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Just for fun - which option would you choose?

Discussion in 'Telecaster Discussion Forum' started by DHart, Jun 15, 2018.

  1. Zepfan

    Zepfan Poster Extraordinaire

    Nov 30, 2013
    Horn Lake, MS
    I would go with #6 or #8.

    Where's the ones with Tort?
     
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  2. DHart

    DHart Tele-Afflicted

    Oct 12, 2012
    Scottsdale, AZ USA
    I'm not much of a tort fan, myself. But the different possibilities are mind boggling! :eek:
     

  3. DHart

    DHart Tele-Afflicted

    Oct 12, 2012
    Scottsdale, AZ USA
    Update on the votes:

    OPTION.... VOTES
    One.......... 5...... 10% Rosewood neck, creme guard, un-covered pickups
    Two.......... 5...... 10% Rosewood neck, black guard, un-covered pickups
    Three....... 5....... 10% Maple neck, creme guard, un-covered pickups
    Four......... 1......... 2% Maple neck, black guard, un-covered pickups
    Five......... 15...... 30% Rosewood neck, cream guard, covered pickups
    Six........... 7....... 14% Rosewood neck, black guard, covered pickups
    Seven....... 9....... 18% Maple neck, creme guard, covered pickups
    Eight......... 3........ 6% Maple neck, black guard, covered pickups

    Rosewood Neck 64%
    Maple Neck 36%

    Crème Guard 68%
    Black Guard 32%

    Covered Pups 68%
    Uncovered Pups 32%

    Looks like Fender should have gone with a rosewood board and creme guard (instead of maple and black), to appeal to the largest number of Tele people.
     
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  4. heffus

    heffus Tele-Meister

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    Apr 20, 2014
    cHICAGO
    5, 6 is ok too.
     

  5. vanrrice

    vanrrice Tele-Holic

    521
    Nov 10, 2006
    Cypress, TX
    Yes please, love them all, can't go wrong with any of them. If I had to choose, I would have to say #4 mainly because I love the Telegib thing and that is the closest to the original.
     
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  6. 71Tele

    71Tele Tele-Meister

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    Dec 5, 2014
    Paris, France
    Oh, I didn't know this new color, thanks for the info. :)
    It sure looked very pale for a Sea Foam Green!!!
     
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  7. Undone

    Undone TDPRI Member

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    7
     

  8. tomtama

    tomtama TDPRI Member Silver Supporter

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  9. REWTX

    REWTX TDPRI Member

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  10. big jilm

    big jilm TDPRI Member

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    4. I love the open coil pickups with the black guard. Covered humbuckers look odd to me on a Fender.
     

  11. Texsunburst59

    Texsunburst59 Tele-Afflicted

    Nov 16, 2005
    Texas Gulf Coast
    I'd be forced to get #5, but I would have rather had a good fat Tele single coil pickup in the bridge.
     

  12. DHart

    DHart Tele-Afflicted

    Oct 12, 2012
    Scottsdale, AZ USA
    Tally update:

    OPTION.... VOTES
    One.......... 5...... 8% Rosewood neck, creme guard, un-covered pickups
    Two.......... 5...... 8% Rosewood neck, black guard, un-covered pickups
    Three....... 5....... 8% Maple neck, creme guard, un-covered pickups
    Four......... 3......... 5% Maple neck, black guard, un-covered pickups
    Five......... 18...... 31% Rosewood neck, cream guard, covered pickups
    Six........... 8....... 14% Rosewood neck, black guard, covered pickups
    Seven....... 12....... 20% Maple neck, creme guard, covered pickups
    Eight......... 3........ 5% Maple neck, black guard, covered pickups

    Rosewood Neck 61%
    Maple Neck 39%

    Crème Guard 68%
    Black Guard 32%

    Covered Pups 69%
    Uncovered Pups 31%
     

  13. Kreepy

    Kreepy Tele-Meister

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  14. joebloggs13

    joebloggs13 Tele-Meister

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    Jun 14, 2017
    The backyard
    5 or 8. I like them both equally. :)
     

  15. Nubs

    Nubs Tele-Afflicted

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    Aug 16, 2014
    Houston, TX
    3 & 7 get my vote
     

  16. JayDee

    JayDee Tele-Meister

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    Apr 7, 2009
    Missouri
    I like the look of number 8.
     

  17. pnwkiwi

    pnwkiwi NEW MEMBER!

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    Bay Area
    I recently picked up one of these - thought about a white guard but then settled on matte black (to tame the general level of shininess) with a standard PAF neck cutout (no ring) and black pick-guard screws. Warmoth are true-to-fit. Sounds great with a SD Jazz / Trembucker combination.
     

  18. DHart

    DHart Tele-Afflicted

    Oct 12, 2012
    Scottsdale, AZ USA
    pnwkiwi... (Pacific Northwest?). I lived there for many years. Beautiful.

    As for the guitar... what a beauty, eh? I can't believe how beautiful this finish is in person! Photos do not capture the pearlescent glow that it has. It just "gleams".

    Mine arrived yesterday and I popped the Dimarzio PAF Master pickups and new pots into it immediately. Still thinking about a cream guard, perhaps a rosewood neck. We shall see.

    In the meantime, I'm totally loving it with PAF Masters, 1M volume pot, 250k No-Load tone pot. I can't believe Fender built this with muddy offshore pickups and 250k pots. Oh well... those parts didn't last more than an hour at my place. Gone in a jiffy! Oak-Grigsby switch remains. And a Fender Baja '50s maple neck added.

    [​IMG]
     

  19. pnwkiwi

    pnwkiwi NEW MEMBER!

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    Yep, that’s where we landed in the US and the username stuck with me :) Now in the Bay Area. I was lazy and dropped in an Emerson Custom wiring kit with 500k pots and a regular three way switch. They do really nice work.
     

  20. DonM

    DonM Tele-Afflicted Ad Free Member

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