Sorry if this has been asked before but i couldn't directly find my answer in the search...

When taking apart a fender starcaster do you have to cut/unsolder the wiring in order to completely remove the faceplate and all the electronics? Because i'm looking to paint my guitar cuz im bored of the old one and i don't have a soldering iron or desoldering stuff...

i kind of get what you're saying... but if you had pictures of what you're talking about that would be great

like i know what the things are... but where does it connect to the spring claw? is it underneath that?
Last edited by nuttysmk54 at Jul 1, 2009,
Open up the trem cavity and there should only be on wire in there soldered to the spring claw, that's the one to undo.
take out your input jack, by unscrewing the 2 screws on the (probably) chrome cover. then there will be only 2 wires attached, those both have to come off.

open the back of your guitar, there should be one wire coming through the body and soldered onto the tremelo spring claw, this also must come off.

if you can't understand these instructions....maybe get someone else to do this work for you? just sayin....

edit: definitely get the soldering iron, great investment.
Last edited by mikiedaman at Jul 1, 2009,
Quote by unclebuck5
Do yourself a favor and get a cheap soldering iron ($7.99)
http://www.radioshack.com/search/index.jsp?kwCatId=&kw=soldering&origkw=soldering&sr=1 . Also, I would recommend a desoldering bulb ($4.99) http://www.radioshack.com/search/index.jsp?kwCatId=&kw=desoldering&origkw=desoldering&sr=1 . The right tools will help greatly. Good luck.

I've worked with a desoldering bulb before, it always got clogged and I hated it.

So I bought this desoldering braid http://www.radioshack.com/product/index.jsp?productId=2062744 and it is a god among tools.

Good luck OP Best advice I can give; whatever you do, make sure you can undo it.