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Telecaster Guitar Intonation - Near Perfect But Never Perfect
By Jennifer Mustang
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Leo Fender may not have realized that Telecaster would go on to become a classic guitar with its name embedded in history. Initially, he designed it in order to test electronic equipment like pickup and wiring for tone and volume control. Later, when Telecaster was liked by some guitarist for its basic functions, Fender decided to mass produce it for sales. Talking about Telecaster guitar intonation, you can get it very close to being perfect but as guitar is a tempered-scale instrument, you can go only thus far.
Telecaster has proved to be quite adaptable to different styles of playing and suited to different genres of music. It appealed immensely to the country rock musicians because of its bright tone.
Setting the guitar intonation right will require you to position the bridge saddle in such a manner that an open string and the fretted octave at the 12th fret
will have the same pitch. If pitch is sharp, lengthen the string by adjusting the saddle backwards. If flat, you will need to shorten the string by moving the saddle forward. You can use any quartz tuner to give you the desired effect.
You will need to retune the guitar several times over as setting of one string is bound to have an effect on the other and this requires multiple repetitions to obtain intonation. It would be much more difficult if you were to change the tuning or replace the set of strings. In this case, you will have to go through the process of tuning again and again. So it better that you leave your guitar with one set of strings and tuning.
If you have gone through the process of Telecaster guitar intonation several times over and you still cannot get the desired intonation or if you feel that you have to retune your guitar at relatively shorter intervals, it is best advised that you take your guitar to a professional. He is better equipped and trained than you to do the needful.