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 Post subject: PoppaWoodie's Build
PostPosted: Sun Jul 29, 2012 1:00 pm 
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Alright, I'm in! Sorry I couldn't come up with a wittier title.

Coincidentally, this will also be my first build, so if it's a piece of crap and I don't win, I won't be too disappointed. :lol:

I may change my mind in the next couple of days, but so far I'm planning on a Goncalo Alves 00. I'll have everything priced out in the next few days when I get a little spare time to do so.


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 Post subject: Re: PoppaWoodie's Build
PostPosted: Tue Jul 31, 2012 3:16 pm 
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Looks like I'm going to be real close to that $150 mark, but I should make it. Here's what I'm at right now:

$24 - back/sides and headplate
$ 0 - top (thanks, Laurie!)
$ 0 - bracewood
$ 8 - neck
$ 6 - fingerboard
$ 4 - bridge
$18 - truss rod
$12 - binding, rosette and backstrap (cut from orphaned sides)
$10 - purfling
$15 - kerfed linings
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$97

That leaves me with $53 for tuners, nut/saddle/bridge pins, fretwire, fretboard dots and finish. I'll have to get a little creative, but if I can find a cheap set of tuners, I think I can pull it off.


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 Post subject: Re: PoppaWoodie's Build
PostPosted: Thu Aug 02, 2012 12:32 pm 
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I just got some Grover Sta-Tite open back tuners off of Ebay for $29.99. Don't know if that's cheap enough for you but I hate using tuners that don't work well.

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 Post subject: Re: PoppaWoodie's Build
PostPosted: Fri Aug 03, 2012 1:13 am 
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SteveSmith wrote:
I just got some Grover Sta-Tite open back tuners off of Ebay for $29.99. Don't know if that's cheap enough for you but I hate using tuners that don't work well.

Thank you for the suggestion, Steve! That might be just the ticket! It's possible I'll be able to fit that in without any adjustment, but if push comes to shove, I'd rather cut corners on cosmetic stuff than tuners.

Looks like I'll be able to get started on this tomorrow. Looking forward to keeping everyone updated on my mistakes! I mean progress...


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