Nothing Fancy

Discussion in 'Telecaster Discussion Forum' started by Bluetelecaster, Mar 20, 2019.

  1. Bluetelecaster

    Bluetelecaster Tele-Meister

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    Just a basic MIM Tele but I absolutely love it. Fell in love with the color, and it just feels right.
     

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  2. d barham

    d barham Tele-Meister

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    When it’s right, it’s right.

    Nice lookin guitar.
     
  3. Bluetelecaster

    Bluetelecaster Tele-Meister

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    Thank you!
     
  4. xgritzx

    xgritzx Tele-Meister

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    ignore this, I commented and didnt read properly. whoops!

    sweet sweet guitar. love the color.
     
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  5. Lake Placid Blue

    Lake Placid Blue Poster Extraordinaire

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    My first rule is if I don’t like the way a guitar looks I won’t pick it up and play it. I own several guitars. From a Squier Affinity to a USA Pro Telecaster HS. I love them all. Play what you like. No such thing as “just a basic MIM Tele.” If you like it then good for you. We’re all happy for you because we all know how exciting it is to find one you like and be able to own it.
     
  6. Manothemtns

    Manothemtns TDPRI Member

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    I've got a 60th Anniversary Telecaster (MIM) in Lake Placid Blue and I agree...it's a beautiful guitar. Very pleased with mine. Congratulations and enjoy!
     
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  7. JustABluesGuy

    JustABluesGuy Friend of Leo's

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    Just a MIM? I don’t care where a guitar is made as long as it works for me. Among my electric guitars, my favorite is actually MIC and my second favorite is MIM. I prefer my MIM* to some of the same model MIA guitars I have played.

    You have a gorgeous guitar there, and if it plays half as well as it looks, you’ve got a keeper!

    *There is a long history of guitar making, and playing in Mexico. The “guitar” came to Mexico in the 1600’s with the Spanish and has flourished there ever since, unlike the US where it’s “perceived” lower class status limited it’s popular use until much later.

    Even today, if you were take 10 random people off the street in the US, and in Mexico and hire them to make guitars for you, the chances are good that none of the Americans will know much of anything about guitars while 2 or 3 of the Mexicans “might” actually be guitar players to one extent or another.
     
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  8. Bluetelecaster

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    It definitely plays just as good as an American made one I had a few years ago!
     
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    CHarg TDPRI Member

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    I just posted this on a different thread, but it seems really appropriate for here too. Please forgive the repetition!
    As it points out here, "...many of the most iconic Fender guitars and amps ever were crafted by members of the Latino community back in the 1950s and 1960s".
    https://guitar.com/guides/essential-guide/tadeo-gomez/
    I recently bought (and Esquire-ized) a Mexican Tele, and I think it's absolutely awesome!
     
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  10. LocoTex

    LocoTex Tele-Afflicted

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    My favorite Tele color now is Lake Placid Blue. If you ever get tired of it try a tort guard. They look great with blue!
     
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  11. Crobbins

    Crobbins Friend of Leo's Ad Free Member

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    Congrats.
     
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  12. brookdalebill

    brookdalebill Tele Axpert Ad Free Member

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    Congratulations!
    As others have said, it it works for ya’, it’s right
    I had a (black) 2003 MIM Tele about 15 years ago.
    I did a recording for/with my late friend Bill.
    The guitar sounded great on it, and except for normal Tele single coil pickup hum, it was flawless.
    Rocket boy horse traded it away.
    Doh!
     
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  13. Richie-string

    Richie-string Tele-Meister

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    Congratulations on your new acquisition. I've got a MIJ and i love it so i'm another one who isn't too fussed about the country its made in.
     
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  14. Bergy

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    Cool guitar, congrats! I love that lake placid blue, too. Got a MIM P-Bass that matches your Telecaster but with a black pickguard. I am usually more concerned about the neck than where an electric guitar came from. The only gripe I have about my MIM Stratocaster is that they put kinda small frets on it, then a really thick layer of gloss on the face of the fretboard that causes tons of finger drag for me.
     
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    wblynch Tele-Meister Ad Free Member

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    Congratulations. I love the Lake Placid Blue. I was happy to find a new leftover MIM Standard in LPB last New Year’s Eve. Pushed the buy button and it lives here now. The color and finish is gorgeous.

    I wasn’t in love with the standard pickups though. They had great tone but sounded blurry. I just put in a set of Yosemite pickups and now it sounds just right.

    Love them Tele’s
     
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  16. Bluetelecaster

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    Yeah I was looking at some pics and saw a Lpb tele with the tort gaurd. Gorgeous!!! IllI have one on it soon!
     
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    Where is 5th screw at bridge saddles ? You aint like no intonation ?
     
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