Neck pickup screws - a turning point.

Daddy Dom

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To me, visible screws either side of the neck pickup just looks wrong. I have vintage tastes so to me it's sort of like 22-fret necks. YMMV and many won't even notice or care.
Quite possibly they will end up being in production longer than no-screw models but I think it's a wrong turn.

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Si G X

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They don't look great, but they aren't as bad as direct mounted humbuckers where you can see the legs.
 

bobio

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On an "actual" vintage Telecaster then yes, I want it to be period correct.
Otherwise, I don't have a nostalgic bone in my body ;)
 

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I like 'em stealthy. Indifferent about covers, tho.
 

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boris bubbanov

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Once I have the neck pickup dialed in, it just isn't going to be adjusted. Teles are about adjusting the bridge pickup height only - Strats are for adjusting the neck pickup I think.
 

That Cal Webway

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If I truly cared about the minutiae of how a guitar looks and such I could have spent all that money from guitars on a new Tesla and then burned it up!!

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Pcs264

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Different strokes...I do like having the pickup screws easily accessible, though it's not any big issue me either way. What does instantly & completely turn me off is a 6-saddle bridge on a Tele. It just looks so wrong, and it's completely unnecessary. It's easy to get excellent intonation and action with 3 compensated Tele saddles.
 

fender4life

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Thinlines had them and i'm a fan because otherwise can u imagine when you want to adjust the neck p/u having to remove the strings or neck then a thinline guard with it's 9 million screws and go thru all that to make a simple height adjustment that may end up not being quite what u hoped and having to go thru that all over again ! However, in a regular tele i prefer the vintage look with screws underneath because taking off the guard to adjust is no problem. Especially for me because i always put 5 screw guards on my standard route teles.
 




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