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04-22-2012, 02:21 PM
On average, how much will a luthier charge to route my tele body for a bridge humbucker? I have a friend with the necessary machinery but neither of us have any experience doing this and I'd rather have it done well.
P.S. Please don't tell me to get a single coil sized humbucker and skip the routing. ;) I've got some WCR pups I wanna drop into an American Deluxe Tele.
04-22-2012, 02:23 PM
generally about $30-50 - depending on whether he's routing your guard also
04-22-2012, 02:31 PM
Thanks Dan! My brother owns one of your Tele builds and he swears that he wants to be buried with it. :aok
04-22-2012, 02:44 PM
but let's pray that he won't be buried for a very very long time
04-22-2012, 02:51 PM
Take the time to make a template - doesn't take long and it's well worth the time. If you use 1/4" material get a short, top bearing template bit and use a plunge router. If you make it from 1/2" and use a long bit you'll be removing a lot of material on the first pass.
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