Players tele control cavity

TunedupFlat

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I'd like to declare shenanigans. Or at least vent a little.

I've seen lots of funny routes in my time working on telecasters, but this would be the first time my cavity's depth is the main issue..
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The rear of the cavity's depth is not enough to swap the control plate around. 😠. Boo urns Fender...
Now I have to either just stick to having the switch up front or get the router out and fix you...

Route or leave it?
 

bobio

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Route it out :) I do that with nearly every body I use in my Partscasters.
The Toneshaper solderless electronics I use won't fit in a lot of cases.

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Here is my latest, it is a Player body and I routed the bottom of the control cavity flush.
I also did some touchup routing on the neck cavity to deepen it a bit.

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AAT65

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That’s standard these days. The CNC machines are set up to only rout out what needs routing: saves time, saves money, makes Fender shareholders happy, most guitar owners will never know.
I put a Callaham control plate on my Elite Tele to gain a few JM of space between switch and volume control: I had to dremel some wood out of the floor of the control route to move the volume pot. (But it was worth it!)
 

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Routing done and control plate flipped!
And just for fun a 53 tapped tele bridge pickup with the 4 way switch set to neck, neck/bridge low tap, bridge low tap, bridge high tap.
 




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