#1
If you remove the pickguard off the telecaster will there be a huge gaping hole of routing and stuff or will it look ok?
#4
There is a big diagonal rout from the neck pickup to the control cavity. Looks pretty unsightly without a pickguard.

EDIT: Hmmm... some pictures I've just seen don't have a channel, instead it is like a tunnel type of thing, which is odd cause that would cost a lot more to manufacture. I know older Teles had a rout that ran diagonally underneath the pickguard anyway.
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Last edited by Calum_Barrow at Feb 12, 2007,
#6
^ squires do not have the routs- most fender make ones do tho.

i took the pg off my tele- ugghh- it looked horrid there was a large rout for all the wiring- as well as like 3 random ass holes?
#7
Thanks, just wanted to know. I have a LP so i can't really try it. sorry, I should have stated that
#8
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^ squires do not have the routs- most fender make ones do tho.

i took the pg off my tele- ugghh- it looked horrid there was a large rout for all the wiring- as well as like 3 random ass holes?

Were the three holes in a line with the middle one being bigger? If so, I believe these holes are for if you want to install a switch on the pickguard (such as a mini toggle) though I may be wrong.
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#9
According to my telecaster book, they made those channels because it was easier then drilling one long whole all the way from the Neck picup to the control cavity. But I still think they do that, just to cut costs and all. Best way is to check yourself