Telecaster Body #'s?

Discussion in 'Squier Telecasters' started by JiveTurkey, May 16, 2017.

  1. JiveTurkey

    JiveTurkey Squier Talker

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    Hello yall, I was just dropping in for a few questions. I found a Telecaster body, but am not sure what the numbers on it mean. It seems like a nice body for a guitar build/project. Made in Mexico. Why only one pickup spot?

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    Thanks!
     
  2. DaveDrums

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    Esquire build, is there a route for neck pickup under the pg?
     
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  3. JiveTurkey

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    "Esquire build", got it thanks! This is an image for a sale online. I can't tell from the images.

    Although I would like to know the year and if it's legit, I'm wondering if it's worth buying at $30?
     
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  4. Hotrodleroy

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    Looks like you could put a single or hb in the bridge position.
     
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  5. BorderRadio

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    For 30 dollars what you have to lose? I'd grab this up if I were you. The neck pocket numbers/stamps look consistent with Fender MIMs, and if it's not it still looks like a nice body. Under the pickguard you should find a 'crop circle' or two (router holes), and probably a neck pickup route of some kind. Somebody hacked out a HB route--you might have a gap with a vintage-style bridge, I mean way more than normal "Tele butt-crack"...

    As long as shipping isn't crazy I think it's a safe bet.
     
  6. JiveTurkey

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    I was thinking if it's a legitimate MIM telecaster body I would snag it for a project. It may take me a while, but rewarding and/or the selling of a guitar.
     
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  7. Garyth

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    I'd be posting that I bought it already
     
  8. Wizzer

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    Yep, for $30, I would've already bought it.
     
  9. JiveTurkey

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    Ya, at a closer look that neck router work looks a little rough... I wonder if the saddle plat would cover that up completely.

    I see, I had to google the butt crack btw... I guess I'll have to take a closer look at it in person.
     
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  10. BorderRadio

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    I really really hope you typed "Telecaster butt crack" :confused::eek::D

    Those HB 'wings', the route for the mounting screws, are concerning. On the other hand you could stick with a HB pickup and use a half-cut 4-screw Tele bridge, if that's your thing...
     
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  11. JiveTurkey

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    LOL, I did, and still got a few plumber crack pics...

    I figure for the price, your right what would I have to loose. A few nicks and scuffs in the body as usual. If I get buyers remorse, then just re-sell, building it would make be cool too, then sell it. Options, either way it's becoming a neat hobby and parts look reasonably priced.

    EDIT: "there is a route for a neck humbucker" via seller.

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    WASSUP, Ken Mountain, I see you lurking?
     
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  12. BorderRadio

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    Now that sounds like win-win.

    If you find out you don't want to mess with it, you already have a few buyers here who'd take it off your hands...
     
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  13. JiveTurkey

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    body serial 53141950

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  14. Garyth

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    pull that pickguard off ... :)
     
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  15. JiveTurkey

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    Jeez, I barely know ya...

    j/k, I uploaded a photo above...
     
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  16. Hotrodleroy

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  17. Garyth

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    yep, wonder what the plan was with those routes o_O
     
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  18. Hotrodleroy

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    Three HB route tele...:eek:
     
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  19. JiveTurkey

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    So from what I can figure is that 17 ENE 2012 = January 17, 2012.
    ENE is abbreviated Enero, which is Spanish for January making the manufacture based in Mexico, is what yall are sayin? Is this not a squire?

    A 2012 Candy Apple Red Mexican Telecaster with an off white/parchment Esquire pick-guard. The big route is called a "swimming pool" and routes set up for 3 humbucker pickups. At first I thought the routes where rough and uneven, but it turns out it's just the copper insulation.

    I seee... I am stewing with on ideas of where to go from here. I've always wanted to start a project from body up. By the looks of it, the depreciation value on one of these isn't harsh at all. Essentially making it a fun build project with potential to get back most of what I put into if I sell later on.

    Does anyone know what wood type they used for this model?
     
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  20. BorderRadio

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    Looks like you have a Fender Deluxe Nashville body, MIM, in alder. Nice score, now slap on some pickups and a neck (an other things) and play! :)

    You did buy it, right?