El Dorado brings you these stunning replacement parts for your Tele, hand-engraved by skilled silversmiths. The fit is correct, the look is extraordinary. The perfect way to make your Tele guitar look... Read More
El Dorado brings you these stunning replacement parts for your Tele, hand-engraved by skilled silversmiths. The fit is correct, the look is extraordinary. The perfect way to make your Tele guitar look as special as it is to you.
Set includes 3-saddle brass bridge assembly, front pickup cover, control panel, and knobs. Engraving matches the tooling on the optional tooled leather Tele pickguard, the Engraved Tele parts set and the Hand-Engraved Ashtray Bridge Cover. (See accessory box on this page.) Made of nickel-plated steel.
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Overall this is a nice looking addition to a telecaster. I installed the kit on my '62 AVRI w/ 3-tone burst, which had previously had the pickguard switched for a b/w/b 3-ply. I didn't care for the original mint/parchment as it didn't really match the body binding, and wanted the El Dorado neck pup cover to "pop" a bit more. Speaking of which...removing the original neck pup cover was an ordeal. If you aren't confident in doing so, take it to a tech! It is very easy to ruin a pup if you aren't very careful. The brass saddles that come with the El Dorado bridge are okay. I had a set of Glendale saddles that I had planned on using and they wouldn't fit through the back of the bridge without widening the holes. The saddles and screws that were stock on the AVRI also wouldn't fit without the widening. So, if you have different saddles and screws you wish to use, be prepared to do some minor drilling. Finally, the actual finish was a bit rough to the touch. It was necessary to very gingerly remove some barbs of metal from the knobs and control plate. I suppose this is understandable due to the hand-crafted nature of the product, but for the price I would have expected a higher attention to detail. In the end, I wanted to jazz (or country) up the look of my Tele. I dig the looks.
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