Someone recommend me a telecaster for blues

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  1. neilybob100

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    ScottJPatrick Friend of Leo's

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    Any Tele will do, what's your budget?
     
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    Agree with the above.....whatever you choose will be fine.
     
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    yes.any tele.i see big budget.so go out and play some guitars.then grab one
     
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    Yep, play a bunch and take home the one that speaks to you. You can play the blues on any guitar.
     
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    The one with the neck size, fret size, and radius that feels best... :)

    personally, I’d be looking at the Albert Collins model which I think has a bigger than average neck and vintage frets, which I prefer, plus the neck humbucker would be cool for certain blues styles.

    The Micawber would be another one I’d be interested in for the same reasons, but that’s just me....

    Happy hunting!
     
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    If you can go play them in person do it, once you lay your hands on it you'll know the one.
     
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    I don't understand the question? You can play "the blues" on a Telecaster, a Les Paul, an LG-O (acoustic) whatever. As people have said above, the Telecaster that FEELS the best to you is the one for YOU to play the blues. Get out there and find it!!!! ;)
     
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    You can play the blues on a kazoo or a ukelele. The guitars on that page look awfully nice, but I don't know if any of them would be "better for blues" (or why) than a basic Squier. If you want to buy a nice guitar, I can't recommend enough going around to real stores and playing them until you find something you like. Each one is different from the other. It's terrible that the internet is now the main place people go to buy guitars.
     
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    The Albert Collins RI should be fine with the vintage 7.25" radius and medium oval neck profile.
     
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    Any telecaster. For the feel, I’d go as old-style as I can. 7’25’’, 3-barrel, big neck, split shaft tuners, vintage-style pickups.

    Oh and pick one you like the looks of!

    Muddy and Little Walter Inspired with tele.jpg

    Robben1.jpg

    Sean Costello on Tele.jpg

    Joe Bonamassa 50s Tele_RedRocks.jpg
     
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    Yep, any Tele you like the feel and look of will do for anything you really want to play.
     
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    As is always the case if you want to play the blues. The Telecaster you have when your best girl left you and you were evicted from your house. That guitar is ready made to play the blues.

    This does not work for teenagers who’s parents will only get them a Chevy Nova to drive in high school. Yes, I am sure.
     
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    OMG, I have such a guitar!! :confused:
    She has been in troubles like me and I have bhougut her during the saddest period of my life. Never realized it o_O

    To the OP: buy what you want, it will be just perfect for the blues.
     
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    ^^^ THIS ^^^ :rolleyes:
     
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    Agree with everything above, but make sure you play one with a 7.25 radius neck, before buying one. Some people cannot get along with those.
     
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    Yep, all of the above. All will get the job done.
     
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    One that works?
     
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