Here it is, The Thinline Chelecaster, Nice finish, but quite a few problems to solve. The Pickguard wasn't very well done, so I removed it and all the internals and had a look at the Neck/Body alignment. it was very good but the neck needed a shim, so I used the Leo Fender method (Business card). The machine heads aren't very good, so Im looking for replacements.. any suggestions? I may put Planet waves auto trim tuners on it. The new Pup is a SD quarter pounder (bridge) and Ive toyed with putting a Chibson Humbucker in the neck position as the neck pup route is huge. While removing the plastic nut I chipped a piece from the headstock side of the nut slot, The subsequent repair is visible in the photos. A tusq nut for fender was fitted after some shaping. While waiting for the rest of the parts to arrive I shielded the cavities. the control cavity route is amazingly rough. Luckily the neck slot is Perfect.
after lots of mods this tele is turning into a nice guitar. I had to reroute the bridge pup hole. and enlarge the neck pup hole slightly, Im going to install a humbucker in the neck position, the bridge pup has arrived, a seymour duncan Quarter Pounder. Im running 500k pots and a .022uf cap. Im chaging the knobs for smaller but similar chrome knurled units. I had to fabricate a new nut from a bone blank.