- Feb 12, 2010
- Somewhere Over The Rainbow
It's not. No guitar is an investment. I'm downsizing now. I'm gonna rock til I drop but I am getting older and I want to move guitars on so my daughter doesn't have to when I kick the ol' bucket.If it’s an investment, don’t modify it.
Yes, indeed. It's a pretty guitar with the dark rosewood against the yellowed body.If you modify it, whoever inherits it will curse you in your grave incessantly for doing so.
This is my thought as well. The thing is, I have a Les Paul for the humbucker thing so I'm not buying another Tele just to have one with humbuckers. Plus, as @brookdalebill said, "sometimes modding is not the answer".If it were me, I would find another Telecaster that has the features you crave
The guitar is very playable. It's my favorite guitar in terms of feel. I am just uninspired by it's tone sometimes.If it’s a guitar you think you would hold onto forever , I would do whatever I need to do to make it most playable for me . But if selling is a possibility, then I would not do any routing for a normal size humbucker
Routing is certainly not reversible. If I did it, it would be done by an expert.It’s your guitar, and your voice. Do what you want. Everything is reversible, if you plan ahead and do it right.
I've cooled my jets on this idea. I think posting was like "thinking out loud" and realizing it's not a wise move. As I have posted before, I might end up Tele-less. I would never have thought I would ever be without a Tele but it's a possibility. After all, it's just a plank of wood.