How many Teles do you need?

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

  1. SAguitar

    SAguitar Tele-Meister

    Feb 7, 2014
    Well, I had a good friend talk me into selling him one of mine, so now I am down to just two, and I have learned that two is not enough. I think Mr. Einstein is still right.
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  2. wblynch

    wblynch Tele-Meister Ad Free Member

    Apr 24, 2017
    California USA
    I recently discovered I need at least... One More...
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  3. AngelStrummer

    AngelStrummer Friend of Leo's

    Jun 26, 2007
    A Custom Shop Telecaster, built to my specs (inquire within...)
    A Ron Kirn Telemaster
    A Rebel Relic Esquire
  4. AngelStrummer

    AngelStrummer Friend of Leo's

    Jun 26, 2007
    Deleted - duoble post :confused:
    Last edited: Feb 13, 2019
  5. Lefty Addams

    Lefty Addams Tele-Afflicted

    May 6, 2012
    How many teles? As many as I can possibly get hold of .......
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  6. Gary in Boston

    Gary in Boston Friend of Leo's

    Apr 17, 2003
    Just one until it wears out then you've earned a new one.

  7. DHart

    DHart Friend of Leo's

    Oct 12, 2012
    Scottsdale, AZ USA
    ...just one more, grasshopper, just one more...

    DADGAD Tele-Afflicted

    Mar 18, 2003
    You need one for every year that you be been playing guitar. At the moment, I’m behind 50. (I have 4 Teles.)
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  9. Sinner1980

    Sinner1980 Tele-Meister

    Dec 11, 2011
    Hong Kong
    One is all you need, the rest is pure luxury.
  10. Rich724

    Rich724 Tele-Meister

    Dec 26, 2012
    Linden, MI
    I need two. A standard Tele (avatar) with SD pups and a Tele Deluxe with Mojo Tone 72 Clone Wide Range Pups.
  11. fasteddie42

    fasteddie42 Tele-Meister

    Dec 10, 2016
    Tip of the Mitt
  12. Recce

    Recce Tele-Afflicted

    May 3, 2016
    Northern Alabama
    Y’all have it wrong. I like the thicker fifties neck. So an AVRI 56, a Clapton. Wait I am doing Stratocasters but I have two Telecasters.
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  13. Recce

    Recce Tele-Afflicted

    May 3, 2016
    Northern Alabama
    Well the Telecaster in the middle is that one very sweet guitar. That finding another is the one on the left.

    But let’s say y’all want to sound like the Allman Brothers or Marshall Tucker. Guess which one will do that? Yes, it has 57 Humbuckers.
  14. Sotakoira Musti

    Sotakoira Musti TDPRI Member

    Feb 14, 2019
    Helsinki, Finland
    I think three. That’s one more than current situation. ’52 AVRI or maybe CS. But there are at least one Gretsch on top of the queue.
  15. EsquireOK

    EsquireOK Tele-Afflicted

    Aug 30, 2011
    Well...right now I have three Esquires and two Teles...and an ASAT...and two more Teles in the at least eight!

    Esquire 1: '50's style (ash/maple), tan, white guard with Eldred mod
    Esquire 2: '50's style (ash/maple), green, white guard with Eldred mod (Cuprinol finish – Francis Rossi inspired)
    Esquire 3: '50's style (pine/maple), black, heavily modded with Kahler and bender unit, steel poled pickup (like a P90, but Tele shaped)

    Tele 1: 2003 Aerodyne (basswood/rosewood), black, U.S. market model (I'm the original owner)
    Tele 2: AV '58 (ash/maple), 2TSB
    "Tele" 3: ASAT Classic Nitro (ash/maple), clear orange

    Under construction 1: '63 mahogany Tele repro (mahogany/rosewood), clear red
    Under construction 2: Tele-Gib (alder/ebony), dark green

    All have white guards, and all but three (two of which are under construction) have maple boards.

    I would like to add an AV '52 that I refin in a custom color. I am leaning toward Olympic White. And I would like to add an AV '64 in blonde, and a double bound black '50's style Custom, perhaps with a Bigsby.
    Last edited: Feb 15, 2019 at 2:11 AM
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  16. teleplayr

    teleplayr Tele-Holic

    I have a '52 AVRI and a Japanese '62 Custom Tele w/ Bigsby.

    Now they've brought out a Tele with a humbucker in the neck.....OK one more!
  17. horseman308

    horseman308 Tele-Meister

    May 7, 2016
    I've got 2 - both I built and based on the 72 series Custom, Deluxe, and Thinline. I leave one for open tuning and slide (usually open G) and one in standard. I'm tempted to build or buy another for open E....

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  18. brookdalebill

    brookdalebill Tele Axpert Ad Free Member

    Nov 15, 2009
    Austin, Tx
    Still just one.
    My avatar critter seems to be the only Tele for me.
    I recently bought a Schecter/ESP part-o-caster.
    I could not bond with the dual blade pickups (manufacturer unknown).
    I also bought a Baja.
    Again, it was the pickups I didn’t like.
    I caught and released them both.
    I traded them in on an 1990 SG.
    So far, so good.
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