telecaster baseplates specially manufactured. We start with cold rolled steel, then it gets stamped, mounting holes are tapped, then to plating. Our baseplates are vintage correct, 0.06″ thick, not the thin stuff available through retailers. The plates are then Vintage Correct Zinc Plated. We DO NOT USE current methods to zinc plate our stuff. (SEE ABOVE) We have all of our plates plated with the same technique & chemical composition that was from 1950. Current methods have a different chemical composition and method of application. Our zinc plates all have a “white powdery” look and feel to them, this is what you find if you peek under the hood of an Early Blackguard Tele. Our Nocaster pickups have just a touch more strength than the later 1952 guitar, which adds to the mid range & overall drive of the pickup.