A guitar out of nothing, the crappiest guitar on the site

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  1. eurotrashed

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    So here is how the story goes:

    I bought a Saga Tele kit of ebay for $75 in 2003 or so in hopes to learn about guitars and at least have a playable guitar in the end. I upgraded the PUs and the tuners right away and put the guitar together to find out the body was routed wrong and the neck was very crooked.

    I was able to get a new body and I had the guitar for a few years and I never cared for it much. I was going to sell it but then I decided to redo it and give it another go. So I got a new neck, new bridge, new pickguard and new paint. It wasn't turning out at all how I liked it, and for how much money I was sinking into it, I wanted it perfect. I would never be happy so I sold it.

    But then I had basically a whole Saga Telecaster left over. Today I decided to put it together and make a wall hanger, but then I thought make it a playable wall hanger.

    I didn't have the jack plate so I made one out of a pick. I didn't have half the electronics anymore so I just wired up the bridge PU (I forgot to put a wire in to ground the bridge so I will have to put that wire through the guitar if I ever put new strings on it), I used wood screws to hold the pickup to the bridge, I didn't have any electric strings but I had a 5 year old pack of acoustic strings that I was never going to use. So the guitar plays, doesnt sound to terribly bad.

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    The biggest problem is the neck is crooked so high notes don't get played on the fretboard.

    I would like to get the final few pieces like a real ratty looking control plate, but I am totally strapped for cash so I can't really buy anything gear related right now.
     
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  2. Ohmie

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    It's so bad that it's good. Fun!
     
  3. gkoelling

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    It's so sh!tty it's :cool:



    :dude
     
  4. eurotrashed

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    If I become famous, just think, Fender can make my signature guitar and sell this for $25,000 like the Frankenstrat copies

    I can wire the pickup directly to the jack as long as I run a ground from the bridge to the ground on the jack, right?

    I'm going to see if I have any scrap metal in my garage to make a control plate cover tomorrow
     
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  5. jezzzz2003

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    Correct, fender calls it 'no load' :munch
     
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    Yeah, I have "no load" pots in my Strat. But there is still a physical pot there. I think I'm just going to wire it straight to the jack.
     
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    Pffft. What a **** bomb!
     
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    i have a similar story. it was fun though
     
  10. snarkle

    snarkle Silver Supporting Member

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    "great slide guitar", as they say...

    no, it probably is!
     
  11. eurotrashed

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    Most punk rock looking slide guitar ever. lol
     
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    That's what I was thinking but for real!!! Seriously, Punk it out and beat the hell out of it or set the action higher than is imaginable and use it as a slide guitar. I think it's cool as hell. For the record, I wouldn't change the jackplate. I think it's bad ass the way it is.

    :AOK
     
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  14. eurotrashed

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  15. drbob1

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    OK, so here's what you do> fill in the neck pocket, bridge and pickup routes with neatly shaped pieces of wood (or bondo in keeping with the punk ethic), then rout new cavities in line with each other and with the centerline of the guitar. Either that or just grab the chisel and fix it all so it lines up properly, damn the cosmetics! You can always paint it black. BTW, the pin striping not lining up straight with the neck OR the guitar centerline is so cool!
     
  16. eurotrashed

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    Thats a lot of work. lol
     
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    zosozep7 Gold Supporting Member

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    Looks almost as ****** as the Fender Road Word series! Bwahahahaha!!
     
  19. 5E3

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    That's a perfect guitar to set on fire :D

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  20. eurotrashed

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    funny you say that. I did set it on fire at one point:
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