givethemrope Posted July 2, 2007 Report Share Posted July 2, 2007 Hello, I am new here and to the art of modifying guitars in general but I am going to be starting pretty soon and would like some help from more experienced players like you guys. I have a Squier Affinity Series Telecaster. It was my first tele and I have put a lot of love into it. I know its not the best guitar but everyone who has worked on it says that it plays really nice and that the neck feels good. My main problem right now is that I play in a rock band and my hands sweat a lot while playing. Up until recently I didn't take the time to wipe off my hardware or the guitar at all after we played. I would just put it back in the case and go mingle. Well now that it has been some time the hardware (bridge, saddles, tone plate, etc) have started to rust. I don't think it affects the sound to much but it looks bad and I would like to replace the hardware listed above. Here is where I run into my first problem. The guitar is not a String Thru guitar. You load the strings in through the back of the bridge. All or most of the bridges that I have found are through the body. I like that and have talked with some people about the advantages of a String Thru. I think that I would like to make my Tele a string thru also. Is that going to be ok? And if it is should I try doing it myself or should I take it somewhere? I would like to start doing this stuff myself but I don't want to mess up my guitar right before we leave for tour. Any advice for this beginner? Thank you in advance! Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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