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Who has only one guitar? and it's a Telecaster...

Discussion in 'Telecaster Discussion Forum' started by teleblueman, Sep 9, 2018.

  1. Colo Springs E

    Colo Springs E Doctor of Teleocity Ad Free Member

    Mar 4, 2003
    Colorado Springs
    I only has one. It's not a Tele.
  2. teleplayr

    teleplayr Tele-Holic

    My Tele was my only guitar for years. Once I started gigging I bought a second (Strat).
  3. Revelation

    Revelation Tele-Meister

    Aug 4, 2018
    Ever since I bought my Professional Telecaster, I don't play my Les Paul anymore; part of the reason is I want to stay away from being just a blues player and learn more modern style with delays and shimmers.

    I also find great satisfaction playing the Telecaster. It has more balls than a Strat but not too over saturated like the Paul. Once my son graduates from college in a year, I will give him my signed Les Paul. . signed by Les Paul.

    With that being said, I could not be happy with just one guitar. You want more flavors and on stage if a string breaks, you will want a backup. My second guitar is. Kiesel/ Carvin 550 (335 type guitar) and then a Fender Strat. I can get along nicely with just these 3 guitars. I am sure I will miss the Les Paul once in a while but my son better not live too far away.
  4. Sinner1980

    Sinner1980 Tele-Meister

    Dec 11, 2011
    Hong Kong
    There’s something ‘romantic’ about having just one guitar... If I was in the position to have/choose only one it would be a tele since it covers my quintessential needs pretty much. Happy to have two teles and a strat though. Perhaps I’ll add a nice les paul to the stable eventually so I have all covered.
  5. Whatizitman

    Whatizitman Tele-Holic

    Feb 18, 2018
    Yep. One electric. It's a tele, of course. MIM bought new in 1999 or 2000. I will never sell it.

    I also have one Fender P, and a yammie acoustic. That's it.

    I had that cheapo epi Jr. for a short time. Now back to one electric. In the future I will get an SG or LP. I just bought a new bass rig, so it won't be for a while.

    I try to keep things simple cost and gear-wise, in part because guitar isn't the only thing I like to do. I happen to really like my marriage. :p
  6. ebb soul

    ebb soul Poster Extraordinaire

    Jun 7, 2016
    Smyrna georgia
    Umm, that means you have three.
  7. Mike SS

    Mike SS Poster Extraordinaire

    Aug 9, 2012
    Only Telecaster, but two of them.
  8. buster poser

    buster poser Tele-Holic Ad Free Member

    May 1, 2018
    My Tele is my only electric, though I've got a cheap Breedlove acoustic and the wife's Arbor strat. I guess that one is sort of a guitar ;)
  9. acoustic rob

    acoustic rob Tele-Holic

    Oct 27, 2010
    Houston, TX
    I only have one *electric* guitar, and it's a Tele.

    Don't ask me how many amps I have.
  10. Fendereedo

    Fendereedo Friend of Leo's

    Jan 1, 2014
    I'm down to 2 Tele's and a Uke. Just sold my Jag and Duo Sonic for some extra holiday spends next month. I'm hoping to get a new Tele after that lol!
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  11. bottlenecker

    bottlenecker Friend of Leo's

    Dec 6, 2015
    I used to have just one guitar. When I was 10.
  12. Owensv

    Owensv TDPRI Member

    Dec 22, 2012
    Canton, OH
    Unlike a magic ring, there just isn’t One to rule them all - too many sounds, styles and moods you just can’t cover on a single instrument. That said, though, I have kept my meager collection to one of each: my beloved 52 AVRI, my old friend Martin (D18), and a Córdoba classical. The Tele gets played 2:1.
  13. Lobomov

    Lobomov Friend of Leo's

    Jul 15, 2013
    I have a pretty old school set up, but I doubt that the tele would be the last to go if I started selling them one by one

  14. teleGramPete

    teleGramPete TDPRI Member

    Jan 28, 2016
    Where did you buy from that gorgeous neck?

  15. Silverface

    Silverface Poster Extraordinaire Ad Free Member

    Mar 2, 2003
    Lawndale CA
    As I've gotten older I've found myself in more and more situations where multiple guitar tones are vital. Had to stop gigging for health reasons a couple years ago, but up until that time I needed at least 3-4 distinctive sounding guitars on gigs - and that was when playing originals. If I was playing a night with a cover band I usually needed one, maybe two more.

    To be clear - I could play just fine with any one guitar (but not a bone stock Tele - only with modified electronics and specific pickups) but with more experience I've found tone nuances and response to picking dynamics to be critical to overall band sound. Sure, some listeners couldn't care less - but a surprising number DO notice. Pedals and amp adjustments do not offset having the wrong instrument for the material.
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  16. dreamingtele

    dreamingtele Tele-Afflicted

    got it from a bloke who got it from WD Music. I think Stratosphere (ebay and Reverb) still sells Rosewood necks but Im not sure about shipping internationally because of CITES. It was perfect since I was really wanting to buy one but CITES regulation on Rosewood was already in full effect and the guy I bought it from got it a few years before.

    here's my full post.
  17. dannyh

    dannyh Tele-Afflicted

    Jul 1, 2005
    North Texas
    Are those Pat Metheny models? Very cool, ran across one the other day for the first time, never knew they existed.
  18. A-Zed

    A-Zed TDPRI Member

    Sep 7, 2018
    This was my family from 1975 to now.

    Then I got this last year:

    And last week I had an incident of gas and got this with the blessing of the wife:


    She hopes that I’m over it now.
  19. AngelDeville

    AngelDeville Tele-Afflicted Silver Supporter

    Dec 27, 2007
    30+ guitars and one amp.

    If I had to have one guitar it would be this...

  20. Lobomov

    Lobomov Friend of Leo's

    Jul 15, 2013
    They are the old metheny models .. the pm100 and pm120. Great guitars especially the pm100.

    It's kinda random that I ended with them, they're just showed up at good prices while I was looking for something else
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