My Tele taste has REALLY changed.

Discussion in 'Telecaster Discussion Forum' started by Xanderbeanz, Nov 18, 2013.

  1. Xanderbeanz

    Xanderbeanz TDPRI Member

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    Ah, I was 25 and on some tripped out neon new-wave meets electro-goth-metal journey which required me to have a guitar like this:

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    Anyhow, times change, turning 31 soon, and just bought this closet-relic tele from a luthier I've known for a while:

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    Tastes sure do change! Although i still like the same music as i used to, I'm very much aesthetically these days on a vintage or steampunk wavelength, buying antique furniture and the like.

    I'm going to be converting it into another esquire, white 3ply pickguard and a nice scatterwound pickup. Unsure on whether to go original or Eldred wiring, thoughts?

    Anyhow, i reckon these two will look really nice next to one another, a reckless rebel next to her classy aunt.
     
  2. flyswatter

    flyswatter Friend of Leo's

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    I like 'em both!
     
  3. hemingway

    hemingway Poster Extraordinaire

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    Me too!
     
  4. Xanderbeanz

    Xanderbeanz TDPRI Member

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    I definitely reckon folks will like the look of them both when placed next to one another, the whole green/pink white/black reflection thing going on :)

    Also i like the versatility, the pink has a humbucker and the esquire will have a 50's style scatter wound, so they'll sound pretty different.
     
  5. gwjensen

    gwjensen Friend of Leo's

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    Love the new one. The pink one hurts my eyes.
     
  6. Camplain

    Camplain Tele-Holic

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    You don't even need an amp for the top one to be loud :lol: Seriously, nothing wrong with either one of those, you've got fine examples of apposite sides of the Tele spectrum.

    I'm going on 31 too, and the things I find aesthetically pleasing now are so far from what I liked when I was 25. Back then most any guitar I was interested in had to be very modern, usually black, and sport a headstock that could impale a buffalo. Last guitar I bought was an Olympic white 62RI Strat, and before that 2 vintage style Teles, funny how we change with time.
     
  7. Ol'ClaytonBilly

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    Sexy. Pure sexy.
     
  8. telex76

    telex76 Doctor of Teleocity Ad Free Member

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    Same here.:)
     
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    chipbutty24 Friend of Leo's

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    Count me in! Love the Neon-pinksquire!
     
  10. Larry Mal

    Larry Mal Tele-Meister

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    But wait... is not the pink one an Esquire, since there's only one pickup (and not a humbucker that I can see), while the relic'd guitar is an actual Telecaster?

    Either way, I think the hot pink Esquire looks fine. Seems to be an actual Fender there... is it?
     
  11. 65 Champ Amp

    65 Champ Amp Tele-Afflicted

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    Love the blue one.
    Since I've got 24 years of "experience" on you, I'm going to do what old guys like to do....offer free advice.

    As you mature , you will learn to love the tele neck pickup. So keep it.

    That being said, an esquire is on my to-build list to join my 2 teles.
     
  12. blue metalflake

    blue metalflake Doctor of Teleocity

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    I think your current taste is spot on
     
  13. Xanderbeanz

    Xanderbeanz TDPRI Member

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    I'll keep the pickguard and neck pickup so if i want to convert it back i can :)
     
  14. Xanderbeanz

    Xanderbeanz TDPRI Member

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    Tada!

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