If You Could Choose One Tele, What Would It Be?

Discussion in 'Telecaster Discussion Forum' started by Sotakoira Musti, Apr 20, 2019.

  1. 3bolt79

    3bolt79 TDPRI Member

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    I would get a 72 to 74 Tele deluxe, if it was all original, and didn’t cost too much.
     
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  2. Route67

    Route67 Tele-Meister

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    My favourite is the MIM Classic Series ‘50s Lacquer which edges out the MIM ‘50s Road Worn due to the nitrocellulose finished neck -

    the RW has polyurethane neck finish [which chipped badly in my efforts when sanding down sharp fret ends (since repaired by my guitar tech)].

    7.25 radius, vintage fret wire, low wind pickups that are very clear on clean Fender amp settings.

    I like the feel of nitro when it becomes worn in on the neck - beats the RW at its own game - authentic wear from my hand.

    Also slows things down - fewer notes/ more intense delivery of feeling.

    “Slow-hand”


    ^^^ OK, and some wishful thinking!
     
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  3. mcfm2n

    mcfm2n Tele-Meister Silver Supporter

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    If I can only keep one Tele or electric guitar it would be my 62 AVI RI ( Avatar pic)
     
  4. Twang Deluxe

    Twang Deluxe Tele-Meister

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    Fender Classic 60s Telecaster Olympic White with Gotoh Vintage Style Tuners, Vintage Noiseless Pickups and an Allparts Vintage Style Bridge
     
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  5. RadioFM74

    RadioFM74 Friend of Leo's

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    Current production Fender, probably a 50s Classic Lacquer.
    Or a Jimmie Page (basically a ’59 reissue MIM) … I’ll leave the mirrors in the drawer and play it as is.
    In real life, I’d go AV on the used market or NOS.
     
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  6. MrYeats

    MrYeats Tele-Meister

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    My one piece walnut Telecaster Pro with the '72 style neck.

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  7. ClashCityTele

    ClashCityTele Tele-Holic

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  8. horseman308

    horseman308 Tele-Holic

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  9. teleNtweed

    teleNtweed Tele-Holic

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    One with a Butterscotch finish and two pickups.
     
  10. Paul in Colorado

    Paul in Colorado Telefied Ad Free Member

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    I'd like to track down the late '60's Tele I had in college. It had a replacement bridge with brass saddles and no pickup cover on the neck pickup. The finish was either stripped or sanded down to nothing and it had a maple fingerboard. I traded it for a Travis Bean TB-500 in 1980 in Tucson. I'd like to have the Bean back as well if we're dreaming. ;)
     
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  11. Larry K. Williams

    Larry K. Williams Tele-Meister

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    IF I am forced to choose from the current Fender standard offerings, it could only be: American Original 60s Telecaster in Sunburst.

    Double Bound, baby!
     
  12. DHart

    DHart Friend of Leo's

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    This can be a moving target! In addition to the posting I made earlier, this one, which I just finished customizing (new Fender Am Spl neck), could easily serve as my only Tele.

    2018 Fender American Special Maple neck (new take-off from Stratosphere), 2018 Fender Special Edition ASH Faded Cherry Burst body, Cavalier Lion King neck pickup, Cavalier Nashville Lion bridge pickup. CTS 290k volume pot, CTS no-load tone pot, .015uf capacitor, '50s wiring, Fender modern bridge, Rutters control plate with Switchcraft toggle switch.

    It's heavy and sounds amazing.

    The only thing original to this guitar body is the body wood/finish. So, it's a complete custom assembly from head to toe. The tones are bright, rich, clean & clear, fantastic, as is the playability. I could be happy if I HAD to have only one Tele, with this one!

    I put my own Fenders together because you can't buy 'em the way I like 'em. And this way I get a guitar that rivals Custom Shop for a small fraction of custom shop cost.

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  13. bravescoob

    bravescoob Tele-Meister

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    That new purple GC Roadworn ♡♡
     
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  14. Jimmy Hendricks

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    My 8502 thank you very much. What a great guitar.
     
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  15. MikiLoving

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    OMG I love it! I wish I had one just like it, what ever model tele it is.
     
  16. KC

    KC Friend of Leo's

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  17. oceanblue

    oceanblue Tele-Meister

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    I suppose an American standard if I were to buy one....otherwise the one I built in my avatar...
     
  18. jim777

    jim777 Tele-Meister

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    I'd take a new Elite in the aqua marine flame top. I don't need an early 50's guitar, just one that sounds good and doesn't get in my way :) Love the new Elite neck's compound radius and compound carve combo, and she's a looker!
     
  19. Tenderfoot

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    Couple years back my son and I went to Japan for the sole purpose of visiting the guitar stores in Tokyo. The one I played and would have loved to brought back home was a 57 Tele, but with a price of $24,398.62 USD I had to pass.

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