Considering my very first Telecaster. (Advice sought)

Discussion in 'Telecaster Discussion Forum' started by ChiTao, Jan 23, 2016.

  1. Vintagebrit

    Vintagebrit Tele-Holic

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    It's good to know you've found "your" Guitar and it's a lovely looking Guitar too.
    Congratulations.
     
  2. Twang Banger

    Twang Banger Tele-Meister

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    Fender Baja tele ... Best bang for the buck.
     
  3. teleforumnoob

    teleforumnoob Friend of Leo's

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    Get the blackguard tele you can afford.
    I'd talk to this guy
    http://www.ronkirn.com/telegallery/
     
  4. teleforumnoob

    teleforumnoob Friend of Leo's

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    :oops:Or just get a Stern Yamaha.
     
  5. ChiTao

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  6. ejphotos

    ejphotos Tele-Meister

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    Nice, glad you found one that suits your needs!
     
  7. PJ55

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    Any Tele with a neck humbucker. I cobbled one together with a Duncan Jazz pickup in the neck slot, after that Mike Stern tone. And, it's hands down one of my favorite Teles. If this configuration of Telecaster won't give you the absolute best Jazz tones you're after, I'd be shocked. It tames the bridge pickup in the middle switch stop, if you're running a single coil in the bridge. This would be my recommendation. Mine's a collection of Mex and Squire parts that started off as an experiment I'd add a better neck to, if I liked it. And, the parts came together so much more the sum of the parts than the pieces, that I've left it be. You can buy one stock, since there are a few offered, like the Hot Rod Model. Or add the neck pickup of your choice to any Tele model with the right rout - like a Mex Std or Nashville model. Either way, you'll get all the Jazz box tones you'll need, in Telecaster form. A treat.

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    I agree with this! Great guitar. Plus, you can mod it to sound even better!
     
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    huh? buy a tele, any tele, and play it.Then get back.
     
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    Jazz is in the fingers. Any Tele is fine for jazz.
     
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    Navigate around on this guy's channel. Great player and a wealth of information.

     
  12. ChiTao

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    Hi PJ and great post. Thank you for the info and suggestions. The day in the Fender store I grabbed and tried every tele I could get my hands on from mid priced to expensive, from vintage to new, and putting aside the tone issues the neck for me on the Stern sig model killed them all. The single piece maple oil; finished neck was utterly made for my hands in every way, size, weight, balance, feel, finish, absolutely everything. Iv'e never felt so at ease so fast on any guitar in my life..

    Another thing that appealed to me instantly was the weight, it is sooo light I was shocked. I'm tired of humping heavy solid body Mahogany guitars like my old Jackson Soloist Pro and many of these tele's weighed a ton as well.

    I'm sure as you pointed out that I could with a whole bunch of effort, diddling around and time consuming experimentation construct a guitar to my liking by Frankensteining a bit here and a bit there from the Fender body parts shop but I still don't think I would get everything I wanted just the way I want it. I can't even see the sense when Yamaha have done it all for me right down to the natural wood ash finish. :lol:
     
  13. Honest Charley

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    Congrats and welcome to the Yamaha Guitar Owners Club! :D

    I have two Pacifica teles, a 102sx and a 302s. I think many Yamaha owners become so fond of these, often underrated, guitars that they develop a real interest for the brand. And keep adding more along the way..

    I would love to find me a Mike Stern signature 1511 but they are very rare in my part of the woods. One or two old Yamaha amps would also look good in my living room! :cool:

    The 1511:
    http://usa.yamaha.com/products/musical-instruments/guitars-basses/el-guitars/pacifica/pac1511ms_nat/
     
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    Any Tele will do anything you want it to.
     
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