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Discussion in 'Telecaster Discussion Forum' started by Aaron1061, Jul 17, 2019.
about half an inch to the left of the low e ferrule.
BSB is ash. is yours a special alder edition?
Very nice but thus isn't alder.
Good to know. One piece ash then.
I’ve had mine about 7 months and loving it more than ever. It’s pretty easy to distinguish the three separate pieces but doesn’t bother me one bit.
My '04 Am.Std. is three piece alder, my new 50's RW is four piece alder.
The RW is lighter weight and rings like bell. No problem with four piece bodies here..
There is the visual aspect of that (like they do with veneers to have a seamless look), but also, by alternating you minimize the chance that the combined board would warp.
There is no art in making a door with current CNC-machines, and yet some do it right, and others do it wrong, because they are not able to estimate how the wood will "work" in the future.
A real carpenter knows how to turn the wood, so that the inner forces work in such way that they alleviate each other. Simply put: by flipping and not flipping parts that were adjacent in the original planks.
if it fell = instant relic or road worn
Update: I just leveled the frets and installed the new pickups. While I had her open, I found one issue worth mentioning.
The ground wire run under the bridge plate was ..missing. The hole for it was drilled and everything. But no wire. They forgot it I guess!!!
Look at the end/bottom of the guitar.
Fender does a pretty good job of matching for what would seem an almost automated task.
I love these American Professional Series Tele's. The neck feels just right to me and I'm really digging the A5/A2 pickups. I have a 2017, with a natural ash body and just picked up a 2019, with an alder body in white; both with rosewood fretboards.
As a budding woodworker, I just want to point out that from the POV of structural integrity, IE not warping, the more pieces the better. From the POV of "tone" I have yet to read anything credible about fewer pieces sounding better, and I can't think of a reason why they would.
I just checked and my natural ash body is three pieces.
all this just goes to show how little, notice I said "little", how much difference a one price or a multi piece body will affect the overall sound of the guitar.