#1
hi!!!
basically, today i was talking to my technology teacher today about A level Courses (i'm doin GCSE's atm) an what i could do as a project. then i had my idea. its a guitar, but it has no input jack. instead, i thas one of those radio mics and a dongle that you plug into your amp. my teacher said it would be a good idea, and then suggested using wi-fi instead. he also said that if i did it i should enter it for the young engineers award (basically an award that says you'rre good at designin an making an stuff) since last year someone won with a guitar an a built in speaker... so i was wondering if it was possible and how much wood i would need to make a telecaster look-a-like guitar and how much woods would cost. thanks in advance (Y)
#4
cheers m8. i might use it, but since i live in the uk im not sure about using it.... thanks tho

if i do end up doin it, ill send you the whole portfolio if you like with circuit diagrams so if you like you can do your own
#5
Quote by ohspyro89
Don't buy from warmoth, especially body blanks. You can get them for half that.



where from? im looking at the tele deluxe style bodys that are already machined out, can you get theose cheaper?
#6
PM LPaddict. He's probably your best shot. He's like half of Warmoths prices
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#7
if you want a premade body, go to www.allparts.com, pick out the one you want and PM me. i'll give you 25% off the advertised price

only problem is US to UK shipping/duties suck from what i hear...
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#8
thanks, i might take you up on that. if only they did a pre routed tele deluxe.... oh well, if i do it myself, i can put it in as evidence later
#9
Quote by ohspyro89
Don't buy from warmoth, especially body blanks. You can get them for half that.


Sorry had no idea It was the only one I knew so thought it was pretty much a one way option Don't mind warmoth then!
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#11
Quote by LeviMan_2001
wow cool idea! wait so whats picking up the sound here? regular guitar pickups or a "radio mic" whatever that is that you said?


As I read it, the pickups are not mentioned, it sounds like a cordless guitar, without the option to have a chord apparently, which is the point of the thing
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#12
ye you've pretty much nailed it. it'll have a larger cavity under the scratchplate and then have a sorta raido mic built in, but the battery can be easily accessed because ill put a cover on the back
#13
http://www.tonewood-supplies.co.uk/
http://www.craft-supplies.co.uk/#
http://www.touchstonetonewoods.co.uk/ttindex.html
http://www.tonetechluthiersupplies.co.uk/
http://www.luthierssupplies.co.uk/

those are all based in the UK and do body blanks
and
axesrus.com
for most of everything else you need
good lukc man it sounds wicked.
#14
I'm doing A Level Product Design at the minute. Don't bother buying a body blank. 1/2 of the grade for DT is practical work. You'll score loads more marks if you actually make the body. It isn't too hard, you just have to make sure you have all the markings for the bridge in the right place. Measure twice, cut once.
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#15
Quote by sam-sg
I'm doing A Level Product Design at the minute. Don't bother buying a body blank. 1/2 of the grade for DT is practical work. You'll score loads more marks if you actually make the body. It isn't too hard, you just have to make sure you have all the markings for the bridge in the right place. Measure twice, cut once.



cheers m8, i'll look and find the templates when i need to. just a quick questions to everyone though, is it hard to route an ordinary telecaster body to a telecaster deluxe body?
#16
put a jack on it as a back up, wireless systems have a habit of packing in when you least expect it
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#17
no. the bridge and pick guard will cover it up, surely?
While i think about it, it would be neat if you took telecaster and other guitar designs, did a survey to find who likes what (rig it so that people chose the tele) and make a guitar that is very very similar to it. Then you arent working from plans as much. You'll have to for the bridge but thats easily explained in the folder work. This will all score you more marks.
It's a good idea though! If you take your time, you'll definitely get an A.
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#18
Wifi? your teacher doesn't have a good grasp on things does he?
Wifi would just overcomplicate things, your much better off with YOUR idea.
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#19
I dunno if its possible but with the radio mic couldn't you attach the output from the guitar pickups to the input of where the microphone would go?
#22
Quote by LP Addict
shipping a body blank to the UK costs me 63 dollars. the one piece mahogany/sapele blanks are 60 bucks, so ~$125



thanks mate, i might message you for one at a later date