What's up with this Avril Tele?

Discussion in 'Squier Telecasters' started by Darryl, Jun 19, 2020.

  1. Wake up sleepy head ... it's 4 pm (here) :D
    No serial number ... engraved neck plate. Either way, I hope you enjoy it.
    Cheers, Barrie.
     
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  2. Darryl

    Darryl Squier Talker

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  3. Davis Sharp

    Davis Sharp Dr. Squier

    Jan 7, 2016
    Maryland, USA
    Can't decide whether this photo is cool or creepy
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  4. Darryl

    Darryl Squier Talker

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  5. Shine

    Shine Squier-Nut

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    Just noticed the one (volume, I assume) knob and input jack on the plate. Interesting!
     
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  6. Davis Sharp

    Davis Sharp Dr. Squier

    Jan 7, 2016
    Maryland, USA
    Squier designers observed that Avril always turned the tone up to 10, so they removed the tone control. The 3-way is for coil splitting.
     
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  7. LutherBurger

    LutherBurger Squier-holic

    Sep 2, 2015
    NYC
    They're just inexpensive, widely available steel replacement saddles like the ones I have -- no real mystery there. I think the "8" just means they're 10.8mm wide. Similar 10.5mm versions have "5" on the bottom.
     
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  8. mitch_cumsteen

    mitch_cumsteen Squier-Nut

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    What does the front of the headstock look like?
     
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  9. Darryl

    Darryl Squier Talker

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    Yeah I wasn't expecting much, just interested in what they were. Cheers.
     
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  10. Darryl

    Darryl Squier Talker

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    This pic is from the Reverb ad as it will be quicker than me taking a new pic.
    Avril01 Woodstock NSW 3.jpg
     
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  11. DougMen

    DougMen Squier-holic

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    They look like the original American Standard Strat saddles, sometimes called powdered steel saddles, because of their matte finish, s-l1000.jpg bigDSCN7662.jpg but then the purists had a S*****t, and Fender had to change back to the original 50s/60s style bent steel saddles on the American guitars.
     
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  12. gsh1968

    gsh1968 New Member

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    Correct. They are stainless steel saddles. Widely available in 10.8 and 10.5mm widths. I get mine from S. Korea. They are made in molds under heat/pressure from powdered stainless steel and the numbers on the bottom are part of the mold.
     
  13. Darryl

    Darryl Squier Talker

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    Just an update.

    I took the guitar out into bright sunlight yesterday and compared the back of the headstock with one of my other Avrils and there are a couple of tiny areas remaining where you can tell the print on the back of the headstock has been scraped off.

    So nothing special to see here, not that I thought there would be deep down anyway.

    As this guitar has been modified before I bought it I decided to upgrade the pickup and just threw in a Fender Double Tap humbucker. Sounds a bit more grown up than the standard PU and a bit hotter too I reckon which surprised me as the original is pretty hot.
     
  14. John L Rose

    John L Rose Squier-holic

    :eek: The Guitar Ghost is trying to steal my pickup!
     
  15. jefffam

    jefffam Dr. Squier

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    Wow! 2nd post after joining in Dec 2009. I hope you don' wait another 10 and a half years to post again.
     
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  16. Darryl

    Darryl Squier Talker

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    South Australia
    That reminds me, I've got some Gotoh bridge saddles sitting around. Might throw those on too.