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Discussion in 'Telecaster Discussion Forum' started by natec, Feb 20, 2019.
335 or an SG. I had a Tele/SG combo for years and years.
Thinking a John Scofield Ibanez. Got a 335ish jones going on.
Just recently bought my second guitar, a Fender Performer Mustang, really loving the tone on the new pickups, very chimey and bright. I'm not a HB guy anymore these days.
This is what I'd do. I don't really go for 'I don't have this sound, and I neeeeed it!' to justify a guitar purchase. I try to get different sounds I like from any guitar I own.
You barely play your acoustic, and it sounds like you don't play the electric that much either. Rather than buying a new guitar, it may be time to re-dedicate yourself to playing. If you commit to playing for a while, then maybe consider a purchase. At least, that's what I would do...
I vote too for an Epiphone Casno/ 335 style! (I want one bad, right now!)
Well sorry, but if you don't know what you want, I can't help you : )
I've made a few bad decisions based on advice from other people.
Go play some guitars and buy one if you like it.
I can't speak for anyone else but most of my preference about guitars I've gained by experiencing them first hand.
Since a Tele usually says and sounds different from other guitars most anything else will offer a different experience and I would suggest you get something different to live along side that Tele for a while.
Get a 335. As has already been said, a Tele and a 335 compliment each other beautifully. I speak from experience. Check out the avatar.
I've struggled with this for a long time...and I certainly don't believe that I have it figured out.
I've likely owned 50+ different guitars over the past decade (though never more than 5 at a time). I definitely gravitate towards Fender-style guitars and prefer single coil pickups. I never touch whammy bars and prefer hardtail bridges (I deck my Strats). I know I'm also a fan of rosewood fretboards and non-vintage-sized frets. I'm good with any scale length between 24" & 25.5" - and changing between those doesn't impact me.
Anyhow, I guess the longer you play...and the more you get a chance to play through different styles of guitars...you'll eventually begin to hone in on your own preferences. And, as soon as you know what you like...well, something new will surely come around, rock your world, and have you questioning everything all over again, haha!
All I can say is that, for the past little while, I'll been perfectly content with -
Fender Am Pro Tele
Fender Am Special Tele
Yamaha Revstar RS820CR
Gibson SG or Epi Casino Coupe
I'm actually selling an '81 Scofield AS-200 Ibanez at the moment....
Given what is written here my own priority in your shoes would be a valve amp then a p90 les paul
I voted to practice more, although it is more than a little hypocritical of me to do so. If I spent half the time I spend online checking out guitars actually playing instead, I'd be much further along as a player. I have GAS, but I'm fighting it. I have 3 acoustics, only one of which I play. I have a Strat I have never bonded with, but my amps are small and cheap. Buying a better amp might help me there.
If you had a big-time jones for one particular guitar, I might say go for it. Your GAS seems more generalized, so I say fight it. I think I spend more time admiring guitars than playing them because it's easier - a distraction from the hard work of actually learning.
A Tele is #2 on my GAS list. #1 is a National Resophonic tricone in German silver, i.e. a nickel body.
A Stratocaster is my #2 .
..oh, and I want a Epi John Lee Hooker Zephyr reissue, and a Taylor Academy nylon string.
Don’t waste your time on a Strat!(*) Proceed directly to Jazzmaster. That’s the sort of more sophisticated cousin a Tele needs to have around.
(*) unless you’re looking for position 2 & 4 for quack. Then you need a Strat or something similar.
depends on your musical goals, should you even have any. do you mostly record? are you gig ready? do you even want to be? your goals determine your gear needs and their priority.
however, if you got what you "need" covered, and are one of the fortunate who are only looking for what you "want"....
.... get a Gretsch.
A Les Paul Jr will compliment the Tele and cover any base really