American Professional Telecaster - Review

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  1. Aaron1061

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    BSB is ash. is yours a special alder edition?
     
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    Very nice but thus isn't alder.
    It's ash.
     
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    Good to know. One piece ash then.
     
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    FEA35006-DA1B-4CC7-8664-0D0502016100.jpeg 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.
     
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    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..
     
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    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.
     
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    if it fell = instant relic or road worn
     
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    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!!!
     
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    Look at the end/bottom of the guitar.

    Fender does a pretty good job of matching for what would seem an almost automated task.
     
  11. slider313

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    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.


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    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.
     
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    I just checked and my natural ash body is three pieces.
     
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    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.
     
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