Does this still count as a T Style?

Discussion in 'Other T-Types and Partscasters' started by Midgetje94, Sep 21, 2021.

  1. drmordo

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    If that was a fair price and played ok, I'd have bought it in a hot second.
     
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    It's a T-style if you say it is. Meaning, for some folks it's all about the body shape. Others the headstock.

    I call it a T-style because it has the Tele bridge. That tells me that no matter what it looks like... it twangs. And if it twangs... it's a Tele.
     
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    Seems I’ve seen that style referenced as a Telemaster.
    It’s a legit thing far as I know.
    Regardless, I really like it.
     
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    $350. Would probably take $300. And it plays well. Wish I took a pic. Has some really cool compensated saddles. Half of it will slide and lock.
     
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    It's way cool! As long as you like it, I wouldn't worry about what other's might think. Fender made an offset Telecaster like that in 2016 and I think maybe there is a Squier version of the offset Telecaster too. Here's mine. It's a Strat body with Tele everything else. Made by Fender in 2018 as it came from factory with no modifications.

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    If I were you, I'd be strumming it on my couch right now.
     
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    I like that. A lot.
     
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    haha there’s a few things I’m eyeballing. This, a Tom Delong stratocaster with suhr pickups, or a Lab Series L7

    edit. Strat is no longer listed. Must be gone
     
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    If I saw someone playing it in public I would ask them how they like their Jag. The thought of Telecaster would not enter my mind. I'm old school "look at the body shape" I guess.
    If you saw it in a grainy blown up concert photo on an album cover, would your first thought be "nice Tele?"
     
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    Yes. I would actually put a real Jazzmaster neck pickup in it and either a jm vibrato or bigsby. A perfect hybrid
     
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    Why not then call it a Strat style or S style if those elements are on a Strat body?
     
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    cause everything about the config is tele, it’s just “weird shaped.” It will sound and operate like a tele. Likewise I wouldn’t call this t-style, i’d call it s-style.

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    According to Fender, it is a Telecaster. I wouldn't personally consider it a T-style guitar.
     
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    Hmm... since all (other)"T-Types" are TSO:s anyway, then sure... why not this one as well.
    However... this looks more like a JSO(Jazzmaster Shaped Object) to me. :)
    Sure, you've got the Tele bridge, pickups and headstock down pat, but the body shape
    just says Jazzmaster to me.
     
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    Just need another bridge pickup in neck position routed, middle position switch to both pickup series and call it Metalmaster.
     
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    pickup config and the bridge system. i don't think the headstock shape really matters. that guitar doesn't sound anything like a tele.

    the strat or the jazzmaster body with the tele config do...i think they're more tele than a tele shape with an ABR1 and two PAFs like i see people do - that's just, something, not a tele, not a gibson, idk what it is. and a tele deluxe doesn't sound like a tele, it sounds like a tele deluxe.
     
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    If you were building a guitar from Warmoth for example, you start off with the shape of the body. So you start off with a Tele style or t-style or telecaster style body, (practically interchangeable terms there) and then you select how it’s going to be routed for the pick ups.
    Likewise if you’re going to get a different body from Warmoth you would start with a Strat body or S-body and decide how was going to be routed for pick ups.

    Just throw it out there, they use a term called hybrid for other body shapes
     
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