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Going to sell a Tele - but which one?

Discussion in 'Telecaster Discussion Forum' started by nvilletele, Dec 9, 2009.

  1. hannigan

    hannigan Friend of Leo's

    People feel guilty about having too many? I must not be normal.
    My bandmate says Im guitarded and I have to remind him that is insensitive.
    Im special.
    I hear him muttering some thing about a short bus.
  2. HandmadeMercury

    HandmadeMercury TDPRI Member

    Nov 28, 2009
    Donate one or two... to me.
  3. Mark Davis

    Mark Davis Telefied Ad Free Member

    Mar 2, 2003
    Bakersfield Ca.
    You really need a 60's Classic MIM or 62ri USA.

    The rosewood necks have a different feel and play real easy.
  4. Papa Joe

    Papa Joe Friend of Leo's

    Jun 30, 2007
    Swanton Ohio
    Perfect solution, sell 'em all, then start over..Remember all the excitment each time you got a new Tele?? Relive that fun...
  5. Zillinois

    Zillinois Friend of Leo's

    Feb 25, 2009
    Lose the Sienna Burst tele, No one likes those :)
  6. Ed McG

    Ed McG TDPRI Member

    Dec 3, 2008
    Fox River Grove IL
    why not just farm one out to a friend or a good kid that you know. I realize you have some pricey guitars there but what the heck. You could keep the guitars and do a good deed. You probably have a friendk that would get a kick out of playing a tele for a while. I have 2 guitars, a martin OM21 and a MIM tele. I lent the tele to a 10 year old kid for about 5 months-- the guitar and amp came back in as good of shape as they left. Lately, I'm mostly playing the tele, if that kid was interested he could borrow the Martin. Spread them around and you have access to them and get some good kharma going, too

  7. tiktok

    tiktok Poster Extraordinaire

    Jan 11, 2005
    After many years I've concluded:

    "Always buy, never sell"
  8. ADK Teleman

    ADK Teleman Tele-Afflicted

    Sep 30, 2009
    A-Bay NY
    Have no fear my the design for your music room I am building in storage for your babies..:) no need to get rid of any!!!
  9. nvilletele

    nvilletele Friend of Leo's

    Jul 4, 2008
    LOL . . . . an excellent idea!

    After my last two purchases (CS '52 and Tele Jr.) I stopped feeling sorry for myself. I expect most others stopped even sooner . . . .

    You're right about the less-than-meaningful difference between 10 and 11, but I still feel like I have to (or should) draw a line somewhere.

    Very good point. I have been rotating among the half dozen or so that I could possibly part with, for that very purpose. But they are all rather inspiring . . . that's what makes it so hard.

    I am not that much of a fiddler, so that is not an obstacle. I couldnt part with that many. I'd sell my 2 Gibsons before selling that many teles.

    Hey, no wife here, just my GF. And I try not to let her see all my teles at once . . .

    That's the most practical suggestion yet.

    I was in fact expecting you to make a comment in such vein . . . . with good reason, of course . . . but please forgive me if I say that you are, if nothing else, predictable (but in the best possible way) when it comes to discussions involving the CV Tele. Can't say as I have any grounds to argue with you on that score.

    Ah, now you got me losing my resolve (to sell) . . . still, you are 100% right.

    Another well thought out suggestion, again making me lose my resolve to thin out the herd.

    I could easily keep them all, but could never sell 10, absent exigent circumstances.

    Now that's an idea . . . . Very good point you make.

    I have been thinking about 60's teles . . . . and your suggestion fits in nicely with the other ones telling me to just get more . . . .

    You're right about the excitement . . . but I could probably do that just as well by buying more (without selling any).

    Hmm, maybe I should just set a new limit (20?).

    I think I will have to follow your instructions, cuz you da man!


    Thanks for the many good suggestions and the funny ones as well.
  10. Groovey Records

    Groovey Records Banned

    Apr 5, 2008
    Desolation Row

    Well Professor then Just pin the tail on the tail and keep those Tele's under the radar
  11. Mark Davis

    Mark Davis Telefied Ad Free Member

    Mar 2, 2003
    Bakersfield Ca.
    nvilletele you get the post of the day award for making a message with the most quotes and thoughtfull replys in the History of the TDPri. LOL

  12. Rumblebones

    Rumblebones Tele-Holic

    Aug 20, 2008
    Fullerton, CA.
    The answer is:
    The CV.
  13. LennyEdwards

    LennyEdwards Tele-Meister

    Aug 19, 2009
    The black one or one of the sunbursts.....
  14. Mik

    Mik Tele-Afflicted

    Mar 16, 2003
    Got room for 5 you got room for 50


    Sell them all.

    zhuzhu pets are hotness.
  15. nvilletele

    nvilletele Friend of Leo's

    Jul 4, 2008
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    Update: I am now down to only three Teles.

    Custom Shop Jan '05 NAMM '52 Telecaster
    American Series Ash 8502
    Custom Shop Tele Jr.

    I probably could get by with just the ‘52 . . . .

    You only really need one good one, I’ve come to believe.
    (Well, maybe not.)
    Last edited: Sep 13, 2018
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  16. SoulstormTX

    SoulstormTX Tele-Meister

    Jul 14, 2017
    San Antonio, Tx
    That's still a nice collection you have there. As far as only needing one... As long as you're not playing live or having to be versatile in a studio setting, one is fine. I'm down to one electric right now and I will not be playing any shows (hired gun, tend to sit in a lot with groups that I'm not a part of) until I at least grab a second equally playable and great sounding guitar as a backup. It really makes all the difference. Say you break a string live, you have two options:
    1) Spend the rest of the song replacing the string, stretching it, and tuning the guitar back up
    2) Grab your backup and go...

    I've been in both situations and I much prefer #2.
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  17. Texsunburst59

    Texsunburst59 Tele-Afflicted

    Nov 16, 2005
    Texas Gulf Coast
    YOU do NOT a lot of guitars.

    You should keep them all .

    There's not enough space being saved going from 11 to 10.

    I personally have 50+ guitars and basses.

    Out of that 11 are acoustics and 4 are basses.

    Also out of my collection, 13 are Fender Strats.

    I manage to find space for them in my home studio.

    Suck it up and keep them all.
  18. nvilletele

    nvilletele Friend of Leo's

    Jul 4, 2008
    Thanks, I appreciate,the sentiment, but did you happen to see the update I posted today, two posts up?

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  19. Texsunburst59

    Texsunburst59 Tele-Afflicted

    Nov 16, 2005
    Texas Gulf Coast
    I guess you got serious about cutting back

    2 1/2 years ago I was up to 80+ guitars.

    Since then I've had to big guitar purges that has cut down my collection.

    I still need to trim it down to at least 30 or so.
  20. oldguy101

    oldguy101 TDPRI Member

    Mar 13, 2011
    westminster, md
    Make more room -- sell the couch, keep the Teles..
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