Tadeo Tele-008

 

This 1952 Fender Telecaster was found in the barn after the original owner passed away. He bought it new and played it all his life. He refinished the guitar a couple of times and lost the original pickguard along the way. The original bridge has two cutouts on either sides of the saddles but we are unable to determine why. It appears that two half washers were welded to support the cutouts.

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Tadeo Gomez signatures:

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Original 1952 bridge, saddles and bridge pickup (rewound):

Tadeo Tele-009

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Tadeo Tele-010

This article has 2 comments

  1. Paul Reply

    Without looking directly at the washers you mention I’d suggest a crude tremolo was added although a closer inspection could help determine if it was ever used.

  2. Thomas Virga Reply

    I’ve heard that some old timers would drop a bar in those tele bridges to lap steel it up for a bit.

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