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The ugliest T-stile ever?

Discussion in 'Other T-Types and Partscasters' started by Lupo, Dec 19, 2018.

Is it the ugliest T-stile guitar ever?

  1. yes

    7 vote(s)
    10.6%
  2. No

    59 vote(s)
    89.4%
  1. Lupo

    Lupo Tele-Holic

    768
    May 19, 2014
    Genova-Italy
    I just had a look at the new anderton's eastcoast guitars (no affiliation).
    I was pretty shocked by their GT100 model:
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    I think is the most oughful T-stile guitar I had ever seen. The body shape is not only completelly wrong, but the waty the top shoulder point the neck is very disturbing to me. Not to talk about the fact that the shaper of the pickguard looks like the designer was not aware of the body shape.
    I think call it a T-stile guitar is insulting...what do you think?
     
  2. brookdalebill

    brookdalebill Telefied Ad Free Member

    Age:
    61
    Nov 15, 2009
    Austin, Tx
    Nope, it would have to have an Antigua finish to qualify for that.
     
  3. unixfish

    unixfish Poster Extraordinaire

    Apr 20, 2013
    Northeast Ohio, USA
    The proportions "feel wrong" - however, if none of us had seen a Tele, well...
     
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  4. PCollen

    PCollen Tele-Afflicted

    May 7, 2010
    Man of the World
    It's not THAT ugly. Certainly not as ugly (IMHO) as the double cutaway Telecaster. It all depends on how it feels in-hand, and how it plays. I could make allowances, if the price were right..maybe TREE_FIDDY. Where is it made...China, Indonesia, Korea ?
     
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  5. nojazzhere

    nojazzhere Poster Extraordinaire

    Age:
    67
    Feb 3, 2017
    Foat Wuth, Texas
    I'd hit that.....looks pretty good to me. Reminds me a little of an old Ovation solid-body.(Breadwinner?) I WOULD prefer a rosewood board.
    EDIT: Not Breadwinner.......Viper. Sorry.
     
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  6. Unionjack515

    Unionjack515 Tele-Holic

    529
    Jan 24, 2016
    Batavia, IL
    I don’t mind it except for the pregnant headstock.
     
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  7. Colors

    Colors Tele-Meister

    499
    May 12, 2016
    Nebraska
    I reserve any 'ugliest ever' for anything finished in antigua.
     
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  8. Nickadermis

    Nickadermis Friend of Leo's

    Age:
    53
    Dec 18, 2016
    Camden Point, MO
    If only they did an Antigua Harvest Gold ! :rolleyes:
     
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  9. Mike SS

    Mike SS Poster Extraordinaire

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    63
    Aug 9, 2012
    Nebraska
  10. Paul Jenkin

    Paul Jenkin Friend of Leo's

    Aug 17, 2017
    Essex, UK
    I don't think it's awful; a bit odd but I've seen a lot worse - usually with pointy headstocks....
     
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  11. Pualee

    Pualee Tele-Meister

    383
    Feb 5, 2014
    Virginia
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  12. CK Dexter Haven

    CK Dexter Haven Friend of Leo's

    Age:
    57
    Jun 7, 2017
    GCDB
    Far from it..
    Local GC had some budget offering in a sorta Antigua with this weird bubble ended headstock. I can't find the photo w/ is a good thing, as it would properly cause any number of negative behaviors..
     
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  13. PingGuo

    PingGuo Tele-Holic Silver Supporter

    679
    May 19, 2014
    North FL
    looks like a guitar to me
     
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  14. OldGuy6873

    OldGuy6873 Tele-Meister

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    45
    472
    Oct 2, 2018
    USA
  15. notmyusualuserid

    notmyusualuserid Friend of Leo's

    May 3, 2016
    In the South
    Nothing much wrong with it IMO.

    If you think that's 'oughful' you'd probably be better off not looking at Ibanez T styles :)
     
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  16. D_W_PGH

    D_W_PGH Friend of Leo's

    Age:
    42
    Aug 28, 2018
    Pittsburgh
    Growing up in the 70s and 80s, I'd say one with stars and bars all over it (everything was bicentennial marked back then. Remember that?).

    There were a few of these tractors floating around when I was a kid - there probably still are some.

    I am grateful to live in the United States, but don't think flag elements necessarily make a good paint scheme!

    As far as the andertons guitar, I guess I haven't been around teles long enough (to develop the "any deviation more than 3 thousandths of an inch from any original proportion makes for an ugly guitar). Anything close usually looks decent to me. I even like the look of an ibanez talman (though some of the originals were a big ugly - the more recent talmans have more traditional schemes and real wood in them).
     

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  17. ramonet

    ramonet TDPRI Member

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    Jan 18, 2013
    Barcelona - Spain
  18. ramonet

    ramonet TDPRI Member

    94
    Jan 18, 2013
    Barcelona - Spain
    A little Lespaulish
     
  19. radiocaster

    radiocaster Friend of Leo's

    Aug 18, 2015
    europe
    I like the one in the o.p., it's kind of like a Telemaster but not as much.

    This Yamaha should bother people more:
    yamatele.jpeg
     
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  20. Jsil13

    Jsil13 Tele-Holic

    Age:
    35
    709
    Feb 14, 2017
    Boston, MA
    This is an Ormsby from Australia. Quality wise I'm sure it's amazing, but it's just so odd looking. They do make some killer guitars though. 719hok8okqL._SL1200_.jpg
     
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