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Famous Guitarists That Turned me on to Telecasters!

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

  1. 9fears08

    9fears08 Tele-Meister

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    I used to really love the look of the Tele when I was a strictly humbucker guy and never even considered playing one. Back then it was;

    The Boss (obvs)
    Tim Farriss (INXS - not so obvs)
    The Quo (who else)

    I loved the workhorse aesthetic but didn't want to play like them particularly.

    Players that actually prompted me to buy one were;

    PJ Harvey (mostly)
    Graham Coxon
    Frank Black

    Whenever I get the money Paul Westerberg'll force me to buy a Melody Maker.
     
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  2. brobar

    brobar Tele-Meister

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    Buck!
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    Merle:
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    Waylon:
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    And later on... Albert:
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  3. BorderRadio

    BorderRadio Friend of Leo's Ad Free Member

    Apr 2, 2014
    Phoenix, AZ
    S. Cropper, J. Campilongo, J. Greenwood, D. Rich, J. Bryant, J. Strummer, and maybe this guy:

     

  4. El Tele Lobo

    El Tele Lobo Tele-Afflicted

    Oct 21, 2014
    Florida
    Now after I started playing a Tele, THESE guys really showed me what you can do with one:

    Roy Buchanan
    Danny Gatton
    Julian Lage
    Jim Campilongo
    Tim Lerch
    Redd Volkaert
    Bill Kitchen
    Richie Kotzen

     
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  5. Andy B

    Andy B Tele-Afflicted Ad Free Member

    Mar 16, 2003
    Colorado
    Michael Bloomfield
     

  6. thxphotog

    thxphotog TDPRI Member

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    L.A. CA.
    The great James Burton

     
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  7. 10thoufirst

    10thoufirst Tele-Holic Ad Free Member

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    Nov 16, 2013
    England
    Steve Cropper. Got me started.
     
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  8. rockymtnguitar

    rockymtnguitar Tele-Meister

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    Aug 30, 2012
    Colorado Springs, CO
    Waylon.
    Syd Barrett.
    ... and oddly enough, since it's always overshadowed by The Black Strat, I'd have to say David Gilmour's "Workmate" Tele/Esquire.
     

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  9. PJ55

    PJ55 Poster Extraordinaire

    Mar 27, 2003
    Philadelphia, PA
    Skunk Baxter and Denny Diaz. Vince Gill a little later on.
     
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  10. TeleOrLes

    TeleOrLes Tele-Meister

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    Steve Vai playing whatever custom Ibanez he was playing at the time made a pretty good devil!
     
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  11. TeleOrLes

    TeleOrLes Tele-Meister

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    Absolutely!
     
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  12. TeleOrLes

    TeleOrLes Tele-Meister

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    I just ran a thread featuring Roy. Sorry that I didn't add him here. "Mr. Overtone".
     
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  13. TeleOrLes

    TeleOrLes Tele-Meister

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    Don't forget Shindig, The Lloyd Thacston (spelling?) Show, Ed Sullivan...& many more! Some of the Animals videos from those shows were awesome & couldn't be used on TV today. LOL :twisted:
     

  14. TeleOrLes

    TeleOrLes Tele-Meister

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    That Prince solo was so awesome! I can't count how many times that I've watched it or made other people watch it! :cool:
     
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  15. TeleOrLes

    TeleOrLes Tele-Meister

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    And he played his Tele very well!!
     
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  16. TeleOrLes

    TeleOrLes Tele-Meister

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    Mike Bloomfield!
     
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  17. TeleOrLes

    TeleOrLes Tele-Meister

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    Nice!
     

  18. El Tele Lobo

    El Tele Lobo Tele-Afflicted

    Oct 21, 2014
    Florida
    Yes!
     

  19. Sjnoring

    Sjnoring Tele-Afflicted

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    Danny Gatton. I even bought Joe Barden pickups because of him ( which sounded great but didn't last).
     

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