#1
So I got this Avril Lavigne Tele (Esquire) and I am attempting to take it into the realm of the rediculous. I currently have a Seymour Duncan SH-6 and a kill switch on it. The last step to rediculous is obviously some kind of trem. Unfortunately, all of the bigsby or stetsbar options I have looked at only support telecasters with a single coil ashtray style bridge. I have pretty much lost hope in getting a trem installed because of the cost of customizing one for this oddball guitar. Before this turns into an Avril bashing thread, I am hoping that one of you has one of those "all you have to do is this..." answers as sometimes i am stupid.

http://www.musiciansfriend.com/product/Squier-Avril-Lavigne-Telecaster-Electric-Guitar?sku=514658
#2
RIDICULOUS. It's spelt RIDidiculous, for christ's sake.

You could install a Kahler, only 1 inch deep rout. They're getting cheaper now too.
#3
Buying a haggard, cheap guitar and giving it top notch upgrades is about the dumbest thing you could possibly do to blow your money. Have a blast, though.
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#4
I don't think it's crazy, I'll bet it'd be a fun project. Forget that it's Avril, it's squier and squiers were mean't to be modded. I'd go with a humbucker bridge plate, that's a top loader. like this:
http://us.st11.yimg.com/us.st.yimg.com/I/yhst-50206111187217_1989_1084236

or even the '51 bridge.

Then possibly look at some roller saddles and slap a B5 Bigby on it string it right through.

This of course if you don't want to route for standard trem.

R-
Don't drink water, fish #@$! in it.
#5
Quote by sumphead
I don't think it's crazy, I'll bet it'd be a fun project. Forget that it's Avril, it's squier and squiers were mean't to be modded. I'd go with a humbucker bridge plate, that's a top loader. like this:
http://us.st11.yimg.com/us.st.yimg.com/I/yhst-50206111187217_1989_1084236

or even the '51 bridge.

Then possibly look at some roller saddles and slap a B5 Bigby on it string it right through.

This of course if you don't want to route for standard trem.

R-

Dude! You are my hero!
#6
I thought you had to play guitar to get your own signature model. Not have someone write songs for you and show you what power chords are.

Nice job Avril.
#7
Guitarfetish.com has a Hofner style surface mount trem for $21.95, you'll need to trash the tele bridge and and mount a tunomatic style roller bridge at the right spot but this should get you there. You will also need to find a way to support the bridge pickup. If you have metal working tools it should not be that hard to get the back part of the bridge cut off and a few screw holes added. I've got a similar bridge on a Silvertone, you won't be doing divebombs or anything but it will add some twang.