Jazz Tele

Discussion in 'Telecaster Discussion Forum' started by Dxhall, Jul 4, 2019.

  1. Dxhall

    Dxhall TDPRI Member

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    I was wasting time on Reverb today reading the ads for the Parallel Universe Jazz Teles. The idea seems cool to me, and I like the way they look. Reading reviews, though, I don’t see much love. Some of the Reverb guitars have been listed for months. What’s the reason? I can see myself with the surf green one.
     
  2. Fretting out

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    I’m thinking the reason they sit a while is most people are traditionalist, they either want a jazzmaster or they want a tele . Then when you look at the price point when they came out and people expect a nitro finish for that price , I myself think they are cool but like everyone else once I saved up I figured for a couple more dollars I could have a vintage style nitro finished model,
    I wouldn’t let the fact that they are not popular stop you from getting one if you want it they’re perfectly fine instruments and I could see owning one someday
     
  3. Fluddman

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    I like 'em. I think if you are into tele's you will dig them. But those coming from a Jazzmaster think there a bit odd.

    I haven't got to play one yet. But one of my favorite guitars is a Pure Salem Woodsoul - I just wish it had a bigsby or vibrato.

    Cheers
     
  4. Fluddman

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    Anyone here own a JazzTele?
     
  5. Fendereedo

    Fendereedo Friend of Leo's

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    I love the look of them. I also like the Gretsch looking Tele, and the Jag Strat. All out of my league as funds go though.
     
  6. John C

    John C Friend of Leo's Silver Supporter

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    The Parallel Universe were nitro finished - the same style as the American Originals and the 1982-mid-2012 AVRIs (i.e. nitro with a poly base coat).

    One other thing is that some stores did not discount the Parallel Universe like they do other Fender models because they were "limited editions" - the ones sitting around could well be from those stores who are trying to get full price for these.
     
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  7. schmee

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    I tried to find my Jazz Tele a couple years ago to no avail. I questioned builders if they would build me a thick hollow body tele etc. I could have probably got it done for a ton of money but opted out. Nope. I wanted something like this.
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    I ended up going cheap, bought this carved top archtop tele, but it's not really thicker than a std Tele except the arch.
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  8. El Tele Lobo

    El Tele Lobo Friend of Leo's

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    Probably not what you have in mind, but these are my two that I use for jazz. But they don't have jazz master pickups or trem.

    The first is one I built from a Tone Bomb clear pine body and a Allparts TRO-V neck. Finished in Tru-Oil...30 coats and 15 coats respectively. The TV Jones T-90 delivers a very close approximation of a P-90 to my ears; warm and woody and perfect for jazz.

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    The second is a tele I bought off Craigslist and modified. It now has Cavalier pickups (Fat Lion and Fat Lion King) with a 4-way switch. The TRO-FAT neck is nice, but a little to substantial for me, so thinking of changing more of a 60s neck profile and radius (I was really surprised how much I liked the 7.25" radius and vintage frets on the TRO-V above) when I start working again.

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    Again, probably not what you're thinking of when you say jazz tele, but this is what I use. I've actually never played jazz master pickups. Not even sure if I'd like them or not.
     
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  9. El Tele Lobo

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    Wow! Nice! Bet it sounds sweet with those P90s!
     
  10. schmee

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    Not bad, different sound. I replaced the stock P90's with Genuine Gibson. Turns out the stock ones were pretty darn similar though!
     
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  11. NewKid

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    The tremolo system on the Jazz Tele looks too close to the end of the guitar to me. Fender could move it up a little like they do on the Classic Player Jazzmasters that a lot of JM purists dislike.
     
  12. LoveHz

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    Not really a jazz player (I wish) but when I need something a bit on the smokey side, this'll do it well enough for me.
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