How many Teles do you need?

GK34

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I get by fine with one. I wouldn’t mind having a backup, but I don’t really need one enough to justify it.


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Fiesta Red

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I have three...my original highly modified and customized MIM Special Telecaster, a Modern Player Telecaster Thinline Deluxe and a MIM ‘72 Telecaster Deluxe.

One of those is absolutely vital—the one in my avatar.

I would like a few others, such as a ‘72 Custom (like Keef’s);
a double-bound standard style with rosewood fretboard;
a ‘69 Thinline;
a ‘72 Thinline (like Tab’s);
and a peculiar conflagration I designed that combines a Cab, a Les Paul Junior and an Esquire, which is currently being pieced together with the help of a luthier friend...

However, if the truth be told, I’d be very blessed and happy just to have that one in my avatar...it really can’t be beat.
 

Red Bread

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Thanks pal
I’m down to two right now,,,but planning on an esquire
 

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Grateful Ape

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I think if you have one great guitar that makes you want to play, you are doing well. If you find another and can afford it, go right ahead. Although be conscious of the fact that it might not be a Tele. Sadly, I've let 'guitar shape prejudice' snatch more than one exceptional guitar from my fingers.
 

Uncle Butch

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I have the three I need. American Deluxe, James Burton, AVRI'52 Hot Rod. Not much ground I can't cover. But I'm still always looking and scheming.
 

Gigante_Miguel

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Need? My '82 seems to be filling all the roles these days, and the other six are pretty good too.

Want? There are just soooo many more, but I'll admit that now that I have a couple of really good guitars, the need for more has really slowed down.
 

bettyseldest

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I came here with just the one (James burton Signature - Black Paisley), a few years later it got to this stage;

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I then announced that it would be reduced to just these:

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But since none have gone and this one appeared;

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MrGibbly

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I currently have only one Tele and I absolutely love it! I play it every day and I think it sounds and looks great. So, no problem so far, right?

But here's the thing. I’d like another. You know, just because. Maybe a thinline or an HS, an HH or maybe one of those nice CV ‘50s or a MIM Player? Maybe get an Affinity or Bullet, for upgrading? Or maybe a Standard? Or should I just buy a bunch of parts and try and start my own project/build? Not sure if I’m ready for that, yet.

Anyway, I don’t know. Why can’t one great Tele be enough? And how many do you need?:eek:o_O:rolleyes::)

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I’m good with one really good one. It’s a Butterscotch Blonde American Deluxe with a black guard. I replaced the pickups with a set of Nocasters and pulled out the S-1. It does everything I could ask of a Tele.
 




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