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Is this farewell Telecaster and Hello Strat??!! Seriously?!

Discussion in 'Stratocaster Discussion Forum' started by sbpark, Mar 22, 2013.

  1. vibrasonic

    vibrasonic Tele-Afflicted

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    I love teles, LPs, SGs, ES everything Rics but if I could only have one guitar it would be a STRATOCASTER. They are the most versatile guitar there is. IMHO.
     
  2. xtrajerry

    xtrajerry Doctor of Teleocity

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    Totally agree with this.. I usually keep a couple of guitars out so I can noodle around a bit.. 9 times out of 10 if my RW50 is out that's the I go to., this was true of my first one too.
     
  3. Jamie Black

    Jamie Black Friend of Leo's

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    Nice guitar, even the road worn parts look well done. I love strats but my tele certainly doesn't get neglected, no reason they can't get along together.

    Think of owning a telecaster and a stratocaster as having two Kelly Clarksons for your girlfriend.

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    Both are soft and pretty but one is just a little more curvaceous and sexy that the other. :eek::D
     
  4. SaltyCat

    SaltyCat TDPRI Member

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    I too am flirting with a Strat at the moment. For me, my number one guitar changes all the time depending on what music I'm playing or listening to at that moment in time.

    I guess I find a Strat just a little bit more fluid sounding and articulate for the lead stuff.

    But there's nothing else as satisfying as the bridge pickup raunch of a good Tele through the right amp.
     
  5. lineboat

    lineboat Friend of Leo's

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    I totally agree. While the Strat may be the most versatile guitar of all time, nothing compares to that straight from the guitar to amp high gain Tele sound. It's been a go to for the pros for a long time. Who am I to change that?
     
  6. Stratburst

    Stratburst Friend of Leo's

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    A Tele was my first good guitar, but I've always wanted a good Strat. These days, a Strat's my #1 but my Tele is the backup. They're both great guitars, the Strat works slightly better for me.
     
  7. sbpark

    sbpark Friend of Leo's

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    I want another Tele now! Either a Road Worn or a 50's classic. I'm hooked on the 7.25 neck radius. Not sure if I dig the vintage frets though on the 50's compared to the 6105 frets on the Road Worns.
     
  8. kedj11

    kedj11 Tele-Meister

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    back in '89 I had both my '79 Tele and '76 Strat stolen. While I have missed that Tele everyday since then and currently own 4 Teles I don't miss the Strat at all. Not that I wouldn't mind it back cause I could sell it to buy another Tele!
     
  9. dhuber

    dhuber Tele-Meister

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    I'm a 90% Strat, 5% Tele, 5% 24-3/4 scale LP style. If I could only own one guitar it would be a Strat. The Tele has a raw growl sound. I can get close with a Strat, but it's always right there on the Tele.

    That is a nice looking guitar. I've never played a 7" radius guitar and I've always shyed away from that small radius. I need to play one sometime. I agree 100% with the relic thing.

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  10. Delta63

    Delta63 Tele-Holic

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    My number 1 is a strat, I've blown through many guitars to find the right one. It took me another two years to mod it out to "My perfect guitar". I ended selling a whole bunch of my guitars afterwards. If I don't have my strat I don't have me!
     
  11. Jared Purdy

    Jared Purdy Friend of Leo's

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    I like them both. I have a 2011 CS Strat, ash body with deep C cut neck and a 52 Hot Rod Tele, with a similar profiled neck (a little shallower). I really like them both. They sound and feel completely different. I woudn't be happy if I didn't have both.
     
  12. Daywalker

    Daywalker TDPRI Member

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    This is the most amazing analogy I've ever seen! :lol: Totally made my morning...
     
  13. eddiewagner

    eddiewagner Poster Extraordinaire

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    since i have 3 strats and also 3 teles right now i tend to be a bit more of a strat guy. i like the deeper soundvariations and the quack. on one strat i have a tuned tremolo, which is supercool for surfstuff.
     
  14. blimpo

    blimpo Tele-Meister

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    I own both and play whichever feels right at the time.

    I love them both and I can't honestly say which one is my favorite.

    They are similar and yet very different.
     
  15. sbpark

    sbpark Friend of Leo's

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    Well, it didn't last long, because I bought myself a used 2006 '52 RI and although the Strat still feels amazing (really love the neck) the Tele crushes it as far as tone is concerned.
     
  16. supersoldier71

    supersoldier71 Tele-Holic

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    My Squier tele (VM, SSH) is my de facto #1 guitar. My strat is comfy and easy to play, but that cheap tele...it gives up a new riff everytime I pick it up. I think I keep my strat for Hendrix songs.
     
  17. kanegon

    kanegon Tele-Meister

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    Logged in at around 8:30 on a Tuesday night. There're no less than 3 threads on switching from Teles to Strats. What's the world coming to?
     
  18. Colt W. Knight

    Colt W. Knight Doctor of Teleocity Ad Free Member

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    I stray occasionally, but I always come back to the tele.

    I always hated Strats till I built this one. I would have kept it if I could.

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    After that one, I got motivated and finished off this build. Decided to keep it for myself.

     
  19. gitlvr

    gitlvr Friend of Leo's

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    i have 2 strats. Both are partscasters. One was built on the cheap. It's just "meh". I can take it or leave it. I got what I "paid" for.
    The other has a StewMac Flametop body(ash with flame maple veneer, cherry burst) and Mighty Mite neck (rosewood 'board). I loaded it with Seymour Duncans and used quality parts throughout, and it's one of the best guitars I've ever owned or played.
    I really need to build one from scratch one day.
     
  20. cleanman

    cleanman Tele-Holic

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    I started out a strat guy cause of Hendrix, got a Schecter parts-caster in the 80's and stopped looking for many years. Fooled around with a tele five or six years ago and got the bug. Went through a few and put together a wonderful parts caster. Had kept the strat and decided to upgrade it this year. I now understand why polygamy exist. Why choose, get one of each and enjoy the differences. This polygamy is legal and you can sleep with both eyes closed and a smile on your face.
     
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