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Best non Fender Tele copy ?

Discussion in 'Telecaster Discussion Forum' started by maestrovert, Aug 25, 2006.

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  1. sneakyjapan

    sneakyjapan Poster Extraordinaire

    Mar 17, 2003
    I have one of those Mike Stern 1511`s been in Canada for several years and I haven`t had it in my hands for that long but I remember it not being stained, there is a thin finish on the body.

  2. o0matt0o

    o0matt0o TDPRI Member

    Feb 27, 2011
    I live in cornwall, i'l be sure to look them up

  3. fernando

    fernando Tele-Afflicted

    Feb 6, 2008
    Barcelona, Spain
    a friend of mine has a Fernandes Tele, thinline, singlecoils, natural, pearl guard, from the 80s.
    It is a very nice guitar (play/sound/wood grain/finish), I'll take pictures next time.

  4. edie5

    edie5 Tele-Meister

    Feb 6, 2007
    Koper, Slovenia

  5. tumbleweed69

    tumbleweed69 TDPRI Member

    Jan 27, 2011
    i love my schecter pt,though it sports twin hb's, maderia teles made for guild in late 70's, early 80's area are awsome, made in same factory as ibanez guitars were at that time. their not terribly common these days,but i see them second hand from time to time. quality and finish are very good. if u do run across one and can play it ,u might like it. i did

  6. Baaford

    Baaford Tele-Meister

    Aug 22, 2010
    I emailed Danocaster for a quote but he didn't reply :(

  7. Tonetele

    Tonetele Friend of Leo's

    Jun 2, 2009
    South Australia
    Any of the old Japanese made Teles such as Tokai, Burny, Fernandez or Greco. Another brand made by the same people for the Australian market, Profile. All excellent, some say better than the Fenders of the late 70's-80's- I agree!

  8. steve9199

    steve9199 NEW MEMBER!

    Dec 16, 2012
    I came across a GREAT Tele copy here in the Nashville area, and it's less than $200 street price. It's a Welch, and they're out of North Carolina. I have one of their EL series guitars, but they also have some higher end ones at a great price. Sorry for the quality of the cell phone pic, but you'll get the idea.

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  9. '56Teleman

    '56Teleman Tele-Afflicted

    Feb 25, 2006
    Lindenhurst, IL

    The best are the Tele's you put together yourself. [​IMG]

  10. rockinstephen

    rockinstephen Tele-Meister

    Apr 21, 2011
    I don't know what is, but I can tell you what isn't. Does anyone remember Stinger Guitars from the '80's? They were imported by Martin, of all people. Mine was a Tele shaped Strat hybrid. It had a Tele neck PU, a humbucker (with a coil splitter) in the bridge, and the bridge itself was a Strat style with whammy. The problem was, the body was plywood. I scrapped the guitar and used the parts for various other projects...

  11. J. Hayes

    J. Hayes Friend of Leo's

    May 18, 2005
    Virginia Beach, Va.
    I kinda like my..........

    Fame Mastercaster. They were Hondo's attempt at making a quality guitar some years back. I don't know the year of this one but I bought it used over twenty years ago. It looks like a one pickup Esquire but under the pickguard there's a Bill Lawrence double blade humbucker. The bridge pickup is a standard Tele pup. I added the HipShot multiple tuning Trilogy bridge unit a few years back which works very well. You can get three pre tuned notes per string. It's a nice copper finish on the body and headstock as well as binding on the top edge. It's the heaviest Tele type guitar in my collection. The original pickguard was an ivory color as were the tops of the neck humbucker and bridge single coil. Also in the original setup, when you switched to the middle position you'd get the "out of phase" sound but being there was the humbucker you didn't get the volume drop that you'd normally experience with a phase switch. I also reversed the control plate. Here's a shot or two of it............JH in Va.

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  12. cocoboudin

    cocoboudin Tele-Holic

    Oct 4, 2010
    I do have a Jay Turser tele, a SX Furrian and Xaviere(gfs) tele. To my opinion the 3 guitar are has good as any other tele. When i choose a guitar i always go by the playabilaty, the Jay Turser the pups where ok but not for my taste but the rest of the guitar exellent, so i change the pickups(dimarzio twang king set)and it sounded and feel like a boutique tele. For the SX Furrian all the guitar was perfect exept the nut and the electronics(pots,switch and pups)the neck is just perfect so has the body just a awsome guitar, i put a set of GFS Alnico Fatbody Oversized Polepiece 7K version for the bridge and to my opinion it's a real telecaster sound wise. The Xaviere XV-820 the guitar was just plain good every thing was good on it, i alway's wont a esquiere so i mod it to become one i put a Cavalier lion from Rob Distefano(bridge)and i got myself a Real esquiere in my opinion. Cocoboudin

  13. terrybellcountr

    terrybellcountr Tele-Holic

    Aug 16, 2009
    @ telekinetic:

    You said: Guitars better than women:

    You can have a guitar professionally adjusted......

    Never heard of plastic surgery??????? :)

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