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Your favorite Telecaster Style Guitar

Discussion in 'Other T-Types and Partscasters' started by Telebrian, Feb 2, 2015.

  1. HotDan!

    HotDan! Friend of Leo's

    Oct 2, 2013
    Reno
    Uhh huh...I get what your're saying here and that's exactly where I was at until I ran across Switchback. Take a look and you'll see what I mean...

    http://www.switchbackguitarworks.com/
     

  2. moosie

    moosie Poster Extraordinaire Silver Supporter

    Age:
    60
    Jul 18, 2010
    Western Connecticut
    Glad you're happy. From what I can tell from the site, this is exactly what I was saying does not interest me. To each their own. There are many to choose from, including Fender.
     

  3. HotDan!

    HotDan! Friend of Leo's

    Oct 2, 2013
    Reno
    Awright...I get it and I'm with you. I thought along the same lines until I ran across the stuff that Mike Package is building. His Switchback stuff is not only stunning but a great value as well. Take a look and tell me what you think...

    http://www.switchbackguitarworks.com/
     

  4. moosie

    moosie Poster Extraordinaire Silver Supporter

    Age:
    60
    Jul 18, 2010
    Western Connecticut
    Are you a robot? You seem stuck in a loop :lol: Is your name Lenny?
     

  5. HotDan!

    HotDan! Friend of Leo's

    Oct 2, 2013
    Reno
    Yeah...Kinda funny I guess. Must be my server. Didn't see a response so thought it didn't get posted so I posted another one...:rolleyes:
     

  6. moosie

    moosie Poster Extraordinaire Silver Supporter

    Age:
    60
    Jul 18, 2010
    Western Connecticut
    Are you a robot? You seem stuck in a loop Is your name Lenny?






    :twisted:
     

  7. Nubs

    Nubs Tele-Holic

    Age:
    42
    739
    Aug 16, 2014
    Houston, TX
    +1 to G&L. Here's my #1 go to guitar...

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  8. HotDan!

    HotDan! Friend of Leo's

    Oct 2, 2013
    Reno
    Okay...Funny...:lol:
     

  9. Frank'n'censed

    Frank'n'censed Poster Extraordinaire

    Mar 27, 2011
    Parts Unknown
    +1, the Reverend Buckshot is one serious guitar...the middle position alone, is tonal euphoria, with it's Joe Naylor designed, Telecaster bridge, (early '50's, but thicker twang) & his take on a classic, Gretsch Filtertron, only 5% hotter, in the neck!
     

  10. Chester Burnett

    Chester Burnett Tele-Meister Ad Free Member

    336
    Aug 14, 2015
    Minneapolis, MN
    I've got a G&L ASAT Classic custom that I'm quite fond of.

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  11. baiff

    baiff Tele-Holic

    624
    Jul 17, 2011
    Midlothian, IL
    MJT for me!!! Just one of mine, a 51' Broadcaster clone.
     

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  12. CNILE

    CNILE Tele-Meister

    287
    Apr 5, 2015
    Mississippi
    Grilled Esquire.
    Homemade, with a 94 neck on a cheap pine body.
    Brass bridge, and an e-bay pickup.
    Kluson tuners, Russian caps, CTS pots, chikken head knobs.
    Neck cost me 200 bucks.
    The rest was dirt cheep.
    Made it myself.
    Relic job by my cat, Mauser.
    Best I've ever played.
     

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  13. TeleTown

    TeleTown Friend of Leo's

    Oct 10, 2010
    Twangers Medows USA
    MJT as well!!
     

  14. telerocker1988

    telerocker1988 Tele-Afflicted

    May 2, 2010
    IL
    Nash. I just love the way he does relics and they play and sound incredible.
     

  15. savofenno

    savofenno Tele-Afflicted

    Feb 16, 2010
    Sweden
     

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  16. thunderbolt666

    thunderbolt666 TDPRI Member

    6
    May 11, 2015
    Lakeland, FL
    G&L indeed makes some nice tele-style guitars. My favorite is the korina series from 3 or 4 years ago. In fact it inspired me to build one myself:

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  17. cyclopean

    cyclopean Tele-Afflicted

    Aug 14, 2009
    innsmouth, MA
    not fessing up and calling these "telecasters" just seems really overly precious to me.

    it's like saying that a dry stout isn't a dry stout if it wasn't brewed by guinness.

    but if you mash a similar mixture of pale malt to roasted barley, with maybe some crystal/carmel malt in there, use a nice clean yeast that's not super attenuative, and don't let the hops get away from you, you should have a nice, comparable beer. actually, you'll probably have something better.

    it's the same thing with guitars - make something with the right body, right scale length, similar electronics, and similar pickups, and you've got a telecaster. it may not be a fender telecaster, but the "telecaster" name has been in generic usage for however long i remember. every musician i've ever interacted with calls every guitar with that body shape a "telecaster".

    i also refer to all sparkling white wines as champagne.

    language shouldn't reflect trade protectionism. language is a living thing.
     

  18. newtwanger

    newtwanger Blackguardian. Ad Free + Supporter

    Feb 11, 2007
    Quebec, Canada
    Discussing them and describing them, well they're clearly telecasters (not Telecasters) but they cannot be described as such in promotional literature or sales documentation. I bet when you speak to the builders they're not gonna say "Well my T-style, Telecaster-inspired....." since that seems a bit special. Call the word police!

    I have a whack of esquires, none of which are Esquires. Are they "E-style"? I suppose but I'll still call them esquires, just like LP-style single pickup guitars are all juniors.

    And my favorites are the ones the players build for themselves because like their own babies, they're the best.
     

  19. cyclopean

    cyclopean Tele-Afflicted

    Aug 14, 2009
    innsmouth, MA
    I'm stuck on band aid brand ...
     

  20. Troubadour

    Troubadour TDPRI Member

    10
    May 22, 2015
    Brazil
    This is mine, so much love for it

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