How many Tele-only players here?

Do you only own/play Telecasters?


  • Total voters
    123

Hey_you

Friend of Leo's
Gold Supporter
Joined
Oct 9, 2019
Posts
2,208
Location
Colorado USA
Variety is the spice of life. Nashville Deluxe, Stratocaster Ultra Deluxe, Gibson R4 Goldtop, Gibson SG, Yamaha bass. I'd like a Parker Fly to try one day. Not interested in others. Yet.
BTW, I pick the Tele more than the others combined. It's always there for me. As in, no problems, sounds good, and feels right.
 

8bit

Tele-Meister
Joined
Aug 9, 2021
Posts
145
Location
Tennessee
I currently have a Tele, Jazzmaster, SG Jr, and a Reverend Sensei. Funny thing is I go through phases where I think each one is the favorite and least favorite. Like here recently I was actually feeling like my Tele was my least favorite of the bunch. I was even toying with the idea of selling it. Then earlier tonight I plugged it in and it was just... pure bliss. I thought "Ya know what, this is actually my best guitar." Next week it might be the Reverend. 🤷‍♂️

So I guess I don't have an actual consistent "go-to". But it's good knowing that I could be perfectly happy with any one of them if it were all I had.
 

JBryantfan

Tele-Meister
Joined
Nov 4, 2021
Posts
131
Age
65
Location
Massachusetts
About a year ago I was on my way to play and my wife said that I always seemed to play "that smaller blonde one"
and the others stay in the case. This got me thinking "she's right". She thinks the fancier guitars are classier and isn't a fan of the Tele look, BUT In the last year

- sold a 1989 Rickenbacker 12 string
- sold a 1976 Les Paul Deluxe
- sold a 1979 Gretsch Country Gentleman

Now I have

- 1983 Standard Telecaster
- G & L Asat classic in Rosewood
- American Original 70's Custom
- American Professional 2 Deluxe in Rosewood
- G & L Bluesboy Tribute
- American Vintage 1965 Jazzmaster

Have no regrets at all, may sell the Jazzmaster next for an American Original Thinline
As shown, I'll ALL Tele at this point, playing through a 57 Custom Deluxe, 59 Reissue Bassman
1973 Twin Reverb, 1965 Reissue Deluxe Reverb

For Acoustics Guild 1982 F50R
Guild F512 12 string

I absolutely LOVE Tele's
 

darkwaters

Friend of Leo's
Joined
Oct 14, 2012
Posts
3,147
Location
Newfoundland
I have only one Tele (a Squier), two Gibson SGs and an Epi Dot. I have no interest in owning a second Tele, but I could be talked into an Epi Casino!
 

Wrighty

Poster Extraordinaire
Joined
Aug 17, 2013
Posts
6,243
Age
68
Location
Essex UK
Not yet, but I’m heading that way, my Teles are getting more and more use and my Strats less and less. Always been a Tele player at heart. Bought Strats because I was convinced I neeeeded Strats. Slowly but surely realising I don’t.
 

Tenderfoot

Tele-Afflicted
Joined
May 8, 2014
Posts
1,447
Age
76
Location
Katy, TX
Used Gibson 335 type guitars from 1969 till 1986. Started playing telecasters in 1988 and haven't look back. Tried Les Paul's and Gretsch but couldn't bond due to weight and size respectfully (nothing against their tone or looks however).
 

JBryantfan

Tele-Meister
Joined
Nov 4, 2021
Posts
131
Age
65
Location
Massachusetts
Why would anyone who loves guitars limit themselves to one kind of guitar?
I found that my muscle memory worked better with a C neck Tele that I was comfortable with whether single coil, humbucker, thinlines etc. I didn't play the Rickenbacker or Gretsch enough for it to be comfortable, like I was relearning every time I picked it up. To me, unless you're Roger McGuinn and its your main axe it won't be used much, here and there the way Harrison did in the Beatles. A Tele feels the same all the time and is great and easy no matter what style I am playing.
 

Mjark

Doctor of Teleocity
Gold Supporter
Joined
Feb 14, 2011
Posts
16,055
Age
71
Location
Annapolis, MD
I found that my muscle memory worked better with a C neck Tele that I was comfortable with whether single coil, humbucker, thinlines etc. I didn't play the Rickenbacker or Gretsch enough for it to be comfortable, like I was relearning every time I picked it up. To me, unless you're Roger McGuinn and its your main axe it won't be used much, here and there the way Harrison did in the Beatles. A Tele feels the same all the time and is great and easy no matter what style I am playing.
We've all dumped guitars that didn't suit us but there's so many. I use my Tele primarily with the band but I might switch to my Les Paul I really like it a lot.
 

JBryantfan

Tele-Meister
Joined
Nov 4, 2021
Posts
131
Age
65
Location
Massachusetts
We've all dumped guitars that didn't suit us but there's so many. I use my Tele primarily with the band but I might switch to my Les Paul I really like it a lot.
That's how I feel about the American Vintage 65 Jazzmaster I own. Funny, I love the Tele small shape yet have 2 large Guild 6 and 12 string when it comes to acoustic. Its what feels/sounds good AND what we'll actually use. No right or wrong obviously, but that Les Paul Deluxe was body heavy and a lot of weight for what is essentially a Tele type sound. Real Humbucker Les Pauls's are different in comparison
 

ScottTunes

Tele-Meister
Joined
Mar 14, 2014
Posts
144
Location
Newbury Park
I love Teles, and have purchased and built numerous versions. HOWEVER, I gravitate to the larger bodies because they feel more comfortable to play.

I will never be without a Tele! Best, most durable work-horse guitar ever! And, they cover just about everything under the sun as well.

I just can't help myself when it comes to the big hollow (and semi-hollow) bodies though! Gretsch thin hollow-bodies are my persnoal faves at the moment - LOVE all the Gretsch pickups!!

But my #1 is, and will likely always be my ES330. It too can cover everything *I* do (which isn't really intense high gain stuff).
 

johnnyASAT

Tele-Meister
Joined
Oct 20, 2022
Posts
159
Location
Virginia
For now, yes (kind of). My main electric is the G&L ASAT Classic (the first time I touched it was like a Sword in the Stone Moment) in my PFP and I also have a flattop acoustic I play a lot. I recently traded a Godin 5th Ave that I wasn't playing for and MIM tele that I plan on making my Frankentele and to just have another flavor there along with an extra guitar that can be there if my daughter decides she wants to learn. If she wants something else I can sell that one on to get it if need be. I like other guitars and would love to one day own a really great feeling and playing archtop (Godin was good, but the fretboard was too flat for my tastes, which is a big part of why I never reached for it).
 

lousy13

Tele-Meister
Joined
Feb 25, 2007
Posts
366
Location
Near Denver
I have three tele's. A 52 AVRI and two custom tele's with fat necks. I play these three the most. I also have a Gibson 335 and a strat and rotate them in once in a while.
 

NiceTele

Tele-Afflicted
Joined
Dec 20, 2012
Posts
1,258
Location
Australia
I have a 50s Roadworn Vintera Tele, a T-Style thinline made by a friend, and a Gretsch White Falcon. I bought the Falcon as I was doing a lot of rockabilly gigs where guys seem to favour Gretschs, and it was a good price second-hand. I bought the 50s RW Tele a few months back, and now I use it for everything including rockabilly, and leave the Gretsch in the case. I'm tempted to move the Falcon on, and look for a CS Broadcaster, but can't quite justify the spend.
 




New Posts

Top