How many Teles do you need?

Discussion in 'Telecaster Discussion Forum' started by Ydwen Jones, Feb 8, 2019.

  1. bo

    bo Friend of Leo's

    Mar 17, 2003
    Arlington, VA
    If you gig you need two, as you might break a string.
  2. alnico357

    alnico357 Tele-Meister

    Jun 2, 2015
    I need, want, and have one.
  3. alnico357

    alnico357 Tele-Meister

    Jun 2, 2015
    I broke a string once, around 10-12 years ago. It was an Elixir. I went back to D'Addario.
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  4. gkterry

    gkterry Tele-Meister

    Dec 19, 2014
    Paris, IL
    All of them.
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  5. Old Tele man

    Old Tele man Friend of Leo's

    May 10, 2017
    Tucson, AZ
    Duly added!
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  6. GK34

    GK34 Tele-Meister

    Dec 20, 2010
    Pearland, TX
    I get by fine with one. I wouldn’t mind having a backup, but I don’t really need one enough to justify it.

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  7. Kriticaster

    Kriticaster Tele-Holic

    Nov 5, 2017
    Crete, Greece
    Yeah, because yours is awesome!!

    So is mine... But I'd still like another... But different... And also a Jaguar or Jazzmaster... And an ES335... And...

    Oh dear, I think I've just caught GAS...

    (edited for typo)
    Last edited: Feb 8, 2019
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  8. Kriticaster

    Kriticaster Tele-Holic

    Nov 5, 2017
    Crete, Greece
    I beg to differ... Your profile says that you're Tele-afflicted! So the virus has already taken hold ;)
    And it seems that you're already in the advanced stages with 3... :D
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  9. Fiesta Red

    Fiesta Red Friend of Leo's

    Nov 15, 2010
    I have original highly modified and customized MIM Special Telecaster, a Modern Player Telecaster Thinline Deluxe and a MIM ‘72 Telecaster Deluxe.

    One of those is absolutely vital—the one in my avatar.

    I would like a few others, such as a ‘72 Custom (like Keef’s);
    a double-bound standard style with rosewood fretboard;
    a ‘69 Thinline;
    a ‘72 Thinline (like Tab’s);
    and a peculiar conflagration I designed that combines a Cab, a Les Paul Junior and an Esquire, which is currently being pieced together with the help of a luthier friend...

    However, if the truth be told, I’d be very blessed and happy just to have that one in my really can’t be beat.
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  10. Kriticaster

    Kriticaster Tele-Holic

    Nov 5, 2017
    Crete, Greece
    I don't think I've liked as many posts on a single thread before... One of my all-time favourites!

    Although I wish there was an 'unlike' button for the killjoys who say one is enough :lol:
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  11. ifallalot

    ifallalot Tele-Afflicted

    Feb 24, 2012
    Huntington Beach, CA
    With just one Tele you can play every type of music, but where's the fun in that?
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  12. Greggorios

    Greggorios Tele-Holic Silver Supporter

    Jun 18, 2016
    Patterson, NY
    ...definitely the best response!
  13. Red Bread

    Red Bread TDPRI Member

    Feb 8, 2019
    Thanks pal
    I’m down to two right now,,,but planning on an esquire

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  14. Grateful Ape

    Grateful Ape Tele-Meister

    Mar 16, 2013
    I think if you have one great guitar that makes you want to play, you are doing well. If you find another and can afford it, go right ahead. Although be conscious of the fact that it might not be a Tele. Sadly, I've let 'guitar shape prejudice' snatch more than one exceptional guitar from my fingers.
  15. Uncle Butch

    Uncle Butch TDPRI Member

    Jan 25, 2018
    Lebanon Pa.
    I have the three I need. American Deluxe, James Burton, AVRI'52 Hot Rod. Not much ground I can't cover. But I'm still always looking and scheming.
  16. soulman969

    soulman969 Telefied Ad Free Member

    Mar 20, 2011
    Englewood, CO
    One or two more. There are still some pickup combinations I haven't tried. ;)
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  17. Gigante_Miguel

    Gigante_Miguel TDPRI Member

    Dec 28, 2018
    San Bruno, CA
    Need? My '82 seems to be filling all the roles these days, and the other six are pretty good too.

    Want? There are just soooo many more, but I'll admit that now that I have a couple of really good guitars, the need for more has really slowed down.
  18. csapo

    csapo Tele-Afflicted

    Jan 10, 2006
    San Francisco
  19. bettyseldest

    bettyseldest Tele-Afflicted

    Nov 13, 2011
    I came here with just the one (James burton Signature - Black Paisley), a few years later it got to this stage;


    I then announced that it would be reduced to just these:


    But since none have gone and this one appeared;

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  20. MrGibbly

    MrGibbly Tele-Afflicted

    Apr 19, 2014
    I’m good with one really good one. It’s a Butterscotch Blonde American Deluxe with a black guard. I replaced the pickups with a set of Nocasters and pulled out the S-1. It does everything I could ask of a Tele.
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