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Tele with a trem

Discussion in 'Tele Home Depot' started by Prius, Sep 18, 2009.

  1. Prius

    Prius TDPRI Member

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    Hello everyone

    I've been working on a new build for a while with some nice wood I had spare and as I was getting ready to route the pick ups I figured I really wanted a (normal - strat) tremolo on this Telecaster build. I normally use MDF templates that a company I know makes for me. Due to an extended vacation however they are unable to help me out with this one.

    I've been looking on eBay and all other trading sites, but I have been unable to find any templates for a telecaster with a trem at all. Does anyone have any tips or hints on how best to approach this? I haven't got any tremelo templates, so I have nothing to use as an example.

    If this works I will be posting pictures of course!
     
  2. KevinB

    KevinB Doctor of Teleocity

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    StewMac sells Strat trem routing templates. Could you use those?

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  3. Prius

    Prius TDPRI Member

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    Thanks for the reply

    I had noticed it on StewMac before, but I'd be unsure of how to align this on my telecaster body. Misaligning it would lead to one silly looking guitar.

    Also it would likely take WEEKS to get to my country unfortunately :(.
     
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