Parallel Universe Strat-Tele Hybrid

Discussion in 'Telecaster Discussion Forum' started by Mike_LA, Apr 3, 2018.

  1. John C

    John C Friend of Leo's

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    It was announced at NAMM in January and released on April 2nd. No jokes; just part of their annual "limited edition" series.
     
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  2. Rufustelestrats

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    As my handle says tele-strat. Hmm seems like it should be my signature guitar.
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    BigDaddyLH Tele Axpert Ad Free Member

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    If only Stephen Hawking were still around. He could explain this, because I don't get it.
     
  4. RoyBGood

    RoyBGood Doctor of Teleocity

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    I'd have no trouble making room for this one:

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  5. jonhart

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    If it had a Tele headstock, I’d be all over that. As for the Strat/Tele thing I’m not huge a fan... A Nashville Tele seems like a better choice.
     
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    Fender should've named them Franken-Junkyard-Shop leftovers (wink).
     
  7. horseman308

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    I never could get into the Tele-Paul thing, only because the stop tail bar makes the back end look crowded. The dimensions are all wrong. But with a wrap-around tail-piece? Now we're talking....
     
  8. gentlyweeping

    gentlyweeping Tele-Meister

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    I wouldn't mind having one of those around the house. Just not that color scheme. Reminds me of my great grandmothers end tables.
     
  9. MonkeyJefferson

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    They all lose me without the Tele headstock!
     
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    I bet it sounds nice but it’s not very ambitious for a “parallel universe” guitar
     
  11. rad1

    rad1 Tele-Afflicted

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    Ya know, dogs and cats don’t produce offspring together and I think Teles and Strat’s would be smart to follow their lead.
     
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    Hmm, this should become a 'build challenge' item... I could DIY (given a body from someplace like Tone Bomb) for a LOT less $$!
     
  13. WelshBluesMan

    WelshBluesMan Tele-Meister

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    I dunno... Something about it makes me cringe.
     
  14. dreamingtele

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    I actually like it, but I dont like the strat contours on it, and preferrably, rosewood board and hardtail.. but this works fine with me.
     
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    I would stab somebody.... in front of their mama.... for that guitar!
     
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    When I first saw all these guitars I immediately thought that Fender must be stalking this forum. I know I've seen just about every one of those kinds of builds on here. If I was forced to choose though I would definitely play that Jazzmaster/Tele.
     
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    moosie Doctor of Teleocity Ad Free Member

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    It actually took me a few minutes of careful looking to see that it wasn't just a Strat. Oh, Tele body, yeah, mkay... so what.

    I like the comment that it's like a Nashville with all these Strat characteristics. But what is a Nashville, except a Tele that already has a rather significant Strat characteristic?
     
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  18. TeleTown

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    pass!
     
  19. gitarjoe

    gitarjoe Tele-Afflicted

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    don't show my wife, I have explain why I need a strat and a tele.
     
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    A Nashville tele still has two tele pickups and a tele bridge though. This one has a Strat bridge, strat pickups, strat switching and controls, and a strat headstock. It really just looks like a single-cut strat, pretty underwhelming if you ask me, but ever since I picked up a tele I've thought "why does the strat even exist?" :)
     
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