Squier '51 Love

Glenharris1971

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I love my '51 so much that I put an uber-flamey boat-back Warmoth Tele neck on it. A bit like putting a tuxedo on a pig eh?
 

Glenharris1971

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The pics cannot come close to capturing the beauty of this neck....tilting it makes the flames 3D. The '51 is loaded with EMG 85, S. Graphtech saddles. Hipshot knobs.

 
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geodr

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That neck is a beaut but the stock neck isn't too shabby either (feels pretty good, but looks meh).

I have a '51 I got my daughter 7 years ago but she just went off to college so I think it's finally mod time. Gonna start with nut, tele (bubba mod) saddles, and tuning machines...maybe neck pup.

Question: does anyone have any tips or even a template to drill holes in the back of the existing bridge to mount tele saddles?
 

Glenharris1971

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The guy that I got the '51 from gave me some extra parts, including a control plate that allows for a five way switch and two pots. I think I might try something else

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Glenharris1971

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That neck is a beaut but the stock neck isn't too shabby either (feels pretty good, but looks meh).

I have a '51 I got my daughter 7 years ago but she just went off to college so I think it's finally mod time. Gonna start with nut, tele (bubba mod) saddles, and tuning machines...maybe neck pup.

Question: does anyone have any tips or even a template to drill holes in the back of the existing bridge to mount tele saddles?
I agree, the stock neck wasn't bad but this Warmoth is heavenly.
 

megawzrd

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The squier 51 is a great guitar in its simplicity. The neck profile is nice too but I wish the frets were just a touch bigger.
 

straightblues

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I am refinishing mine right now. It has been in the cabinet for a couple years. It will be running in about a week. Looking forward to playing it again.
 

Glenharris1971

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The squier 51 is a great guitar in its simplicity. The neck profile is nice too but I wish the frets were just a touch bigger.
I have found that with the (MUCH) thicker neck of the Warmoth, it sustains better. My frets are on the medium side.
 

Windup 43

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That looks great! I LOVE the stock neck on my old '51 though, and would never dream of replacing it...
 

Andy J.

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I've got an Allparts TMO-FAT on mine - pretty much the only stock stuff left on the guitar are the body and the jack plate: even drilled the control plate for a three-way switch.
 

syrynx

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Nice to see and read about y'all's former Squier '51s. :p

Mine is still stock. Unlike most people, I bought mine because I fell in love with the sound of it. Only after I bought it was I able to understand the magic I was hearing, which begins with the low-wind pickups, but also includes pickup placement and controls.

I do contemplate some mods, eventually. The bridge is the weakest part of the guitar as manufactured, and I really should replace it. Also, mine's a tuxedo, and I'd prefer a black pickguard. But I do have a chunk of leather which is just exactly large enough...
 

Glenharris1971

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Nice to see and read about y'all's former Squier '51s. :p

Mine is still stock. Unlike most people, I bought mine because I fell in love with the sound of it. Only after I bought it was I able to understand the magic I was hearing, which begins with the low-wind pickups, but also includes pickup placement and controls.

I do contemplate some mods, eventually. The bridge is the weakest part of the guitar as manufactured, and I really should replace it. Also, mine's a tuxedo, and I'd prefer a black pickguard. But I do have a chunk of leather which is just exactly large enough...
Tooled leather pickguard would look great!
 

IPLAYLOUD

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I gave my black one to my daughter in law.
She is going to paint my granddaughter's name and some Disney characters on it.
$69 closeout at GC. I should have bought the last 3 on the floor.
 
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Glenharris1971

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I gave my black one to my faughter in law.
She is going to paint my granddaughter's name and some Disney characters on it.
$69 closeout at GC. I should have bought the last 3 on the floor.
I missed that sale. Got mine in a trade on a whim. Happy I did. It's a blues/rock machine. Really nice blues tones. I think the odd placement of the neck pickup adds to it. That's pretty much right in the middle of where the neck and mid pickups are on a strat...the sweet spot.

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I did the same thing, except this Warmoth is a Fatback:



Not ultra flamey, just a lot of character - not that White Bread Maple look at all:

 

geodr

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Can anyone (Boris?) offer any tips for drilling the stock bridge for tele saddles (aka the "Bubba mod")? Specifically how to lay out the holes...

Thanks!
 

straightblues

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I am going to try the Bubba mod this weekend. I am waiting for my saddles to come in the mail. Hopefully someone will chime in before with a good picture.
 






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