The Telecaster..its addicting

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  1. Frogfur

    Frogfur Senior Member

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    Well i know how to setup a guitar, but that neck radius is just not in favor with ne. But lots of guys like them.
     
  2. Mockbel

    Mockbel Senior Member

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    Telecaster reminds me of the Bull Terrier dog.. it is something whether you love or hate... it is not a kind of thing that you can be neutral to IMHO

    I used to hate how Telecaster look like (especially the headstock) but now (and for no reason) this hate has turned into love and i am GASing for one for few months... hopefully I can purchase one soon !
     
  3. rikko

    rikko Senior Member

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    Same here!
    And now I can't believe i went so long without one!!!
     
  4. LenPaul

    LenPaul Premium Member

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    I like me Tele too.
    , keeps wanting me to play something simple & meaningful, it's a real beach to me,, in a good way.
    Get to fancy & it just spits out noise in rebellion.
     
  5. Cozmik Cowboy

    Cozmik Cowboy Senior Member

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    A folksinger friend once told me that the Tele was the perfect electric for an acoustic player; simple, straight-forward, no frills. Of course, shortly after I met him, he sold his '66 Tele & kept his '53 LP (& '53 D-28)............
     
  6. LenPaul

    LenPaul Premium Member

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    I wonder if he regrets selling that Tele,,, to me they are the ultimate finger picin.electric guitar. ,, I'd settle for any of the other 2 though if I had to choose.
     
  7. Cozmik Cowboy

    Cozmik Cowboy Senior Member

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    Yes, he did regret it. This was 40 years ago; he had a number of other axes since - but when he passed away last week, the only guitar in the nursing home with him was, indeed, a Tele.
    The guy he sold the '66 to (for $300) in '77 still laments selling it himself (for $600): 30-35 years on he still tells me "The bills came again a month later but the guitar's still gone, man!"
     
  8. jc2000

    jc2000 Senior Member

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    That is one nice Tele...:thumb:
     
  9. old mark

    old mark Senior Member

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    My first Telecaster was a 1970, with a factory Bigsby (No holes through the body) that I bought used in Berkeley CA in 1974 for about $220...It was a metalflake blue...not very loud but great tone and a GREAT neck! I sold it, thinking I could always find another one...I did, about 30 years later, but they wanted $3000 for it.
    I now have 2 Mexican Telecasters, one an ash body...and I love them. Simple, reliable, predictable, great to play, great sound...
    FWIW, I have seen Telecasters used in every type of music you can imagine, and they handle it all...I LOVE my Gibsons, but I still keep my Telecasters.
     
  10. I Break Things

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    Dang it, MLP... I used to hate Telecasters... Now I just have to have one...
     
  11. Cozmik Cowboy

    Cozmik Cowboy Senior Member

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    Resistance is futile.
     
  12. I Break Things

    I Break Things Senior Member

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    I'd be busting out my wallet and buying one right this second if I wasn't so broke :laugh2:
     
  13. SteveGangi

    SteveGangi V.I.P. Member

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    You WILL be assimilated.
     
  14. jb_abides

    jb_abides Senior Member

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    Yezz, lefty tele love!
     
  15. Walt_T

    Walt_T Senior Member

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    You'll never know until you have one around for a time. But once the bug bites, it's Valhalla!
     
  16. efstop

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    I hated Teles too, but when I decided I wanted one, I went for it. It wasn't exactly what I wanted bridge-wise or cosmetically, but $100 worth of Fender parts fixed that.
     
  17. marksoundguitars

    marksoundguitars Chief Paint Sniffer MLP Vendor

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    I played nothing but Strats for decades, but I got bit by the Tele bug a few years back. It's a different animal and takes some getting used to, but it can fill a place in a mix like nothing else. And talk about cutting through when you need to? Aw, yeah.

    My T style for country is like Don Rich snappy, but my fave is a cherrywood body with SD's JB/Jazz set. :)
     
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    I needed this one, I really did....


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  19. Cozmik Cowboy

    Cozmik Cowboy Senior Member

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    And of course you realize, no other guitar could rock that paint job without looking like a cheap strumpet (or maybe a French whorn - or even a base viol.......:naughty:)

    (excuse me while I duck)
     
  20. Walt_T

    Walt_T Senior Member

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    Buck Owens would have loved that! I like it too!
     

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