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Famous Guitarists That Turned me on to Telecasters!

Discussion in 'Telecaster Discussion Forum' started by TeleOrLes, Jun 15, 2017.

  1. Pixies2005

    Pixies2005 TDPRI Member Silver Supporter

    Jan 14, 2017
    In the beginning :


    Johnny Marr

    Fergal Bunbury ( A House )

    Ray Harman ( Something Happens )

    Black Francis ( Pixies )

    Later on :
    Glen Hansard ( The Frames )

    Joe Strummer

    Graham Coxon

    Hutch Harris ( The Thermals )

    Johnny Buckland
    Last edited: Jun 16, 2017
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  2. Gibson

    Gibson Friend of Leo's

    Feb 13, 2007
    Just passing thru
    Ry Cooder

    Joe Strummer

    Last edited: Jun 16, 2017

  3. Jimmy Owen

    Jimmy Owen Tele-Meister

    Apr 2, 2017
    Moravian Falls, NC
    Definitely Roy.
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  4. Amby

    Amby Tele-Holic

    James Burton, Albert Lee, Roy Buchanan. More recently, I've got to hand it to Vince Gill, Brad Paisley and Marty Stuart.
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  5. igor5

    igor5 Tele-Meister

    Nov 28, 2016
    Actually, Keef. But I fell in love for that Prince solo in 3'25":
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  6. RadioFM74

    RadioFM74 Tele-Afflicted Silver Supporter


    Then, Robben

    And… hmmm … Robben

    PS: I second all of the others above, including (or even: especially) Sheryl Crow. Let’s not forget about PJ Harvey, though!! My telecaster heroin!

  7. Bruxist

    Bruxist Friend of Leo's

    Oct 12, 2010
    Kentucky, USA
    My first was probably Waylon.

  8. mad dog

    mad dog Friend of Leo's

    Jun 27, 2005
    Montclair, NJ
    First big tele influence for me was Jesse Ed Davis. I'd seen them many times, but his sound - and the look of it - hit home.
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  9. hellopike

    hellopike Tele-Afflicted

    Oct 3, 2015

  10. Bob M

    Bob M Tele-Afflicted Silver Supporter

    May 11, 2011
    North of Boston
    Roy Nichols; Steve Cropper; Albert Lee (I saw him with Emmylou when he was still a Tele guy); Steve Burton. Guy in my first band had an Esquire out of the '50s-something about it was captivating. I'd like to know what happened to it!
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  11. ukepicker

    ukepicker Tele-Holic

    Oct 15, 2013
    East Texas
    It was an actual, definitive moment when I heard Tanner Terhune (The Avid Light) playing a tele with his girlfriend at a local open mic. I was 100% gone. I've hardly picked up an acoustic since.

    Then when I started listening to what Andy Othling was doing with his partscaster tele, I got sucked down the rabbit hole and I've been stuck ever since.

    Edit to say: I guess those guys are really that famous universally. But they are to me.

  12. the tool

    the tool Tele-Holic

    Apr 12, 2016

    For me... its all Jeff... always been him. This was the one artist that made me really want to play electric guitar besides listen to music.
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  13. unixfish

    unixfish Poster Extraordinaire Ad Free + Supporter

    Apr 20, 2013
    Northeast Ohio, USA
    Long before I realized Jimmy Page was sporting a Tele on the first few albums, I saw / heard this and thought "Huh..."

  14. unixfish

    unixfish Poster Extraordinaire Ad Free + Supporter

    Apr 20, 2013
    Northeast Ohio, USA
    Oops - forgot to open the image before I dragged it from Google Images...


  15. 6BQ5

    6BQ5 Tele-Afflicted Silver Supporter

    May 31, 2010
    Pittsburgh, PA
    Rich Robinson first got my attention, back when both this song and my desire to play guitar was new:

    Skip to 1:25 to hear the best example, and to skip Chris Robinson pissing his entire band off.

    Chasing Mike Campbell's tone is what keeps me from putting it down these days.
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  16. shupe13

    shupe13 Tele-Meister

    Mar 18, 2010
    Greenfield, IN
    Roy Buchanan
    Buck Owens
    Steve Cropper
    John 5
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  17. Paul in Colorado

    Paul in Colorado Doctor of Teleocity Ad Free Member

    Mar 17, 2003
    Fort Collins, CO
    James Burton with Ricky Nelson
    Jeff Beck with the Yardbirds
    Clarence White with The Byrds
    Don Rich with Buck Owens
    Roy Nichols with Merle Haggard

    And many more from there...
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  18. ndcaster

    ndcaster Poster Extraordinaire

    Nov 14, 2013
    Jimmy Bryant
    TK Smith
    Jim Campilongo

    Then Bill Kirchen sealed it.

  19. JeffBlue

    JeffBlue Tele-Holic

    Oct 24, 2012
    Southern California
    don't forget Mick Ronson after his' time with David Bowie.
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  20. Grux

    Grux Tele-Holic

    Jan 10, 2017
    Clarksville, TN
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