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Wood identification on mystery T body??

Discussion in 'Telecaster Discussion Forum' started by gbart14, Sep 25, 2020.

  1. Wrighty

    Wrighty Friend of Leo's

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    I’d say pine, looks just like the regular stuff you see in woodyards for DIY projects.
     
  2. gbart14

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    Bridge pup is a TCA1N so, for sure they were out of a Classic Vibe. Pots are 2012 so might be from the same set up. For giggles I am going to try the VanZandt pups. Interesting - the bridge VanZandt does not fit the hole in the bridge plate. Will look at it again tomorrow.
     
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    Here's a video of a guy making a Fender-style neck, so you can see better how they work:
     
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    they don't have pine trees in Mexico
     
  5. gbart14

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    Mine is a parts caster with Deluxe series MIM neck from 2002 on a Squire Classic Vibe body, most likely pine of unknown year but before 2015. And 2011 pots. I bought the guitar in 2015 so who knows what the real history is? I am just trying to get it to sound less anemic. I bought it with several others and amps from a guy who needed to take care of his pregnant wife. I sold the others so this one is virtually free.
     
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    I would just use that body, I would not go to the trouble of stripping it.. no way. Just screw they thing together and Just play it for a while, I've always thought classic vibe squires sound pretty good.
     
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    Yes, that is also what I decided to do. I replaced the pickups with the Van Zandt True Vintage that I had laying around and now I really like the sound. It seemed to wake it up and now it is enjoyable to play. Thanks to everyone for the advice. Great forum.
     
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    Pine is my guess too
     
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