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Discussion in 'Other T-Types and Partscasters' started by Midgetje94, Sep 21, 2021.
If that was a fair price and played ok, I'd have bought it in a hot second.
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.
Seems I’ve seen that style referenced as a Telemaster.
It’s a legit thing far as I know.
Regardless, I really like it.
Fender calls it an offset Telecaster.
Many people call it a Telemaster.
Warmoth calls it a Jazzcaster.
$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.
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.
If I were you, I'd be strumming it on my couch right now.
I like that. A lot.
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
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?"
Yes. I would actually put a real Jazzmaster neck pickup in it and either a jm vibrato or bigsby. A perfect hybrid
Why not then call it a Strat style or S style if those elements are on a Strat body?
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.
According to Fender, it is a Telecaster. I wouldn't personally consider it a T-style guitar.
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.
Just need another bridge pickup in neck position routed, middle position switch to both pickup series and call it Metalmaster.
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.
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