Post your Telecaster pics.

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  1. PINKBITS

    PINKBITS Senior Member

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    I'd love to see what you Tele guys are rocking and hear why you like them.

    All except you Diceman, I've seen enough pics of your Rist Tele already :rolleyes: :laugh2: :laugh2: :laugh2: :cool:
     
  2. Tonal Fretter

    Tonal Fretter Senior Member

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    I think there is a little naphtha on it in that pic, right now its much more amber than that. :thumb:
     
  3. Kate033

    Kate033 Senior Member

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    Cool thread...Here's my 50's style tele, and probally the only guitar I have that is a keeper for life.

    Picked it up on ebay on a whim and really lucked out. Built/assembled by luthier John North (who I've never heard of). Thin nitro coat on ash body, Wilkinson bridge, flamey thin Warmoth neck with a great worn in feel and a killer set of Don Mare Graf Airship pups. :dude:

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    I should snap some better pics...was all I had on my laptop. When I took it apart to swap pups I saw the body is signed and dated one day off of my birthday. Strange coincidence :shock: Guess it was meant to be mine! :laugh2:
     
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    hobbyman Senior Member

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    I just got her in mid December - A Tradition CAB10T model:

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    Great guitar!:dude:
     
  5. worn

    worn Senior Member

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    - natural alder - GGG body, Floyd Rose, Strat neck Seymour Duncan
    - black one -Mexican Tele modified with Nashville pickguard, routed for Strat middle pickup, Fatbody pickups, full size 250k pots, 3 saddle bridge, vintage tuners
    - TV yellow - reliced Squier body, no name neck, Fatbody neck and Texas Customs pickups, full size 250k pots etc, vintage tuners
    - Thinline project - '73 Japanese Tele copy - butchered mahogany body, good neck 24 3/4" scale. Body has been repaired and painted, pickguard made for '57 humbucker in the neck, 3 saddle bridge. Decided to relic this one.
    - Pinecaster - sugar pine body, V neck, Lil Puncher pickups, full size 500k pots, Sprague Orange cap, vintage tuners.

    ...all gone, Pinecaster is a keeper, see how the Thinline feels when it's done and decide then if it's a keeper too
     

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  6. Tonal Fretter

    Tonal Fretter Senior Member

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    Oh, I forgot to say why I like 'em.

    First, They're extremely versatile.
    Second, A good tele neck pu just sound great, smooth and thick, but still has a sparkling high end.
    Third, I love how if you switch to the bridge with some gain you can get some real bite and growl, maybe snarl would be the right word.
    Lastly, They're simple and comfortable.

    Sweet top loader, is the neck sanded?
     
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    :laugh2::thumb: and it can double as a coffee table!
     
  8. Kate033

    Kate033 Senior Member

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    Thanks :thumb:

    It's actually a string through body too. It goes both ways, I just prefer top loading.

    Neck was like that before from the last owner. It's worn through from heavy playing....down to bare wood in the center but it's perfectly smooth and is about the nicest Fender type neck I've played. Has that old worn in feel. There's a much more gradual transition of nitro to bareness than the camera flash does justice to.
     
  9. jonesy

    jonesy GLOBAL WIRING GURU MLP Vendor

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    Here is one I just finished! Got the rest of the parts Relic'd, wired up the volume and Tone controls after midnight and strung it up around 1am. Still missing the trim ring for the neck pu but it should be here next week sometime. I stayed up until almost 2 am this morning playing it. I will post some sound clips later. Nice warm "Woody Tone", but still plenty of Tele Twang and bite. :D


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    Here is a peek under the hood :naughty: Basically my version of the of Fender "Delta-Tone" circuit 250K CTS No load Tone pot, .033 Russian K40y-9 PIO Tone cap, Vintage style 250K CTS Analog Volume pot, Vintage push back cloth wire, Oaks Fender USA 3 Way switch, Switchcraft input jack, "electro-socket" jack mount.

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    Pitty I can't see the pics you cheeky arshole :laugh2:
     
  12. PINKBITS

    PINKBITS Senior Member

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    That's beautiful MK. My favourite colour for a Tele. :applause:

    I really like the looks of the 52 Hot Rod. Would love to play one of these.

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  13. C Squared

    C Squared Senior Member

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    First "tele"
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    Tele's are very cool. I've been around Guitars for about 40 years and could never find a tele I wanted pull the trigger on, so I said to hell with it and built my own version of what I wanted. Now I'm on my third... :rolleyes: :dude:
     
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    One of the very first guitars I ever built (ignore the fender decal LOL)
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    Tele I built for my dad for Christmas last year.

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    jonesy GLOBAL WIRING GURU MLP Vendor

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    Here is one I put together with a Fender body & Moses Graphite neck...great sustain. ;)

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    jonesy GLOBAL WIRING GURU MLP Vendor

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    This is not my Tele but I did build a custom wiring harness with a push pull mod for this chambered Walnut beauty ;)

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    Not a Tele per se, but here's a pic of my G&L Tribute ASAT Classic Bluesboy (quite the mouthful!).

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    some of mine

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  20. djwilbanks

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    This is a partocaster of sorts:

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    2 Piece maple neck, alder (I think) body, Bill Lawrence pickups and one of Jonesy's four-way switching setups.

    Then there's my coffee table.

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    Mahogany body, maple/rosewood neck, 24.75" scale, 59 Les Paul neck width and carve, WB rewound the bridge pickup and Roman wound the neck pickup.
     

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