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Harley Benton Tele question....help needed

Discussion in 'Other T-Types and Partscasters' started by Ghostdriver, Mar 22, 2021.

  1. Ghostdriver

    Ghostdriver Tele-Meister Silver Supporter

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    Hi guys

    anyone on here own a Harley Benton Tele, something like the TE-70.

    I am making a custom pickguard for a client for this guitar, i normally only do USA or MIM guitars but this came up and it’s an earner for me so hey......

    he sent me a template of his pickguard and the neck pickup aperture seems a lot ‘slimmer’ than the Fender ones I make, and my question is really if that seems right, are the neck pickups on a Harley Benton smaller, does anyone know or can anyone with at least a HB and a Fender give me a measurement comparison.....

    really appreciate any help on this as I have a mammoth engraving job to do on it and want to make sure I get this bit sorted first.....

    thanks in advance
     
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    Why not just ask client to send u pix of the aperture being measured with a decent ruler?
     
  4. Ghostdriver

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    Ok, be like that, came here first as I know a few folks probably have both models on here......see ya
     
  5. VintageSG

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    If he traced the aperture, it'll appear smaller thanks to the pencil body etc. If he has a scanner, a scan set to 100% will be better than an outline trace. The pickups are the same size, but watch out for the control plate cutout.
     
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    Don't know how it would be a thinner width wouldn't it be the same for the amount of coil wire
     
  7. Ghostdriver

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    yeah I am thinking it should be the same as all other neck pickups as most probably are manufactured the same size for inter change ability, I am thinking the template he gave me has allowed for the thickness of the pen or whatever he used to trace inside the aperture.
     
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    Send it to your client for a test fit before you engrave it.
     
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