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Strat Pick Guard on a Tele

Discussion in 'Telecaster Discussion Forum' started by DaveA, Sep 14, 2013.

  1. DaveA

    DaveA TDPRI Member

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    Picked up this Walnut Squier body on Ebay. I was wondering what it might look like with a Strat Scratch Plate
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    And with the hard tail bridge and pick up that came with the body
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    Oh yes. That is a Strat neck
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    I can feel a project coming
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    Got a ashtry bridge and some other pick ups to play with as well:twisted:
     
  2. metalicaster

    metalicaster Tele-Afflicted

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    Looks good and I was considering this recently myself!

    Now what I'm after is a pickguard with the upper bout part of a strat pg, and the other side like a tele pg..

    Guess I could try making a template....
     
  3. devnulljp

    devnulljp Tele-Meister

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    Looks like the old Fender Bullet from the 80s

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  5. jefrs

    jefrs Doctor of Teleocity

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    The pickups and bridge are in exactly the same places on strat and tele.
    With a couple of adjustments here and there ...

    You can get blank pickguard sheets and cut your own.

    Or perhaps cut a strat upper bout profile into a tele pickguard?
    But there's a bit of meat missing top and front.
     
  6. metalicaster

    metalicaster Tele-Afflicted

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    I've just been doing some tracing round pickguards and making bits up, got one that looks right to my eyes,

    Now to sneak it through the laser cutter at college...;)
     
  7. Matthias

    Matthias Tele-Holic

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    I never really paid any attention to the Bullets before - they're the original Stratele! :)
     
  8. elyuyi

    elyuyi Tele-Meister

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    This guy has one.
     

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    AirBagTester Friend of Leo's

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    Woah... that makes me think of the old "rabbit-duck" drawing. Is it a strat? Is it a tele?
     
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    I don't like it. Sort of brings to mind something wrong like marrying your cousin. Only bad things can come of that!
     
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    Redd Volkaert Tele-Holic

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    Schecter did it in the '80's

    Some even had the strat tremolo

    1/4 lb er's and mini switches, ha, those were the days!
     

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    Skub Friend of Leo's

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    :D
     
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    schotter611 Tele-Holic

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    Ugly. Makes me realize that a good part of the iconic Tele design is actually that cut-off pickguard.
     
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    very pleasing. The Schecter looks good too.
     
  16. amckenzie27

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    Looks more like a Strat-lover's version of a Tele to me. I think one of the most important parts of a Tele's tone is that big metal bridge and having the strings run straight through the solid body. You start messing around with that formula and you just end up with a totally different instrument.
     
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    stephent2 Poster Extraordinaire

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    Close, mine is a tele lover's strat.
     
  18. stnmtthw

    stnmtthw Friend of Leo's

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    To the OP: how do you plan on covering the back side of the Tele control cavity? The other Strat-O-Teles on here look like they were routed for the Strat style pg.
     
  19. DaveA

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    I was thinking I might cut out the pick gaurd and fit a regular control plate:cool:

    I am also leaning towards cutting out for a ashtray bridge, normal Tele setup just the Strat guard trimmed around everything. This would leave 2 small holes in the gaurd and 2 old bridge holes exposed plus the 'thru' holes have to be moved so filling and painting may be the way:confused:
     
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    pmcgee Tele-Meister

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    If you want a strat get one.. That ain't no tele..
     
  21. DaveA

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    Some thing like this

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    maybe:neutral:
     
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