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Discussion in 'Telecaster Discussion Forum' started by atk1, Aug 10, 2016.

  1. atk1

    atk1 Tele-Meister

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    Hello All! I'm new to TDPRI but this is the BEST site for all things Tele!

    I currently have one of those old (2009) Roadworn Teles and I love it.. but GAS has got me and I really want a humbucker tele..

    I'd love a single or double bound 60s tele with rosewood neck, hum or mini hum in the neck single coil bridge.. throw in a bigsby too!

    With the exception of building one, what's the path of least resistence to one of these? Anyone have any advice?
     
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  3. KevinB

    KevinB Doctor of Teleocity

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    The OP is looking for a double bound 60's style Tele with a rosewood fretboard. I don't see anything on the site you linked to that even remotely resembles that. :rolleyes:

    The "path of least resistance" probably starts out with a Squier Classic Vibe Tele Custom...

    http://shop.fender.com/en-US/squier...ibe-telecaster-custom/0303030500.html#start=1
     
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    Vintagebrit Tele-Holic

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    The Japanese built TL62. Candy Apple Red, double bound, rosewood board.
    Just needs a mini humbucker in the neck and you have an amazing Guitar.
    (I have one and I love it).
     
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    teletimetx Doctor of Teleocity

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    First of all, welcome to TDPRI! Was it your love & deep respect for the telecaster that brought you here?

    For your first post, it kind of looks like you are shilling for Amazon. Not that I have anything against Amazon, but the forum has rules about promoting and you may want to look at those for future reference. Additionally, it's also possible to register as a vendor - many of the vendors here are highly respected sources of information.

    Just sayin.
     
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    Jack S Friend of Leo's

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    While I love the Telecaster, I cannot get behind this review. I have never seen a Telecaster that weighs in at 22 lbs., and the one shown does NOT have F holes. Someone should read over and edit their work before putting a website online, if they want to be taken seriously.
     
  8. KevinB

    KevinB Doctor of Teleocity

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    When the crushreviews home page shows that they also review sewing machines, espresso makers, air hockey tables and toilets, you have to wonder about their credibility in reviewing guitars! :rolleyes:
     
  9. atk1

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    AHH! My post seems to have gotten hijacked!

    I've always been a Fender guy..but never a Tele guy until recently. I started with a Squire CV and moved on to a really good roadworn two tone..
    Now I'm GASing for a humbucker tele. I was just wondering if there was such a model that I described (bound, bigsby, rosewood neck, etc).. I can't seem to find all of that in one place.. The MIJ 62's are close.

    If I decided to forgo the binding, are there particular tele models that have humbucker routing stock?
     
  10. KevinB

    KevinB Doctor of Teleocity

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    I'd say that most Teles have the humbucker routing as stock. Certainly all the Standards do, although the Classics (including Vintage Reissues) typically don't.

    Go take a look at The Stratosphere's website. You'll see lots of stripped Tele bodies and it will be obvious which models come with the HB route.
     
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    atk1 Tele-Meister

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    Got one! Putting a Duncan Antiquity HB in the neck and a Duncan JD in the bridge.
     

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    unixfish Doctor of Teleocity Silver Supporter

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    Yikes - that is some specific stuff that often does not go together. Not that it doesn't go, just that you've hit a very slim niche? I'm sure it's out there, just no idea where.
     
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    I would buy a Squier or Fender and then just buy all the parts. Any local repair guy will install everything for you. I put a humbucker on one of my Telecasters, personally the rails pickup I have on the other ones are better. The humbucker looks cool though. Happy hunting! [​IMG]
     
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    ALL DONE! Man this one cooks! Duncan Antiquity in the neck and a Duncan JD in the bridge.. Its a great match.
     
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    Is it already routed for it?
     
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    My CIJ TL62 was not routed.
     
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