ABT/NGD

Discussion in 'Squier Tele Forum' started by Jay Jernigan, Dec 7, 2018.

  1. Jay Jernigan

    Jay Jernigan Tele-Meister

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    "Almost better than new guitar day."
    Squier CV '50's, WB, bought off the rack in '09, played daily. Previous upgrades: 4-way switch, comp saddles, tort PG (see avatar). Frets and nut becoming problematic, decided to press the easy button and change the neck. The culprit in this case is a Mighty Mite: soft V, rosewood board, Wilkinson saf-t-keys. Man, what a great fit!
    I realize that she's now officially a partscaster, but I don't care. Installed the Stewmac Bakelite PG after a day for a touch of classic elegance. Couldn't be happier.
     

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  2. brookdalebill

    brookdalebill Tele Axpert Ad Free Member

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    Cool!
     
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    Nickadermis Friend of Leo's

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    I’m thinking of a rosewood board for my own. It looks great with rosewood :)
     
  4. Jay Jernigan

    Jay Jernigan Tele-Meister

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    Thanks for the likes and kudos, y'all.. I forgot to mention the brass knobs: GFS Earl Slick raw brass. Not really recommended; love the look but the splines aren't a good match. Did the neck swap in about 15 minutes. Had to raise the action maybe a quarter turn (larger frets?) and that was it. I also have a maple board version so the rosewood won the coin flip. I'm planning to mount the maple, just to try it and have it ready to go. I may be odd for liking Mighty Mite necks, but they fit my hand and I haven't had to dress or level any frets (yet) and they are reasonably priced for the quality. YMMV.
     
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    Looks real good with a tweed too!
     
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    Hey did the sound change at all when you made the switch? Looks awesome.
     
  7. Jay Jernigan

    Jay Jernigan Tele-Meister

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    The guitar does sound different. I'm not sure if I can accurately describe it. Bigger frets aid the articulation, rosewood aids the warmth and finesse, still have maple in the mix; I have played maple neck F-types most of my life, primarily because I can see the fingerboard better in bad light, not necessarily because I prefer the sound. I like both, but response from the upper reaches of the fingerboard is much improved in this case. I may have to do a Danny Gatton treatment and put some cubic zirconia in for side markers. I guess the short answer was "yes", the upshot is "I like it."
     

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