Squier Tele Custom II pawn shop rescue & rebuild

Discussion in 'Squier Tele Forum' started by AZkoaMan, Apr 29, 2017.

  1. brookdalebill

    brookdalebill Tele Axpert Ad Free Member

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    Nice work, much better!
     
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  2. syrynx

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    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.
     
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  3. MonkeyJefferson

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    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....
     
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  4. AZkoaMan

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    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!
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    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.
     
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  5. AZkoaMan

    AZkoaMan Tele-Meister

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    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!
     
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    How do you shave for belly cut?
     
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    Just read 2nd page. Thanks!
     
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    cdwillis Tele-Meister

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    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.
     
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    Very nice, congratulations!
     
  10. scottser

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    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 ☺
     
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    You love prety much everything by the looks of it. :)
     
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    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.
     
  13. syrynx

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    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.
     
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    AZkoaMan - great work. I'm a big fan of "rescues" - guitars, basses, or amps.
     
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  15. Jupiter

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    Yeah, that came out nice!
     
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    This post is my inspiration. Just started mine tonight. Still have to sand it down, but the yellow paint is all gone for now. 20190417_204453.jpg
     
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