THAT'ABOUT PARE.... for the course.My niece is visiting my mountain man brother-in-law for only a couple of days, then has to return to Oregon where she lives. I could see we weren't making any headway trying to hook up, and I knew both my niece and my wife wanted to see each other since it's been a couple of years since they saw each other, so I made a suggestion. Why don't we get a really nice pizza and head up there? We did that, and had a nice visit, and enjoyed a good slice!
Now I get to my observation. As some of you may have observed for some reason, I have not been particularly enamored of my AV 72 Tele Custom and thought I might want to replace it with something, anything, maybe an accordion or bagpipes. Yesterday, I had the chance to play my brother-in-law's twelve-year-old Mexican Tele in perfect condition, really just like it was coming off the wall at Guitar Center, but it has Texas Special pickups in it he installed.
Though I don't really play much anymore, I kind of got into it, and enjoyed playing the guitar, and thought I might try to weasel it out of him since he has several other guitars and doesn't play the Mex Tele much. I sat there holding the guitar, and visiting, trying to formulate how I was going to approach trying to buy the guitar when SHAZAM! Reality hit me all at once! I have bought numerous, maybe too numerous to count Teles in my time, and the realization hit me that the one I already have, if I would just be honest with myself plays as well or better than any of them, I've owned. A conclusion I had come to long ago when I had my sell off, that being the reason I kept the AV 72! I had somehow forgotten this.
My observation is, a Tele, is a Tele, is a Tele. Your milage may, and quite possibly may vary, but I reckon like the old coon hunter who had his wife read off an ad he had her write for him to sell off a hound. When he heard the ad read back, he said to his wife, I've been looking for a dog like that, I reckon I'll just keep him. I reckon I'll just keep the AV 72. I reckon too, that my son can have it when I'm through with it.
I sincerely apologize for writing something actually pertaining to guitars, and Telecasters in specific. String Tree's post made me do it!