#1
i own an early 90s squire telecaster i bought second hand on ebay a few months ago. i recently got bored of the crummy white scratchplate so i bought a 3 ply black one (thats supposed to fit real fenders), only to find it doesnt fit! it fits around the neck like a glove but it overlaps the bridge plate and control plate. is it possible that the person sold me a tele copy with a squire neck? or do squires just have a slightly different shape? either way i'm planning on filing the scratchplate down to fit it on, it looks sexy.
#2
Squires have slightly different dimensions mate.

I had the same problem with my strats replacement, just shave the overlapping bits til it fits.
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#3
ah thanks man, i'm thinking of filling in the existing screw holes with wood filler and screwing in new holes so the screws go in clean, would that be a good idea?
#4
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ah thanks man, i'm thinking of filling in the existing screw holes with wood filler and screwing in new holes so the screws go in clean, would that be a good idea?


Yeah, the problem with mine was that if i got it to sit properly, the holes didnt line up, or if the holes lined up the bridge didnt.

Do whichever you feel is better
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#5
I did something similar with my Squier. I had to sand down the edges for the neck and the bridge of the pickguard so it would fit. Then after all of that I found out very few holes lined up, so I ended up filling them in and drilling new holes.