Squier telecaster pickup cavities

Discussion in 'Squier Telecasters' started by heave1, Nov 30, 2019.

  1. heave1

    heave1 Squier Talker

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    Is it possible to convert a Squier class ivibe telecaster with two humbucker into a regular tele with a vintage bridge and single coil neck pickup?
    I know I would have to get a new pickguard, but would the regular vintage bridge fit?
     
  2. Guitarmageddon

    Guitarmageddon Dr. Squier

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    They never made a Squier Classic Vibe with 2 humbuckers.....confused?

    Need to see pics of it and how the conversion was done if so....or is it not a Classic Vibe maybe?

    Can't tell you what can and can't be done without pics of the guitar in question....
     
  3. heave1

    heave1 Squier Talker

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    My main concern would be if the regular pickup set would fit into the overlarge humbucker cavities in the proper orientation.
     
  4. Guitarmageddon

    Guitarmageddon Dr. Squier

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    No idea, you have to show us the guitar in question first.....if it has 2 humbucker routes it's not a Classic Vibe.....and I still don't know if you're asking about a stock guitar or a modified one.....

    Can't tell you what can and can't be done without photos of the guitar in question....it's the bridge more than anything. A Tele neck pickup and new pickguard can fit a Tele neck humbucker route - but the bridge is crucial.
     
  5. BuddyLee

    BuddyLee Squier-Meister

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    You mean one of the 70s Telecaster Customs or Thinlines?
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  6. squierTony

    squierTony Dr. Squier

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    I'd just get one of the new contemporary Teles.
     
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  7. LutherBurger

    LutherBurger Squier-holic

    Sep 2, 2015
    NYC
    Not without a lot of cutting, filling, drilling, etc.

    Don't wreck a perfectly good HH guitar trying to convert it. Just trade it for an equally good SS guitar.
     
  8. Guitarmageddon

    Guitarmageddon Dr. Squier

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    Oops yes maybe the OP means the new Classic Vibe line which includes the '72 Thinline.....my mistake....but if so, like others have said - huge job not worth doing.
     
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  9. heave1

    heave1 Squier Talker

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    My mistake. I meant the Squier Contemporary Tele. I figured it would be too difficult. Every time I post on here, the replies are seemingly condescending. Not everyone is a Squier genius like some of you guys. LOL.
     
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  10. Guitarmageddon

    Guitarmageddon Dr. Squier

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    Gotcha! No worries, it's just better to provide more detail and photos. Then someone could have said 'oh wait, you mean the Contemporary Tele!' after seeing the pic. A lot of us do better with visual things like photos rather than words. I have a hard time if I can't visualise it. I don't think anybody here meant to be condescending, the original post was just kind of vague that's all.

    It could be done but it's more work than it's worth. The string through holes also probably wouldn't line up right, and you'd probably have part of the humbucker cavity showing on the sides of the vintage Tele bridge/pickup plate....
     
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  11. heave1

    heave1 Squier Talker

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    I will reply again like I did before. It's a hobby. I like modding and altering. I don't care about if it's more trouble than it's worth. I enjoy problem solving with guitars. I thought I might find some answers to my questions based on that.
    And, no, I am not confused.
     
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  12. Guitarmageddon

    Guitarmageddon Dr. Squier

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    Anything can be done in that case, if you have the skill and tools and equipment in a shop or your garage......

    It's possible for sure....
     
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