The Fender American Standard Telecaster is a great guitar (pre-belly cut 2012 models, anyway!) but it has a bridge that is not compatible with vintage bridge plates. It has narrower string spacing and therefore different through hole locations. The changed string spacing can be attributed to a more modern playing style I guess – less […]
Month: June 2012
A little update on Esquire #1 after a week of living/playing. I’m still very happy with it! I’m used to my US Std partscaster at 8 1/2 lbs, so I thought the very light Esquire may feel like a toy. Not so. The weight is fantastic, and the guitar is well balanced. Like the US […]
The main picture was taken in natural light, the detail pictures under artificial daylight bulbs. The detail pictures are a better representation of the colour. Please excuse the fingermarks! So what have I learned? Most importantly, plan ahead. I could easily have finished the entire guitar in 3 weeks if I had been more focused […]
The teaser pic in the previous entry is showing marking the hardware for hole placement. You know the saying “measure twice, cut once”? Well I must have measured and moved and re-taped half a dozen times before marking. In fact I did it in 2 steps – I drilled and fitted the pickguard first, then […]
Major update tomorrow!
Fender spec Stratocaster 3 ply pickguards are now available in the store. Available in gloss b/w/b and gloss w/b/w with s/s/s pickup configuration, we have had these made to modern Fender USA spec, so they will be a direct replacement for modern Fender USA/Mexico pickguards. Spec diagram will be added this afternoon (as soon as […]
3 ply w/b/w and b/w/b S/S/S pickguards are now in stock. Made to Fender spec they are being photographed this evening and will be on the site tomorrow. We also have Fender spec Telecaster control plates to go along with our import spec plates. The same high quality as our import spec control plates, the […]
We are expecting a new Mighty Mite shipment in the next 2 weeks, so now is the time to get your special orders in!