My last Tele

Maguchi

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I’m down to my last Telecaster. My high point was owning 6 Tele’s, fueled by the temptation of NGD posts on TDPRI back in the day. I’ve weaned myself from the model. I simply no longer have any guitar lust for the Telecaster. Perhaps because it feels that there are less NGDs or I’ve become immune to them. Perhaps it’s because I visit TDPRI less often to lurk and rarely to post. For the record I still think of the Tele as the most iconic of all electrics and prefer its style more than any guitar.
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My last Tele

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My next Tele
 
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Tele-friend

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Like I wrote in a post not long ago, I have always wanted an American Fender Telecaster (butterscotch blonde) and a Gibson Les Paul 50's Gold Top. I bought the Tele in 2019 and LP in march this year. For me that is it, everything that I really need and want. Both guitars play fantastic and give me the combination of:
- humbucker pickups and single coil pickups guitar
- 24,75 and 25,5 inch scale length
- 12 and 9,5 inch neck radius
- 50's fat neck and a modern C shaped neck
- maple and rosewood fretboard
- 4 knob and 2 knob guitar
- heavy (9,7 lb) and light (7,9 lb) guitar
So I really like that each of them has something that the other one doesn't and they compliment each other very nicely.

I also have a '74 Telecaster Deluxe (my avatar photo) which scratches the vintage itch and is really nice to play. This guitar is literally somewhere between a Telecaster and a Les Paul! :)

I have 3 more guitars that don't get played much. I might sell two of those in the future. Having 3 good guitars for me is enough.
 
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burntfrijoles

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I've owned somewhere north of 45 guitars since 1998.


I regret nothing

I've had around 35-37 or so since 1992. I won't say regret but some were impulse buys from sheer guitar lust. (Some fueled by NGD post on TDPRI.:oops:). I view many of those purchases as foolish extremes and the juice was not worth the squeeze.

I don't regret selling any of the ones that are no longer with me. There are a couple of instances where I was deciding between parting with one or another where it was a coin flip. The sale of my J-185 vs my Souther Jumbo comes to mind.

I am happier with the 6 guitar that remain. That will soon be four or less.
 

That Cal Webway

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Wtf

I'm at the mall killing time to pick my guitar up from afret level and crown.

Apparently the sole on this Adidas is 3D printed like... BFD okay- you could hide your joints in there I suppose, or put my little-little pony toys hanging from the soles. $200 of course...

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Chester P Squier

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I will never sell an instrument unless it’s financially necessary because I don’t ever want to post a thread about the one I shouldn’t have let go.
I'm the same way, but I may be afflicted with FOMO (fear of missing out). I only have 6 fretted instruments anyway (2 acoustics, 1 pbass, three electric guitars).

We sometimes hear about "crazy cat lady," but we never hear about "crazy guitar guy."
 

FuzzWatt

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I'm the same way, but I may be afflicted with FOMO (fear of missing out). I only have 6 fretted instruments anyway (2 acoustics, 1 pbass, three electric guitars).

We sometimes hear about "crazy cat lady," but we never hear about "crazy guitar guy."

I prefer 21 or 22 frets, personally.
 

Frisco 57

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I've got a log book that I start a new page or two for every partscaster build. In my log book, I keep track of part numbers and build costs. The telecaster I'm currently working on says, "The Last One" at the top of the page.
 

Telekarster

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I'm beginning to realize that the guitars I've built for myself are the guitars I play the most, these days. I'm seriously considering on selling off all my other guitars, save a couple of special ones.
 




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