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FDP Forum / The Squier Forum / Squier E-series MIK Korean made Telecaster - late eighties

Coral Head

Sunshine State

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Jun 27th, 2015 05:41 AM   Edit   Profile  

I just bought on-line an E-series Tele to modify with a loaded pickguard I have. I knew I liked the E-series necks and the body looked nice.

The guitar arrived yesterday and it plays and sounds great. I did some exploratory surgery and found the pickups to be alnicos and the nut looks like bone. It could have been modded although it is not obvious. It is a top loader with a laminated body but that all seems irrelevant.

Anybody know if the alnico pickups were original?

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good welder, crappy guitar player
Jul 10th, 2015 10:02 PM   Edit   Profile  

"Anybody know if the alnico pickups were original?"

That I don't know, but I'm guessing the bone nut, if it is bone, is not original.

Is this an E7? E10? Korean?

Coral Head

Sunshine State

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Jul 18th, 2015 02:46 PM   Edit   Profile  

It's a Korean E9.

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better than B-B-Q. Tastier too!
Jul 20th, 2015 05:52 PM   Edit   Profile  

If the pickups are molded plastic bobbin alnicos--they may be original.

If they're fiber flatwork, they're aftermarket.

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Land Of 1000 Dances

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Jul 20th, 2015 07:20 PM   Edit   Profile  

Lots of aftermarket Alnico Tele pickups also have plastic bobbins.

(This message was last edited by spud1950 at 09:22 PM, Jul 20th, 2015)



Dec 16th, 2015 05:11 PM   Edit   Profile  

I'm pretty sure those would be aftermarket. I've seen quite a few E9s and never seen any with alnicos stock. I think the only MIKs to have stock alnicos were the Pro Tones.

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