FENDER AMERICAN TELECASTER:
New body and Bigsby
- This project combined the best of two guitars into one. It started with a white Fender
American Standard Tele and added parts from a Japanese Fender reissue model to
get the best features of both. The original American Telecaster Neck was preferred
over the thick round neck on the original "reissue" guitar. The body from the reissue
a gorgeous semi-transparent white. The pickups on the American Telecaster
were dramatically better than the reissue, so they were removed and installed in
the new body. The Bigsby tremolo from the reissue was kept.
As always, the finishing touch was adding chrome strap locks to the body and a wild
lizard-skin strap (black and white). After assembly, it was tested, the action and
intonation were set up, and it was cleaned and polished.