So first I have to admit my ignorance in two aspects about this tele. I've never taken a tele bridge pickup out of a tele. It wasn't coming out like I would expect so I didn't pop out the bridge pickup to figure out if it really is a Barden. If it is, I'm guessing it's a Modern T Bridge because this thing sounds fat. I have no idea in heaven's name what wiring scheme this thing is using but it's awesome through the Gibson GA-5. The body seems to be one piece. A few dings but nothing that would deter anyone but a collector. It's a California series Fat Tele.