Sawtooth Tele's

Discussion in 'Other Guitars' started by AllroyPA, Sep 30, 2018.

  1. AllroyPA

    AllroyPA Squier-Axpert

    Age:
    49
    Dec 14, 2009
    Philadelphia
  2. Kenneth Mountain

    Kenneth Mountain Dr. Squier

    Jan 27, 2016
    North Tonawanda, NY
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  3. Caddy

    Caddy Dr. Squier

    Age:
    71
    Nov 29, 2010
    Indiana
    Seems to be. If it was any of the others I would be having another. Really like my sunburst one. Just can't do black guitars (or cars, or clothes).
     
  4. AllroyPA

    AllroyPA Squier-Axpert

    Age:
    49
    Dec 14, 2009
    Philadelphia
    Perfect to practice your painting
     
  5. Loin Lover

    Loin Lover Squier-Nut

    567
    Jul 26, 2018
    Backwoods, USA
    I was thinking the same. My only Tele is black, don't want another. I recall decent reviews, good bang for the buck about these.
    I couldn't find what the bodies are made of. Any ideas?
     
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  6. Kenneth Mountain

    Kenneth Mountain Dr. Squier

    Jan 27, 2016
    North Tonawanda, NY
    yeah no more black guitars - there's just too many - hence the discount !
     
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  7. Caddy

    Caddy Dr. Squier

    Age:
    71
    Nov 29, 2010
    Indiana
    The bodies are sycamore. Really nice, especially if you like light weight.
     
  8. Kenneth Mountain

    Kenneth Mountain Dr. Squier

    Jan 27, 2016
    North Tonawanda, NY
    can't really beat the price if you don't have one or three ?
     
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  9. bgmacaw

    bgmacaw Squier-Nut

    Age:
    59
    618
    Jan 19, 2018
    GA USA
    So tempting, but between ongoing rebuild projects, cigar box guitar builds and annoying my wife by purchasing yet another project guitar, I'll probably have to pass.
     
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  10. surf green

    surf green Squier-holic

    Jul 15, 2014
    RI
    I have to say, these Sawtooth teles are equal to or better than the Bullets in every regard. Wally's packing is pathetic, better to pickup if you pull the trigger. If I remember, the one I bought was shipped in a box the size of a foot locker, which was crushed. It was completely out of the "wedge" box inside rumblin' free style to my door. I was expecting the worse, but only a tiny nick, still a keeper.
     
  11. daan

    daan Squier-holic

    Oct 21, 2013
    Twin Cities
    When I bought mine about this time last year, the specs said the body was Sycamore. Mine is easily the lightest Tele I have, so I believe it. I cut mine up a bit (converted it to string-through) and it definitely isn’t Palouwina. That stuff is super light, but about as hard as Balsa- my Sawtooth definitely was denser than Palouwina.
     
  12. Loin Lover

    Loin Lover Squier-Nut

    567
    Jul 26, 2018
    Backwoods, USA
    I've read several positive reviews on newer Bullets lately. Very tempting.
     
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  13. burke

    burke Squier-Meister

    113
    Apr 26, 2014
    florida
    Are the necks chunky? Anybody know nut width?
     
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  14. jjudas

    jjudas Squier-holic

    Mar 23, 2016
    Metro New Orleans
    Sawtooth ET is a great guitar after a little work. Nice neck and pickups sound great. I bought the green one last year for $50. It needed a new nut and tuners. It's well worth the price.
     
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  15. daan

    daan Squier-holic

    Oct 21, 2013
    Twin Cities
    I have NO money right now. Otherwise I would buy 4 or 5 of these! There’s no way to put together a guitar even with used parts, for $49. I modded my Sawtooth, but only because I already had most of the parts, but these really don’t need anything apart from a good setup (and MAYBE a new nut). I would unhesitatingly recommend one of these to anyone at twice what these go for.
     
  16. surf green

    surf green Squier-holic

    Jul 15, 2014
    RI
    The nut width is 43mm. The neck profile is chunky, but not "fat" or "ball bat". Very comfortable for those who find the 42mm modern "C" to be too narrow and thin. Fret ends were finished nicely, smooth to the touch, tuners are cheap buy work. Headstocks are not a good candidate for re-shaping to traditional tele style (not quite enough material to pull that off).
     
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  17. daan

    daan Squier-holic

    Oct 21, 2013
    Twin Cities
  18. daan

    daan Squier-holic

    Oct 21, 2013
    Twin Cities
    image.jpg
    Neck thickness/depth at 1st fret (24.76mm)
     
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  19. daan

    daan Squier-holic

    Oct 21, 2013
    Twin Cities
    I like baseball bat/tree trunk size necks, so I thought the Sawtooth neck was somewhat slim... everyone has their own opinion, though. It is definitely bigger than the necks on some Squiers I’ve handled.
     
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  20. Eddie

    Eddie Dr. Squier

    Age:
    49
    Nov 5, 2016
    New York
    I picked one up last year. Wasn't too bad for $50. The shipping package was horrible, but I was lucky to have no shipping damage.

    I wound up giving it to a friend's son as a birthday present. I hope he's still playing it. :)