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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?
I agree, the stock neck wasn't bad but this Warmoth is heavenly.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?
Tooled leather pickguard would look great!Nice to see and read about y'all's former Squier '51s.
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...
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.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.