Tele thru’ bridge

This Telecaster was customised to take a full sized humbucker with a new bridge unit. The pickup cavity was routed to take the larger pickup but the customer also wanted to route the strings through the body for improved resonance. This was done using a maple insert. Maple is a really strong wood and great for taking the string tension through the ferrules. The owner liked the look of the maple insert and preferred not to finish it black.