Guitar building with Paul

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Paul thinks we should get a bunch of guitar builders together and have each one build a guitar with only the items that are purchased from Home Depot. The contestants would need to select wood, wind pickups, create a bridge, configure the frets, etc, etc. I think it's a brilliant idea and it would make for a really cool TV show. I think they could easily get 8 or so episodes out of the story. What do you guys think?
 

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The more difficult the better. I really enjoyed the piece about the Cardboard Strat that the Fender Custom Shop built.
 

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Paul should just "drop the gauntlet", do it first, and then call out other makers.
 

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Lollers -- I actually understand most of that picture, are you sure you're not giving away company secrets there?

AYE KEED, AYE KEED...

You all have the coolest jobs in the world. I would love to be an engineer for a luthier like PRSh, I'm just not sure what my skills would be good for besides hacking the CNC machine to make funny shapes, and I suspect you already have people for that (I met one at one of the experiences).

No no... Lollars are made by Jason in Washington State.:p
 

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I think it is a good idea too especially if the task is to build a guitar styled on a PRS model (we don't wish to antagonize other companies). A budget limit would need to be set for materials and tool purchases. What would the prize be for the winner? Paul maybe thinking about entering himself?
 
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That contest was way too easy. Look at their conditions below. They're basically saying "Build a guitar body". Paul is talking about building a complete guitar, including pickups, tuners, etc.

ALL PARTS AND MATERIALS must come from Home Depot (or similar retail store) with the possible exception of:
o tuning machines
o pickups
o pots, wiring, jacks & switches
o fretwire
* everything else is wide open, and you can use or acquire whatever tools needed to complete the build.
 

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Paul thinks we should get a bunch of guitar builders together and have each one build a guitar with only the items that are purchased from Home Depot. The contestants would need to select wood, wind pickups, create a bridge, configure the frets, etc, etc. I think it's a brilliant idea and it would make for a really cool TV show. I think they could easily get 8 or so episodes out of the story. What do you guys think?

He mentioned that when he was here in Atlanta recently. I would be happy to put that together since I work for the Corp Office ;)
 

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Paul thinks we should get a bunch of guitar builders together and have each one build a guitar with only the items that are purchased from Home Depot. The contestants would need to select wood, wind pickups, create a bridge, configure the frets, etc, etc. I think it's a brilliant idea and it would make for a really cool TV show. I think they could easily get 8 or so episodes out of the story. What do you guys think?
That would be fun!
 
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