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Cabronita body identification

Discussion in 'Tele-Technical' started by Mike Simpson, Mar 9, 2017.

  1. Mike Simpson

    Mike Simpson Doctor of Teleocity

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    I bought a cabronita body and I am trying to figure out its origin. Thanks for any help. The Seller said it was MIM, I was mostly buying it for the pickups but I went ahead and bought the loaded body.

    It has micro tilt in the neck pocket, I don't see this on MIM and Squier bodies.

    The bridge has the 2 forward screws normally seen on Squires.

    There is a bunch of stamps in the neck pocket and 2 bar code stickers in the bridge pickup route. C00817938 and C00854130

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  2. robinn

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    The most obvious identification I think would be the bridge, and that one is indeed the squire one. The mexican bridge has the 3 mounting in the center of the bridge. Maybe make sure what's underneath it?

    The squier carbronita is basswood, but I don't know how to recognize that from the neck pocket.
     
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    The microtilt looks original which would suggest a 2011 'Tele-bration' series US made Cabronita.
    Curious.
     
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    Here is s pic with the bridge removed. Interesting that there are 3 bridge screw pilot holes near the string through holes.

    As I noted earlier, I was buying this for the TV Jones Powertrons and the body was part of the package deal. I doubt the body is basswood, I suspect ash or alder by the weight... not light but not super heavy but I have not weighed it yet.

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    You'd know whether it was alder or basswood just by the weight.

    I think tux-poly nailed the id on it.

    You get it for a good price?
     
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    So does it appear to be a US Telebration body that had a cheap bridge put on it?

    Ya, in my opinion the price was good... $200 for the body and a pair of TV Jones Powertrons. I have the neck plate, switch, pot and knob that are not on the body.
     
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    Is there a site I can look up the bar code sticker numbers?
    I googled around and I couldn't find much on them.
     
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    The original neck plate would be a special engraved one and the pickups were filter'trons not power'trons. The bridge screw holes are correct for the US hardtail bridge. $200 is a great price.
    Fender may be able to help confirm id from the codes on the stickers and the neck pocket stamps.
     
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    These pickups have the TV Jones Powertron sticker on the back. I checked them with a meter before I bought them and they are very close to the resistance listed on the TV Jones site for Powertrons. I built a Cab style in 2014 that has 3 TV Jones Classics in it and I bought these to give the Powertrons a try. I will probably just make a neck for this and buy a better bridge.
     
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    I'm not familiar with the micro tilt, but I thought there was a metal plate in the neck pocket, not a simple T-nut?

    Check under the pickguard, IIRC, my Squier Cab had [EDIT] routing which prevented me from going guard-less.
     
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    The metal plate goes on the bottom of the heel on the neck. There is a setscrew that goes in the T nut and there is a hole in the neck plate to adjust it through.
     
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    I'll pull the pickguard off tonight to see if there are any surprises there.
     
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    Under the pick guard there is a crop circle to match the one in the neck pocket.

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    I decided to make a neck for this body.

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