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Any Other One Woman Men Out There?

Discussion in 'Telecaster Discussion Forum' started by Owensv, May 14, 2018.

  1. Deeve

    Deeve Friend of Leo's Silver Supporter

    Dec 7, 2009
    I thought this was about women. :oops:

    A wise fella once told me the punishment for Bigamy was
    "having two wives"

    My strat, tele, LP, flat-top, 12 string & bass don't get mad @ each other or yell at me. And no alimony either.
    Back to original: only one Mrs Deeve.
    But what a neck. . .:lol:
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  2. Sollipsist

    Sollipsist Tele-Afflicted

    Aug 25, 2016
    My first Strat was my only guitar for at least 10 years. I did terrible things to it in the name of versatility - I believe it heaved a sigh of relief when I started buying other guitars.
  3. Paul Jenkin

    Paul Jenkin Friend of Leo's

    Aug 17, 2017
    Essex, UK
    I have several guitars but no duplicates - and, therefore, only one Tele. It's a MIJ 70s reissue.
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  4. DAKnox

    DAKnox Tele-Meister

    Aug 23, 2014
    I've got 1 acoustic and 2 electrics - both Teles - an American Standard and an American Special. Sometimes I feel guilty and think 2 electrics is too much (just my mentality I guess). I liked the idea of having a back-up, but really I've never actually needed a back-up. I only take one guitar to a gig now. I satisfy myself by saying, well one is maple, one is rosewood, one is blonde one is sunburst etc. But really I could totally live with just one. I don't have kids or any debt or anything, and it's my main hobby so I shouldn't feel guilty, but somehow do a bit! It's weird!
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  5. Piggy Stu

    Piggy Stu Friend of Leo's

    Feb 26, 2017
    Can you take me through this again, slowly?
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  6. Tonetele

    Tonetele Poster Extraordinaire

    Jun 2, 2009
    South Australia
    I have 6 guitars but would still be happy with my Cort L-100 OM CE and my blonde Telecaster 2004 Hwy. 1 that I put a Tonerider A111 in the bridge and replaced the 3 way saddles with a Gotoh chrome plated /brass 6 way bridge set up ( and my Princeton).
    I only have 6 guitars because I build 'em and use different tunings and a Strat for gigs.
  7. Sparky2

    Sparky2 Tele-Afflicted

    Apr 15, 2017
    Harvest, Alabama
    I only have one Telecaster.
    Very happy with it, though sometimes I catch myself looking at another.

    I feel perfectly set for guitars and all manners of stringed instruments though.
    It seems like everything I ever wanted is now in my possession, with the possible exception of a GE Smith Signature Tele. But it's unlikely that I'll ever own one of those.

    I'll just stay here and be content with my one Telecaster.
    And my one Fender Stratocaster.
    Two Gibson Les Paul's.
    One Martin 12-string acoustic.
    One ukulele.
    One cigar box guitar.
    One lap steel.
    Three other acoustics.
    Three electric basses, including the Fender Aerodyne that I lusted after for many years, and now possess.
    And eight other electric guitars of all types and varieties.

    Man, I really am an addict, and I'll probably go insane until I get that GE Smith jobbie.

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  8. raysachs

    raysachs Tele-Afflicted Silver Supporter

    May 21, 2017
    Near Philly
    Well, I’ve never had more than one of the SAME guitar, if that’s what you’re asking. And when I had a tele and a strat at the same time, I never really reached for the tele, and I’m more of a strat guy so now I don’t have a tele. But I have more than one electric, so if THAT’S what you’re asking, nope, not me. I just had one, a strat, for many many years, but now I seem to like having a couple. But different guitars, not multiples of the same...

  9. blowtorch

    blowtorch Telefied Ad Free Member

    May 2, 2003
  10. Floyd Eye

    Floyd Eye Tele-Meister

    Feb 2, 2018
    St. Louis
    Well, I only have one Tele and I do love it, but I wouldn't say I am happy about it. I'd much rather have a few of them. Well, ok, ALL of them.
  11. ToneGrail

    ToneGrail Tele-Meister

    Nov 19, 2010
    As a gigging musician, having a backup in case of breaking a string is a necessity.
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  12. Flaneur

    Flaneur Friend of Leo's

    May 24, 2010
    This one, please ....around 1968:cool:

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  13. Lonn

    Lonn Friend of Leo's

    Dec 13, 2007
    I go through lots and lots of guitars but generally only keep one at a time for myself. I recently bought the Kotzen Tele in my avatar and it appears to be a keeper.
  14. Only one Tele here, a Fender Thinline '72 Reissue that my wife bought me for my 60th birthday. I have 8 guitars, but they're all different, think I pretty much have my tonal bases covered (for being a non-pro, here). 2 acoustics, my Tele, a Strat, an Epi LP, an Epi Wildkat, a BMG, and a Squier Bronco bass.....never a dull moment, but my skills are fading (actually, my music theory memory is fading....I can fake it right well, just don't ask me what I'm playin' ;) )
  15. Obsessed

    Obsessed Doctor of Teleocity Ad Free Member

    Nov 21, 2012
    A single tele owner here too. Can't imagine otherwise. Like others, I like having a bevy of classic tones available, so only one tele, one strat and one semi-hollow. I used to have a LP like too, but decided that I can only keep three electrics in rotation with my three acoustics. I GAS often for other guitars, and definitely not duplicates, but in reality, I'm content with my sounds and really can't rap my head around an additional electric. I could add a P-90 equipped guitar, but have not found one that I get along with and it may never happen and I can probably live without one.
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  16. bsman

    bsman Tele-Afflicted

    Jun 8, 2003
    Santa Clara
    At this particular moment in time, I only have one tele (09 MIM in LPB with Emerson 4-way kit and Mojotone 52 clone alnico III pickups).

    Of course, I also have (in terms of electrics)
    1960 Musicmaster
    2017 Duo Sonic
    2012 American Standard Strat
    2015 Les Paul Special Doublecut
    2012 Les Paul "Junior" Special P90
  17. 6BQ5

    6BQ5 Tele-Afflicted

    May 31, 2010
    Pittsburgh, PA
    Thank you. The anthropomorphization of guitars has always felt icky to me. Give it a name if you want to, but call it "she, he" or talk about it like its your life partner ("she don't talk back, hardy har har")? Gross.

    That said, I'm a one woman man and my wife is happy about that.

    I also have one Telecaster and an Epiphone Riviera. In one project, the Telecaster is my main guitar and the Riviera is my backup. In the other, the Riviera is my main guitar and my telecaster is the backup. If I'm down to the backup, I'm mostly glad I brought one more than I am disheartened because it doesn't sound exactly like the respective primary guitar.
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  18. PastorJay

    PastorJay Tele-Afflicted

    Apr 12, 2014
    Several years ago I was temporarily living four days a week in another city. My routine for a year was to fly out on Sunday night and fly back home on Thursday night.

    A few weeks into this arrangement I decided this would be a good time to learn to play the mandolin; I had fooled around on the mandolin but never owned one.

    When I told my wife she asked me how many guitars I owned; I had to count them. It came to seven. I really only played four.

    She said, "You can't buy a mandolin. You don't even know how many guitars you own. And you don't play them all."

    Then she bought me a mandolin for Christmas. My wife was the best. I miss her.
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  19. PastorJay

    PastorJay Tele-Afflicted

    Apr 12, 2014
    IN more direct answer to the question:

    Four guitars and a bass that I play. And now two mandolins. A few guitars that I don't play but haven't convinced myself to get rid of. Only one Tele, a MIM Hot Rod with 1 Humbucker. The Tele was my only electric for years, and still my go-to electric after acquiring a second electric. It's probably the most versatile guitar that I own.

    As age is taking a toll on my hands, I find it's easier to play my LP Special than the Tele. So the Tele gets less playing time.
  20. Minimalist518

    Minimalist518 Tele-Afflicted

    Mar 5, 2017
    My wife would surly arch an incredulous eyebrow at the guitar-as-woman metaphor in the thread title and if I were to press that metaphor to one of monogamy, guitar or otherwise, the lovely green orb beneath that brow would likely go stink-eye (but not without a sparkle.) So, the question as literally phrased has only one answer in regard to Mrs. Minimalist. “Yes.”
    If, however, you’re referring to Telecasters (or Telecaster variants) alone, then yeah. I have one, it has one pickup, it’s my number one, and it’s the right one!
    On the other hand, I do have three electric guitars seemingly in spite of myself.
    One would be ideal.
    Two is arguably practical from the standpoint of having a spare.
    But I can’t seem to get the number below three. I think I just have a mental block, although I do believe I’ve gotten it down to three keepers (my Esquire, an Epi LP and a Blacktop Jazzmaster all significantly modified) that all give me different yet complimentary features. (At least that’s what is posted on a yellow and black sign on the mental block across my path to true minimalism.)
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