25 Fender Telecaster tips, mods and upgrades

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For some players, Leo Fender’s plank was perfect from the get-go. The Tele also happens to be one of the best modding platforms in all of Guitardom. Not for the first time, Huw Price gets his screwdriver out… In its purest form, the Fender Telecaster hasn’t exactly put in a bad shift. With a starring role on more hit records than you could More...

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Gibson Custom’s True Historic Les Pauls in depth

Gibson’s Nashville Custom Shop produces some of the most desirable electric guitars on the planet. We venture inside to find out why the company thinks its new True Historic series guitars are the best Les Paul More...

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DIY Workshop: Gretsch Conversion Part One

Huw Price finally fulfils a long-held ambition as he takes a well-worn vintage Gretsch Anniversary and turns it into a 50s-style 6120 dream machine… This is a project I have wanted to do for several years. The More...

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DIY Workshop: ’57 Fender Strat Appraisal

Is it or isn’t it? Huw Price tries to figure out if there’s a genuine 1957 Stratocaster lurking beneath this dodgy refinish or whether it’s just fool’s gold… When I was a kid, vintage Stratocasters More...

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By Guitar-Bass.net On Monday, April 11th, 2016
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DIY Workshop: ’56 Fender Super restoration

If you enjoyed our ’57 Vibrolux restoration article, you’re in for another tweedy treat as Huw Price solders something Super… Forgive me for starting this workshop with a shameless name drop. For reasons More...

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By Guitar-Bass.net On Monday, March 21st, 2016
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25 essential Gibson Les Paul mods and upgrades

From easy, zero-cost modifications that take a few short minutes to tone-expanding wiring changes, clever vibrato technology and even head-to-toe boutique vintage makeovers, there are many ways to customise, improve More...

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DIY Workshop – Epiphone Dot Renovation

Tom Turner’s well-used Epiphone Dot was starting to show its age, so he decided a new set of pickups and an upgraded wiring harness were the way to go. Huw Price falls down the F-hole… Not long after I More...

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Vintage Bench Test: 1967 Fender Custom Telecaster

A special place in guitar history may be reserved for pre-CBS Fenders, but Huw Price finds that this 60s Custom has many of the features of that golden age. A very long time ago, describing a guitar as ‘vintage’ More...

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By Guitar-Bass.net On Friday, October 30th, 2015
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DIY Workshop: Tele Renovation

It’s that age-old conundrum – do you upgrade or trade up? With its comfy played-in neck and road-worn charm, Gary Walker’s ‘Made In Mexico’ Tele felt as if it had the potential to be a great guitar. Huw More...

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DIY Workshop: ’57 Fender Vibrolux Project

Huw Price restores a tweed classic to its former glory and sends it back out onto the gigging circuit. Vintage bargains are still out there if you’re prepared to take the time to look around, and you aren’t More...