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Anyone Else Having A Hard Time NOT PULLING the Trigger??

Discussion in 'Telecaster Discussion Forum' started by Phrygian77, Oct 22, 2020.

  1. MAXXFIELD

    MAXXFIELD Tele-Meister

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    I hear you. But it might also be great rationale!! Its kind of a fake broadcaster is the only thing I can think of that might deter me. I had the Joe Strummer Relic for a while and I just couldn't wrap my head around having a punk guitar thats fake fashion punk. The broadcaster is still a fake broadcaster. Its a 2020 telecaster with a decal. But I stlll want one too!
     
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  2. burntfrijoles

    burntfrijoles Poster Extraordinaire

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    Sounds like you’ve made up your mind and maybe looking for validation. It’s easy to rationalize such decisions.
    Hey, I’ve spent many thousands of dollars on my guitar acquisitions via juicy rationalizations, some of them quite frivolous...
     
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  3. USian Pie

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    Put a fresh set of strings on your current main guitar. Spend a day with it.

    I find this usually cures me of wanting another guitar.
     
  4. Minivan Megafun

    Minivan Megafun Tele-Afflicted Gold Supporter

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    In 1951 the Telecaster was listed as $189.
    Using an inflation calculator that would be $1892.04 in 2020 dollars.

    So the Telecaster is the exact same price today as it was when Leo made them. Except back then they didn't have any cheaper Mexican lines or Indonesian Squiers. Imagine if the only Telecaster you could buy today was the American Original.
     
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  5. arlum

    arlum Tele-Holic Platinum Supporter

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    First consider the cost of health care, education, child rearing, home ownership and maintenance, food on the table, utilities and taxes, existing credit to be paid back, the cost of keeping your mate happy, pet care, hobbies and interests, automobile ownership, insurance costs, .. , ..... , ........ then buy the guitar.
     
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  6. Minivan Megafun

    Minivan Megafun Tele-Afflicted Gold Supporter

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    Absolutely do it. The American Original line are the best guitars I've laid my hands on. I picked up an AO60's Tele about two month ago. It's pretty much ruined other guitars for me now. I ended up selling off some of my existing guitars and went and got an AO60's Strat too. OMG it's as good or even dare I say better than the Tele. Just absolutely fantastic guitars.

    And funny story, the guy who sold me his AO60's Tele went and used the cash to buy himself a new AO Broadcaster.
     
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  7. cravenmonket

    cravenmonket Tele-Holic

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    Totally.

    Generally just playing one of my guitars for an hour or two completely erases any thought of accumulating new guitars from my mind.
     
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  8. Chiogtr4x

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    I know that is the justification, today's dollar value/buying power vs. 1950
    * so I'd probably have thought $189 would have been way too much for a guitar in 1950.

    But in today's real life, economic situation, I ( just me) think $2000 is $1500 too much for any guitar I would buy. Even if you have it- things happen, $$ crises ( at least they have to me)
     
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  9. Crobbins

    Crobbins Friend of Leo's Ad Free Member

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    I bought one back in Feb. Happy as can be.:D


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  10. Chief101

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    I was unable to exercise the same willpower you did.

    My advice, folks should buy what they want as long as it doesn’t put them in financial hardship or cause a divorce. No judging here.

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  11. Minivan Megafun

    Minivan Megafun Tele-Afflicted Gold Supporter

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    Well to be fair, in 1951 literally nobody had a dozen or more guitars on their wall. Also rock n' roll hadn't been invented yet. Many households didn't have a TV. So a Fender guitar was a pretty high end purchase.
     
  12. Bedroom Thrasher

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    Mine arrived recently after a 7 month wait. I totally don't regret it, best guitar I've ever owned. A definite step up from my Baja.
     
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  13. Fiesta Red

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    The thing that prevents me from making that type of investment is the fact I’m rarely completely satisfied with a bone-stock guitar, I don’t want to ruin the originality of an expensive/investment-type instrument (i.e., limited edition or vintage) by modding it.

    (I jokingly say poverty, but if I really want something I’ll find—or save up—the money)...

    If I spend $2000 on this “limited edition” guitar (or even more on a vintage guitar) and it doesn’t do—or look or sound—exactly as I want it to, it will start to irritate me...and I can’t “fix” it, because modding it will destroy the value.

    That’s part of the attraction of Mexican Fenders—they look good, they’re well-made and they sound good...plus, I can mod the crap out of it and I won’t lose much, if any, value.
     
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  14. EsquireOK

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    Had a hard time not doing it on the 70th Esquire. Had some great features.

    In the end, the specs turned me off, though. If it had been vintage style 6230 frets and a Flash Coat finish, I would already have one, and would be planning on a second one in a different color (burst and Surf Green, with a pickguard swap between the two of them).

    Just couldn't see spending almost $2,000 for a guitar that was nitro over poly and had frets I don't really like. If it had been more in line with the old American Vintage Series, instead of a half-assed semi-reissue like it is, it would have been a dream come true.
     
  15. swervinbob

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    I’m single, no kids, at the moment no girlfriend. But right now no job (by choice). Paperwork is done to go back to work, just haven’t settled on a start date. So, I’m trying to be on a spending freeze. But the marked down AmPro Olympic White Strat at GC is killing me right now. May go do the layaway thing tomorrow. I usually buy outright, but I know I’ll be a week and a half from a paycheck when I start back to work. I’ve got the money, just trying to hold back a little.
     
  16. Recce

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    I found a great deal on this original Fender and pulled the trigger.
     
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  17. Electric Warrior

    Electric Warrior Tele-Meister Ad Free Member

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    Love mine. Feels good, plays easy, wide range of sound. Had it since February and play it every day. To me, it's been worth every penny.
     
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    It looks like a great guitar to me :).

    Similar to the Teles I build myself, except my "U" necks have a compound radius - about 7-3/4" to 11-1/2" radius.

    One thing my Teles don't have is the Fender name on the head stock, and that is what makes the big difference price-wise.

    You know you want it; if you can cover the price, buy it! :)


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  19. LPTyler

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    I’m wanting a Rickenbacker, but I really want a Tone King Imperial, but I really need a kitchen remodel so no new guitars for me for a while!

    That fender is nice thought. I say buy it if you want it and can afford it. I really don’t get along with U shaped necks. I like a chunky C but the U neck is not for me.
     
  20. GreatDaneRock

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    This x a million
     
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