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Discussion in 'Telecaster Discussion Forum' started by Sotakoira Musti, Apr 20, 2019.
I would get a 72 to 74 Tele deluxe, if it was all original, and didn’t cost too much.
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.
^^^ OK, and some wishful thinking!
If I can only keep one Tele or electric guitar it would be my 62 AVI RI ( Avatar pic)
Fender Classic 60s Telecaster Olympic White with Gotoh Vintage Style Tuners, Vintage Noiseless Pickups and an Allparts Vintage Style Bridge
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.
My one piece walnut Telecaster Pro with the '72 style neck.
From the current production line I would have a 'Classic Series '72 Telecaster Custom'.
7.25" neck with vintage frets. Pickups that give you a bit of everything. Great.
If it can be ANY production line guitar from any era, I'd go with an original 72 Custom in Ash, hands down.
If it HAS to be current, then this one:
But swap out the neck pickup with a Lollar Regal and the bridge with a Zhangbucker Paul Bunyan.
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ANY Tele? The this...
One with a Butterscotch finish and two pickups.
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.
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!
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.
That new purple GC Roadworn ♡♡
My 8502 thank you very much. What a great guitar.
OMG I love it! I wish I had one just like it, what ever model tele it is.
wishes do come true (if you have the money): https://www.chicagomusicexchange.co...l-pink-limited-edition-cme-exclusive/10762784
I suppose an American standard if I were to buy one....otherwise the one I built in my avatar...
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!
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.