Top Loader Telecaster History & Comparison with String-Thru

April 17, 2020

We start off with a direct comparison using my 2023 Danocaster guitar which is equipped with a bridge that handles both top loading and string thru. We then take a look at the history of Fender's top loader Telecasters, and the possible reasons for changing the construction of them during that era. To reveal Fender's pattern, we analyze the models that featured toploading bridges beforehand, the Musicmaster, Duo Sonic, and the revamped 1957 Precision Bass.

Gear used:

2023 Danocaster Single-Cut with Budz 58 pickups. 6.4 pound, ash body, .91 maple V neck.

Strings: D'Addario NYXL 95-44

Pick: Pick Boy Small Jazz, Tortoise Shell, 1.00mm

Effects: Amp reverb

2023 Headstrong Lil King amp with a 12" Alessandro 64 Speaker

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