July 9th, 2012, 10:33 PM
A couple of weeks ago I got a Telecaster Neck Pickup Placement Tool from Callaham Guitars. At $35 it's a little pricey, but if you build a lot of Teles and you mount the neck pickups on the body instead of the pickguard, you'll like this took. More information at: http://www.callahamguitars.com/partstel.htm. Scroll down to the bottom of the page.
Here's how it works:
July 9th, 2012, 10:45 PM
Pretty smart. But it seems make-able for less than $35 for most enterprising builder types. :cool:
July 9th, 2012, 10:47 PM
BINGO! We have a winner!
I don't build enought to justify one, but that is slick.
July 9th, 2012, 10:50 PM
July 9th, 2012, 10:52 PM
The precision machining probably is overkill, but you can be sure the pickup size and screw hole positions are correct.
July 9th, 2012, 10:54 PM
Nifty tool. Seems like it would to be easy to make one with some mdf with finishing nails thru it too.
July 9th, 2012, 11:08 PM
Um, after I did my first ones, I just sharpened a couple screws, then put them on the pickup with a couple nuts (so the threads on the PU don't strip). Works fine, and for whatever PU you have.
Colt W. Knight
July 10th, 2012, 01:00 AM
Been wanting to order one of these for a while, posistioning those screws is a PITA.
July 10th, 2012, 12:46 PM
Cool tool for sure. As was mentioned, it would not be too hard to home brew your own version and or expand the method / idea for any direct mount pickup like Tele bridge pickups, P90's, etc.
July 10th, 2012, 12:53 PM
A nice tool.
July 10th, 2012, 02:33 PM
I'm in the same boat, but I started to make one out of MDF,just need to get around to finshing it up.
July 10th, 2012, 07:42 PM
I love all the tools, but hate to pay what vendors want for some of them.
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