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Heavy Metal Tele?

Discussion in 'Telecaster Discussion Forum' started by CodeBlue, Aug 6, 2009.

  1. hellopike

    hellopike Tele-Afflicted

    Oct 3, 2015

    That is a nice looking guitar!

    ^^^^This, however, look like someone tried to dry a telecaster in the oven and it started warping and melting! It's literally hard to look at.

  2. jmoore65

    jmoore65 Tele-Meister

    Sep 27, 2007
    Hohner Marlin. Very pointy! (and very red...)

  3. John C

    John C Friend of Leo's

    Sep 20, 2005
    Kansas City
    And there will soon be a USA Select Charvel "Style 2 HH"; I'm not sure when they will actually be released but I think they were shown at the NAMM show last week. Sorry; they only have a photo of the full series, but the Tele-style is in the middle:

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  4. TuffyKohler

    TuffyKohler TDPRI Member

    Dec 12, 2012
    The first one is inspired by the builder of the second one, an Ormsby out of Australia.

    He did a copper top, I think his is a veneer, but I'm not positive.
    I've done some veneering and vacuum pressing so I thought I'd give it a whirl.
    Mine is just a thin copper veneer over a basswood body.

    The High Alert yellow is a little much, but I thought if I'm going metal tele, this is metal butterscotch blonde.

  5. chris m.

    chris m. Poster Extraordinaire

    Charvel made the same Tele a few years back. I got one in maybe 05 or so. They discontinued it but now it's back. The older ones were made in the Fender Custom Shop, with an SD JB in bridge and SD Jazz or '59, can't remember which, in the neck. I don't know about this generation.

  6. Mr dunlop

    Mr dunlop TDPRI Member

    Aug 24, 2015
    I really like those San Dimas Telecasters. I picked up a used one a few months back.

    To bad the price has almost doubled on the new USA Select Charvels coming out.

  7. chris m.

    chris m. Poster Extraordinaire

    I might put mine up for sale. It's a case queen.

  8. 3-Chord-Genius

    3-Chord-Genius Friend of Leo's

    Apr 3, 2015
    Winchester, VA
    I always figured the Blacktop telecasters would make the perfect metal axe.

  9. Mr dunlop

    Mr dunlop TDPRI Member

    Aug 24, 2015
    What color is yours?

  10. bchaffin72

    bchaffin72 Friend of Leo's

    Aug 14, 2004
    Stratford, Ontario
    I just use single coils and adjust everything else to get the sound I want.

  11. Jeff_K

    Jeff_K Friend of Leo's

    Aug 14, 2009
    Katy, TX
    Oh my gosh, the second 2009 zombie thread I've seen today. That said, I like this thread and I have a Tradition Tele with two HB that rocks hard if you want.
    Last edited: Jul 2, 2016
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  12. chris m.

    chris m. Poster Extraordinaire

  13. Mr dunlop

    Mr dunlop TDPRI Member

    Aug 24, 2015
    Nice. I am looking forward to seeing the reviews on the new production ones coming out.

  14. Micksterama

    Micksterama NEW MEMBER!

    Mar 13, 2017
    Greensboro, NC
    I picked up a NOS Telecaster HMT from a music store in Ohio. Saw it on Ebay. Original Fender Lace Pickup; Dual Coil Humbucker DiMarzio with a switch to go single or double coil and original Floyd Rose setup. Has a weird headstock but the neck tapers and is super fast. Very light and very LOUD--can play soft too. Amazing sound, made in Japan. [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
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  15. Flyinlow

    Flyinlow Tele-Meister

    Feb 9, 2017
    NE Indiana
    Here's my Nashville B-Bender... LOL We boogered the ending. Ah well.
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  16. cmclayton101

    cmclayton101 Tele-Meister

    Oct 12, 2016
    Raleigh, NC

  17. jaybones

    jaybones Friend of Leo's

    Don't forget the saw blade codpiece!

    And its not metal, but Joe Strummer played a tele.

  18. cboutilier

    cboutilier Tele-Afflicted

    Oct 28, 2015
    Halifax, NS, Canada
    As a kid I look lessons, and one of the other kids had a shred modded tele. I wish I knew more about it then, so I'd have more to tell you.

    From my recollection it was a 60s or 70s Fender he inherited from his uncle who did the modding (presumably in the late 70s-80). Maple fretboard was heavily scalloped, full floyd rose with locking nut. I can't remember what was in it for pickups. The 12 year old EVH fan that I was loved it. I'd be appalled these days

  19. Southpole

    Southpole Tele-Holic

    Apr 10, 2014
    Anyone got a Trussart Steelcaster? Nice piece of metal Tele there!
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