NGD: Fender AM Ultra luxe Telecaster HH Floyd

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Re: NGD: Fender AM Ultra luxe Telecaster HH Floyd

Post by _xxx_ » Thu Dec 07, 2023 4:11 am

Did the setup - lowered the nut on the treble side, shimmed the saddles for the proper radius, set the intonation and stringed some D'Addario XL 9's. The guitar is fantastic, very satisfying tone and feel. Strong and snappy pick attack as is correct for a Tele.

Missing right arm cut is actually ok, feels a bit different when sitting. But there is one thing I don't like about it - pickup switch and volume pot are damn close to each other, so it will get this (reversible) mod:

https://www.thomann.de/de/goeldo_t_styl ... lanted.htm

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The pot is a bit further away and the switch is slanted, thus more comfy. Hope the original switch will fit.

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Re: NGD: Fender AM Ultra luxe Telecaster HH Floyd

Post by Kramers » Fri Dec 08, 2023 7:53 pm

You definitely need to post a pic of both together once you get the controls sorted out! :headbang
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Re: NGD: Fender AM Ultra luxe Telecaster HH Floyd

Post by _xxx_ » Sat Dec 09, 2023 11:07 am

Yep

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Re: NGD: Fender AM Ultra luxe Telecaster HH Floyd

Post by 80sChris » Sat Dec 09, 2023 1:15 pm

That switch plate makes a lot more sense than the factory one. :thumbs

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Re: NGD: Fender AM Ultra luxe Telecaster HH Floyd

Post by matt3846 » Sat Dec 09, 2023 2:42 pm

That is a great looking pair!
And good idea re: the switch plate mod.

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Re: NGD: Fender AM Ultra luxe Telecaster HH Floyd

Post by _xxx_ » Sat Dec 09, 2023 4:37 pm

I am going to try an alu pickguard on the tele eventually, same brushed alu as on the Strat and probably with white pickups. Must hear TB-14 and PG combo in this one.

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Re: NGD: Fender AM Ultra luxe Telecaster HH Floyd

Post by Kramers » Sat Dec 09, 2023 8:11 pm

_xxx_ wrote: Sat Dec 09, 2023 4:37 pm I am going to try an alu pickguard on the tele eventually
The black looks great on it's own, but beside each other as a pair, my first thought was that it needs the alu guard as well. Like when couples wear matching outfits, but not so lame lol.

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Re: NGD: Fender AM Ultra luxe Telecaster HH Floyd

Post by _xxx_ » Sun Dec 10, 2023 11:36 am

Well also because I want to try some Duncans without drilling the original pickguard. Should be reversible.

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Re: NGD: Fender AM Ultra luxe Telecaster HH Floyd

Post by Hunter008 » Wed Dec 20, 2023 6:26 am

Looks awesome!!! :toast
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Re: NGD: Fender AM Ultra luxe Telecaster HH Floyd

Post by _xxx_ » Wed Dec 20, 2023 7:13 am

Thanks, sounds just as good as it looks - barely played any of my other guitars since I got it. It even beats the Strat, this neck has some serious mojo, very powerful tone.

In the meantime I got the alu pickguard, here's a mockup (pickups will be either black or white set of TB14/Pearly Gates, whichever looks better):

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