Multiple Teles- Why?

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  1. DHart

    DHart Friend of Leo's

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    Simple answer.... at first glance, and without deeper knowledge of them, one Tele may seem fairly indistinguishable from another.

    But, when you get down to appreciating the finer details, each and every Tele guitar plays and sounds different from all the other Teles. Beyond that, different finishes LOOK a lot different, as well. (There are quite a variety of wonderful colors and finishes to enjoy - in ADDITION to the playability and tone differences of the guitars.)

    Different fret board materials, different neck profiles, different pickup types, different pickup specifications, different electronics, different bridges, different body characteristics (solid bodies, thinlines, contoured backs, bindings!), and different finishes.

    I've got an even dozen Teles; each and every one of them is a unique guitar with tone and playability that is noticeably different from each of the others that I have. For all the reasons I stated in the previous paragraph.

    Lastly... I enjoy having the variety, and I am able to do so. Bottom line is, that's all the reason I need to have more than one Tele. :cool:
     
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  2. Texsunburst59

    Texsunburst59 Tele-Afflicted

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    I own 6 Fenders and 1 Tom Anderson T-Style Tele.

    The weird thing is Tele's are really not my main style of guitar to play.

    I just happen to find really good deals on them that I just can't pass up.

    I also REALLY love buying guitars to add to my guitar collection.

    '73 Fender Natural Tele Custom
    '78 Fender Sunburst Standard Tele
    '86 MIJ Fender '69RI Pink Paisley Tele
    '90 MIJ Fender '50's RI CAR Tele
    '09 Fender Highway 1 Honey Blonde Tele
    '15 Fender Mag 7 Seafoam Green Tele
     
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  3. Fiesta Red

    Fiesta Red Friend of Leo's

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    I have three.
    The highly modified and customized 1995 Telecaster Special in my avatar pic is my all-time best guitar (I call it Big Tex).

    The 2013 Modern Player Telecaster Thinline Deluxe is gorgeous and sounds great.

    The 2007 ‘72-reissue Telecaster Deluxe is nice and fat and rippin’—it’s a true classic rock and roll machine.

    Yet, I’d still like a standard ol’ Telecaster, with the “normal” pickup setup...and a 60’s-style Custom Telecaster with rosewood fretboard and Double-bound body...and a ‘69 Telecaster Thinline...and a ‘72 Thinline (a la Tab)...and a ‘72 Telecaster Custom (a la Keef)...and...

    Truth be told, I’m thinning my herd and I’ll probably just end up with Big Tex and my Fiesta Red Strat, and probably that old G&L F-100, too...and I’ll be happy.
     
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  4. DHart

    DHart Friend of Leo's

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    Oh yes... spread the wear around broadly and you'll never need to re-fret. That's been my program! :lol: But not my primary reason for the variety.
     
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  5. 3-Chord-Genius

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    It's a fetish.
     
  6. El Tele Lobo

    El Tele Lobo Friend of Leo's

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    This is one of the best answers yet! Haha!
     
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  7. EsquireOK

    EsquireOK Friend of Leo's

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    For fun and for looks.
     
  8. El Tele Lobo

    El Tele Lobo Friend of Leo's

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    Ambidextrous? That's seem SERIOUS tele commitment! Someone get Johnnypops a MEDAL or something over here! That's EPIC!
     
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  9. OldDude2

    OldDude2 Tele-Meister

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    ...like people and snowflakes no two sound and feel exactly the same unless you have Fender clone them - just ask Keith.
     
  10. studio1087

    studio1087 Telefied Silver Supporter

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    I have 6 because they all sound different and I love playing Telecasters. I have other Fenders and other brands. Guitar is my favorite and most passionate hobby. Ok?
     
  11. fenderchamp

    fenderchamp Tele-Afflicted

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    What's wrong with tele's?
     
  12. gtroates

    gtroates Tele-Meister

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    Honestly, I have an American Series telecaster with a Bigsby vibrato that is in Pittsburgh, PA at the house I stay at when visiting all my in-laws because I got tired of the problems of flying with a guitar at least twice a year, now I can go onto a plane with just a shoulder slung book bag as onboard luggage. My main telecaster is a ‘52 RI that I’ve modified with a Warmoth boatneck, that stays in Seattle with me and doesn’t ever get dinged up by a passenger trying to shove their wheeled suitcase in the overhead. So I only have one telecaster at any time now. I like them both.
     
  13. rze99

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    Greed
     
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  14. Nick Fanis

    Nick Fanis Friend of Leo's Ad Free Member

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    What do you mean "multiple teles"?
     

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  15. nosuch

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    Frankly? Colors.
     
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  16. Nightclub Dwight

    Nightclub Dwight Tele-Afflicted

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    Yes
     
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  17. brogh

    brogh Assistant Admin Staff Member

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    what do you have only one pair of shoes ? :D ... ( other guitar models are not shoes more like flip flops ) :p
     
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  18. dougstrum

    dougstrum Tele-Holic

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    I've got four, 2 thin line 2 regular.
    One of each style is painted and one of each is natural wood color. It's smart to bring 2 guitars to a gig for back up.
    Besides I just like Teles:D
     
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  19. davenumber2

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    That fiesta red thinline is fantastic. That is all.


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  20. Slim Chance

    Slim Chance Tele-Holic

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    I hate changing strings. When the strings go bad, I hang it on the wall and buy another.
     
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