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(@dennisf6)
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Finally!

http://store.guitarfetish.com/sq51cupi.html

I want to play guitar very badly -
and I do!


   
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(@twistedlefty)
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lol, loaves of bread and toilet tissue... those guys crack me up...

#4491....


   
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(@voodoo-child)
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I have a sunburst. :D


   
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(@homestar_kevin)
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Finally!

http://store.guitarfetish.com/sq51cupi.html
YESSSS!!! SOOO GOOD!!!!

I can't wait for someone to say something worth quoting here...


   
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 jimh
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I just ordered a honey-blond... 8) My wife is gonna kill me. And I'm blaming you guys!!!!

Well, I thought I did, but both Guitar Center and Musician's Friend show them as discontinued. Bummer. :cry:

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(@margaret)
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Finally!

http://store.guitarfetish.com/sq51cupi.html
I'd like to put the black-white-black Deluxe Pickguard on my black '51.

The guitarfetish page linked above says I'd need to do some routing and hole filling, but what I want to know is this:

Will any of the holes left by the factory pickguard be exposed with the new pickguard, therefore requiring me to patch AND paint?? If that's the case, then it's no go for me.

And if they won't remain exposed, then why do we need to bother to fill them with toothpicks? Why can't they just stay holes if they are covered by the new pickguard?

Margaret

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And when I'm feelin' blue, the guitar's comin' through to soothe me ~


   
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(@greybeard)
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I can't say for certain, but I would think it very unlikely that the old holes are going to be left exposed. The problem is generally that the old hole is 2mm or so off from new hole. Just boring a new hole leaves one that is twice the size that it should be. Filling the old hole will give the new screw something to hold onto .

The other reason to fill the holes is to stop the dreaded "bread-loaf and toilet roll weevil" from getting into your guitar innards and eating a few new "sound cavities" :lol: :lol: :lol:

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(@margaret)
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I can't say for certain, but I would think it very unlikely that the old holes are going to be left exposed. The problem is generally that the old hole is 2mm or so off from new hole. Just boring a new hole leaves one that is twice the size that it should be. Filling the old hole will give the new screw something to hold onto .

The other reason to fill the holes is to stop the dreaded "bread-loaf and toilet roll weevil" from getting into your guitar innards and eating a few new "sound cavities" :lol: :lol: :lol:
Thanks, Greybeard.

Are you serious, that bugs might get in there and munch on the wood?? :shock: If they can crawl under the pickguard, won't they just see the white glue (an organic substance?) as an appetizer? :twisted:

Margaret

When my mind is free, you know a melody can move me
And when I'm feelin' blue, the guitar's comin' through to soothe me ~


   
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(@dhutson)
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Why the recommendation for routing channels between the neck/bridge pickups and between the bridge pickup/control cavity with the Deluxe pickguard?

/Dwayne

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(@margaret)
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Why the recommendation for routing channels between the neck/bridge pickups and between the bridge pickup/control cavity with the Deluxe pickguard?

/Dwayne
Yeah, good question.

I wonder if the wiring is just laying against the body, smashed flat by the factory pickguard? Is that why they recommend routing a channel to lay the wiring into?

Sorry for my ignorance, but I've not done any real dismantling of a guitar before.

Margaret

When my mind is free, you know a melody can move me
And when I'm feelin' blue, the guitar's comin' through to soothe me ~


   
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(@denny)
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I just got one from Musicians Friend. I needed another guitar like a third eye, but I never was one to ignore a craze. They still have them in stock.

Denny

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 jimh
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I just got one from Musicians Friend. I needed another guitar like a third eye, but I never was one to ignore a craze. They still have them in stock.

Denny

http://www.musiciansfriend.com

Did the page say "discontinued" when you ordered?

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 jimh
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I just called Musician's Friend and they no longer have any Squier 51s in any color.

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 jimh
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Same answer at Guitar Center's national number. I am now trying the local Dallas area stores...

Ha!!!! My local store has 3 sunbursts and 2 black in stock. A sunburst is being held for me!!!

The guy just looked at the inventories nationwide and apparently there are no more vintage blondes to be had. Only black and sunburst.

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 jimh
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Got my sunburst today. looks pretty good to me. No noticable defects. I'll have a closer examination when I get it home. :D

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