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What is the best Telecaster for COUNTRY music ?

ricet
September 29th, 2008, 04:16 PM
Among these below Telecaster with classic configuration (ash or swamp ash body, maple neck, maple fingerboard, three saddles), which is the more suitable for (classic and modern) COUNTRY music, which has the most of twang for country tones (clean and slightly crunch) ?

-Lite Ash
-Baja classic player
-Highway Texas
-Vintage' 52
-Hot Rod' 52
-others references that I have forgotten :wink:.

Thank you (and sorry for my english).

ajgus
September 29th, 2008, 04:19 PM
Welcome, ricet! Which Telecaster is best or country?.....Yes.

B Valley
September 29th, 2008, 04:32 PM
Where's the standard MIM on that list? And the Squier line?

MojoFilter
September 29th, 2008, 04:40 PM
I'm not sure that I wouldn't opt for a Nashville Telecaster with a B-Bender, just for sheer flexibility...although that doesn't have the classic Tele configuration. Still, it's pretty versatile, right out of the box.

Mark Davis
September 29th, 2008, 05:08 PM
Any telecaster is good for country. Acrually any guitar is good for country the guitar doesnt play the music the player does.

Burnjet
September 29th, 2008, 05:18 PM
What is the best Telecaster for COUNTRY music ?

One with strings.

igorBG
September 29th, 2008, 05:43 PM
52RI probably

Mightyaxeman
September 29th, 2008, 05:45 PM
Which country?

IPLAYLOUD
September 29th, 2008, 06:14 PM
All of them...but I like the HR'52 a lot.

What am I saying?? An ESQUIRE!!!

Daddy Poet
September 29th, 2008, 06:19 PM
Correct answer - Any Tele with the selector in the bridge pup position.

jazztele
September 29th, 2008, 06:51 PM
classic and modern country?

any tele and a les paul...seems like gibson's a paid sponsor of new nashville.

1charger69
September 29th, 2008, 06:52 PM
which tele???......................MINE!!!!!!:lol:

cartier
September 29th, 2008, 06:56 PM
Try an Esquire..

robt57
September 29th, 2008, 06:59 PM
The One Redd's playing ??

Mark N
September 29th, 2008, 07:03 PM
I have both a 52 ri and MIM Esquire...both are incredible guitars for country or for anything I wanna play for that matter

ter93
September 29th, 2008, 07:06 PM
anything but a 72 deluxe or 72 thinline

andromeda673
September 29th, 2008, 07:10 PM
crook custom paisley, or any telecaster with a b-bender

hekawi
September 29th, 2008, 07:14 PM
no love for the Nashville Tele? must be that 3rd pickup!

andromeda673
September 29th, 2008, 07:52 PM
no love for the Nashville Tele? must be that 3rd pickup!


I have never played one, but if I were to use a telecaster for country I think this would be the one to get

pickinpete
September 29th, 2008, 08:37 PM
no love for the Nashville Tele? must be that 3rd pickup!

Love here, I play country and the onlyest tele I own is the nashville. And I do use the bridge pickup mostly but....I do use all the positions on that 5 way switch.

http://i250.photobucket.com/albums/gg262/pickinpete/My%20Studio/MySetup.jpg

HOBBSTER01
September 29th, 2008, 08:37 PM
Any Tele will work fine.
As Larry Bill says,"Don't ye get one of those "G" guitars"

andromeda673
September 29th, 2008, 08:41 PM
Any telecaster is good for country. Acrually any guitar is good for country the guitar doesnt play the music the player does.

very well said, I have heard people play some crazy stuff on certain guitars that weren't intended for that style of music!

Mark Davis
September 29th, 2008, 09:10 PM
http://hillbillybabylon.com/wp-content/uploads/2006/07/carter_family.jpg

The Carter Family played some great country songs and started a country style thats still played to this day.

KnopflerStyle
September 29th, 2008, 09:50 PM
Any telecaster is good for country. Acrually any guitar is good for country the guitar doesnt play the music the player does.

Mark is right.
I have discovered this with the years.

My opinion.. you should try a guitar which makes you feel good and confortable. Any Tele or Esquire is for country....

Please, but PLEASE, dont go with an 52RI. PLEASE. Its expensive, its a copy and everybody has one, so why do you need one of them.

jjh37854
September 29th, 2008, 10:03 PM
Mark is right.
I have discovered this with the years.

My opinion.. you should try a guitar which makes you feel good and confortable. Any Tele or Esquire is for country....

Please, but PLEASE, dont go with an 52RI. PLEASE. Its expensive, its a copy and everybody has one, so why do you need one of them.

good advice, well said,

ya play as many as possible and pick the one you like regardless of price

Guitar_Ninja
September 29th, 2008, 10:46 PM
Probably the J5 model. :wink:

boris bubbanov
September 29th, 2008, 10:48 PM
no love for the Nashville Tele? must be that 3rd pickup!

Well.

I've got 4 Nashvilles, and I don't dislike the Tex-Mex bridge pickup; but it isn't particularly the best for country as compared to a Classic 50's or AV52.

Fender needs to nevermind this "blackout tele" and give country players a "Nashville Pro" with a seriously tasty bridge pickup, and the ability to run that pickup alone, with a good middle pup, as well as bridge and neck like most Teles. The only drawback would be the neck and middle would not be RWRP towards each other, but that's a worthwhile trade-off.

ajgus
September 30th, 2008, 10:24 AM
Probably the J5 model. :wink:

:lol: +1!

Doug Ferguson
September 30th, 2008, 12:32 PM
What is the best Telecaster for COUNTRY music ?

One with strings.

Yep, or an Esquire with a Mike Eldred mod.

TopHatTele
September 30th, 2008, 12:40 PM
To answer according to your list, go with the Hot Rod '52 for both classic and modern country. Any Tele with a single coil bridge pickup would be good.

Telemarkman
September 30th, 2008, 01:36 PM
Please, but PLEASE, dont go with an 52RI. PLEASE. Its expensive, its a copy and everybody has one, so why do you need one of them.

Because it's the best production Tele today IMHO, and I can't afford an original 50's Tele. The 'copy' is probably better anyway ...

ricet
September 30th, 2008, 03:23 PM
Thank you for your answers.

badmelonfarmer
September 30th, 2008, 03:44 PM
Because it's the best production Tele today IMHO, and I can't afford an original 50's Tele. The 'copy' is probably better anyway ...

+1 the AV52RI is a GREAT guitar!

boris bubbanov
September 30th, 2008, 06:13 PM
+1 the AV52RI is a GREAT guitar!

It is indeed.

Unless someone is playing rap, no way I will discourage them from buying what I believe is one really fine guitar. I don't care if everybody has 6 of them.

smitty54017
September 30th, 2008, 10:07 PM
Where's the standard MIM on that list? And the Squier line?

I gotta say, my '06 MIM Standard does great. I swapped out the bridge for the Fender vintage 3 saddle and man has she got twang!

ole AZ
September 30th, 2008, 10:26 PM
Buy the first Broadcaster you come across. Maybe it will dent the wallet a little, but hell, that's a staple of country music.