Home Depot Build v2 Winner: XxJoshxX | NGD-> Home Depot Challenge Build

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  1. XxJoshxX

    XxJoshxX Djentleman

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    So, In case you didn't know, there's a home depot challenge going on in the Luthiery section, you had to source as many things as possible from Home Depot for as cheap as possible. I think I'm the first one to finish, and my grand total was $99.79
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    Cloudy Dunvegan Guitars Contributor

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    Man that fretboard is cool!

    Does it play nicely?
     
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    XxJoshxX Djentleman

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    I decided that I didn't want to grainfill the oak so its very porous. It doesn't feel uncomfortable, but it's really different.
     
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    Tommy Terribly Unlucky

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    Looks pretty sweet. You did a good job on it. :yesway:
     
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    AndruwX The Irregular

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    How does it SOUND?
    I need to see a video ASAP
     
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    XxJoshxX Djentleman

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    The tone of pine is killer, and it's not 100% done, I need to buy a crowning file for the frets and so there's a little fret buzz, but other than that it sounds pretty nice.
    You probably won't get a video for some time though, I'm not the greatest player, and this build and school has taken up a lot of my time, and the little bit of time I get to play is in guitar class where i've really only been playing Spanish guitar.
     
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    fortisursus SS.org Regular

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    That's pretty sweet. Could you post the specs? I love that idea, a Home Depot build.
     
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    XxJoshxX Djentleman

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    Pine body
    Oak fretboard
    Tuners of unknown origin
    $7 used liscensed floyd rose on ebay


    I could have tried to build the bridge myself, which i'm planning to do for the next build, but for that price, I had to have it.
     
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    soliloquy SS.org Regular

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    is there a build thread for it?
     
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    Haha nice work man!
     
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    XxJoshxX Djentleman

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    In my signature
     
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    skeels ..to pay the beels

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    Looks awesome man.
     
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    i think it turned out great.
     
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    Mysticlamp Ripplesprint

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    looks sick man, make me one
     
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    jl-austin SS.org Regular

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    Aw man, I wish I had know about that. I wanted to do a build with plastic. :)

    Nice guitar!
     
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    DakiEnt SS.org Regular

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    Wow dude looks great!
     
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    synmon SS.org Regular

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    This is awesome! Just goes to show that you don't need the highest quality woods to get a good tone. I'm thinking about doing something like this for my first guitar build. Any advice?
     
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    ridner Bastard of Thousands

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    this is killer - love it!
     
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    XxJoshxX Djentleman

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    Thanks guys!

    Read through as many build threads here and anywhere else you can. And most importantly ASK QUESTIONS! If you dont know ask, if you dont, your probably doing it wrong.
     
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    Randy Ooh, Degrasse Tyson-son Super Moderator

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    Congratulations! Very well done and well deserved.

    :bowdown:
     
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