Pictures of you with your first tele

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  1. El Tele Lobo

    El Tele Lobo Poster Extraordinaire

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    Here's one of me with mine from about 18 or 19 years ago. It was an early-to-mid-90s MIM Tele Special. Had a tort guard, a chunky neck, a humbucker neck pickup and a 5-way switch. It had an ash body (probably 2-piece with a beautiful Crimson Transparent finish. I had the stock bridge pickup swapped for a Joe Barden, the tuners for Sperzel locking, the 6-saddle vintage bridge replaced with a vintage 3-barrel (brass) and had the frets redone with 6105. I flipped the control plate too, but didn't know how to solder back then so everything was backwards. It was really funny watching people trying to figure it out when they would borrow my guitar to play at jams.

    I've never owned cargo shorts...but you can see I have some cargo pants on here...and my shrit is rather bumched. Can I still hang out with you guys?

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    Cargo pants were the pants for the new millennium!

    Sometimes if one feels compelled they could even wear the cargo pants that zip off at the knees into shorts

    Sorry no pics of me with my first tele
     
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  3. blue metalflake

    blue metalflake Doctor of Teleocity

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    4DDA45EF-E221-4A11-BB1A-61AED2D2A7F1.jpeg Me on the left with my first Tele, which I’d had for 4 or 5 years at this stage
     
  4. Lonn

    Lonn Friend of Leo's

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    My first Tele was actually an Austin black flame model. Paid $50 for it at GC back in 2002. Got it home and found it had SD Antiquities in it.
     
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  5. Randypttt

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    About 1971. Picked it up for around $200. It was nasty sounding. Couldn't get the sound I was after at all. Squealed, intonation was jacked and it detuned itself after just a few minutes playing.

    What I know now from researching the Fender site and this forum was CBS Fender wasn't using the proper caps or any for all I know. It was a 68 double bound and was lovely to look at but virtually unplayable.

    My situation at the time (basic survival mode) didn't allow me to spend time or money fixing it so I opted for a Gibson non reverse Firebird that came with P-90s.
    Things got heavy after that. If ya know what I'm sayin

    Never had another Tele until 1995. 85 MIJ I still own and have modded to my standards.
     
  6. harpdog

    harpdog Tele-Holic Silver Supporter

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    This Nashviwlle Tele has moved on since I got it 8 years ago. It was my first electric in many years.
    I wanted it to sound like a Strat, but it didn’t.
    I did not know then that I like the Tele sound better.
    Technically, my first Tele type was a Samick many years ago, but no pictures. Didn’t know Tele’s back then, so can’t comment if it was good or not.

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  7. Broadmoor74

    Broadmoor74 Tele-Meister

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    446F7652-142E-49D4-83A7-C597791184BE.jpeg ‘98 52RI
     
  8. LGOberean

    LGOberean Doctor of Teleocity

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    I feel like I'm cheating to even post in this thread. My first tele (in fact the first electric guitar I ever bought myself) was in 2008, so my contribution here just goes back 13 years.

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    Twang Tone Friend of Leo's

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    Wish I had a pic of me and my Tele(s) - but I had so many, I never took a pic with me in it, just the guitars!
     
  10. fernieite

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    Same here. I do have one photo of my first tele, which I bought in 1978, but I'm not in the shot. It was a blond 68. I then traded it for a custom colored fiesta red 1963.
     
  11. Durtdog

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    Around 1970 or so.

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    Well, it's easy for me. I only have ever had one Tele in my entire life. It's a 1963 that I bought in 1972.

    Here is me circa 1979
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    And then in the 1990's
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    At my wedding in 2003
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    And at a gig a couple of years ago
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    Same guitar for almost 50 years!

    Cheers,
    Doug
     
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    Very nice shots!
     
  14. Blue Bill

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    I ran across these yesterday. That's Tom McClung on keys, Phil Cavenaugh on Bass. 1987 maybe. I sure miss that Tele.

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    I don't know whether you should be arrested for those shorts or given some kind of bravery award.
     
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  16. harpdog

    harpdog Tele-Holic Silver Supporter

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    When I finally realized the Tele was for me

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