My modded Squier 51

Discussion in 'Telecaster Discussion Forum' started by pirana, Oct 31, 2007.

  1. pirana

    pirana Tele-Meister

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    Paid $125 & modded it a while back. I love the neck on this thing. Still want to change out the tuners though.
     
  2. andy__woods

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    aznrambo481 Friend of Leo's

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    Here, fixed it for you, pirana.

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    I love it!
     
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    Very cool! I like the paint, and I'm really diggin' the 8 ball! Big thumbs up.

    I rebuilt one a while back (I'll get around to posting photos one day) and I'm in the middle of another. Hard to turn down a fun and cheap project that has so many options. I think it's a fantastic platform. The new one is getting a silver sparkle paint job (nitro is curing now) and a set of Gretsch pickups. Looking forward to slapping it together next month.

    Again, good job!!
     
  6. boris bubbanov

    boris bubbanov Tele Axpert Ad Free Member

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    Pirana, tell us please what is the source of your bridge plate?

    I like the use of the three brass barrel compensated saddles, and have done a few that way. I believe Mike Leavitt at this forum first tried the 3 saddle mod in November of 2004.

    Please drop in and pay a visit to www.instituteofnoise.com/squier51/forum

    I have details there and here on installing Gotoh 'kluson' style tuners using items # 135 and 136 (brass tubing) from K + S Metals cut to length as sleeving for the 10.5 mm tuner bores on the Surubaya Squier 51 necks. The Gotoh 'klusons' are bought through Stewart MacDonald, part # 0648.

    Here's one of mine:

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    Bubbanov
     
  7. tdowns

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    Very cool.
     
  8. pirana

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    The bridge is just a combo string thru/top loader tele bridge that I cut in half with Glendale saddles. Thanks for the tuner info. I bought a set of Gotoh/Klusons for it with the bushings to fit the larger tuner holes & discovered the fit was way too sloppy. Again, thanks for the fix & compliments.
     
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    Haha, that reminds me a lot of an old Epiphone Coronet. Cool stuff, i'm still planning on replacing the bridge on my '51 to something nicer like that.
     
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    superchicken_VI Friend of Leo's

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    Will a standard Tele bridge fit and cover up all of the holes?
     
  11. tuuur

    tuuur Friend of Leo's

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    If I recall correctly, it won't.
    After some googling, I found this pic of a 51 with tele bridge, from TDPRI member brittwin:

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    Nice, very cool
     
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