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Why buskers don't use Telecaser?

Discussion in 'Telecaster Discussion Forum' started by theleman, Oct 4, 2017.

  1. theleman

    theleman TDPRI Member

    Sep 11, 2017
    I have seen Strats, Acoustics, PRS, some 335 type guitars, but never seen Telecaster used by street buskers. Any reasons? Maybe you have seen?

  2. rich815

    rich815 Tele-Afflicted Ad Free Member

    Most buskers I've seen use cheap knockoffs. Usually no-name strat-types when it's electric guitar. Not as many cheap no-name tele's maybe?
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  3. BigDaddyLH

    BigDaddyLH Telefied Ad Free Member

    Maybe when someone start busking with a Tele they get gig offers so you never see them on the street.

  4. Doghouse_Riley

    Doghouse_Riley Tele-Holic

    Sep 11, 2016
    Back in the olden days when I was a young busker on the streets of downtown Seattle all I had was a pos Hondo acoustic guitar. A tele would've been heaven.:)
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  5. Fendereedo

    Fendereedo Friend of Leo's

    Jan 1, 2014
    I have here in the UK. There was a sweet looking girl playing a classic 60s series Tele in York city in a place called the Shambles. She was playing through a little VOX amp. I gave her some money. As she started packing up I overheard her telling some lady that she was a music student, very talented young lady.

  6. Big-Tele

    Big-Tele Tele-Meister

    Nov 4, 2015
    Melbourne Australia
    Here in Melbourne I have seen a few buskers using teles. Most use accoustics, but there are 2 that use a tele that are regulars. At least one is a fender not a copy.

  7. tery

    tery Friend of Leo's

    Sep 21, 2012
    You can see them in Nashville .
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  8. Gary in Boston

    Gary in Boston Friend of Leo's

    Apr 17, 2003
    I was gonna say if there was ever a Busker guitar it would be the Tele

    Rain, Sleet, Snow nor Dark Of Night wouldn't effect one.

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  9. Piggy Stu

    Piggy Stu Tele-Holic

    Feb 26, 2017
    Manchester UK
    I can clearly recall seeing 2 in England just this year, at a time when I was looking to make my own compensated saddles, such that I recall focussing on their saddles

    Not a huge a mount of busking in England going on either
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  10. TigerG

    TigerG Tele-Holic

    Aug 14, 2015
    I have busked with a Tokai Breezysound. Does that count?
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  11. RodeoTex

    RodeoTex Poster Extraordinaire

    Sep 14, 2005
    Nueces Strip
    Other than acoustics, the electric blues guys I've seen seem to have had SGs mostly. Not that I've ever seen that many buskers.

  12. kafka

    kafka Tele-Meister

    Oct 18, 2013
    It's because once you get a Telecaster, you realize you have everything you need in life.

  13. KyAnne

    KyAnne Tele-Holic

    Oct 8, 2011
    Swamps of Louisiana
    In New Orleans, anything decent and you'll get your a double s mugged and robbed!
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  14. LutherBurger

    LutherBurger Tele-Afflicted

    Oct 29, 2013
    I once saw/heard a busker playing a Tele through a cranked Vox Mini 3. He sounded good.

  15. TigerG

    TigerG Tele-Holic

    Aug 14, 2015
    My brother and I once busked in New Orleans with our doublenecks. We didn't get mugged, but we got ran off of every spot we tried by other very territorial street performers.
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  16. dswo

    dswo Tele-Meister

    May 1, 2016
    East Carolina
    Seen this summer in Rome:


  17. Fearnot

    Fearnot Friend of Leo's

    Jan 17, 2010
    Decatur, GA
    It's no-win situation: anyone busking with a nice guitar makes the case that they probably shouldn't be out there busking.
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  18. bettyseldest

    bettyseldest Tele-Afflicted

    Nov 13, 2011
    Which is why we see so many GAS threads on here???

    Note; I'm English this is sarcasm, the lowest form of wit, but we do it anyway.

  19. teleaddicted

    teleaddicted Tele-Meister

    Nov 5, 2013
    Roma Urbe
    Sad, sad, sad!
    What a waste!
    ...would easily belong to a "Post a picture that makes you cry" thread in my book...

  20. teleaddicted

    teleaddicted Tele-Meister

    Nov 5, 2013
    Roma Urbe
    "Excusatio propter infirmitatem petita non est" :D;)

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