The Warmoth neck of david gilmour telecaster I ordered for my david gilmour telecaster felt so good and sounded so great, I just had to have one for Old Black. The same specs were custom ordered: 21-fret, standard thin, one-piece birdseye maple, with a 7.25 straight radius, with vintage Fender specifications, and Gotoh tuning machines. The one difference was the finish. Rather than satin I wanted vintage tint in gloss. The neck came in the first week of February, 2013 and was fitted on.
The assembly is exactly the same as the Vintage S Model but for the narrow saddles and mounting patterns. The system comes with Callaham’s improved and enhanced block of david gilmour telecaster, virtual pop-in tremolo arm slot, vintage-style (but improved) CG string saddles, and all new claw and springs for david gilmour telecaster. This setup is a replica of the pre-CBS Fender bridge but the enhanced block provides additional sustain, bottom end, and attack. The overall system allows for a sensitive, yet smooth trem action while keeping the strings in tune. Thanks to Bjorn at Gilmourish.com for the bridge of david gilmour telecaster upgrade tip!
Although David is mostly associated with the Stratocaster, he has always been a big fan of Telecasters. His very first “Floyd” guitar was a Telecaster and over the years, David has recorded and performed numerous songs with this classic guitar.
Early 60’s blonde Telecaster
One of the first pictures of David using a Telecaster is a shot from spring 1967 with the band Bullitt (later to reunite on David’s first solo album in 1978). David is seen with a blonde early 1960’s Fender with an ash body, white pickguard and rosewood neck. David told Guitarist in July 1995 how he got the guitar “(…) my parents gave me a Telecaster for my 21st birthday, which was when I was living and working in France.” This is the same guitar David brought with him when joining Pink Floyd in January 1968 and continued to use throughout the spring until an airline company lost the guitar on the band’s tour in the US in July