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72 Tele Deluxe question

Discussion in 'Telecaster Discussion Forum' started by HBamps, Aug 12, 2011.

  1. HBamps

    HBamps Tele-Meister

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    I have been gassing for a black on black Tele Deluxe (2 wide range or buckers) lately and thinking about picking one up. I have a favorite neck that I want to use on this guitar.

    I noticed that the 72 deluxe has a 3 hole neck joint. My neck has 4 holes. Would it be possible to just drill out the additional bottom holes in the body and use a standard, 4 hole neck plate? I guess I may have to take the micro tilt thing out to do so.

    Any help would be appreciated. Thanks!
     
  2. 68thinline

    68thinline Tele-Afflicted

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    Why not use the 3-hole neck plate?
     
  3. Tele295

    Tele295 Poster Extraordinaire

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    Sure. Drill it out for 4 holes and you're good to go. I remember guys doing that with the originals too
     
  4. HBamps

    HBamps Tele-Meister

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    I guess I could just add another threaded hole to the neck......
     
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