Help talk me out of buying this guitar (or convince me to)

Discussion in 'Telecaster Discussion Forum' started by halkaloofie, Aug 12, 2018.

  1. halkaloofie

    halkaloofie TDPRI Member

    Aug 12, 2018
    Deep woods Montana
    Local shop has a second run Buck Owens CIJ Tele that sounds, looks and plays amazing. Thinking about pulling the trigger at $800 but I need another guitar like a hole in the head.

    I stupidly tried it out with the new Mesa Fillmore (the first Mesa I've liked in years) and now I can't stop thinking about it. big fender tele buck owensDSCN6538.jpg
  2. Crobbins

    Crobbins Friend of Leo's Ad Free Member

    Jul 10, 2014
    Meiners Oaks CA.
  3. radiocaster

    radiocaster Friend of Leo's

    Aug 18, 2015
    People will think it's a French or Dutch flag. Can't think of another reason. Should have tried another guitar for the thread.
  4. smartsoul72

    smartsoul72 Tele-Meister

    Nov 24, 2017
    I'd take it! I'm looking for one myself...
  5. Controller

    Controller Friend of Leo's Silver Supporter

    Jun 11, 2010
    Get it now, supply is limited!
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  6. AlbertaGriff

    AlbertaGriff Tele-Holic

    Mar 2, 2016
    You came the wrong place, buck-o.
  7. nicod98

    nicod98 Tele-Afflicted

    Jul 7, 2014
    How would you feel if it were gone? If you want it, buy it... If you have a little bit of doubt (or a bossy partner that doesn't want another guitar in the house), don't.

    I'm not saying you should buy it, but I probably would... :cool:
  8. karpis

    karpis Tele-Holic

    Sep 10, 2012
    Lithuania, Vilnius
    Gold hardware is pain in the butt if you want to update something with aftermarket parts. Do I help?:)
    Flaneur likes this.
  9. Toadtele

    Toadtele Tele-Meister

    May 23, 2018
    Idaho just the tip
    Life is short. Enjoy it while it’s available
  10. Old Tele man

    Old Tele man Friend of Leo's

    May 10, 2017
    Tucson, AZ
    Q1: into Buck Owens?
    A1: If "yes," get it!
    A2: If "no," pass and keep looking.
  11. JL_LI

    JL_LI Tele-Afflicted

    May 20, 2017
    Long Island, NY
    There's only one thing to do. Buy it with the amp:D.
  12. Recce

    Recce Tele-Afflicted

    May 3, 2016
    Northern Alabama
    Agree, buy it with the amp and to get a little different sound from the amp buy an SG to go with them.
  13. halkaloofie

    halkaloofie TDPRI Member

    Aug 12, 2018
    Deep woods Montana
    Store doesn't open again till Tuesday so I can wait and see if I still have to have it.

    And I have a sweet 2005 SG classic with P90's so already ahead of you on that one and I'll keep an eye on the amp but I have a ton of other great amps and guitars are really my weakness.
  14. halkaloofie

    halkaloofie TDPRI Member

    Aug 12, 2018
    Deep woods Montana
    I showed a picture to my wife and she said laughed at me and said it looked like a French flag
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  15. Wrighty

    Wrighty Tele-Afflicted

    Aug 17, 2013
    Essex UK
    I respect your GAS, but imho that looks just soooooooo tacky I’d not expect to be taken seriously with it around my neck.....................unless I was Buck Owens
    Jim622 likes this.
  16. brookdalebill

    brookdalebill Tele Axpert Ad Free Member

    Nov 15, 2009
    Austin, Tx
    They are not common, if you want it, grab it.
  17. EspyHop

    EspyHop Tele-Meister

    May 28, 2018
    Dayton, OH
    Do it!

    If you get buyer’s remorse, it’ll be easy to sell and not lose money.
  18. halkaloofie

    halkaloofie TDPRI Member

    Aug 12, 2018
    Deep woods Montana
    Wait you're supposed buy guitars so people will take you seriously... crap, I've been doing it wrong all these years.
    6stringcowboy likes this.
  19. Believer

    Believer Tele-Meister

    Jun 8, 2012
    It's a's for sale...what was your question, again?
  20. DugT

    DugT Tele-Holic

    Sep 22, 2017
    northern CA
    That guitar reminds me of the bumper stickers that said, "America, Love it or Leave it".

    Could you get a guitar with a similar neck and similar pups for half the price?
    Jim622 likes this.
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