Originally Posted by Baaford
That's a looker. Great components and you did a great job with the finish.
What is the idea behind the half bridge set up? Not seen that before.
Thanks! I made some mistakes with the finishing which were not captured on the photos, haha. Sugar pine is soft and dents easily, fortunately, those were minor dents. Anyway, I assembled this tele to play not to display.
When I ordered the half bridge set, I wanted to be able to change my bridge pickup easily without having to remove the entire bridge. Just in case, I wanted to experiment with different pickups. Then again, after I installed my donmare pickup, I don't think I want to change it, simply love the tone of it!
I realized that I'm not into country twang, I just want enough twang for a tele to sound like a tele, you know what I mean? I heard that a thicker bridge plate, like rutters and callaham will have less twang but more sustain, now I finally understand what that means after playing with my esquire for awhile.
Someone told me that cutting the bridge, like what I did will cut some of the twang, another guy told me that a half bridge, g.e.smith style will have more sustain. Whatever it is..... I love what I got, despite some flaws in the finishing, no more g.a.s for boutique teles but I have g.a.s for partscaster teles :)
"G.A.S is incurable but parts-casters can control it....."
: USACG, Glendale, Rutters, Callaham, DonMare, DIY Tru-Oil Finish