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Does this Custom Shop Tele Appeal to You?

Discussion in 'Fender Custom Shop Tele Forum' started by dragonfly66, Jun 14, 2017.

  1. dragonfly66

    dragonfly66 Friend of Leo's

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    Well, I'm in good company, because that thing is hideous!

    The questions are WHY? and WHO?
     
  2. Tele5015

    Tele5015 Tele-Meister

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    Agreed!
     
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  3. AnAxeNamedBeverly

    AnAxeNamedBeverly Tele-Meister

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    No. It's like someone took a '55 Chevy and put a big spoiler on it.
     
  4. rburd2

    rburd2 Tele-Afflicted

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    I have yet to get along with any type of wiggle stick so I'm surely not gonna put a Floyd on a Tele.
     
  5. sonofiam

    sonofiam Tele-Meister

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    Absolutely! Incredible tuning stability and the extreme range of vibrato from divebomb to subtle bigsby, all with tele tone. Put a coil split or series/parallel on the neck pickup and I don't see the downside. Other than having to ignore the narrow-minded 'ya'll put that contraption on a tele' comments.
     
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  6. tahoebob54

    tahoebob54 Tele-Holic

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    How do I say this not to offend anyone, F@*K no
     
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  7. Chick-N-Picker

    Chick-N-Picker Friend of Leo's

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    ^ I'm with him.
     
  8. Gdolly

    Gdolly Tele-Meister

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    Negative ghost rider
     
  9. Lars F

    Lars F Tele-Meister

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    Surely Fender CS is having a laugh while trolling us good folkes..

    Regards,

    Lars
     
  10. Anode100

    Anode100 Friend of Leo's

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    I enjoy a shredder as much as I do a classic Tele, but it's a definite 'No' from me.

    If you want to divebomb on a Telecaster, buy a Whammy Pedal and have done with it - at least re-stringing will still be a civilized affair.

    That 'thing' has hurt my eyes - I'm off to look at kittens.
     
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    JCW308 Tele-Meister

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  12. unixfish

    unixfish Doctor of Teleocity Silver Supporter

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    I don't use the wiggle stick on my Strat, so...
     
  13. wayloncash

    wayloncash Tele-Afflicted

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    If they were giving em away i wouldnt say no.
     
  14. crossroader

    crossroader Tele-Afflicted

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    I love my wiggle sticks....on my Jazzmaster and Strats.
    And I miss the Bigsby I had on a couple other guitars that are now gone (I'll put one on a Tele one of these days).
    But a Floyd is something I have no interest in.

    Hey, they did do a nice job of putting that contraption on a Telecaster, so someone will have a lot of fun with it.
    But that won't be me.
     
  15. Tony Forman

    Tony Forman Tele-Meister

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    Like painting a moustache on the Mona Lisa!
     
  16. Zillinois

    Zillinois Friend of Leo's

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    Maybe with a standard modern strat bridge and LSR nut ;)
     
  17. wyclif

    wyclif Tele-Afflicted

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  18. RLee77

    RLee77 Friend of Leo's

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    Nah. I am enjoying the comments though…
    It's like John Wayne bellying up to the bar in a onesie.
     
  19. Sparky2

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    I am not attracted to guitars with the locking Floyd Rose-style trem systems.

    So I guess that I must answer no.
    :(
     
  20. brookdalebill

    brookdalebill Tele Axpert Ad Free Member

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    Yes!
    I wish every Tele could be mustard yellow, AND have a Floyd Rose trem system.
    I really like setting them up.
    It only takes a few hours.
    I have time to burn.
    No, really, I mean it.






    Not.
     
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