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Whats the classiest Tele? Post pics!

Discussion in 'Telecaster Discussion Forum' started by pat10295, May 15, 2012.

  1. vashondan

    vashondan Tele-Meister

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  2. feelingfine69

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    Are you allowed to vote for your own?

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  4. Rich B in Tempe

    Rich B in Tempe Tele-Holic

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    My cute pinecaster 7 lbs, mary k transparent white nitro- Cavalier pickups,( Firebird in neck- HYDRA 3 tap pickups-bakelite fender custom guard-heavey knurled knobs- everything a tele lover could want,,, & the sound?? So perfect!!
     

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  5. Sconnie

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    That's all, thank you.
     

  6. nwinkler

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    Here's my 60th Anniversary Blackguard Blonde...

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  7. G-52

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  8. Wrighty

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    I kinda agree but beauty doesn't = class. There's a distinction between beauty, class and, in some cases, tacky. If you take a workman like piece of kit, like a Tele, and 'over bling' it, it can look just, well, wrong. We all have different tastes, in Teles and women!
     

  9. wyclif

    wyclif Tele-Holic

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    That looks great. Such a practical, playable Tele. There is absolutely nothing gimmicky going on there, which I've always thought is the ideal Tele situation. I think I've decided I prefer a flat bridge plate without any lips. And I love the straight grain on that.
     

  10. I believe all of the AVRI '62 Customs were alder. This run of CS '62 examples are ash.
     

  11. Sconnie

    Sconnie Tele-Meister

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    I think we all know that this thread should be exclusively double-bound teles. There are a lot of great looking teles, but "classy" (and IMO the word handsome can be used here too) belongs to the regime of our double-bound brethren.

    Rock on everyone, to each their own!
     
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  12. shupe13

    shupe13 Tele-Meister

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  14. nwinkler

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    Thanks - it's a lovely guitar. Great tone, low action, and it looks just right.

    The nitro finish has a couple of dents by now, but I don't mind - it adds to the "workhorse" feel.
     

  15. Tek1

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    DSCN0633.JPG Don't have a black "57" Bel Air to match. But I still have a scar from one.
     
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  16. bettyseldest

    bettyseldest Tele-Afflicted

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    It is a telecaster, it is a utilitarian tool. If you want bling there is this;
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    Or this;

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    but class is more restrained, like this;

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    Though my personal vote would go for a black double bound.
     
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  17. Southpole

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    I like binding as much as the next person but nice natural / woody finishes are classy in their own way.
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  18. Vintagebrit

    Vintagebrit Tele-Holic

    Blackguard on White, Whiteguard on Black.
    My Texas Special is a classy beast.
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