkey
This will be sexy. Any experience with building guitars?

Yeah, I've built a few. and I've built a fair bunch of parts that never became finished guitars :(

Here's an update. Not an exciting one, but an update nonetheless.

Stairtread split:

Edges planed:

Glued and clamped:

As you can see from the second picture, I'm keeping a nice teak strip down the middle :liplick:

whoomit 07-11-2012 12:25 PM

Lunch:

I removed the coach bolt that was furthest from the Tele outline, to see how big the head was. I wasn't sure if the head of the other one was going to dig slightly into the side of the body or not:


Luckily I found the heads of the coach bolts were about 20mm so it wasn't a problem. Although the recess ended up being slightly larger, hopefully it will get routed out. If not, there'll just be a tiiiny hole that needs filled:

Now, I couldn't plane the surfaces flat, due to being veneered. SOOOOO, I used a belt sander at a 45° angle:

DAT FLAME MAPLE *cou-plywood-gh*:

FIT A MESS MIN:

Template screwed on, and bandsawed to shape:

Then I had a tidy up, and wrote this whilst I psych myself up for routing!

n1ckn1ce 07-11-2012 01:13 PM

So, 69 or 72 Thinline?

whoomit 07-11-2012 01:42 PM

Quote:
Originally Posted by n1ckn1ce
So, 69 or 72 Thinline?

More like the '69 I guess, 'cause of the single coils (I think that's the main difference?). Probably stick with a standard Tele pickguard though. Whether I'm going Thinline or not I don't know yet. I'd rather not to be honest, but it depends how deep I need to rout for my pickups. I think I should get away with solidbody :)

Routing done!



:cool:

moscaespañol 07-11-2012 02:07 PM

Crash Bash and 36 Chambers in the background :haha:

whoomit 07-11-2012 02:11 PM

Quote:
Originally Posted by moscaespañol
Crash Bash and 36 Chambers in the background :haha:

Hardcore livin' bro :cool:

moscaespañol 07-11-2012 02:13 PM

man I wish I still had my PSone.

I'll leave before I get this thread too off topic :haha:

whoomit 07-11-2012 02:32 PM

Quote:
Originally Posted by moscaespañol
man I wish I still had my PSone.

I'll leave before I get this thread too off topic :haha:

You could comment on topic if you wish :p:

That's me just ordered inlays for £2.99. Two things left to buy.

moscaespañol 07-11-2012 02:39 PM

Ehh I don't know much about guitar building and I just saw you made this thread and opened it :3

whoomit 07-12-2012 12:35 AM

Quote:
Originally Posted by moscaespañol
Ehh I don't know much about guitar building and I just saw you made this thread and opened it :3

:3

Just bought some Wilkinson pups too. £6.45 :cool:

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Set-Origi...=item43b11b583e

Seref 07-12-2012 03:45 AM

Thinline is a good idea. Pine is a bit bright and Tele/Esquire pups are very bright, big body cavities should give it a little more resonant low end.

Ippon 07-12-2012 04:56 AM

Any progress with the neck? Go for 1-piece Maple. :)

My inexpensive Pine Squier CV Tele slays through the VH4's ch 3 and the Twin Jet's high gain channel. With those not-too-hot PUs, you'll get that unique, SC cut-through-the-mix at high gain.

Looking forward to this. :)

:cheers:

slapsymcdougal 07-12-2012 05:03 AM

All the best people are currently building Tele's of some sort, amirite?

whoomit 07-12-2012 06:49 AM

Quote:
Originally Posted by Seref
Thinline is a good idea. Pine is a bit bright and Tele/Esquire pups are very bright, big body cavities should give it a little more resonant low end.

Possibly but... MORE ROUTING :cry:

Quote:
Originally Posted by Ippon
Any progress with the neck? Go for 1-piece Maple. :)

I can't see it being maple, as I'm trying to source it for free. I do still have money left for this project if needs be though. What do you mean by 'SC cut-through'?

Quote:
Originally Posted by slapsymcdougal
All the best people are currently building Tele's of some sort, amirite?

Damn straight :cool:


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