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Discussion in 'Telecaster Discussion Forum' started by burntfrijoles, Mar 2, 2021.
It still looks better and classier than any of the newer designs.
That, my friend, is hideous
I agree with you on contrast ... the black on black just doesn't do anything for me .
My dream Tele has a single coil in the bridge, and a P-90 in the neck.
Had an original 1974 tele custom in black love the look.
Makes me think of 50s car oozes cool. And Keef is never wrong
Black on Black with Maple worked well for Keef in the 70s!
I had a Tele Custom like that in the 70's and quite liked it. My only electric guitar before I acquired it had been a Les Paul for many years, so the layout of the Custom's controls required no relearning as they're the same as on a Les Paul. And I could twang with it when I wanted to.
Soon after though, I fell in love with my first Strat. I learned the joy of turning up the amp and riding the volume on the guitar with my pinky. I fell in love with the clarity of single coils. Today Strat and Tele are my workhorse guitars - one volume, one tone - simple .
If you're going to have a 70's guitar you might as well have a 70's GUITAR.
I really like 70s designs, for example Gibson Marauders and other weird Gibsons, weird Gretsches, Rickenbacker 430, that type of thing.
If the the circuit is properly grounded and spurious RFI is shunted to ground the difference should be virtually the same. Having said that.. The sound "delta" is going to be a bit greater going from a solid body->hollow-body (should get a bit more sustain and more harmonics) than going between like bodies. It's hard to compare sounds but one would use a spectrum analyzer with freeze frame feature...a picture is worth a thousand words.
i had one of them the humbuckers were crap but with a real good amp you can squeeze some descent sound out of it, the main thing for me was i love how it played .it played as well or better than any Gibson Les Pauls ive owned.
I really like the Customs and the Deluxes. Some of the nicer CBS designs IMHO.
yes,weird...when you like the classic Tele...
the more I look at it,the more I want to get rid of the pg and three knobs
Yes. Get rid of the “Florida peninsula” and the most of the plastic around the pickup selector. I don’t care whether it’s translucent, burst or solid color. I think it’s better to “show a little skin.”
I had a natural with a pearloid guard. It was a great guitar, but I traded even for a LP Black Beauty. I never got over Teles and bought an American Std. to scratch my itch. I actually preferred the sound of my single coils to those humbuckers, but a lot of folks aren’t with me on that. Back in those days only one guitar was allowed, or so I thought. But yeah, that guard is too much.
One could always just buy an SG or LP. Yeah it's not shaped like a Tele but...
Yep! Probably blasphemy around here, but I can’t abide numberless knobs. I have a bunch of witch hats in my bin that go I everything that isn’t Gibson-ish.
I love the look. I have a Deluxe. I dabbled with Les Pauls and soon realised I was a Fender player through and through. So it's a great way to introduce a totally different flavour to my arsenal and still be comfortable with it.
I wouldn't have it as my only Tele but I have a more "traditional" style Tele so to have another option I wanted something which is a Tele but then almost as far away from a Tele as you can go. To be honest, to me the Deluxe is barely a Tele. Still a great guitar. But as for the looks and the pick guard in particular? I love it. Many others do. Many don't. Just the way life is!