Is it just me, or is a Telecaster a fantastic jazz guitar?

Discussion in 'Telecaster Discussion Forum' started by Richie Cunningham, Jul 18, 2020.

  1. Hari Seldon

    Hari Seldon Tele-Meister

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    Sorry, it's not the fingers. Tone is in the gear.
    I can easily get the same tone with my CS nocaster, but I can't surely play like Larry.
     
  2. Willy-son

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    I play mostly jazz on mine.

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    My point is Larry sounds like Larry whether he's playing his 335, Tele or Valley Arts. Jazz is is style & not dedicated by gear.
     
  4. Hari Seldon

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    Larry plays and phrases like Larry.
    He sounds different on a Tele than he does on a 335.
    That's why he sometimes chooses a Tele and sometimes a 335.
    And that's why you can hear whether he plays a Tele or a 335.
     
  5. TeleStricken

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    Aaahh, the one thread that will bring me out of lurker mode. I got a Tele because of Ed Bickert, after I heard Pure Desmond.

    I was going to post Gilad Heksleman who in my opinion is one of the best young guitarists out there. Julian Lage is right up there with him.

    Let me make my contribution by reminding everybody that Mr. Sco went through a Tele phase himself.

     
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  6. capecoda

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    Yeah, I remember watching this one few years back.
     
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    I was about to buy a semi-hollow guitar the other day because I've been getting into jazz lately and then I came across this:



    I gave up the purchase and set up my 52 RI for standard tuning (had been playing it in open D for a while).
     
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