Blues guitarists that use a Tele?

Discussion in 'Telecaster Discussion Forum' started by TheToneRanger, Feb 14, 2012.

  1. teleblueman

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    Guy King
    Phil Guy (Buddy's brother)
    Little Charlie Baty
    Breezy Rodio
    Paul Bell (of the Nighthawks)
    Deborah Coleman
    Matt Hill
     
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    voodoochile Tele-Meister

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    not exclusively blues, but play some blues extremely well:

    Danny Gatton
    Marty Stuart and his man Kenny Vaughan
     
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    Outstanding guitarist with a great name - Wolf Mail

     
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    Quintessential Tele tone and all around masterpiece by late great Brewer Phillips...
     
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    scottser Tele-Afflicted

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    i only saw him once and he did most of the show on a black 335
     
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    He’s also been know to play Rickenbackers.
     
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    The master of the telecaster
    Albert Collins
    Steve Cropper
    Muddy Waters
    Stevie Ray Vaughn
    Billy Gibbons
    Roy Buchanan
    GE Smith
    Etc etc
    I think any dedicated guitarist has play a Telecaster at one point
     

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    Clifton C Tele-Holic

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    I think Gate played a Rick only briefly in the mid-60s. I think he was more associated with a Gibson Firebird.
     
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    Not all the time, but John Mayer plays a 52 Tele for practice... and records with it from time to time.

     
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    I suspect that Queen of California is recorded on a tele… that neck pickup sound is soooo sweet
     
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    Last guy I've seen here in Valencia. Really enjoyed it, and since then the idea of a Varitone on Tele doesn't get out of my head.



     
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    Here's some proof - Sue Foley (the bass player ain't half-steppin either)
     
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    Saw JM play it at Tri County Fairgrounds in Paso Robles, CA a couple years back... he did play it on a Strat. I don't think he tours with his precious Tele? Not sure... so if anyone has seen him pull out his Tele on tour, please advise us.
     
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