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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. beyer160

    beyer160 Tele-Afflicted

    Aug 11, 2010
    On Location
    I was thinking about this the other day when my wife mentioned in passing that she'd applied for a position on another continent. If I needed to pare my collection down to the bare minimum, I'd want to keep (in order)-

    1. LP Special with P90s & Bigsby
    2. Troy Van Leeuwen Jazzmaster
    3. G&L Legacy USA

    If I had room for a fourth, it's be my USA ASAT.

    And naturally, basses don't count- that's a separate list:

    1. '82 Fender "Fullerton" '62 RI P-bass
    2. MIJ Jaguar bass (purely because the P-bass doesn't go out to gigs anymore, otherwise I wouldn't "need" more than one)

  2. roknfnrol

    roknfnrol Tele-Meister

    Nov 16, 2004
    Louisville, KY
    I'm not a huge Strat guy... so instead I have two teles: 50s style and 60s style, a '58 RI Les Paul, and a 1965 SG. That rounds things out nicely. Similarly, my Deluxe style amps are a 50s style and a 60s style. I'm seeing a theme here.

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  3. cntry666

    cntry666 Tele-Afflicted

    Aug 16, 2010
    decatur, ga
    I got teles, a strat and a LP. I need them all. Especially recording.

  4. Mike Stone

    Mike Stone TDPRI Member

    May 26, 2016
    Gibson Custom 1963 RI ES-335, 1954 60th anniversary Strat and a partscaster Tele. All I need!
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  5. Rythameen

    Rythameen Tele-Meister

    Jun 24, 2017
    Las Vegas, Nevada

    I'd go with a nice acoustic or a least that's what I did
    3-Chord-Genius likes this.

  6. mbell75

    mbell75 Tele-Meister

    Mar 21, 2014
    Jazzmaster and Jaguar

    Ive had several Teles, Strats and Les Pauls, sold them all over the years. Currently have a Jazzmaster, its better than all 3 IMO. With the hot, soapbar pickups and rhythm/lead circuits, more variety of tones. I can get the twang of a Tele, the bluesy sound of a Strat and the crunch of a Les Paul all in a single guitar. My Jaguar is a close second. Another great guitar with a ton of available tones.

  7. awasson

    awasson Friend of Leo's Gold Supporter

    Nov 18, 2010
    Steel string acoustic,
    Nylon acoustic,
    Bass guitar (jBass will do)
    Les Paul or equivalent
    ES335 or equivalent
    Telecaster or equivalent
    Stratocaster or equivalent

    It's occurred to me recently I need another Stratocaster. And another Telecaster. And....
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  8. Mr. Lumbergh

    Mr. Lumbergh Poster Extraordinaire

    Jun 13, 2013
    Initech, Inc.
    Strat, Tele, Gretsch. You can have the Lester.
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  9. 985plowboy

    985plowboy Tele-Afflicted

    Feb 5, 2012
    South Louisiana
    I currently have two teles and four acoustics.
    I could probably do without one tele and a couple of the acoustics, but they have sentimental value and I'm a sentimental guy.
    I'm pretty satisfied.
    That said, when I find the right Les Paul junior it's coming home.

  10. scottser

    scottser Tele-Holic

    Mar 6, 2009
    something with single coils - tele
    something with p90s - tele custom
    something with humbuckers - les paul

    if there was to be a fourth, it would be a hollow body of some kind.

  11. BryMelvin

    BryMelvin Tele-Afflicted

    Jan 4, 2014
    Arivaca AZ
    consider also if you want to keep them eventually from customs (cites) you'll spend 75 dollars on the permit for each of them with rosewood!

  12. BryMelvin

    BryMelvin Tele-Afflicted

    Jan 4, 2014
    Arivaca AZ
    (preconvention proof of origin needed)

  13. Sean_D

    Sean_D Tele-Meister

    Jul 12, 2017
    Sacramento, CA
    ... Super Strat with a floyd type trem, AKA a shred stick.
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  14. raysachs

    raysachs Tele-Afflicted Silver Supporter

    May 21, 2017
    Near Philly
    One acoustic, one electric. To me, a strat is the best combination of sounds from any electric for how I play. I don't need no stinkin' humbuckers and I really don't need a tele's awesome bridge pickup either because I'm not that much of a bridge-only type player anyway (and most of the other tele settings I can approximate on a strat). But I love teles, so I may just add one someday anyway whether I can rationalize it or not. Maybe just set it up in open G with a five string setup, or really high action for messing around with slide or maybe just to have one with a fat neck and 7.25 radius for a change of pace. But, honestly, once I pick up my strat and start playing, I never EVER want for anything else, so if I ever add a tele, it'll just be pure GAS and nothing else. When I was into photography and cycling, I had solid uses and reasons for having multiple bikes and cameras, but with guitars, I've never come up with any solid rationale for multiple electric guitars...

  15. fatcat

    fatcat Friend of Leo's

    Jul 6, 2010
    Very Deep South
    Tele, les paul, 335, SG
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  16. Texsunburst59

    Texsunburst59 Tele-Afflicted

    Nov 16, 2005
    Texas Gulf Coast
    I think I got most of the guitars covered.

    I think the only guitars I think I still want in my collection are a Fender Jazzmaster, Gibson Firebird, older Martin D-18 or D-28, and a Dobro guitar.

    4 - Fender Teles
    13- Fender Strats
    2 - Gibson ES-335's
    1 - Gibson ES-330 2- P-90's
    1 - Gibson LP Jr. P-90
    1 - Gibson Explorer
    2 - Gibson SG's
    2 - Gibson LP Standards
    1 - Gibson LP Deluxe
    1 - Gibson LP DC
    1 - Epiphone Elite LP Custom
    1 - G & L F-100 II
    2 - PRS's 1- DGT, 1- Special
    1 - Gibson Dred Acoustic
    2 - Taylors, 1- 515-CE Jumbo Custom, 1 - 414-CE
    1 - Martin Style A Mandolin
    1 - Ramirez Classical Guitar
    1 - Fender Jazz Bass
    1 - Fender P-Bass

  17. Piggy Stu

    Piggy Stu Friend of Leo's

    Feb 26, 2017
    I have been in guitar shops with less stock

  18. jwp333

    jwp333 Tele-Holic Silver Supporter

    Jul 17, 2013
    Richmond, VA
    . . . and a Martin. (believe me, I don't live by this simple creed)

  19. CV Jee Beez

    CV Jee Beez Tele-Meister

    Nov 24, 2016
    Duarte, CA
    Great thread.

    SG, Tele, Strat should do it for me.

  20. MrGibbly

    MrGibbly Tele-Holic

    Apr 19, 2014
    Got the Tele. Got the Strat. Got the LP. The one I was missing was the Casino! That special bark, bite and honk of those P90s on a hollow body is the sound I've been missing!

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