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Discussion in 'Telecaster Discussion Forum' started by 2 Headed Goat, Jul 31, 2019.
I'm kind of drawn to these, but the price tag is a deal killer for me. I also don't normally buy signature guitars anymore. The only sig guitar I have is the J Mascis Squier Jazzmaster. This is a nice review though, and the Tele sounds great.....decisions....
If that fugly-ass guitar wasn't associated with Page we'd all be laughing at it.
In fact, I am laughing at it. It's fugly.
And Led Zeppelin were silly.
Wasn't he just saying.. go get some paints and paint up your frikken guitar... like, it's just a guitar, man....
"It kind of looks like it came from arts and crafts!" True. "...made them more affordable..." False.
Thanks for posting. I enjoyed the video. A great Tele for all who are really into Page and Page-a-phernalia.
imagine you and your mates were tasked to style a band and you all were baked out of your mind on mind altering substances, and then handed Eric Clapton's SG, or This Tele. What would you do? It is no worse than "The Fool"
" It is no worse than "The Fool".....or, you coulda said, "It's just as BAD as The Fool".
So seems a little high for a MiM or is it Japan? they never say in the reviews you got to go by the price. I saw the Fender video and they said it was based on Jimmy's 59 I've read Pagey call it a 61 and a 62 maybe better ask Jeff Beck it was his guitar. Would rather play my signature guitar
The Page Tele is way worse than "The Fool." I don't like either; one is at least decent and borderline professional, the other is an amateur, high-schoolish job. Neither fits the shape and form of the guitar it's on very well at all, though "The Fool" has some parts that do. Why someone would want their own version of someone's personalized guitar is beyond me. Fantasyland?
They should make a paint by numbers version for the hobbyist....
Yeah, what I like — what the dragon tele means to me — is the idea of personalizing your guitar to reflect your mood and artistic expression. It reminds me of a very significant period of musical history. I don’t want one to play myself, because it’s someone else’s vision*. But if I were a collector, I’d probably jump at owning it.
* Also, if people saw me with Page’s dragon tele in my hands, they might expect me to *sound* like Page in his prime, and that’s going to end badly for all parties...
I’d imagine that there would be an expectation of knowing how to play at least one Zeppelin tune...
Led Zep's first two albums were incredibly profound influences on me when I was 17-19 years old! Amazing. I wore those vinyls out! Transformative they were!
These guitars today are just a commercial effort to capitalize on Jimmy's vintage Led Zeppelin fame. And if a guitar player today feels the need to invest their hard earned $$$$ in that, so be it... their business, not mine.
I think the guitar looks kind of cool, but have no interest in buying into the Page idolization through Fender.
I've put together many great looking Teles on my own, which play and sound at least as good, or better - for a lot less money.
So, this offering is kind of a yawner for me; I have no motivation to acquire one. But I am glad if it helps keep Fender in business. You see, I do love Fenders, and I want the company to continue to thrive!
The guitar is not my cup of tea, I'd prefer a stock top loading tele without the dragon, but Lemmo and his playing the guitar is!
I try, really I try
I can't see the dragon
Maybe the lads chased the dragon on the back of it....
I wonder if the original one had blade marks on the back?....
I'd like one as a wall hanger/playable display. They are a bit too pricey for me to buy as a novelty item though. The sound in that video didn't do much for me either.
I wonder if they are shipping them internationally fitted with pao ferro fretboards or if different rules apply because Jimmy Page..
Yeah that sound wasn't what I expected... I was hoping he would play STH....sigh...
For a minute there I thought you were calling me out.