NGD E10 tele junker

Discussion in 'Squier Tele Forum' started by Mr Gunny, Apr 5, 2020.

  1. Mr Gunny

    Mr Gunny Tele-Meister

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    Unfortunately I don’t have a ton of pics, as the guitar is currently “quarantined” in my basement for a few days. I needed a project and this is definitely it. Korean made Squier tele, SN starts with E10. There is significant damage to the neck on a few frets, the control plate was pretty rusty, doesn’t give me any hope for the pots.

    The strings and some of the frets are actually green, this thing is in rough shape. I plan to replace the control plate and possibly the pickups. Where do I start with fixing this neck? Or is it not worth the time and should I just look for a replacement neck?

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  2. Mr Gunny

    Mr Gunny Tele-Meister

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    Bump. Need help with my quarantine project, the neck feels great but so much of the finish is missing on the fretboard. Where should I start? It’s an interesting guitar, body is full thickness and weird saddle bridges I’ve never seen on a Squier before. Another weird quirk is plastic string trees.
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  3. Max the Dog

    Max the Dog TDPRI Member

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    Hi,
    Yeah go for it, at least for the experience you’ll gain. I would.
    If it all goes south then buy a new neck.
    As for the electrics and stuff, plug it into an amp and check the pots and switch. If they’re noisy, WD40 or any electrical contact cleaner would sort it.
    There’s plenty of info on YT and wiring diagrams on The ‘net and Seymour Duncan’s site. If you can solder you can do the electric side of things.
    Regards,
    MtD.
     
  4. Mr Gunny

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    I’m about half done with it, I’ll probably update with pics in the next few days. I stripped and sanded the neck, polished the frets and did some spot leveling. The pots were in really bad shape when I took it apart and I wanted to give it a 4 way switch anyways so I gutted the electronics, going to solder it all back together later today.
     
  5. Max the Dog

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    Good for you. Be good to see some before and after pix.
     
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