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Finally Got a Telecaster!

Discussion in 'Welcome Wagon' started by doctor_capleson, Apr 21, 2017.

  1. doctor_capleson

    doctor_capleson Tele-Meister

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    Been a member for a while, but never had an actual tele. Loved the pedal, amp, and DIY topics so I gladly joined the forum!

    Finally got my first time today. I've had my eyes on a 2014(?) FSR Tele for a while now, but came upon this baby at my favorite ship!

    2010 Mexican tele. Plays great, stays in tune, good intonation, awesome looks!

    I'm not sure what do is that it, but I love the look of it with the pickguard. Is OT blue, greenish metallic? I can't tell.

    Previous owner did put an HB in the bridge which I'm not thrilled about, but I'll dink around with it for a while before I make any decisions about to do to it. O have a strong suspicion that I'll put a proper tele single coil back in that bridge soon enough. 1492757902839.jpg
     

  2. doctor_capleson

    doctor_capleson Tele-Meister

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    Please forgive all the spelling issues. I typed this out on my phone.
     

  3. Vespa_One

    Vespa_One Tele-Meister

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    Feb 14, 2017
    United States

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  5. bchaffin72

    bchaffin72 Friend of Leo's

    Age:
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    Aug 14, 2004
    Stratford, Ontario
    Finally got one? What took you so long??:D;)
     

  6. soulman969

    soulman969 Telefied Ad Free Member

    Mar 20, 2011
    Englewood, CO
    Welcome to the club!

    Color looks like it could be Lake Placid Blue but in that light it's hard to tell. But Fender has used a lot of metallic blues and greens that are quite similar in appearance until you compare them.
     
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  7. brookdalebill

    brookdalebill Telefied Ad Free Member

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    Nov 15, 2009
    Austin, Tx

  8. src9000

    src9000 Poster Extraordinaire

    Nice. Congrats!
     

  9. unixfish

    unixfish Poster Extraordinaire Ad Free + Supporter

    Apr 20, 2013
    Northeast Ohio, USA
    Beautiful. Congrats!
     

  10. Minimalist518

    Minimalist518 Tele-Meister

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  11. Wicked-T

    Wicked-T Tele-Meister

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    Apr 1, 2017
    USA
    Love that blue! Enjoy!
     

  12. tery

    tery Friend of Leo's

    Sep 21, 2012
    Tennessee
    Your first Tele is the best Tele ... Congratulations !
     

  13. pondcaster

    pondcaster Friend of Leo's

    Age:
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    Nov 29, 2010
    Tryon, NC
    Me likey!

    Nice work, congrats!
     

  14. telex76

    telex76 Doctor of Teleocity Ad Free Member

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    Jun 24, 2006
    Fort Worth,Tx.
    Welcome for real then.
     

  15. doctor_capleson

    doctor_capleson Tele-Meister

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    Minneapolis, Minnesota
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    There's a better picture. It's def some kind of metallic light blue, not sure if it's lake placid blue though.

    No belly cut or arm contour like the FSR tell I wanted, but after a good play session it wasn't really a problem.

    It's definitely a better general use guitar than the strat or jazzmaster, so this will be the new gigging axe most likely. It does help me appreciate the good and bad in my other guitars now that I can compare them in feel to a tele. Strat will still be used from time to time, but I'm going to finally have a 3 way switch installed, and one of the tone pots wired to the bridge with the neck and middle sharing the other.
     

  16. doctor_capleson

    doctor_capleson Tele-Meister

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    Jazzmaster is currently getting work done, or I'd have included it in the family photo as well. It's candy apple red with white pick guard, if you want to mentally picture it or Photoshop one in next to the other two.
     

  17. Grux

    Grux Tele-Meister

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    Jan 10, 2017
    Clarksville, TN
    looks like Daphne Blue to me with a Tortoise shell pickguard.
     

  18. therealfindo

    therealfindo Tele-Holic

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    Jun 26, 2012
    Germany
    Nope, that's Lake Placid Blue..
     

  19. MrGibbly

    MrGibbly Tele-Meister

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    Apr 19, 2014
    SATX
    Great looking guitars! Welcome to the Telecaster family. Lots of knowledgeable folks here that are always willing to share and we look forward to your contribution.
     

  20. TeleAndSG

    TeleAndSG Tele-Holic

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    Mar 9, 2017
    The Peach State
    Congratulations from another new Tele owner (mine is an all black, rosewood fingerboard 72 Custom Tele). Previous owner installed a Custom Shop Broadcaster pup in the Bridge, and a Lollar Regal wide range Humbucker in the neck position, so it was a no brainer.
     

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