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Old February 14th, 2011, 01:23 AM   #1 (permalink)
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GFS Gibson-style jack plate...

Has anyone used these Gibson-style jack plates before?
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Do they fit the curve found around the jack hole of a standard tele?

I ask because I've been hacking away at my jack hole area trying to get an electrosocket to fit flush, and I might just need to cover the whole thing up if I can't make it look good . This GFS thing seems like if might fit the bill. Thanks for your info!

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Old February 14th, 2011, 04:18 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Does your body have the flat section where the jack goes or is it an even curve all the way around? Pics might help.
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Old February 14th, 2011, 07:05 AM   #3 (permalink)
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It sure will, provided you have a curved body and not the flattened off area at the Jack Plate.

This one is a stewmac one and I use them on a lot of my guitars. They dont have the jack recess on them but they are thick and strong.


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Worked for me on this one...

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Old February 14th, 2011, 09:08 AM   #5 (permalink)
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I installed one on my build...it is curved a little much for the flat spot

What I did was took two pieces of 1 inch scrap boards, drilled a 7/8 inch hole in one so the recessed part fit into it, sandwiched it all together and squeezed it flat in a vice...worked great, fits flush, looks sharp.
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Does your body have the flat section where the jack goes or is it an even curve all the way around? Pics might help.
Mine is curved all the way around.
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Old February 14th, 2011, 04:27 PM   #7 (permalink)
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Do these GFS "football" plates work with the tele curve too?
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Do they cover as much thickness as the square ones mentioned above? I just want to make sure I can cover up my (lack of) handywork. I've reamed out about a 1" opening (from the original 7/8" hole). Do you think the GFS football plate would cover this?
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I have used the GFS curved football and square jacks.
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Old February 14th, 2011, 04:36 PM   #9 (permalink)
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I have used the GFS curved football and square jacks.
Is the square one wider in the vertical dimension (going along the thickness of the guitar body) than the football? Do you think it would cover up my hole still? It somehow seems smaller than the square one, at least in the pictures GFS has posted.
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Do these GFS "football" plates work with the tele curve too?
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Do they cover as much thickness as the square ones mentioned above? I just want to make sure I can cover up my (lack of) handywork. I've reamed out about a 1" opening (from the original 7/8" hole). Do you think the GFS football plate would cover this?
I believe that my 'football' plate is from Grizzly, but it is 1" at its widest.

An Allparts square plate is 1.5"
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Is the square one wider in the vertical dimension (going along the thickness of the guitar body) than the football? Do you think it would cover up my hole still? It somehow seems smaller than the square one, at least in the pictures GFS has posted.
I am almost certain the GFS football jack is wider than the GFS square jack, but the square jack is taller than the football jack.
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i have an allparts football and a GFS square jack.

the square is 1 1/8" x 1 7/16"

the football is 1" x 1 7/8"

a heads-up to anyone else who might be buying these in quantity, grizzly sells squares on amazon for $3 instead of $5.50 at GFS.
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For both Grizzly and GFS, if they are the only thing you are ordering the shipping will get you. Plus, both are pretty thin metal. The Allparts plates cost me less on eBay due to the shipping and they are nice thick plates, but don't have the recess.
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It's your standard jack plate. I've used both styles on different guitars and they seem to fit the curves of LP, Tele, and Strat knockoffs. The biggest problem (if it can even be called that) is some slight compression of the clear layer of the finish on the edges of the plate, particularly with the football plate.

I actually believe the square one is slightly wider than the football. And only order from GFS if you're getting $100+ worth of product, the shipping charges are the only downside to getting anything from them. I usually wait until I need to replenish supplies, and even then I order for friends at the same time to save on shipping.

I'd also like to add that I've been very happy with the GFS stuff I've purchased, and I've gotten quite a selection over the last year.
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Yeah, I'm placing a big GFS order. It's a pain trying to remember every little thing that I'm going to need from them but oh well. By the way, how much is their shipping?
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