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Do you have an all time favorite guitar solo that was played on a Telecaster?

Discussion in 'Music to Your Ears' started by telemandave, Apr 30, 2016.

  1. telemandave

    telemandave Tele-Meister

    May 18, 2015
    I can think of lots of great guitar solos played on telecasters. What are some of ya'lls favorites. List some of them, so the rest of us can check them out. :)
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  2. Mike SS

    Mike SS Poster Extraordinaire

    Aug 9, 2012
    Stairway To Heaven. Jimmy Page makes his "58 Tele "scream".
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  3. kennl

    kennl Tele-Afflicted

    Feb 6, 2007
    Moon Township, PA
    Jesse Ed Davis on Jackson Browne's "Doctor Ny Eyes"

  4. mimmo

    mimmo Friend of Leo's

    Mar 18, 2010
    Paris France - Rome Italy
    Don't know if it is an all time favourite but I really dig the solo Springsteen plays in NY when performing 41 shots for the very first time
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  5. Bellacaster

    Bellacaster Tele-Holic

    Sep 5, 2010
    Ypsilanti, MI
    David Gilmour's solo in Pink Floyd's 'Time'. A Strat into an Echoplex into a Big Muff into a Hiwatt...I think. Anyway, it's as close to perfection as it gets for me.
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  6. Blue Bill

    Blue Bill Poster Extraordinaire

    Feb 15, 2014
    I like Joe Walsh's Tele on Hotel California.
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  7. MrTwang

    MrTwang Friend of Leo's

    Feb 9, 2009
    London, England
    So not exactly a favourite Telecaster solo then?

  8. brookdalebill

    brookdalebill Telefied Ad Free Member

    Nov 15, 2009
    Austin, Tx
    Though Stairway may be the single most over-exposed
    rock song in history Page's "composed" solo is indeed a masterpiece.
    Was his "Dragon" Tele a 58?
    I thought it had a rosewood fingerboard.
    Maybe he did use a 58, I wasn't there.:rolleyes::)
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  9. elihu

    elihu Poster Extraordinaire

    Dec 24, 2009
    Studio version of Highway 40 blues by Ricky Skaggs...guitar solo by Ray Flacke. What is it about Englishmen and Teles anyway?
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  10. JohnS

    JohnS Friend of Leo's

    Mar 18, 2003
    Sparks, NV
    "Angry Eyes" solo by Jim Messina of Loggins and Messina.
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  11. SpaceMonkey

    SpaceMonkey TDPRI Member

    Jan 12, 2014
    Springsteen's solo in "Backstreets" is one of my favorites:

    And if I am not mistaken, the marvelous guitar solo on the single version of "Let it Be" is played on Harrisons's rosewood telecaster.
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  12. blueboxer

    blueboxer TDPRI Member

    Dec 19, 2006
    Fort Worth, Texas
    fergusonspan.jpg "Flat Foot Flewzy"/ NRBQ... solo by Steve Ferguson.

  13. TeleTown

    TeleTown Friend of Leo's

    Oct 10, 2010
    Twangers Medows USA
    Redd Volkert> Your still on my mind. Guthrie Trapp> Truck Driving man. John Stannard > Hwy 40 blues.
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  14. telemandave

    telemandave Tele-Meister

    May 18, 2015
    I agree with all of those being great solos. Check out Ray Flacke's 2 solos on One Way Rider. Its on the studio version by Skaggs.(if you haven't already heard it.)
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  15. PaisleyAddict

    PaisleyAddict Tele-Meister

    Dec 12, 2015
    pretty much every solo d. boon, andy summers, and springsteen ever played.
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  16. phfobric

    phfobric Former Member

    Aug 2, 2015
    Orlando, Far East Orange
    I can't believe I'm the first to mention the most amazing solo on a Tele (I don't know if Ry Cooder's "ghost fingers" count on "Crossroads"? Could be No1)...BUT, I refer to Danny Diaz's stellar solo in Steely Dan's "Reeling in the Years". Seen on "In Concert" centuries ago (before Fagen said, "No more live shows"), Diaz cranks his Tele note-for-note for the live audience to good measure. The major "box" that opens the solo, to me is one of only half a dozen No1 iconic riffs. ("I could do that! I could do that!" say the nine guitarists watching another guitarist change a light bulb)

  17. jamieorc

    jamieorc Tele-Holic

    Apr 22, 2011
    Green Onions. Steve Cropper.

  18. 24 track

    24 track Poster Extraordinaire Silver Supporter

    Nov 6, 2014
    kamloops bc

    he also used his LEWIS guitar built for him by Bill Lewis in Vancouver on that tune, if you see Pink Floyd Live in Pompeii he plays the parts for time etc

    also he used a binson echorec exclusively

  19. buddyboy

    buddyboy Tele-Meister

    Tie - "Hello Marylou" and "Fools Rush In". Both by James Burton. Not only my favorite Tele solos, but also my favorite solos on any guitar by any player.


  20. 24 track

    24 track Poster Extraordinaire Silver Supporter

    Nov 6, 2014
    kamloops bc
    it was two songs, the lead solos for From The Begining by ELP and Pink Floyd's Echos I fell in love with the tone
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