#1
I've never customized a guitar before, so I'd get it fitted professionally (and resprayed), but my question to you Guitar Gurus is this:

Is attaching a Bigsby to a Tele Deluxe just asking for trouble? Is it going to drop out of tune stupidly easily? Would I be better investing in something with a nice Vibrato pre-fitted, like an Epiphone ES-295, or Wildkat?

Basically, this is the dream: (see below)

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#2
I have no idea, but if it is let me know... that is one sexy piece of guitar!

EDIT: Now I remember why I prefer the custom to the deluxe... that damn start headstock! lol
#3
my friend has a Bigsby B5, he fitted by himself, and set up professionally later.

i've read somewhere that Bigsby vibrato pieces are cursed when put on fenders...
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#4
i've read somewhere that Bigsby vibrato pieces are cursed when put on fenders...

ive heard that too... id possibly ask to get it set up professionally
#5
^my friend still did it hahaha. u could install it urself, but setting up is kinda hard because the tune-o-matic bridge is taller than a regular hard tail tele bridge.
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#6
Just found out that Sonic Youth's Tele Deluxe had a Bigsby put on: http://www.sonicyouth.com/mustang/eq/gtr26.html

If it's good enough for them, it's sure good enough for me!
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#7
Well the kits for the standard tele's are around $150 on musicians friend (same price for the "F" and Bigsby models so go with the "F" so it wont be cursed) but the have the plate to mount the bridge to fit the standard slanted single coil. If you were to use a TOM it'd have to be recessed or the neck salnted.
#8
There's a video tutorial of how to do it on youtube.
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#9
^yea. my friend had his neck slanted, and it feels like a les paul hahaha.
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#10
Why are bigsbys cursed on teles?

I've seen a bunch of teles with bigsby's. In fact, the fender Strat was originally designed to go with a bigsby tremolo. And fender make their own licensed bigsby trems, so it can't be that bad.
#11
^Bigsby thinks Leo Fender stole his idea of a vibrato piece when he designed the synchronized tremolo on the first stratocasters.
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#12
^^
Yeah, and isn't the headstock on the guitar he built for Merle Travis* ALOT like a CBS headstock? Anyways, I thought that whole "Bigsbys are "cursed"on fenders was some paranoid bull**** from the guy who runs kisekae.

*Interestingly enough, Merle Travis is a Fender player!
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#14
Quote by powermetalg
The Bigsby curse. Dum Dum Dum...

http://www.nymphusa.com/tele/bigsby.asp


Heh, shame I can't fit the F stamped one over my bridge humbucker then
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#15
Quote by happy-and-lost
Heh, shame I can't fit the F stamped one over my bridge humbucker then

Nor the bigsby unless you use a TOM. The bigsby tele kit is for standard bridge pickups aswell. Youd have to use a TOM with either.
#16
Quote by powermetalg
Nor the bigsby unless you use a TOM. The bigsby tele kit is for standard bridge pickups aswell. Youd have to use a TOM with either.


Obviously I'd fit a TOM too.

Never actually used one, how easy will the guitar be to restring once I've had all this put on?
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#17
I have a tele with bigsby Created in Japan so it was pre fitted, but it has no tuning problems/
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