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Discussion in 'Telecaster Discussion Forum' started by pat10295, May 15, 2012.
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IMG_1249 by jwoertz posted Jun 2, 2016 at 10:07 AM
IMG_1256 by jwoertz posted Jun 2, 2016 at 10:07 AM
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!!
That's all, thank you.
Here's my 60th Anniversary Blackguard Blonde...
And of course my 62 Custom - another double-bound beauty for this thread...
Custom Shop 62 NOS in Lake Placid Blue 2 by nwinkler posted May 23, 2017 at 9:08 AM
Custom Shop 62 NOS in Lake Placid Blue 3 by nwinkler posted May 23, 2017 at 9:08 AM
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!
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.
I believe all of the AVRI '62 Customs were alder. This run of CS '62 examples are ash.
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!
My new Chevy Tele
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.
Don't have a black "57" Bel Air to match. But I still have a scar from one.
It is a telecaster, it is a utilitarian tool. If you want bling there is this;
but class is more restrained, like this;
Though my personal vote would go for a black double bound.
I like binding as much as the next person but nice natural / woody finishes are classy in their own way.
Blackguard on White, Whiteguard on Black.
My Texas Special is a classy beast.