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Just for fun: You pick one guitar of these three

Discussion in 'Other Guitars, other instruments' started by theprofessor, Sep 16, 2017.

  1. theprofessor

    theprofessor Friend of Leo's

    Aug 8, 2016
    Chattanooga, TN
    I thought it might be fun to give everyone a choice of one of three guitars to pair with a 1976 Deluxe Reverb to see which one most folks pick. I have no plans to get rid of any of these, so your answer is not being factored into any decision to keep or discard. This is just for fun, as I'm interested to see everyone's opinion.

    As stated, the amp is fixed: a SF Deluxe Reverb with a GA-SC64 speaker.

    Here are the three guitars to choose from:
    • 1996 Fender Tex-Mex Stratocaster with Seymour Duncan SSL-1s in neck and middle and Seymour Duncan Texas Hot Antiquity in bridge. 9.5 in. radius and medium-jumbo frets. Mods: bridge with modern string spacing, Callaham saddles, a new Ping tremolo block, and Callaham tremolo springs. Tusq nut. All CTS pots, CRL switch, and Switchcraft output jack.
    • 2011 FSR Telecaster with Seymour Duncan Antiquity neck pickup and Cavalier Nocaster Lion in the bridge. 9.5 in. radius and medium-jumbo frets on a modern C-shaped neck. Mods: 4-way switch and vintage-style tuners. Tusq nut. Callaham compensated brass saddles.
    • 2014 Epiphone '56 Les Paul Pro with Epiphone Pro P-90s. 12 in. radius and medium-jumbo frets on a fat 50's-style neck. Mods: Gotoh bridge and stop piece. Switchcraft output jack.
    Which guitar would you choose to play, and why?

    Guitars and amp.jpg
     
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  2. nojazzhere

    nojazzhere Tele-Afflicted

    Age:
    65
    Feb 3, 2017
    Foat Wuth, Texas
    Uh....in case you didn't notice, this Is a Telecaster forum, dude. So, the Tele , of course......
     

  3. Doug 54

    Doug 54 Poster Extraordinaire Silver Supporter

    Dec 12, 2004
    Ohio
    Epi.

    P-90's can be Tele on steroids.

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  4. Obsessed

    Obsessed Doctor of Teleocity Silver Supporter

    Nov 21, 2012
    Montana
    No brainer. FSR tele for me.
     

  5. blowtorch

    blowtorch Doctor of Teleocity Ad Free Member

    May 2, 2003
    Wisco
    What's the setlist look like?
     
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  6. Dismalhead

    Dismalhead Poster Extraordinaire

    Age:
    54
    Feb 16, 2014
    Auburn, California
    I'd take the Strat. I have two already, but both have rosewood fretboards. I'd sure like a maple. Plus, I've already got a '96 Lone Star, so they could be Strat buddies.
     

  7. jimash

    jimash Friend of Leo's

    Nov 5, 2013
    NJ
    I don't want any of them, but I don't have a Strat.
    Oh wait, just to play ?
    I'd take the Tele please.
     
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  8. 8barlouie

    8barlouie Friend of Leo's Silver Supporter

    Age:
    58
    May 9, 2015
    Seekonk, MA
    It's not even a fair fight. It's gonna be the FSR Tele every time.
     
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  9. drf64

    drf64 Friend of Leo's

    Age:
    53
    Jul 24, 2009
    Ada, MI
    If I choose the correct answer do I get to keep it?
     
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  10. scottser

    scottser Tele-Holic

    656
    Mar 6, 2009
    dublin
    Tele. If you had a twin then I'd choose the strat or a Marshall jtm I'd go with the epic.
     
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  11. Mike Simpson

    Mike Simpson Doctor of Teleocity

    Age:
    61
    Mar 19, 2006
    Gilbert, AZ (PHX)
    I probably wouldn't buy any of those guitars, the tele is the closest but I need a chunky C profile neck. I like the P-90's on the LP and would need the neck profile and weight to make a judgement there. I have 3 Strats and I don't play any of them, I need to sell one or two of them.

    If I had to pick one it would be the Tele.
     
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  12. brookdalebill

    brookdalebill Telefied Ad Free Member

    Age:
    60
    Nov 15, 2009
    Austin, Tx
    This!
     
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  13. jman72

    jman72 Tele-Holic

    688
    Aug 31, 2013
    Central Florida
    All of them would sound great through a DR. I'd try the LP with the P90s since I have a Strat and Tele already.
     

  14. Otis Fine

    Otis Fine Tele-Meister

    255
    Jun 3, 2016
    Chicago, Illinois
    The one that stays in tune best would ultimately be my favorite.
     
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  15. theprofessor

    theprofessor Friend of Leo's

    Aug 8, 2016
    Chattanooga, TN
    Whatever you want it to be.

    No. There is no wrong answer!

    I can assure you that they all do, just in different ways.
     
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  16. tonytrout

    tonytrout Friend of Leo's

    Age:
    41
    Mar 19, 2003
    Brasstown/Murphy, NC
    I'll take the FSR Tele.....:)
     

  17. Without playing them, I'd most likely go with the Tele, it can do anything and everything well. Second would be the Strat... Tele's just rule but Strat's are bad either... not a fan of Epi's but it's been a few years since I've picked one up.
     

  18. grooveiron

    grooveiron Tele-Meister Ad Free + Supporter

    Age:
    58
    289
    Mar 29, 2008
    Calgary, AB
    The one with more notes. 22 frets is almost a five percent gain. I don't even know why this is a question
     
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  19. Serenity23

    Serenity23 Tele-Holic

    751
    Dec 1, 2012
    United Kingdom
    The Les Paul. P90s are awesome. :D
     
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  20. mnutz

    mnutz Tele-Afflicted

    Well of course the tele!
     
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