A Telecaster that we have all heard more than we can imagine….

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  1. Wally

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    This one may have played on more hits than any other Tele. That cannot be ascertained as fact, but it was Tedesco’s favorite guitar.
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    He called it his ‘Stradivarius’…..and the remains of that nickname can be seen.
     
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    Oh my god, not three saddles! You can't even intonate them properly!

    Or so I'm told, mine works fine.

    I won't be stubbing out any butts on it though. Lord that thing hurts to look at.
     
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    Definitely not Strativarius :lol:
     
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    It makes ya wonder why people get upset about a scratch or a ding. I guess it may be the difference between guitar owners and guitar players.
     
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    Imagine what the back side looks like!
     
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    Look at the bridge plate offset in the pick guard cutout!

    What a cool instrument. Bet it has some stories.
     
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    The neck is also janked to the side in the pocket to keep the high e string on the fretboard. That is also one of the worst corrective 'janks' I've seen, I mean look at the angle on the strings.
     
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    Oh yeah. Whose guitar is this? If I know who it is I can google all the hits it was played on, I trust it was plenty but don't know who Tedesco is.
     
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    This one, on countless hits and recordings of all genres and all media, for decades.

     
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    It would be great to play such a piece of history...then get a tetanus shot :)
     
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    Beat me to it.
     
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    The "Wrecking Crew" legendary folks that made the music hits for decades in the studio. Tommy was a part of that. Here's another pic with that Tele.

    Tedesco with Tele.jpg
     
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    Assuming you're not being sarcastic: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tommy_Tedesco
     
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    Brent's okay but he never achieved the gong show.
     
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    80% of the reason I used to subscribe to Guitar Player magazine was because of Tommy's column.
     
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    No idea what you are talking about.
     
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    Or Fernwood Tonight. It took me a couple of episodes to realize the members of Happy Kine's band were all incredible musicians.
     
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    You never heard of Tommy Tedesco? :lol:

    Time to go and do some homework, friend.

    I love the internet. :lol: :lol: :lol:
     
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