This has to be the heaviest Tele’ I’ve ever come across. It’s big old chunk of pine (I think) and a solid brass pick-guard.
It’s got a few intermittent electrical faults, that wiring doesn’t look too good, and I think the outside of the braded cable was shorting against the wiring on the pots’
It’s also missing the pickup springs…
Generally tidied up and insulated a little better.
and a new set of springs.
The jack socket wasn’t working either. Odd really, I couldn’t actually see what was wrong with it, but a new one fixed it.
With the electrics sorted it just needs a bit of a clean and setup.
Just a little lemon-oil goes a long way.
The neck relief was about right..
But the action at the 12th fret a little low…
So raise the bridge saddles a little, starting with the outside “E” strings…
and then the others, to match the fret-board radius.
Next the action at the 1st fret, about right.
and the Intonation.
Now that the action is right, a last tweek of the pickup heights.
What a great guitar, just a little heavy!
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