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Inserting tuner bushings with a Stewmac bushing press

Inserting tuner bushings with a Stewmac bushing press

The Stewart MacDonald bushing press is a great tool for safely inserting and removing tuner bushings, avoiding finish damage that may be caused by less elegant methods. Full instructions…

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Building a SAGA TC-10 Part 7 – Final assembly

Fit the string guide String the guitar. Place the string guide over the b and e strings and find a suitable place for its placement on the headstock….

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Building a SAGA TC-10 Part 6 – Fitting the Pickups

Neck pickup The first job is to find the right postion for the neck pickup. Place the pickup in the cavity and thread the wires through to the…

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Building a SAGA TC-10 Part 5 – Wiring the Electrics

Attaching the switch and controls Attach the 3-position switch using the screws provided. Attach the volume and tone pots with the soldering lugs facing. Use the lower nut…

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Building a SAGA TC-10 Part 4 – Assembly

Attaching the neck to the body At this point you can attach the neck to the body using the four large screws. Use the neck plate to act…

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Building a SAGA TC-10 Part 3 – The Body

Preparing to paint Unless you have a purpose-built spray booth, paint outdoors. Lacquer fumes are toxic and explosive. Even if you are outdoors you should wear a dust mask…

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Building a SAGA TC-10 Part 2 – The Neck

Shaping the headstock Because the Telecaster headstock shape is a trademark of Fender Musical Instruments Corp. (FMIC) then all modern kits come with a blank or “paddle” headstock…

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Building a SAGA TC-10 Part 1 – Preparation

Why build a kit? On these pages I explain how to build a Telecaster-style guitar from a kit. The project started when a young friend who is interested…

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