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So I rewired my beater again las night, while I was having a few beers.

 

I added a tone control, a Gibson style 3-way switch and a treble bleed, I did a really good job of fitting everything in such small cavity and everything is faily neat.

 

I plugged up today and both the volume and tone seem to have a reverse taper [biggrin] I thought it was funny, I am sure it is just one wire but it is embarrasing. I was so sure I double-checked everything that I was cocky enough to put the guitar back together without plugging up.

 

So lesson of the day is don't drink and wire a guitar at the same time.

 

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Hey stiffhand.. I love that guitar. I've never seen a strat/tele mix like that. Did you build that? Or did Fender actually offer a model like that?

 

 

Somebody at my school has one, a blonde strat with a tele neck and pups, with no pole pieces showing

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Hey stiffhand.. I love that guitar. I've never seen a strat/tele mix like that. Did you build that? Or did Fender actually offer a model like that?

 

It is actually a Squier '51, it is based on the cosmetics of a Fender '51 Precision Bass.

 

It was produced for 3 years and then discontinued. It is one of those guitars that reached a small cult status because the body and neck are actually decent quality and perfect for modding. The neck has a 1.65" nut width so it is not as thin as other Squiers.

 

I bought it to tinker with, I replaced the bridge and pickups and changed the wiring.

 

The guitar is very versatile in that the humbucker splits for single coil sounds on the bridge, so it is a very good all around guitar.

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It is nice to have a guitar that sounds good, is versatile and that you can leave in the car whether is hot or cold, put in a gig bag and carry on a plane, take out on the deck and forget it there overnight...kind of liberating really.

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It is nice to have a guitar that sounds good' date=' is versatile and that you can leave in the car whether is hot or cold, put in a gig bag and carry on a plane, take out on the deck and forget it there overnight...kind of liberating really.

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Indeed, excellent guitar to be called ''a beater''! Very, very nice man. and the fact that is rare and gets people to ask about it... even better!

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Funny you mention it because I've had people ask me about it and a touring musician actually asked me if he could borrow it. I had a couple of jams a while back and a couple of guys were all over this guitar.

 

The guitar has a lot of scratches, the pics don't show it.

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