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How long since you touched your Telecaster?

Discussion in 'Bad Dog Cafe' started by 3fngrs, Jan 19, 2018.

  1. Paul Jenkin

    Paul Jenkin Tele-Afflicted Silver Supporter

    Aug 17, 2017
    Essex, UK
    At least a fortnight......:(

  2. 3fngrs

    3fngrs Friend of Leo's

    Oct 30, 2017
    That's cool.

    I feel that the Telecaster is the electric guitar for me but I really like playing acoustic.

    Electric is a blast but it's not as good by yourself. Since I'm an A-hole that no one wants to jam with, I play acoustic a lot.

  3. Jakedog

    Jakedog Doctor of Teleocity Ad Free Member

    Mar 26, 2003
    The North Coast
    27 seconds...
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  4. moosie

    moosie Doctor of Teleocity Silver Supporter

    Jul 18, 2010
    Western Connecticut
    I don't have a clear favorite, so I always wind up imagining the house is on fire, and I can only grab one. But then I say "why can't I grab two, I have two hands..." And so I hesitate. Plenty long enough to burn to death, I'm sure of it.

    They'll find me in the rubble, holding my 335, and a Martin.

    Teles are an easy grab. The new ES-275 is incredibly comfy to play... The T-Armonds sound amazing in the Gretsch.... and so it goes, round and round.
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  5. LooseJack

    LooseJack Tele-Meister

    Feb 4, 2017
    transit lounge
    Next to a perfectly functional Tele, with a nice tint on the maple and realistically relic'd finish.
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  6. brookdalebill

    brookdalebill Telefied Ad Free Member

    Nov 15, 2009
    Austin, Tx
    My last two gigs were cancelled due to funky weather, so my Tele touching got delayed.
    I admit I rarely play it at home, it’s more of a (gigging) workhorse.
    It will go to my gig tonight with the Audrey Malone Band, but as a “spare tire”.
    I mostly play my Gretsch with Audrey.
    I haven’t touched mynTele since I restrung it four days ago.

  7. Quinn23

    Quinn23 Tele-Meister

    Mar 5, 2017
    Somerset England
    I touched it to move it from a wall hanger to a case, so I could put a new build-in-progress in its place. Had to play it for a bit, just to not feel guilty, but I think I'm more humbucker friendly, and reach for the Sheraton most days. The tele would probably come with me in a fire tho.. as the Sheraton is pretty easily replaceable.

  8. Jackadder

    Jackadder Tele-Meister

    Jun 12, 2014
    West Australia
    Had to put down 'Whitey' to make this post.....

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  9. studio1087

    studio1087 Telefied Ad Free Member

    May 10, 2003
    Near Milwaukee

  10. grooveiron

    grooveiron Tele-Meister

    Mar 29, 2008
    Calgary, AB

  11. suthol

    suthol Tele-Afflicted

    Jan 15, 2010
    Sydney - Australia
    A couple of hours, it's currently sitting on the couch beside me while I type this and watch the tennis.

    Caroline Wozniaki is as hot as :D
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  12. Lies&Distortion

    Lies&Distortion Tele-Holic

    May 27, 2014
    SE Michigan
    Nice collection. Who is next to Whitey?

    I played mine for a few minutes before jumping in the car.

  13. Henry Mars

    Henry Mars Tele-Holic

    Jan 17, 2014
    Bucks Co. PA
    .... about 7 hours. It has been about 2 min since I touched my Gibson LP Jr. .... an hour since I touched my ES335 12 string etc.

  14. Jackadder

    Jackadder Tele-Meister

    Jun 12, 2014
    West Australia
    Thankyou, L&D. The rifle or the guitar? The rifle is a deactivated .303 (BSA 1914), bought to honour my g-grandfather, a Coldstream Guardsman cleaned up at Ypres in Nov 1914; the tele is my latest build, a ripper roasted alder Blackguard....

    Last edited: Jan 19, 2018

  15. Mjark

    Mjark Doctor of Teleocity Silver Supporter

    Feb 14, 2011
    Annapolis, MD

  16. Felino

    Felino Tele-Meister

    Apr 28, 2016

  17. grilldanmo

    grilldanmo Tele-Meister

    Nov 14, 2017
    United States of America
    Years since I've touched my only official Tele...MIJ '69 Thinline (modded with a SD 59 in the neck and a Barden in the well as a Fender "vintage" six barrel bridge). It's been in storage at my parents in NY for almost a decade.

    However, I have an ASAT with their fat neck (1 3/4" at the nut) that I played a few months ago. I also have a Godin Session Custom that I played four days ago. The ASAT is clearly closer to the real deal, but the Session Custom is decidedly Tele-sque...does that count?

  18. Bob M

    Bob M Tele-Afflicted Silver Supporter

    May 11, 2011
    North of Boston
    I play mine every day. Before I go to work and I always look at YouTube in the evening for a lesson. I've a lot of interesting guitars, but I come back to the Tele for daily practice.

  19. drf64

    drf64 Friend of Leo's

    Jul 24, 2009
    Ada, MI
    This is another euphemism thread. All posts here are in code.
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  20. Otis Fine

    Otis Fine Tele-Meister

    Jun 3, 2016
    Chicago, Illinois
    8 days, but not to worry. It’s in the rotation. Actually moved it to the living room last night, so today might be the day.

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