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How to route a telecaster?

Discussion in 'Telecaster Discussion Forum' started by bug10, Mar 3, 2013.

  1. bug10

    bug10 Tele-Meister

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    Hey guys, ive wanted a tele for a while, but i haven't found one yet that is perfect for me, for a good price. So, ive also wanted to build a guitar for a while, so i think i will merge the too. I will probably make it from basswood or alder. I have the blue prints for it. One thing i cant figure out though, is how to route the tunnels for the wiring from the pickups. Any help would be appreciated.
     
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    Wiring from the neck pickup: long drill bit, drill from the neck pocket. From the bridge: a suitable drill bit.
     
  3. bug10

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    Ahh. Alright. For the bridge pup, would i drill at an angle to the control cavity? (Im new to the teles. Ive hung around Strat-Talk for a while, and know those pretty well.)
     
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    Just be sure to hit the control cavity:) I tend to use the same long drill bit for both wire channels while I'm at it. But as always while working with any kind of power tools, be careful.
     
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    Nice, Ron! A picture's worth more, etc:)
     
  8. bug10

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    Thank you guys a lot.

    And Ron, that will help me out a lot. Thank you very much.
     
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