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Discussion in 'Squier Tele Forum' started by AZkoaMan, Apr 29, 2017.
Nice work, much better!
I love rescue stories.
I love natural finishes, especially after stripping factory paint reveals wood as attractive as this.
I love soft roundovers.
I love "the stock pickups sound great!" stories.
Yessir, this one punches a lot of my buttons. Well done, congratulations, and thanks for sharing in such detail.
I've had one since they came out, gigged it a 100 times (it's always my bar backup), and mine has that discoloration, much like yours. It's very "reliced" already- and I commend you on your good work, and for keeping those original pickups. The minute I played mine at the store, and walked out for less than 2 Bills, I felt like I had stolen it. Such a killer ride, and the pickups are perfect if you like cleanish gain....
I used a rasp to rough out the shape of the cut then used a right angle orbital sander with 80 grit paper to smooth it out. These things are amazing for shaping curves on guitars!
Then I switched a standard orbital sander and used progressively finer grits to get rid of the swirl marks and finished up with a sanding block.
I really love this guitar now and the stock pickups are fantastic! How often do you get to say that with a budget instrument! I definitely like a dirty gain and the P-90s have this nasty grind to them that no other pickup has. I love the clean sound just as much. They have the best characteristics of humbuckers and Strat-type single coils: the fullness of humbuckers but the nice top end and articulation of single coils. They're the perfect pickup!
How do you shave for belly cut?
Just read 2nd page. Thanks!
I've refinished a couple Affinity series Squiers and they were both three piece bodies. I've got a MIM Fender strat body that was originally sunburst and there are five pieces of wood underneath a thin veneer they used to make the sunburst top look nice. It doesn't make a difference in tone as far as my ears can tell.
Very nice, congratulations!
That's a first-rate job. I fully agree the stock pots, switch and jack need to go and i had mine upgraded and the cavities shielded like yours. I couldn't be happier with mine - enjoy ☺
You love prety much everything by the looks of it.
I am so impressed by that wood. I would have thought they would save that for a burst body.
After doing all that work to such a promising body I would have been tempted to buy one those $199 Fender replacement necks.
BTW, the neck on my Affinity is a pretty slim C shape. I like it well enough but our is pretty acceptable to sudden temperature changes.
There's a lot to love on TDPRI! Frankly, I have to stay out of the Tele Home Depot, because I could spend twice the number of hours there are in a day, just groping for words to express my admiration and appreciation. But on the other hand...
I hate 7 1/4" radius fingerboards (in my fretting hand; if it works for you it's fine with me).
I hate lap steels with crappy user interfaces (reflective fret boards and controls and palm rests that interfere with my picking hand).
I especially hate "My new Insertguitarname will be here in two days; what pickups should I get to replace the stockers?" posts.
There should be a fine for using the word "best" in any discussion of something as subjective as music and the tools we use to produce it.
And I probably shouldn't post my thoughts about the sex lives of people who think an electric guitar's signal comes out of an input jack.
But when a post like this one catches my eye, I do try to say not only that I like, but why I like.
AZkoaMan - great work. I'm a big fan of "rescues" - guitars, basses, or amps.
Yeah, that came out nice!
This post is my inspiration. Just started mine tonight. Still have to sand it down, but the yellow paint is all gone for now.