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Never stop searching for that perfect guitar!

Discussion in 'Telecaster Discussion Forum' started by MAXXFIELD, Oct 12, 2020.

  1. MAXXFIELD

    MAXXFIELD Tele-Meister

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    First 25 years of guitar was without a Tele. Got a Joe Strummer Tele in Thailand on the classifieds out of boredom/curious Loved it but had issues so sold it when moving. Picked up a Richie Kotzen Tele at start of pandemic. Mind blown again by the giant neck... sold all other guitars... thought I was set for life.... But all the cash I made selling off my guitars/compressors/lenses/prized gear/lively possessions sitting in my bank account just wouldn't stop whispering "thinline... try the thinline".

    The small town I'm in now ended up having a MIM Thinline Deluxe. It checked every box except the neck seemed small... but after a week...

    IM SELLING THE RICHIE KOTZEN.

    This is the perfect guitar sound/size/weight/shape/tone/versatility I've been searching my whole life. The Thinline just adds this extra layer which to me sounds similar in scope to adding a tube pre-amp to a signal chain. The vintage noiseless pickups are exactly what I want. Still trebly and sparkly but no hum. They offer this subtle compression compared to regular single coils that I really dig. Still that signature Tele sound that humbucker teles just don't quite get for me.

    Moral of the story: We're not crazy for constantly hunting far and wide for the perfect guitar/tone! everyone else is crazy for not playing guitar.
     
  2. naveed211

    naveed211 Tele-Afflicted

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    Yeah, I thought the Thinline was my perfect guitar. Then I just sold it for a PRS. Before all that, I thought I had the perfect guitar with other guitars too.

    There is no perfect guitar. There’s just the next one. But it’d serve you well to enjoy what you have and play the hell out of it. And whatever guitar makes you do that, go with that.

    And if you just enjoy chasing, enjoy the journey.
     
  3. Fiesta Red

    Fiesta Red Poster Extraordinaire

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    Just because I love BBQ doesn’t mean I’m not going to eat other foods ever again.

    I have “The One”—my perfect guitar—but I haven’t sold the others I had before, and I’ve found others I enjoy playing.
     
  4. Ebidis

    Ebidis Tele-Afflicted

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    After only one week, I would hold off on selling the Kotzen just yet. I have learned the hard way about making rash guitar selling decisions over the years.

    No reason you can't enjoy both guitars.
     
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  5. MAXXFIELD

    MAXXFIELD Tele-Meister

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    I've always been more into just having 1 guitar that I play to death. I can't deal with 2. It's like 2 girlfriends. Seems like a good idea, only trouble and broken hearts.
     
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  6. Walker

    Walker Tele-Afflicted

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    I keep thinking my perfect guitar would be the Jeff Beck TeleGib, but I have yet to find one. I do have an Am Series (or whatever they were calling them that year) that I don’t play much that I ought to put mini humbuckers in that may scratch that itch. But I don’t know that the 1 perfect guitar exists, at least for me.
     
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  7. MAXXFIELD

    MAXXFIELD Tele-Meister

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    It's like finding true love! its probably not where/what you think it is.
     
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  8. Walker

    Walker Tele-Afflicted

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    LoL. That may be
     
  9. mabinogeon

    mabinogeon Tele-Meister Silver Supporter

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    My perfect guitar:

    Gibson 333 body (gotta have the access panel on the back)
    PRS Pattern Regular neck, but in maple
    Rosewood fretboard w/PRS frets & nut
    G&L ASAT headstock (prefer all the tuners on top)
    PRS S2 locking tuners
    PRS trem, except it has the G&L 2-point fulcrum
    G&L Doheny PTB controls
    SD Antiquity humbuckers, but with coil tap
    Satin nitro on the body
    Satin poly on the neck

    One ugly guitar, and I don’t have the Photoshop skills to make that happen.
     
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  10. Chandlerman

    Chandlerman Tele-Meister

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    So..you've stopped searching? Congratulations.
     
  11. jhundt

    jhundt Doctor of Teleocity

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    the perfect guitar is the one in your hands at the moment you are playing. All the others are just guitars on stands, guitars in cases, guitars in shops, guitars you have heard about. You can only play the one that you are holding, and if you can't make it sound right - well that's not the guitar's fault.
     
  12. MAXXFIELD

    MAXXFIELD Tele-Meister

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    You should get someone on fivr to mock you up something for ****s and giggles!
     
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  13. MAXXFIELD

    MAXXFIELD Tele-Meister

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    HAHAHAHAH you never stop searching. The search just becomes more time consuming and ineffective
     
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  14. MAXXFIELD

    MAXXFIELD Tele-Meister

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    I agree with this. Its the same with photography and why Iphones are just as good as the newest Medium format digital
     
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    blue metalflake Doctor of Teleocity

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    Don’t stop searching - there could be another special one!
     
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  16. Nahtabot

    Nahtabot Tele-Meister

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    Uh, I'm throwing a challenge flag on that call.
     
  17. MAXXFIELD

    MAXXFIELD Tele-Meister

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    Overruled. The context was the best guitar/camera is the one you have with you. No ones claiming iphone's are better cameras. But when you see a UFO and your medium format is at home.... Iphone wins.
     
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  18. JL_LI

    JL_LI Friend of Leo's

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    There are special guitars out there. I have one, a FCS '69 Stratocaster. Perfect guitars? There are none. There's always something that could be a little different. That's just the way it is. That doesn't mean you shouldn't appreciate and enjoy a special one. Think about it this way. You either love the special guitar, or lady for that matter, you're with, or be forever disappointed that you can't find perfection.
     
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    radiocaster Poster Extraordinaire

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  20. Jakedog

    Jakedog Telefied Ad Free Member

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    Those pickups are wonderful. I love them. People like to look down their noses at them, but I totally prefer them.
     
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