Mysterious hole underneath the pickguard in baja tele

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  1. born2tele

    born2tele TDPRI Member

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    I was taking of the pickguard for the first time today
    since I bought my new baja tele a few weeks ago and I noticed this.

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    What's this hole doing there and the letter g?
    anyone have a clue?

    Since it's made in Mexico I'm starting to wonder.. ;)
     
  2. reverend

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    I think this has been discussed here before. If I remember right, it has something to do with routing and CNC-machines. Maybe someone has a more specified answer to you.
     
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    Oh yes I know that one. It is LSD hole. I mean you need to keep those pills somewhere. But on my guitar it's purple, it changes shape, and sometimes it talks to me :)
     
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    jefrs Doctor of Teleocity

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    It's for the pixie dust that makes a tele twang.
     
  5. Telenator

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    It's a reference hole for the CNC router. A "0" point for the CNC machine to work from.
     
  6. Louthunder

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    If you look closely, it's the "g" spot!:p.................sorry, could'nt resist:oops:
     
  7. Ronkirn

    Ronkirn Doctor of Teleocity Vendor Member

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    that's so if you go through a time portal back to Mew York to 1953, you can keep spare dimes in there to ride the subway...

    We're awful sometimes.... :twisted:

    In all reality... what I think is that FMIC does stuff like that so the parts can be identified… a neck is a neck, as is a body. If you buy one and just started changing things out, it would be easy for a future purchaser to be confused…. Or worse…

    Ron Kirn
     
  8. born2tele

    born2tele TDPRI Member

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    Aha it must've been the Teleangel who put the pixie dust there
    while I was asleep, but it's running out.

    I need more pixie dust!!!! :eek:
     
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    :lol:
     
  10. vanguard

    vanguard Friend of Leo's

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    i've heard that hole will glow a hazy blue when orcs are near.
     
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    IPLAYLOUD Friend of Leo's

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    That's the route for the soon-to-be-offered "Robot Tuner" option.

    See, you get a 250K Mini-Pot with a Blue Light on it that works these BIG replacement tuners on the headstock, and...
     
  12. TeleHonk

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    Something to do with bowling, maybe...

    :D
     
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    Whats interesting is the Classsic series and AV series dont have these CNC guide holes yet they are made on the same CNC machines. The MIM stds have 3 of these holes.
     
  15. born2tele

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    thanks for all the great answers! Some were very useful :lol:
     
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    Yeah that is interesting. I wonder why that is ?
     
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    Dont know either! LOL None of the CS models have these and none of the MIM Ciassic or USA AV series has them.
     
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    boris bubbanov Tele Axpert Ad Free Member

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    The Baja really needs a "mojo bean" what with that fragile S-1 switch on there.

    As for the MIM Standard, I know a lot of guys are proud of theirs, but that guitar needs two and sometimes three mojo beans.


    :D
     
  19. Ronkirn

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    had to be an accident....

    Ron Kirn
     
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    Couple of possible reasons for this that I can think of.

    -marks to keep them from being identified as american made bodies
    - different CNC machines that don't require a position marker

    Don't the american made ones have a reference in the neck pocket? What Im wondering is if its done in the machining stage, why isn't there paint in the hole?
     
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