Tele's are Beasts!!

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  1. frozenotter

    frozenotter Down with the Sickness

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    I just bought my first Tele and I love it. These things are made so well I just want to brag about it all day long. The precision neck and weight are perfect and so is the general workmanship. I bought the one with the Shawbucker hums which are extremely low output delivering nothing but sheer tone.

    I also have a "standard" Professional on the way so I can take advantage of the base tone I really desire in the early Zep sound too.

    I'd highly recommend the new 2017 models to anyone looking for a more than stellar guitar. To some of you this is nothing new but to the others, take a look! You won't be disappointed.

    Here's is the non bucker version ....

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  2. dngrsdave

    dngrsdave Senior Member

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    I think Everyone needs at least 1 TeleBlaster in their collection.

    I currently own 2 Teles. The 1st is a '52 replica and its also a Monster Tone machine . It will take all the abuse you can give it and still sound & feel Great.

    The other is a Beater Squier partscaster that I leave on a stand so I can grab it to jam on when I have a few minutes here and there.

    Welcome aboard the Tele Coaster
     
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  3. frozenotter

    frozenotter Down with the Sickness

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    WhiteEpiLP Senior Member

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    They also make great clubs! Ask Keith Richards.
    Tele bridge pup sound equals rock!
     
  5. Ginger Beer

    Ginger Beer Senior Member

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    My first true electric is a 1989 Tele. I don't play it live that often at all but when I did my last full record, it made it on about half of the guitar tracks. It's extremely versatile.
     
  6. GeeJay

    GeeJay Senior Member

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    I love my Baja Telecaster, cracking guitar.
     
  7. needlespauls

    needlespauls V.I.P. Member

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    Sweeeeeet!
     
  8. Walt_T

    Walt_T Senior Member

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    Yes, yes they are. Nice pair!
     
  9. sonar

    sonar Senior Member

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    Tele's are perfectly paired with a Les Paul.
     
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    Considering Leo designed this 65 years ago and it still is one of the most versatile guitars around says it all.
     
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    sollophonic Senior Member

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    I've been toying with the idea of making a Paulownia body / roasted maple neck tele for something super light weight. For some reason I have always hated the switch plate on a typical tele except for blackguards. Was thinking cabronita or custom style build. But first I need to sell my LP custom.
     
  13. TheX

    TheX Voice of Reason

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    Can't imagine ever not having a Tele.
     
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  14. fleahead

    fleahead Senior Member

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    Love my Squier Tele Custom.

    Why? I Tele you why....
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  15. jaycoyoyo

    jaycoyoyo Senior Member

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    I love my Tele. I have been and always will be a Les Paul guy, but this was my #1 for over a decade until I bought a proper Les Paul. I beat the sh!t out of it over the years, but it never fails. In the early '00s I put Fender Custom Shop Nocaster pickups in it. It's a 1989/1990 American Standard.

    --Jay

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  16. algs911

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    Agreed about the Tele. A local music store closed (owners retired, another music store moving in) and I bought a squire Tele for cheap. I replaced the pups with better ones. I really like it! I agree with dngrsdave, this is my "sit by the desk" guitar for playing around on. My next guitar will be a real Tele.

    Al
     
  17. MooCheng

    MooCheng Senior Member

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    Tele junkie here,

    theres nothing too 'em, yet they are just the perfect players
     
  18. Rodmac

    Rodmac Senior Member

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    Pure and simple Tone machines........ Plug n Play.

    If you can't get it on a Tele, it can't be got !
     
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    kakao Senior Member

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    I've be trying to play Tele for the last 30 or so years.
    Still no luck, still don't understand the concept, and don't like them.
    Not many guys like me in that regard, I suppose.

    :wave:
     
  20. mgenet

    mgenet Earth = Cheese Burger Premium Member

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    Welcome to the club...and have fun...

    I play a variety of Gibsons but love going
    to one of two Teles I own. Variety is the spice of life...keep on
    keepin' on...
     

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