#1
Just got a new tele body, it is routed in the middle with what appears to be for a pickup, but the pickup would only cover about 4 strings. So I'm gonna guess it isn't a pickup, the cavity is slanted, what is it?


Would get pics but my camera just broke. Happy halloween.
#4
1) go to Google

2) enter " Fender Telecaster "

3) click on any link you think might have pictures of a Telecaster

4) look at what is sitting in the slanted slot

5) repeat if necessary
#5
Curious... maybe it was a factory mistake?
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#6
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1) go to Google

2) enter " Fender Telecaster "

3) click on any link you think might have pictures of a Telecaster

4) look at what is sitting in the slanted slot

5) repeat if necessary


It's covered by the pickguard.

Bad pics:

#7
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It's covered by the pickguard.

Bad pics:




Wow. How peculiar.
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#8
Yes, peculiar.

I took my own advice and googled tele bodies. didn't find one with that extra cavity.

I'm half tempted to take the pick guard off of mine and see what's under there.
#9
is it routing for the wiring?
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#10
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is it routing for the wiring?


Yes.

If I had looked a little closer I would've noticed that the neck pickup's cables go through this 'cavity'.

Thanks Dave,

Edit.

Why would they route an entire cavity for this? I mean, they could have just drilled a canal?
#11
i have no idea. i'm sure there's some reason for it, i'm not much of a woodworker/diyer...
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#12
Why in the world would you cut that huge hole for a couple of wires?

...and why are only a few bodies cut that way? I found a couple on the web. They all say it is a '60's body style.
#13
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Why in the world would you cut that huge hole for a couple of wires?

...and why are only a few bodies cut that way? I found a couple on the web. They all say it is a '60's body style.


60's style? So this probably is a genuine fender body then? 'Cause I have no idea.

Edit



'56 tele bodies were made this way, too.
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#14
just had a thought- maybe it's so they can tie/tape the wires to the pickguard or something? you know, to make it a bit tidier.

not sure, though, that could be wrong.
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just had a thought- maybe it's so they can tie/tape the wires to the pickguard or something? you know, to make it a bit tidier.

not sure, though, that could be wrong.


Hm, I doubt it to be honest. It makes more sense just for them to have it running through, I didn't think Fender did a '56 reissue though.. Gonna check that up now..

Edit

The '56 had 6 bridge screws, mine has 3, so I don't think it is a '56 reissue, if they even exist.
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#16
I found a couple of aftermarket bodies with that cutout, so it's not necessarily a factory Fender body. They just said " 60's Style " No specific year listed.
#17
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I found a couple of aftermarket bodies with that cutout, so it's not necessarily a factory Fender body. They just said " 60's Style " No specific year listed.


Could you get me the link for that please?
#18
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Could you get me the link for that please?


This one says 60's and lists a few identifying features: http://www.guitar-alley.com/servlet/the-TELE-BODY/Categories

Here's a restoration of a '64: http://www.manchesterguitartech.co.uk/telecaster.html

Found a new site, has several listed as 50's : http://www.grguitars.com/parts_5ready%20to%20ship.htm

Found a '52 also: http://www.flickr.com/photos/danajohnhill/2192769844/

Ahh...this one says it's 1951 - 1967: https://www.musikraft.com/store.php?pg1-cid49.html
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This one says 60's and lists a few identifying features: http://www.guitar-alley.com/servlet/the-TELE-BODY/Categories

Here's a restoration of a '64: http://www.manchesterguitartech.co.uk/telecaster.html

Found a new site, has several listed as 50's : http://www.grguitars.com/parts_5ready%20to%20ship.htm

Found a '52 also: http://www.flickr.com/photos/danajohnhill/2192769844/

Ahh...this one says it's 1951 - 1967: https://www.musikraft.com/store.php?pg1-cid49.html


All those have 6 screws for the bridge, mine is a 3 screw. Hmm, I'd like to know the origin of this body now.. You lot have got me interested
#20
Copied from a Telecaster forum archive:

" 3-hole bridges (like on American standard teles and 90s Thinlines) only come in modern version. No vintage ashtray style ones. Several suppliers and several price ranges.

If you want vintage saddles. Callaham (http://www.callahamguitars.com/partstel.htm#t_abrdg) has a solution. A fellow TDPRI'er was making saddles with offset (off center) screwholes that could be used with a standard modern bridge.

If you want a vintage style bridge you are out of luck. Unless you are happy with drilling new screw holes. Note that an ordinary vintage bridge does not fit precisely even if you do, as the distance between pickup and string through holes are a bit different to0.

There are vendors that makes replacement bridges for the purpose, but they are still 4-hole, and looks a bit funky as they have the same longer footprint as the modern bridge. (IMHO)

I have started making my own for my sunburst 90s Thinline, with the hlp of a local steel workshop. It will use the existing string through and screw holes. Unfortunately I never seem to be home long enough to complete it.

Geir "