Fender telecaster – gap between neck pickup and pickguard

How high should a Telecaster neck pickup be?

Finding the “sweet spot” for a Fender Telecaster’s neck pickup height can require some trial and error. We start with the pickup about 3/32″ from the strings, when the strings are held down at the highest fret.

How far should Pickups be from strings Telecaster?

Using a 6″ (150 mm) ruler, measure the distance from the bottom of the first and sixth strings to the top of the pole piece.


Bass Side Treble Side
Humbuckers 4/64″ (1.6 mm) 4/64″ (1.6 mm)
Lace Sensors As close as desired (allowing for string vibration)

How do you mount a Tele bridge pickup?

So it’s easy to do.

  1. Remove the strings and pickguard.
  2. Measure from the bottom of the pickup route to the top of the pickup you’re removing.
  3. Remove the old pickup from your guitar.
  4. Install the mounting screws through the top of the pickup’s mounting screw holes.
  5. Slide the provided rubber tubing over each screw.

How do you change a pick guard on a Telecaster?

Quote from video: So I'm going to talk about that in a minute. So what I'm going to do now is I'm going to go around. You know with the screwdriver. I'm just going to remove.

What is Fender pickup spacing?

between 52 and 53 millimeters

A standard Fender style pole spacing is between 52 and 53 millimeters, depending on the pickup.

How do I know my pickup spacing?

If you don’t have the pickup already installed to see what string spacing you’re trying to replace, measure the strings. Slide the ruler under the strings and see where they fall in the approximate location of the pickup. You will see where the strings fall and can determine your string spacing from there.

How far should neck pickup be from strings?

For standard, full-size humbuckers, a reasonable starting point for the bridge pickup is at least 1/16″ (1.5mm) from the high E and 5/64″ (2 mm) from the low E. There are no recommended distances for the other 4 strings.

How much space should be between pickups and strings?

Start by setting all of your guitar pickups to 3/32” (0.093”, 2.38mm) on the bass side and 2/32” (1/16”, 0.0625”, 1.98mm) on the treble side. Remember, this is the space between the top of the pole piece and the bottom of the string, held down at the last fret.

What is Telecaster string spacing?

Wilkinson 54mm (2-1/8 inch) String Spacing Threaded Telecaster Bridge 3 Saddles for Tele Style Guitar, Chrome.

How do you measure the height of a Telecaster pickup?

Quote from video: So again let's just assume. That we're kind of starting from scratch. So what you want to do is you want to hold down your the last fret on your guitar. And i'm going to start on the treble strings.

Should be neck pickup higher than bridge?

Generally, no. You will find the strings higher above the body at neck pick-up positIon. Specifically, however, it will depend on the power of the pickup and the gauge of the strings. You’ll have to do some experimental raising and lowering to find the tone and volume you prefer.

What should the neck angle be on a Telecaster?

Many experts say that the angle for a bolt-on neck should be between zero and five degrees. From my experience, this is correct in most cases. But what I find even more important is how you adjust the neck to its optimal angle. When this is done properly, your guitar will play and sound at its best.