It’s that time of year again, when TDPRI runs their annual ‘Challenge Build’. You get to come up with a neat idea for a guitar, and if you pull it off and get enough forum votes, you win.
TDPRI is the Telecaster Discussion Page, ReIssue. Basically an online forum of Fender Telecaster guitar fans, with a section for guitar builders. Last year I made a walnut body Telecaster with a sapele neck and mukushi fingerboard and had a great time. This year I’m swamped with work, personal issues, but still plan to make a telecaster and enter it.
My idea? The Baroque-Caster. Some mutant offspring of a baroque guitar and a telecaster that will likely send shivers up the spine of any baroque guitar expert, make telecaster players scratch their heads, and will challenge my meager woodworking skills. It should be a blast.
Update: Sadly my mother passed away during this contest, so I never got beyond the planning stages. Once I pull myself together and find interest to work in the shop again, I’m sure this will be a project I’ll enjoy.