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Esquire pickguard for Bullet Tele?

Discussion in 'Squier Tele Forum' started by mnutz, Jul 10, 2017.

  1. mnutz

    mnutz Tele-Holic

    I'm thinking about grabbing one of the FSR Bullet teles for an Esquire project? Will any standard pickguard fit?

    Thanks!
     

  2. Ira7

    Ira7 Poster Extraordinaire

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    Yep.

    Do you have anything planned for a new pickup?

    The only thing is, I think Esquires look weird with modern 6 saddles bridge.
     

  3. mnutz

    mnutz Tele-Holic

    Thanks!

    Probably go with a Huge Lion for the pickup.

    Do the bridge plates not swap with no modifications? On my MIM standard it was a straight swap for a Fender branded 3 saddle bridge.
     

  4. rockymtnguitar

    rockymtnguitar Tele-Meister

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    Aug 30, 2012
    Colorado Springs, CO
    Wanting to do this too with a Lil59 that's been gathering dust for a long time.
     
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  5. Ira7

    Ira7 Poster Extraordinaire

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    No mods swapping Modern 6 and Modern 3.

    Is your guitar string through or top-loader? If top loader, you may want to go nuts and do a Vintage bridge with ashtray cover.

    But either way, make sure you get the right bridge--string through or top loader. I don't think Fender itself makes a dual loader.

    (Note that I edited this post here.)
     
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  6. mnutz

    mnutz Tele-Holic

    This is my MIM Standard. The bridge I used was a direct bolt on, no mods required. It was $39.99 complete with saddles and sounds great. It was packaged as Fender Mr. Gearhead.

    Will it work on the Squier bullet teles?

    Thanks!

    [​IMG]
     

  7. Ira7

    Ira7 Poster Extraordinaire

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    Do you see how mnutz's bridge is for string-through body only?

    I gotta look and see if the Bullet is string through.
     

  8. Ira7

    Ira7 Poster Extraordinaire

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    Yep. It's string-through.

    Musician's Friend has it now for $149, but not available for two weeks.

    Keep in mind that Rondo always has a bunch of comparable quality Teles at around a hundred bucks. Yeah, no Fender or Squier logos or stamps, but for inexpensive project guitars like these, does it really matter?
     

  9. Ira7

    Ira7 Poster Extraordinaire

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    That looks like a vintage bridge, not modern.
     

  10. mnutz

    mnutz Tele-Holic

    Yep that's what I'm after. Vintage style bridge.
     

  11. mnutz

    mnutz Tele-Holic

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    This is the unit I installed on my MIM Standard pictured above. Just wondering if this is also a direct bolt on for the Squier Bullet?
     

  12. Sollophonic

    Sollophonic Friend of Leo's

    It looks like it has got a modern string through bridge that is similar to the Squier Standard, which means that putting a vintage style bridge on these is not straightforward.

    It is a straight swap on the MIM Stds, but if it is like the Affinity string throughs and the Squier Stds a vintage bridge won't fit straight on unless you keep it a topload.

    The MIM Std bridges have mounting screw holes further forward, plus the string holes line up.

    The Squier Stds and other Squier Teles don't.
     
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  13. Ira7

    Ira7 Poster Extraordinaire

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    I thought you wanted to go 6 saddles.
     

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