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  • Kicking around the idea of building a raffle guitar to raise money for my daughter's

    high school orchestra. She plays cello in the orchestra and they have to do several fund raisers each year for trips and stuff. Last spring they went to Disney World to perform.

    My idea is to build a tele style in the school colors dark green/light blue and somehow incorporating the school mascot on there via a decal that can be clear coated on the body.

    So here are my design ideas:

    GFS Paulownia Tele body in British Racing Green with a light blue mirrored pickguard, rosewood board, mascot decal.

    GFS Paulownia Tele body in Daphne Blue with white pickguard, maple board, mascot decal to tie in the school colors vs all that green.

    Mrs. Clubber wants to know our cost for the parts and has to get approval from the orchestra boosters at the school...

    Whatcha think?
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  • #2
    This is when you ask for parts donations. I can donate a set of generic Tele pickups.

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    • #3
      Good luck. Our daughter's show choir had to raise $36K last year to go to a national competition in New York. Your idea sounds better than doing another car wash, or carnival, or bake sale...
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      • #4
        high school orchestra. She plays cello in the orchestra and they have to do several fund raisers each year for trips and stuff. Last spring they went to Disney World to perform.

        My idea is to build a tele style in the school colors dark green/light blue and somehow incorporating the school mascot on there via a decal that can be clear coated on the body.

        So here are my design ideas:

        GFS Paulownia Tele body in British Racing Green with a light blue mirrored pickguard, rosewood board, mascot decal.

        GFS Paulownia Tele body in Daphne Blue with white pickguard, maple board, mascot decal to tie in the school colors vs all that green.

        Mrs. Clubber wants to know our cost for the parts and has to get approval from the orchestra boosters at the school...

        Whatcha think?


        Sounds like a hell of an idea and a great way to pitch in. Kudos. You might want to do the decal on the pickguard, though, so the guitar itself can be used without it. Some people might not dig the mascot (what is it, by the way?) and the pickguard can be removed/replaced easily enough.

        Also, I'd go with the green: Daphne Blue might be popular with the X chromosome set, but tele players are mostly guys. Guys would probably be more partial to the green ... or maybe that's just me.
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        • #5
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          • #6
            I'd be willing to throw in a fret-level, nut-work and setup. I know that would require shipping, but I'm offering it anyway.
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            • #7
              yeah i would go with the mascot on the pickguard ....and of those 2 colors the green would be my pick

              either way i'll buy a ticket
              guitars are good............family is better
              the combo is wonderful!

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              • #8
                Thank you, everybody!

                I really wasn't fishing for donations, but I am certainly open to it. I'm sure Mrs. Clubber would be ok with it too. I was hoping to fund the parts by doing a couple of repairs/mods, but nothing on my schedule right now.

                Here's what I have in mind for the specs/parts:

                Paulownia body from GFS
                Mighty Mite neck
                Wilkinson 3 compensated saddle bridge
                Wilkinson Vintage Split Top Safety Post Tuners
                Custom Pickups wound RW/RP from each other, wired to a 4 way switch - I have had a few donation offers for these and I am truly overwhelmed at the generosity on this board!
                Electrosocket/Switchcraft jack assembly

                We still need to bring this up to the Orchestra Boosters as a new fundraising opportunity.

                Oh, the mascot is a hawk. The logos I have seen on the school site seem to slightly resemble the Seatle Seahawks helmet logo if that helps...

                I know Atrox did this kind of thing for a few years to raffle among the donors. I would certainly be open to building/assembling more than 1 guitar if there was enough participation so we could raffle one off here.

                This is all very hypothetical right now.
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                • #9
                  I have no parts to offer, but I'd buy a ticket. I'm a teacher, and I know how much this stuff means to kids.
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                  • #10
                    I have a nice ash tele body if you want it...

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                    • #11
                      I have a nice ash tele body if you want it...


                      Thank you, jelloman! Is it finished or unfinished?
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                      • #12
                        I contacted the orchestra director today and ran the idea by her and she was definately interested. She and Mrs. Clubber will present it at the next boosters meeting, which is in mid September.
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                        • #13
                          Thank you, jelloman! Is it finished or unfinished?


                          it's this one...


                          ...4 or 5 coats of Minwax Antique oil finish...an oil/varnish mix...

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                          • #14
                            it's this one...


                            ...4 or 5 coats of Minwax Antique oil finish...an oil/varnish mix...


                            that's a whole guitar, dude! why would you part it out? it's sweet as is!
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                            • #15
                              I know someone whos selling a squier cvc for $200...just buy that and refinish it.
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