Telebird strap button help needed

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  1. sleazy pot pie

    sleazy pot pie Tele-Afflicted Silver Supporter

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    I am finishing up my telebird project and could use some help placing the strap buttons.
    I did a gold top finish, so I really don’t want to have to re drill the location closest to the bridge.

    I think I need to place it off the center line away from the control plate.
    Would lining it up with the intonation screw for the E/A saddle be far enough/too far?

    my plan for the button closer to the headstock is to get a 2” #8 wood screw in place of the 1 3/4” #8 wood screw at the neck plate
    - thoughts and suggestions welcome please
     
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    You'll have slightly worse balance than usual, but the difference may be too small to notice.
     
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    Are you saying it should be dead center then?
     
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    It depends what you're after. If you have a neck made out of marble stone and a body made out paulownia, putting it even near the output jack may not be enough to stop neck dive.
     
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    From all the guitars I've seen, the bottom strap button gets centered.

    Pretty much a standard location, and I don't think you'd go wrong with it.

    Sounds like you are going to utilize one of the neck screws to attach the upper strap button?

    Give it a try and see how it hangs :).

    You can always relocate to a point on bass side bout if it doesn't feel right.


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    Bottom button is on the center line.

    neck button I chose not to locate it under the neck like Gibson does but rather like this

    Works perfect for me

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  7. sleazy pot pie

    sleazy pot pie Tele-Afflicted Silver Supporter

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    Slow torch, thanks for the pic, is that kind of in line with the 21st fret? How many fingers over from the raised part are you?


    I have friend with a Kauer Banshee that sent me a picture. Kauer lines his back one up with the A string, so that’s what I did.
    I have a 2” neck screw coming in the mail, so I am holding off until then. But damn, this thing isn’t conducive to playing seated.
     
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    Mine is similar to a vintage Gibson, approx 3 fingers across from raised center piece
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    The further it is from the headstock the more the nut is away from you for reaching that area...
     
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    I had it kind of like that stock on my Epiphone, hated it with a passion, moved it behind the neck pocket and I've been happy ever since. Gibsons sometimes came with two strap buttons, one behind the neck and one on the side.

    It's all relative, it depends a lot on the individual. Some people also don't get neck dive with any guitar at all because they strap them on very high.
     
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