After approximately 38 years of owning Tele's...

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  1. golfnut

    golfnut Friend of Leo's

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    ...I decided to start putting the ash tray bridge on when I hang it up. Before this I've never once even took it out of the case except to maybe stash it in a drawer some where. I think it looks cool when I'm not playing it.

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  2. FredDairy

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    You heretic!!
    I will say, good lord this post made me do some math. I've owned Telecasters for 22 years. I don't have any kids but yikes that's a long time

    More importantly, what's up with that herringbone Martin next to the Tele?
     
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  3. RottenTheCat

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    Bigsby is the cure!
     
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  4. golfnut

    golfnut Friend of Leo's

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    On the left D-28 Authentic 1941, on the right D-18 Authentic 1939.
     
  5. golfnut

    golfnut Friend of Leo's

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    I wouldn't mind a Tele with a bigsby. Just not on my main tele.
     
  6. sleazy pot pie

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    I have never owned an ashtray cover.
    Does anyone play with it on? I usually feast my hand on the bridge/saddle area for palm muting.

    I definitely think it looks cool, but that was an acquired taste for me.

    Nice looking tele golfnut
     
  7. Grendel2000

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    I still say those things make it look like the guitar has a codpiece! (ewww...)
     
  8. rangercaster

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    The ashtray bridge cover...

    is excellent ...
    As an ashtray ...
     
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    Now, when you say "hang it up" you don't mean.......????? (shudder) Don't even THINK about it!!! ;)
     
  10. guitarsophist

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    I don't think I have actually seen one of those one a guitar before, outside of an old Fender catalog. What's it for? :)
     
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    Those are some very nice Martin’s.
     
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  12. smartsoul72

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    It does look good! And so does that Haggard "Big City" poster!
     
  13. JDRNoPro

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    I especially like the look of the ash tray on an Esquire too !
     
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  14. Fretting out

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    Once I switched to using a thumb pick I stopped palm muting and decided to start playing with the cover on , now if I play a tele without a cover it feels a little odd
     
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    Sorta wish I hadn't used the ashtray cover on my Strat as an ashtray if you know what I mean. Because after a decade of using it as such, it was gross...

    So I recycled it.

    Really stupid huh...!?!
     
  16. LowCaster

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    To each his own! I wouldn't be able to use my fingers and make it sound like I'm using a heavy pick either.

    Not sure about the capo on the 7th fret either, but then again...
     
  17. Tonetele

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    Not a bad idea. I have a white Tele partscaster with a maple neck and it usually sits on a stand. Now there's a lot of dust around the bridge and pickup. So you're probably protecting it.
     
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    Bearing in mind how few people smoke these days I think they should redesign it so it's not the Ashtray any more.

    So maybe the Coffee Coaster bridge, or the Teacup Saucer bridge. Or the Snack Bowl bridge.

    Any more?
     
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  19. bluzkat

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    Mine is only for photo ops, can't play with it on...

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    The cover looks really good on that one, though!
     
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