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Proper Tele Scale Length?

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What's the proper scale length for a Tele style guitar?And from what points is it to be measured?I'm building one and I think the bridge might be located incorrectly,because I can't get it to intonate:mad:
Any help with this would be appreciated.Pleasetry to keep the mockery to a minimum.


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If you want I can send you a paper copy of the body template with the correct positioning of the bridge indicated. I will copy it from one of my templates and mail it to you. It will also give you the true centerline of the body. [email protected] if you are interested. Heck I just noticed that you are only thirty minutes away from my place. If you want to drop by to set it with the template just let me know.
powrshftr said:
Excellent!Just promise not to heckle my hack building trademarks: I.E. holes drilled wherever the hell the drill hit the front and/or back of the guitar,'eyeball' measurement techniques,etc.!
I really appreciate the offer,but we're in the middle of prepping our house for sale right now,so the Tele is on the back burner for a couple of weeks.I'll definitely let you know when I get some free time,though.

Thanks a bunch!

No Problem. When ever you want just let me know. I promise not to heckle you. LOL
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