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Discussion in 'Telecaster Discussion Forum' started by psykobilly, Jan 23, 2020.
Finally got on my laptop so I could post a decent sized photo... Here she is...
I'm from Telecaster land but I'm more of a rock and progressive rock type. The Tele had a certain reputation where I came from, a built-in country vibe or stereotype, so I held off buying one until over forty years into my playing career, just because I needed to overcome that stereotype. So, I still have it, a 2013 Tuxedo American Standard that has become a standard part of my studio kit. More HERE.
i still have the one i got when i was 17.
Indeed! Mexican Tele Special, purchased new around 1996. I added the Bigsby in 2008 or so, and the pickups are currently a Lollar Tele Special in the bridge and El Rayo in the neck.
Yes! The only one I ever had, a 2016 MIM FSR. I got it on my 1st visit to NYC.
Still have my first and only Tele, purchased in 1995 at a pawnshop for $200. MIM Standard, assembled on 11/7/1991 by Martina, tastelessly modded by yours truly.
Warmoth telecaster I picked up in 1987. Never gonna give it up.
Sorry about the loss of the Tele, but the upside is that you’re still doing remarkably well without a head.
Yes, I have my first and third Telecasters.
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I’ll bet it sustained though.....
Nope: it was a MIJ Fender Contemporary Telecaster in pewter which broke many a string and drove me nuts with its 3 mini-switches. After 15 years or so I traded it in on a Variax 600 which in turn got sold on about 4 years ago.
This was it:
(The Variax brought me back to Teles though — the Tele models were my favourites. So when I bought another guitar it was my Elite Tele.)
Yep. My Warmoth build is going on 20 years and still electric guitar #1 for me. Over the years, I've had it refretted and put a Fralin P92 in the neck.
Yes, 1976 Standard bought from my friend around 1982. All original inc case.
Here it is on it's 40th birthday. (It's had brass saddles, 4 way switch & new pots added since then).
No, but I have my second one still. Third one, gone. Fourth one, uh, gone. Dang. But the next five are either keepers or I built 'em.
That first one was an American Deluxe, 2010 maybe. That's where I realized I'm really a vintage spec guy at heart. All three-barrel saddles from then on...
Telecasters are sneaky. At first they were hardly on my radar, and only because my son played one. But I didn't want one, nosir...
Then I started playing his. More. And more. Huh.
And now I just counted nine of my own? How did that happen?
Sometimes I *think* I like a lot of other guitars better, but in a pinch, it's always gonna be the Tele...
Gotta go yell at clouds now...
I still have both.
The Tele works great.
The head, OTOH...
Yes. A 93 Am Std that I bought in 2003. Was a Strat player before.
Amazing the effect of a pound and a half of Fender "Thick-skin" high gloss finish.
Makes me smile a bit this obsession with guitar weight. A lot of those early Teles were well over 8 pounds. Even with a thin skin!
First is an Affinity Tele I bought for $20 in pieces in a grocery bag. One of the prior owners had chipped out the bridge pickup area with a screwdriver to put a bass pickup or something else huge in there, larger than a humbucker, owner I had gotten it from was making a project out of it (hence the pieces in a bag) and gave up on making a pickguard to cover the mess. Neck is a rare Affinity chunky neck. I inlaid walnut and maple strips from scrap pallets. Sanded the finish off and went with antique pseudo burst stain and wipe on poly. Leveled the frets, new pickups, ... and a 4-way switch. It's a 17 kohm hot humbucker when put in series mode.
One of these days it'll get three brass saddles and a Bubba mod.
Here's the one that gets all the mileage lately. MIM Blacktop Esquire'd-H on a 4-way. Sublime chunky neck.
She's beautiful. Love the grain on the body.