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Project by Texcaster posted 04-24-2014 12:35 AM 2164 views 1 time favorited 15 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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A guitar built from commercial parts is called a ” partscaster ”. This ” Frankenstand ” is made from components I made but for one reason or another didn’t make it into a bass.

The way it was about 2 years ago. My wife is always asking if I can play ” Alone and Far Away ”.

-- Mama calls me Texcaster but my real name is Mr. Earl.





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steve_in_ohio

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#1 posted 04-24-2014 12:36 AM

very cool, great job

-- steve, simple and effective woodworking---etsy.com/shop/SussmanWoodworking--

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CFrye

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#2 posted 04-24-2014 01:38 AM

Nice!

-- God bless, Candy

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calisdad

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#3 posted 04-24-2014 02:30 AM

Very Nice.

Have you learned the song your wife requested? ;-)

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KayBee

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#4 posted 04-24-2014 02:36 AM

I like it! The birds seem to like you too.

-- Karen - a little bit of stupid goes a long way

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489tad

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#5 posted 04-24-2014 02:51 AM

I wish I had the imagination to see things like that. Very cool. Functional art.

-- Dan, Naperville IL, I.G.N.

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AnthonyReed

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#6 posted 04-24-2014 01:53 PM

So fantastic! I really love your work Bill. Thanks for sharing.

-- ~Tony

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Texcaster

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#7 posted 04-24-2014 02:45 PM

Thanks for the comments everyone. KayBee the birds are a bonus!

-- Mama calls me Texcaster but my real name is Mr. Earl.

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helluvawreck

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#8 posted 04-24-2014 03:00 PM

This is a very creative piece and quite a conversation piece.

helluvawreck aka Charles
http://woodworkingexpo.wordpress.com

-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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#9 posted 04-24-2014 06:35 PM

Awesome

-- Wood and Glass they kick (well you know) Have a great day - Dug

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a1Jim

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#10 posted 04-24-2014 09:21 PM

totally unique

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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JoeinGa

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#11 posted 04-24-2014 10:02 PM

So, if A guitar built from commercial parts is called a ” partscaster” , and you have dubbed this your “Frankencaster”, made from parts you originally intended to be a bass, the question becomes what are YOU made of … “Texcaster”??? LOL

Cool Stool !

-- Perform A Random Act Of Kindness Today ... Pay It Forward

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Texcaster

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#12 posted 04-24-2014 11:01 PM

Thanks very much for the comments fellas!

Very good question Joe. Texas is one of my musical homes, early fiddling, blues, honky tonk, Tex-Mex and western swing. Add in the casters and others and I am Texcaster. LOL!

Lyle Lovett – ” That’s Right You’re Not From Texas …... “

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fLU_IYflUkQ

-- Mama calls me Texcaster but my real name is Mr. Earl.

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Dallas

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#13 posted 04-24-2014 11:20 PM

+10 Texcaster! Personally I have a Strat and a Mustang, but they just have never felt right to me.
I much prefer my old Oscar Schmidt. Second I like my SG and third I enjoy my Yamaha Acoustic.
All excellent weapons, but to me the most usable is the Epi SG with medium strings.

I want to start learning base, but there is too much on my plate right now with the moving, the other guitars and repairing all the others around here.
My step-dad loved that old Mustang, and I have always felt the neck was too round and narrow.
The Strat will never be anything but a toy to me. my hands just don’t fit it. I wish they did since I have it set up with a really low easy action.

-- Improvise.... Adapt...... Overcome!

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Texcaster

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#14 posted 04-24-2014 11:42 PM

Dallas, with big hands, you might want to look into a baritone. 30in scale, it gets into bass territory. The Hellcat is popular with many.

http://www.schecterguitars.com/guitars/hellcat-vi-detail

-- Mama calls me Texcaster but my real name is Mr. Earl.

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Dallas

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#15 posted 04-25-2014 12:13 AM

Hah hah hah, (choking in my beer). $1069 is way too much money for anything I could buy other than a new truck.
My guitar fetish bends toward cheap, repairables, but one of those would be way beyond my means even broken.

I would really like to try a Gibson or Epi EB, but that ain’t gonna happen in my price range nowadays. I have a friend who is a tried and true Bass player. I keep trying to bring him to the light, but he can’t see it.

I also need to look for someone to teach me how to play my old Hawaiian Electric lapsteel. I tried the on line lessons, but there is more to it than that. You really need to have someone in person to figure that one out.

My Autoharp learning is going much better, especially since I am trying two different styles. All of this depends on being able to tune the silly thing.
It took me 2 weeks to learn to tune a 12 string in a drop D with any accuracy.

Any more of this we need to take off this tread because the OP has an excellent project and I don’t want to detract from that.

-- Improvise.... Adapt...... Overcome!

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