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If Fender sold this, they'd sell. I'd buy one, how 'bout you ?

Discussion in 'Telecaster Discussion Forum' started by Mike Eskimo, Oct 2, 2017.

  1. Jules78

    Jules78 Tele-Holic

    Dec 12, 2016
    Northern VA
    Yeah maybe theres a reason they changed the bridge. Leo kinda knew what he was doing.

  2. xafinity

    xafinity Friend of Leo's Silver Supporter

    Dec 24, 2015
    my Mom's basement

  3. Jupiter

    Jupiter Telefied Silver Supporter

    Jun 22, 2010
    Osaka, Japan
    EAD string-through and GBE top-loader or GTFO.

    Or was it the other way around... :confused:
    boris bubbanov likes this.

  4. ScribbleSomething

    ScribbleSomething Tele-Meister Gold Supporter

    Mar 12, 2016
    San Antonio
    I'd be interested.

    I don't know if I'd be in the market. I'm pretty full up on guitars right now. Though somehow I still want more. But that's a different post.

    I love my top loaders.

  5. boris bubbanov

    boris bubbanov Telefied Ad Free Member

    I'd consider just having the big E and the A string through. The tonic difference is minor, at least the manner in which I play, and the bonus is, the binding of wire that holds the ball end on, isn't in your way, messing with intonation and scratching up your fingers. I find this binding comes right up to and nearly falls over the break point - IMO you don't want that.

    Although with 9s and especially 8s the top load plain strings can slip around when bent strenuously - something for players of skinny strings to remember.

    I don't think you need a drill press. A nail punch well aimed at 6 spots, and a small hand powered crank drill or small electric hand held driver is fine.

  6. MrYeats

    MrYeats Tele-Meister

    Jan 27, 2016
    Texas Coast
    this one I just built is a toploader.

    DSCN4233.JPG DSCN4234.JPG

  7. AxemanVR

    AxemanVR Tele-Afflicted Ad Free Member

    Dec 27, 2011
    Minnesota USA
    I personally wouldn't, but to each their own...


  8. screamin eagle

    screamin eagle Poster Extraordinaire

    Oct 9, 2008
    S. CA
    I think they would sell them. Although the top-loading is not as popular as the string through, there are enough people out there who like top loading and Fender makes plenty of 3-hole-bridged guitars.

  9. Piggy Stu

    Piggy Stu Friend of Leo's

    Feb 26, 2017
    I think the point is some people believe a big difference comes from the strings going thru the body or not

    To people who want them to not, but still crave Fender brand 3 saddle goodness... this idea is for them

    My own irrational prejudice is for strings to go thru the body, so not for me

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