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PostPosted: Sat Aug 17, 2013 2:00 pm 
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I have been working on this one for a little bit but I'm almost finished. My daughter's birthday is next Saturday and I have to get the finishing touches put on this one before then. It is based on Fender's La Cabronita Luchador and sports a Filtertron pickup in the bridge. The body is pine with a relic'd nitro finish. The neck is an extra Japanese Fender tele neck that I happened to have around.

I bought the license plate to use as a pickguard but was worried about my daughter possibly cutting her hands on the raised letters (on the outside edges). I decided to scan the plate and print out a decal. I attached this to the pickguard I made and I think it turned out pretty well.

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PostPosted: Sat Aug 17, 2013 2:05 pm 
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Very nice,great touch with the pickguard and those Fender Japan necks are the best-love to hear a soundclip :up: :up: :up:

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PostPosted: Sat Aug 17, 2013 2:13 pm 
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Thanks Ozark, I appreciate the comment on the pickguard. I've got some more work to do to finish it so no clip yet but hopefully soon. That neck really is a nice one and I'm glad it has found a home on something worthy.


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PostPosted: Sat Aug 17, 2013 3:09 pm 
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Nice Birthday gift!


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PostPosted: Sat Aug 17, 2013 3:26 pm 
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Thanks Workingman, hopefully she likes it as well.


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PostPosted: Sun Aug 18, 2013 10:43 am 
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Looks great and she should enjoy it. Music is always a great gift. :up:

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PostPosted: Sun Aug 18, 2013 4:18 pm 
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Thanks Mortar!


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PostPosted: Sun Aug 18, 2013 5:07 pm 
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Love it... that's the ol' Volunteer spirit!

My birthday's in November. ;-)

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PostPosted: Sun Aug 18, 2013 5:30 pm 
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I wish my Dad had built a guitar for one of my birthdays! Looks nice.

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PostPosted: Mon Aug 19, 2013 5:07 am 
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Very nice work - bet she's gonna love it.

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PostPosted: Mon Aug 19, 2013 5:10 am 
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Thanks yyzrondo and RCSBlues. We will know on Friday so it won't be a long wait. Before then I need to get it strung, intonated, finish the wiring, and craft a control cover for the back.


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PostPosted: Sat Aug 24, 2013 6:53 am 
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Hope all went well and the Birthday Girl is happy. You're a good Dad! :up:


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PostPosted: Sat Aug 24, 2013 8:38 am 
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Jead, it did go well I gave it to her last night and she is enjoying it. I had a buzzing string I had to work out but a small correction at the nut and it is all good. Thanks for the comment.


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