Tele screw set for parts tele build

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  1. branbolio

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    I’m building my first parts tele and I need a few different screws. Neck screws, control, strap. Is there a decent priced set out there and recommended place to order them?

    Also curious is there any complete parts list for tele of all the screws and sizes/part numbers?
     
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    There is definitely a thread on this board with this exact information.
     
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    Basic generic screw list
    Neck #8 x 1 3/4" oval head Phillips woodscrew

    Pickguard #4 x 1/2" oval head Phillips woodscrew
    Control plate #4 x 1/2" oval head Phillips woodscrew

    Strap #5 x 1" oval head Phillips woodscrew

    Bridge #6 x 1" oval head Phillips woodscrew

    Switch #6-32 x 5/8" round head Phillips machine screw

    Bridge pickup #6-32 x 5/8" round head Phillips machine screw

    Neck pickup depends on body or pickguard mounting. Tuners and string retainer are usually supplied with screws
     
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    Thanks this should help!
    Neck pickup is body mount, if you have specs for that one... I do need
     
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    Dang that would be great but why no Phillips? Thanks for the links!!!
     
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    Can you please point me in the direction if you know it’s whereabouts
     
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    I'd be doing the disservice of preventing you from discovering the wonders of the "search" function!

    Seriously - I don't know and I'd just be doing the same thing, search box upper right.

    If you can't dig it up, PM me and I will rack my brain for keywords that will work.

    Search suggestions: flat head, sheet metal, phillips head, pickguard, pickup mounting.

    If you throw a bunch of those in at once, what comes back will be the posts with the greatest number of hits in them, it should work. If not, PM and I'll help you out.

    Magnifying glass icon, upper right.
     
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    I **think*** that's a #3 1" sheet metal screw?
     
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    #3 x 1" round head Phillips or slotted woodscrew.
    Fender use both types, slotted on American vintage, Phillips on Mex vintage. Seems a bit pointless when you can't see the screw head.
     
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    Posting so I can easily find this thread later.
     
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    If you buy slot head screws, buy the right screwdrivers so you don't mangle the screws or worse, slip and gouge yourself or the instrument. The correct screwdrivers are called parallel tip/hollow ground screwdrivers and are commonly used by gunsmiths.
     
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    Since you're in Hawaii and you probably don't have a decent bolt & fastener store nearby, it might be cheaper to find a local music store that is a Fender dealer since Fender forces their dealers to carry an assortment of common replacement parts. Then again, there's always Amazon.

    Here are the Fender part numbers:
    • Pickguard/control cover screws: 0994923000
    • Neck mounting screws: 0994948000
    • Bridge mounting/strap button screws: 0021422049
    • Neck pickup mounting screws: 0016295049
     
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    ebay or amazon, i got all my screws for my build from ebay you have to buy packs but you can find them really cheap, i got mine from uk though not china but i'm sure most of it was made in china. i bought everything you would need to build a tele, every little screw electronic knobs covers pickups scrap buttons e.t.c in the end it can add up but at least you will have a load of parts laying around for another build in the future! maybe even enough parts like some of us have laying for a complete guitar build! don't going buying a switch tip for $27 that's just nuts
     
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