Originally Posted by Breen
This one, is a winner.
Thank you! I started learning around age 12 on my brother's blond '57 but he got tired of me breaking strings so he found this one for me. Among all the great things about Teles is the fact that it is such an honest and unforgiving guitar. You never see bulls**t players wielding Teles because there is nowhere to hide and whatever you play comes right out in front of God and everybody. It taught me to be clean and economical and to have a fluid and up-to-pitch vibrato when bending. No less an authority than Mike Bloomfield said he could always tell just by listening if a player had been a Tele man, regardless of what he might be playing now.
And yes, my brother still has his '57 with original case!