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Dave Sloven

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2021 Squier Contemporary Telecaster RH
« on: April 28, 2021, 02:50:41 AM »
This new arrival has a roasted maple neck and an order for a Cobra-T and Impulse neck humbucker is imminent once I have decided exactly which other wiring components to order.

Very happy with this purchase so far.  I will post updates here as mods commence!



https://shop.fender.com/en-AU/squier-electric-guitars/telecaster/contemporary-telecaster-rh/0371225523.html?rl=en_US

Body Shape:   Telecaster
Body:            Poplar
Body Finish:   Gloss Polyurethane (Pearl White)
Neck:           Roasted Maple
Neck Finish:   Satin Urethane (Neck), Gloss Urethane (Headstock Face)
Neck Shape:   "C"
Scale Length   25.5"
Fingerboard:    Roasted Maple (12" radius)
Frets:           22 Jumbo
Nut:              Graphite (42mm)
Machine Heads:   Sealed Die-Cast with Split Shafts
Bridge:         6-Saddle Standard Strings-Through-Body Tele with Block Saddles
« Last Edit: April 28, 2021, 02:57:35 AM by Dave Sloven »
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Re: 2021 Squier Contemporary Telecaster RH
« Reply #1 on: April 28, 2021, 03:15:56 PM »
First mods:

Gotoh SG381-MGTB limited edition locking tuners
D'Addario EXL148 12-60 string set (C standard)
DiMarzio ClipLock system

Also the neck pickup cavity can take long leg pickups if needed.  Bridge pickup cavity is a pretty standard Telecaster one.

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Re: 2021 Squier Contemporary Telecaster RH
« Reply #2 on: May 04, 2021, 02:19:24 PM »
Order placed for Cobra-T, Impulse neck, pots, capacitor, and 5-way switch ...

watch this space  :wink:
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Re: 2021 Squier Contemporary Telecaster RH
« Reply #3 on: May 05, 2021, 09:00:06 AM »
I like the looks of the guitar - very classy.

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Re: 2021 Squier Contemporary Telecaster RH
« Reply #4 on: May 06, 2021, 01:10:20 AM »
Nice one Dave. Looks a bit like a LTD tele. Have fun with this flashy axe!
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Re: 2021 Squier Contemporary Telecaster RH
« Reply #5 on: May 07, 2021, 04:03:37 AM »
Nice one Dave. Looks a bit like a LTD tele. Have fun with this flashy axe!

Thanks. It comes with these heinous push-on square-shouldered knobs so when I found a couple of black Gotoh VK-18 Telecaster style dome knobs this morning I fitted those.  Much nicer
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Re: 2021 Squier Contemporary Telecaster RH
« Reply #6 on: May 16, 2021, 11:28:55 AM »
I am currently still waiting for my order from BKP with the Cobra-T and Impulse neck humbucker in white to match the paintwork .... I made a couple more mods while I've been waiting.  The first was to install a Graph Tech Black TUSQ XL string tree.  I bought a pack of two and fitted one to my Schecter PT Apocalypse as well.  I was warned by a local luthier to be extremely careful when drilling into roasted maple (it is quite prone to cracking) so I drilled the hole to just below size with my Tamiya Handy Drill (very low torque, with a 1mm bit) and then screwed in the shortest screw in the pack. It was a nickel screw so to make it match the hardware I simply coloured it in with a black permanent marker.  The string tree was the same height as the stock one (on both guitars) so no sanding or filing was needed.



The other 'mod' was more a replacement for a terrible jack that couldn't wait as my cables kept falling out of the jack.  The stock jack is the usual Squier rubbish so I replaced it with a Switchcraft jack.  I will use this jack for a brand new harness after my Bare Knuckle order arrives.  I squashed the original so that I wouldn't be tempted to reuse it!  In this photo you can see the original control plate with the Gotoh VK-18 knobs, which will be transferred over to the new CRL, CTS, and Neuland loaded control plate when my order arrives.  I used the denim rag to protect the finish when soldering.





As you can see in this photo the Contemporary Telecaster RH has a jack plate, not the old school 'cup'

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Re: 2021 Squier Contemporary Telecaster RH
« Reply #7 on: May 18, 2021, 10:58:52 AM »
Before ordering this guitar I made this mock-up on my computer and asked Tim if BKP could do it ... the answer from Tim was 'yes' ...



I've since found out that it won't be the first white Cobra-T that they have made ...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jPnXj6RdRzg

« Last Edit: May 18, 2021, 11:05:16 AM by Dave Sloven »
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Re: 2021 Squier Contemporary Telecaster RH
« Reply #8 on: June 01, 2021, 09:07:29 AM »
I have since swapped the 20P out for a 22W and adjusted the intonation to suit.  Much better

A word of warning: a 60W tuned to C requires you to wind the low saddle in to the very limited to get the intonation adjustment correct on a modern Telecaster bridge. 
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Re: 2021 Squier Contemporary Telecaster RH
« Reply #9 on: June 02, 2021, 02:30:24 AM »
That looks darn nice Dave!   Cool mods too.
Current BKP Pickups:  The Boss, Mules, Crawler, Supermassive 90, Nantucket.

Past BKP Pickups:  Blue Note 90

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Re: 2021 Squier Contemporary Telecaster RH
« Reply #10 on: June 04, 2021, 10:46:11 AM »
Cheers!  Got the email from BKP yesterday to say that my order has shipped, so now I am keenly watching postal tracking!
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