Asher Guitars WD Music Products Amplified Parts Mod Kits DIY Nordstarnd Pickups
Asher Guitars WD Music Products Amplified Parts Mod Kits DIY Nordstarnd Pickups
Asher Guitars WD Music Products Amplified Parts Mod Kits DIY Nordstarnd Pickups

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. Musekatcher

    Musekatcher Tele-Holic

    Jan 15, 2013
    Heart O' Dixie
    Ding! What a great tele solo. What a great musician.

  2. telemandave

    telemandave Tele-Meister

    May 18, 2015
    I agree the solo on Peaceful Easy Feeling is perfect and is a great tele tone. :)

  3. Syd Lennon

    Syd Lennon TDPRI Member

    Aug 21, 2016
    I dug a little deeper on this story and it was pretty popular a few years ago on so many guitar forums. Everyone had their "facts" to provide; a lot of people claiming they knew Jimi's guitar tech and etc, trying so hard to make it truth, but really it was just a lot of fanatical folklore. The earliest claim I could find that appeared online was actually from a guitar/equipment site in an article. Eventually I found the reliable sources, and read the quotes from Jimi and the people within his circle, and realized it's extremely unlikely, almost guaranteed that it didn't happen. There's a detailed catalogue of all his guitars for the studio and stage, but a tele is never mentioned. The closest instance was a strat with a tele neck for one show. Strats came out when he was a teen and he became very obsessed with the new innovation and it's unrealized potential. He literally slept with his main without fail most of his career, mostly so it wouldn't get stolen, but he was also spiritually connected to his strat. On top of the "only two tones" quote he has also said he considers teles to be better for rhythm work. He was so fixated on the strat to the point of being pretty indifferent to the tele. By the time those solos were recorded Jimi had accumulated the money, handlers, roadies, techs, and a deep enough personal connection to strats to make sure he always had his pride and joy ready and set-up for showtime. It's weird when the internet gets so passionate about spreading a lie.
    dlew919 likes this.

  4. dlew919

    dlew919 Poster Extraordinaire

    Aug 6, 2012
    Thanks for that.

    I wonder if Gatton and Hendrix ever played together what Would happen. Sadly not to be
    texastengu and richiek65 like this.

  5. elihu

    elihu Poster Extraordinaire

    Dec 24, 2009
    Today it's this one by Amos Garrett.

    texastengu likes this.

  6. Tibius Reynolds

    Tibius Reynolds TDPRI Member

    Sep 8, 2016
    Portland, OR
    Love Is Blindness: U2, Achtung Baby
    dlew919 likes this.

  7. picknfool

    picknfool Tele-Meister

    Jun 4, 2003
    Oakland, Ca.
    Also, Ray Flacke on Ricky Skaggs' "Highway 40 Blues"!!
    cboutilier likes this.

  8. 4 Cat Slim

    4 Cat Slim Friend of Leo's

    Oct 17, 2012
    Nelson City TX
    Buckaroo- The great Don Rich of the Buckaroos on Telecaster.
    I can't help smiling when I hear it start to play.
    TwangToInfinity and dlew919 like this.

  9. Bob M

    Bob M Tele-Holic Silver Supporter

    May 11, 2011
    North of Boston
    Everything he played on the Let it Be album. I wonder what took him so long to get to a Tele-and why he left them so quickly! With his approach he seemed the perfect Tele player.

  10. 4 Cat Slim

    4 Cat Slim Friend of Leo's

    Oct 17, 2012
    Nelson City TX
    That's an interesting point you make there, Bob M.
    No telling why, I guess...

  11. Alex W

    Alex W Friend of Leo's

    I don't have a single favorite but this is definitely one of my favorite tele solos. I didn't even like the TV show but that guitar solo just sends me.

    (Somebody will probably come along and inform me that it was played a Les Paul or a Strat but that's OK too.)
    2 Headed Goat and texastengu like this.

  12. telemandave

    telemandave Tele-Meister

    May 18, 2015
    If its Waylon playing it, its a tele. :)
    Alex W likes this.

  13. jmclaren

    jmclaren Tele-Holic

    Apr 21, 2004
    Southern California
    Any song in which Marty Stewart plays Clarence.
    texastengu and TwangToInfinity like this.

  14. Tatercaster

    Tatercaster Friend of Leo's

    Aug 28, 2013
    Rock Hill, SC

  15. rich815

    rich815 Tele-Afflicted Silver Supporter

    Yup. Prince on While My Guitar Gently Weeps
    dlew919 likes this.

  16. rich815

    rich815 Tele-Afflicted Silver Supporter

    I too love the Reelin in the Years solo. But gotta say I had trouble getting past the awful clothes and lack of dental work in this vid:

  17. midnight340

    midnight340 Tele-Meister Silver Supporter

    Dec 27, 2012
    Lawrence, KS
    Two I'm surprised haven't been mentioned yet (unless I missed them):

    Robbie Robertson on Dylan's "Visions of Johanna" !!!!!

    And Richard Thompson's Tele work!!

    (...and Bloomfield's Butterfield Blues Band stuff as noted before.)
    texastengu likes this.

  18. dlew919

    dlew919 Poster Extraordinaire

    Aug 6, 2012
    Everything robbie played on Tele just about. I ignored him when j picked mine because I could t narrow it down to 10 let alone one.

  19. jesse_ohio

    jesse_ohio TDPRI Member

    Mar 17, 2014
    Dayton, Ohio
    Wow... there's some real gems in this thread. Hope you gents don't mind, but I took the liberty of creating a Spotify playlist that includes all of the songs posted (or at least all of the ones that are in Spotify's library). It's 103 songs/7 hours and counting...

    Here's the link if you want to enjoy them all:

    (You'll need a Spotify account if you don't have one, but you can listen online or on your phone via the app once you sign up).
    dlew919 and texastengu like this.

IMPORTANT: Treat everyone here with respect, no matter how difficult!
No sex, drug, political, religion or hate discussion permitted here.