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Double-Cutaway Telecaster...Love it or hate it?

Discussion in 'Telecaster Discussion Forum' started by Zumus, Jul 1, 2015.

  1. PJ55

    PJ55 Poster Extraordinaire

    Mar 27, 2003
    Philadelphia, PA
    Pass. The offset Tele concept is much more appealing to me.
     

  2. Tremolux

    Tremolux Tele-Meister

    161
    Mar 29, 2003
    Chicago

  3. Guitarteach

    Guitarteach Poster Extraordinaire

    Aug 6, 2014
    UK
    Step away from the tele..... NOW!
     

  4. tce63

    tce63 Tele-Holic

    589
    Jan 18, 2013
    Sweden

  5. Zepfan

    Zepfan Friend of Leo's

    Nov 30, 2013
    Horn Lake, MS

  6. Vladimir

    Vladimir Friend of Leo's Silver Supporter

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    Mar 17, 2003
    Zagreb, Croatia
    Not my thing. Strats have vibrato arms, Teles have upper bouts
     

  7. Willyguitar

    Willyguitar Tele-Meister

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    Jun 4, 2008
    West Yorkshire, UK
    God, guitar players are the most ultra-conservative people on the face of the planet. Honestly, guys in 1957 were much much more open to change - to me this is not at all dissimilar to the transformation of the Gibson les Paul junior to a double cut away. Both types of junior are totally awesome... and found their own unique symbolic niche.

    It's not as if Fender will stop making the standard tele shape either - we just have more choice.
     
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  8. dylanw

    dylanw TDPRI Member Silver Supporter

    Age:
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    35
    Aug 30, 2003
    Salt Lake City, UT
    The way people react to this guitar, it’s as if they thought Fender was going to come to their house and smash all their 52 Reissues.
     
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  9. PBO Blues

    PBO Blues Tele-Meister

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    Chatham County, NC
    Well, I wasn't looking to stir the love/hate pot. I was just curious how folks had reacted when they actually put their hands on them and how others (bandmates, audience, other guitar players) have responded when they saw them.

    For the record, I have one and am quite happy with it. It's definitely widened some eyes and started an interesting conversation or two.

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    Cheers!

    Mike
     

  10. Mayas caster

    Mayas caster Tele-Holic

    523
    Dec 21, 2015
    Caraquet N.-B. Canada
    Looks like a start' problem's child...
     

  11. Mayas caster

    Mayas caster Tele-Holic

    523
    Dec 21, 2015
    Caraquet N.-B. Canada
    A strat's problems child...
     

  12. Saigonbob

    Saigonbob TDPRI Member

    63
    Mar 8, 2016
    Saigon, Vietnam
    I second that.
     

  13. PBO Blues

    PBO Blues Tele-Meister

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    Chatham County, NC
    I appreciate problem children. They shake up the status quo and that often leads us in new and interesting directions.

    Mike
     

  14. BigDaddyLH

    BigDaddyLH Telefied Ad Free Member

    After more than 300 replies ... it won't die!
     

  15. oldgofaster

    oldgofaster Tele-Meister Silver Supporter

    402
    Dec 28, 2010
    Ohio
    Like it.

    Kind of mini solid 335 shape.

    Hmmm, red, wood grain showing....yeah
     
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  16. John C

    John C Tele-Afflicted

    Sep 20, 2005
    Kansas City
    Somebody revived this one yesterday - back from the dead.

    As I've posted earlier - it didn't bother me then; they only made 500 of them as a limited run deal last summer so if you didn't like, it was soon going to be gone (or at least put on clearance pricing until it was gone). I never found one locally; but since I like oddball guitars I'm sure I would have checked it out, but only would have bought one if it really grabbed me as a great guitar regardless of looks.
     

  17. PBO Blues

    PBO Blues Tele-Meister

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    Jan 15, 2016
    Chatham County, NC
    Well, sorry to have brought it up. Was just curious, after all the furor upon its announcement over just the pictures, what folks' reactions were once they actually put their hands on one. Mea culpa.

    On to other things.
     

  18. cheapgtrs

    cheapgtrs Tele-Meister

    337
    Jan 3, 2011
    Michigan usa

  19. TheletterJ

    TheletterJ Tele-Afflicted

    Aug 13, 2014
    Rochester, NY
    The Offset Tele looks cool to me. The double cutaway Tele... a monstrosity.
     

  20. nvilletele

    nvilletele Friend of Leo's

    Jul 4, 2008
    California
    Never cared for the look of a double cut tele. Agree with others saying it shouldn't even be called a tele.
     

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