One single guitar

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  1. chemobrain

    chemobrain Friend of Leo's Ad Free Member

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    KEEP THEM ALL! Play one at a time.
     
  2. WireLine

    WireLine Tele-Afflicted

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    So hard...just so hard.

    I’ve got strats with a Tele bridge pup and a humbucker in front...teles with the same configuration...standard teles...esquires...Les Paul Deluxe...Ibanez semi hollow body..


    And can get a great sound and a night’s work out of all of them. Some days 8 wish I had just one guitar - eliminate the “what if” anxiety
     
  3. El Marin

    El Marin Tele-Holic

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    I sat down one morning (this looks like those blues songs "I woke up this morning" :D) and realised that during the last 20 years I played the same guitar 98,5% ot the time, the second one was 1% when I broke a string in a gig and the rest 0,5% were the other 6 guitars I had hanging around my house...

    Sold everything but the two first ones... I couldn't be happier. If you are bonded with a guitar, just accept yourself, go on and play the hell out of that guitar

    When sometimes I have the itch of any kind of guitar I ask a friend a favor and borrow one of those for a week. Usually the itch ends and I return the guitar, thank my friend, buy him some beers and keep on rocking mine. Last week I had a Flying V, last month a lap steel... one week is enough to know is not for me
     
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  4. El Marin

    El Marin Tele-Holic

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    ... And now I want to try a Les Paul Special with P90s...
     
  5. PastorJay

    PastorJay Tele-Afflicted

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    My sentiments exactly.
     
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  6. StanleyAccrington

    StanleyAccrington Tele-Meister

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    This is a very difficult situation. Are you a single feller.....or married? I will say keep all three. This decision is based on my personal experience as a married geezer. Mrs Accrington has a strict 3 guitars at any one time rule. I have three guitars....if I would like to get another guitar then I would have to move on one of the three so as to accommodate getting another. I'm after a Gretsch 6120...so either my Squier Tele Affinity...Gibson Les Paul 58 Blues Master or Ibanez Mikro bass has to go.
    Yeah....I know what you're thinking...but I love my Affinity and Mikro bass!!!
     
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  7. JazzboxBlues

    JazzboxBlues Tele-Afflicted

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    For me one guitar is the correct number of guitars.
     
  8. CV Jee Beez

    CV Jee Beez Tele-Holic

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    A single guitar can do it for me. The only limitation my Caballo has is the lack of a trem. So, I can't do some of the Hank Marvin stuff but, that's not the majority of what I do. I think a tele can be coaxed to make some of the sounds your other two can but, the humbucker ones can't do what the tele does. Best of luck.
     
  9. bbetancourt

    bbetancourt TDPRI Member

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    It is!

    A Tele-with-both-PUs sounds even somewhat acoustic when you roll back the volume (and you have a bleeder cap).
    Neck-PU and s little twist on the tonepot gives you the jazz
    P90? Install a Quarterpounder at the bridge (which I did).
    fourth gear is your humbucker (and/or gainboost)

    And everything in between and beyond is in your fingers
     
  10. MattyK-USA

    MattyK-USA Tele-Holic Silver Supporter

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    What a great guitar, and just a bit more reasonably priced (LOL). Don't knock a Special with HB's, though :) - at least it works for me...

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  11. albatros

    albatros TDPRI Member

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    Thank you guys!

    I'll take all three and play one at a time.

    MONDAY:

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    THURSDAY:

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    SATURDAY:

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  12. Paul in Colorado

    Paul in Colorado Telefied Ad Free Member

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    You're asking on a Telecaster discussion page. What do you think we'd say? :D
     
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  13. jvin248

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    Tele. But mod in a 4-way switch.

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  14. twangking

    twangking Tele-Afflicted

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    Sell the flying v and get a p90 guitar. That's all I would change.
     
  15. Old Deaf Roadie

    Old Deaf Roadie Tele-Meister

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    I believe in one guitar...of each model...
     
  16. Stratohacker

    Stratohacker Tele-Holic

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    Well it is TDPRI so I'd have to say keep the Tele.
     
  17. LunarSlingShot

    LunarSlingShot Tele-Meister

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    I went this route. I sold all of my guitars except for my telecaster.

    Sure I GAS for other guitars from time to time (frequenting this forum sure doesn’t help). I constantly feel I need a backup for gigs.

    But then I pick up my only 1 and it makes the GAS go away. You could say I’m pretty darned happy with just the 1. I just keep an extra set of strings in my case and hope that nothing happens more than a broken string
     
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  18. 3-Chord-Genius

    3-Chord-Genius Poster Extraordinaire

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    I once considered thinning them down from 3 to 1, but I was convinced that I really should bring a backup when playing live. So I'm still at three. Single coil (telecaster), humbucker (Heritage H-140), and.... whatever (Gretsch Pro Jet with Filtertrons).

    Those cover all the bases.
     
  19. Obsessed

    Obsessed Doctor of Teleocity Ad Free Member

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    For only one guitar, I'm afraid to tell ya ...

    Trade them all in for an acoustic.:p
     
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  20. Doctorx33

    Doctorx33 Tele-Afflicted

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    I have ten... no, I think it’s eleven guitars. I like them all to some degree, including three Tele’s in various versions. But this will always be number one:
     

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