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Thread: Introducing the "Telecrapper"

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    Introducing the "Telecrapper"

    Telecrapper, "Johnny" Rocker, Stratocrapper, crappocaster, Terlitnator, fannypack, the Eric Crapton signature, Thunder Wunder, ....what should we call this thing?!

    "Mums" the word though, because it's a Christmas gift for my younger kids. They watched me build a real guitar for their older brother last summer, and made several comments about wanting a guitar too. The problem is that none of them play, so it's hard to justify the time and money of building a nice guitar...the Telecrapper was just the ticket. Guitar builds don't get much simpler than this....one pickup wired straight to a jack. We had the neck, the pickup, and saddle already, so I only had to buy the tuning pegs, toilet seat, strings, and jack cover. I've probably got 4 hours and ~ $40 into it. I just got it strung and fired up this morning, and it seems to work fine. It's a far cry for fine woodworking, but hopefully they will all have a good time with this.

    Whatever you want to call it, I'd think twice about doing guitar licks on this thing!



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    'Le Cool.... I think I would go with "Johnny Rocker's Stratocrapper"

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    I like it, Scott. Ingenious use of the inside-out jack plate. That's some fine wiring work there too, Jackson. Of course it's common knowledge that red wire is the loudest.

    I'm sure the kids will have a blast* with it.









    * No, not that kind of blast...the other kind. I am not making a toilet joke here, you guys.
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    Ingenious indeed!

    I can think of a lot of "professional" musicians that should be playing that guitar!

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    That is too cool!
    Darren

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    Hilarious! But how does it sound?

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    I'm speechless.
    I guess.....since you are giving it to your son, it is 'family friendly'.
    "Folks is funny critters."

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    Quote Originally Posted by Brent Dowell View Post
    Hilarious! But how does it sound?
    Well...all I know so far is that it works. It has yet to be played by someone who can do justice to Smoke On The Water!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Brent Dowell View Post
    Hilarious! But how does it sound?
    Yeah - Does it sound like crap, or what?
    Jim D.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jim DeLaney View Post
    Yeah - Does it sound like crap, or what?
    Now that's funny!

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