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You gotta have a tele and a strat and a Les Paul and a...

Discussion in 'Other Guitars, other instruments' started by Artslap, May 25, 2017.

  1. CK Dexter Haven

    CK Dexter Haven Friend of Leo's

    Jun 7, 2017
    I have been working towards this for a bit, I have it down to Tele (recent purchase) and a bass, I really like jazz on the tele neck PU, and and since I always seem to be in a pinch it decided it could be my only electric, perhaps with a PU/wiring upgrade down the road.
    I enjoy acoustic more and more these days, and have that down to a 000 A/E, a Reso, & a Classical I also have a few old "wall hangers" one is high strung, and the other is for slide, as well as the usual Uke, and mando that I'm always going to learn to play. One of the things i notice in others posts, is "High Quality Acoustic" I'm really impressed how far down range you can get nice stuff, the guitar I use for slide was a $100 import in the late 70s, in comparison to what you can get for $100 now there is no comparison, then heavy woods, sloppy glue work, poor fit uneven finish. Now light woods (often w/ a solid top or a PU if you catch a sale) glass like finish, insides as neat as a pin. A true high end acoustic is as always a work of art and a worthy goal, but todays budget offerings put serious playability in to the hands of just about anyone.
    Last edited: Jun 16, 2017
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  2. Tommy Biggs

    Tommy Biggs Tele-Afflicted

    Jun 17, 2010
    Northern NJ

  3. JORear

    JORear Tele-Meister

    Jun 11, 2017
    The 1 got to have guitar was a Gibson Les Paul. I bought a Studio in wine red. Of course, others have came and stayed with her. American Special Strat surf green, 72 Thinline Telecaster butterscotch, and 72 Reissue Telecaster Deluxe pecan stain. I have my must have acoustic too, Martin HD-28V.
    Out of all my guitars, the most impressive is my $275 Blue Ridge BR-140. Awesome guitar for the money. It's a Martin clone of the d-18 and it will make you ask, is the extra $1500 worth spending on a Martin.

  4. Dismalhead

    Dismalhead Poster Extraordinaire

    Feb 16, 2014
    Auburn, California
    I've got Teles and Strats and an SG. I don't buy guitars that way though. I just get what I think does what I want a guitar to do. Used to have a Les Paul but sold it 'cause it was too heavy.

  5. RoyBGood

    RoyBGood Poster Extraordinaire

    I'd like a 4-way too. :eek:
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  6. tonytrout

    tonytrout Friend of Leo's

    Mar 19, 2003
    Brasstown/Murphy, NC
    Just get a Line6 POD-XT Live (or any one of their modeling amp/effects systems) and add a Variax guitar to it - BINGO!!! Twenty different very authentic instruments at your fingertips. :)

  7. CK Dexter Haven

    CK Dexter Haven Friend of Leo's

    Jun 7, 2017
    I had a used 300 briefly I really liked it, the Tele models worked really well for me as did the 12 string. It didn't have the power supply, and it would drain batteries over night even unplugged, so you had to take out the pak, so I returned it. I would like to try one of the newer ones some time.

  8. Frank'n'censed

    Frank'n'censed Doctor of Teleocity

    Mar 27, 2011
    Parts Unknown
    In random order;

    Telecaster * ES-335 * acoustic * resonator * nylon string

  9. Colors

    Colors Tele-Meister

    May 12, 2016
    ...craigslist ad selling the Strat and Les Paul.
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  10. joebloggs13

    joebloggs13 Tele-Meister

    Jun 14, 2017
    The backyard
    Les Paul, Taylor T5z, Gretsch OOO acoustic, Yamaha classical.... Need a Tele and Strat. Then I would be made in the shade baby! :cool:

  11. tonyp145

    tonyp145 Tele-Meister

    Sep 19, 2010
    Kent, WA
    I'm pretty much only playing jazz these days so I have an Ibanez Pat Metheny sig with neck humbucker (ES-175 style guitar), my recent acquisition is a 1958 Gibson L-4 (hand-carved acoustic archtop) and my old beater 1966 Guild Starfire III which I use for everything else (rock, blues, worship when I play in church). It's been a few years since I sold my Pin-Up Tele, I'd like to pick up a used Mexi-Tele at some point, but I'm just not playing very loud these days or with distortion so there's not much need for a solidbody. Still, it would be fun to have one I could beat on. :)

  12. tonytrout

    tonytrout Friend of Leo's

    Mar 19, 2003
    Brasstown/Murphy, NC

    I'm planning on purchasing a Variax as soon as I can save up the $$$ for one (plus, of course, the Variax cable that I just now noticed I'll need for it).

  13. littlebadboy

    littlebadboy Tele-Holic

    Jun 25, 2016
    Midwest, USA
    That is my goal too! Or at least something close to it.

    I want to have the ffg:
    Strat type (have one)
    tele type (have squire cv)
    lp type (none yet)
    semi hollow (none yet)
    acoustic guitars (have ovation and fender)
    bass guitar

  14. Danjabellza

    Danjabellza Tele-Afflicted

    Sep 22, 2014
    Pahrump, nv
    Tele, strat, les Paul, 335, 330/casino, jazzmaster, jaguar, p90 equipped solid body... I think that about covers it. Each of these will do something different, and you can pretty much touch on any style/genre you want.

    Oh, and as mentioned above: a good acoustic.

    How much of it is necessary... we'll that's a very different story.

    This is my current list on my phone of Desired guitars:
    Yamaha Revstar 502(t?)
    Yamaha Revstar 820cr
    Ibanez asr70 or casino or es330
    Fender USA jazzmaster pro
    PRS custom 24
    PRS S2 Mira semi hollow
    Fender jaguar
    Fender USA telecaster elite
    Fender starcaster

  15. Southpaw Tele

    Southpaw Tele Tele-Afflicted

    Jun 30, 2008
    The Golden State
    I have 1. Jazzmaster partscaster 2. Fender Tim Armstrong acoustic 3. SX Jazz bass. I'd like an SG or a Tele with humbuckers and I think I would have a lot of ground covered.

  16. tonytrout

    tonytrout Friend of Leo's

    Mar 19, 2003
    Brasstown/Murphy, NC

    Nobody mentioned necessary. ;):D
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  17. badvoodoo

    badvoodoo TDPRI Member

    Jan 25, 2007
    Oshawa, ON
    My collection:

    2006 MIM Fender Telecaster
    2016 Gibson Les Paul Studio
    2015 Seagull Coastline S6 Spruce
    Traynor YGL1 15 Watt Tube Combo
    Marshall 5210 50 Watt SS Combo

    ...and let us not forget the essential BOSS BD-2 Blues Driver pedal!

    I find I am able to scratch any musical itch I need to with what I have. :D

  18. Paul in Colorado

    Paul in Colorado Telefied Ad Free Member

    Mar 17, 2003
    Fort Collins, CO
    I have a Gretsch 6120-60 for those gigs where you don't want to take both an acoustic and an electric. Electric and acoustic 12 strings are important. (In my case a Taylor and a Rickenbacker).

    At the moment, the guitar I play the most is a G&L ASAT Tribute Deluxe Carvetop with humbuckers. One of the best guitars I own and it cost me right about $400. How do they do that?

    And I just picked up a Fender '60's Lacquer Jaguar for playing Surf Music.

  19. noah330

    noah330 Friend of Leo's

    Feb 10, 2009
    I should preface this by saying I have way more guitars than I need, but I've picked them up over a long period of time and some of them I don't need, but I really like.

    I took this picture a while back while I was working. It's a pretty good representation for what I use on a day to day basis:

    Heritage 535
    1956 Gibson Les Paul Standard
    1957 Gretsch 6120
    1958 Gibson Les Paul Standard
    1968 Gibson ES-330
    1954 Fender Stratocaster


    I also tend to use my pair of Rickenbacker guitars on more recordings than most people would dream:


    For acoustics I mainly use a 50s Brazilian Martin OO-21, a fairly recent D-41, a 60s J-45 and a Custom Shop Everly Brothers. I don't dig Taylor guitars, but I have a great nylon string from them as well as a baritone and 12 string that I use here and there.


    I use this '55 Special quite a bit.


    My main map is the Nathan Brown signature model.


    My live rig is pretty simple. I mainly use an SLO and a backup (that I switch out all the time but hardly ever use). I run into a pair of straight Marshall cabs with EV speakers that tend to be hard to wear out.

    For guitars mainly I'll use a couple Gibson Custom Historic LPs and a Strat or Tele. Once in a while I'll use a GMP or something different. I try to keep it simple.


    When I want to play "real forum man music" I turn to this rig:

    Last edited: Jun 22, 2017

  20. Asmith

    Asmith Friend of Leo's

    Nov 27, 2014
    Morley, England
    Something different :p
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