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Step Son needs a new git. Poll

Discussion in 'Bad Dog Cafe' started by medownsouth, Feb 27, 2021.

Which tele or "tele style" would you go with

  1. Vintage V75

    1 vote(s)
    1.4%
  2. G&L Bluesboy

    32 vote(s)
    46.4%
  3. Squier Classic Vibe

    26 vote(s)
    37.7%
  4. Other? Please comment

    10 vote(s)
    14.5%
  1. medownsouth

    medownsouth Tele-Holic Gold Supporter

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    Step son has really progressed with his playing, and has far outgrown the cheap POS that he's working with now. I only have a bout $500 to spend on the purchase. Which would you go with?
     
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  2. Milspec

    Milspec Poster Extraordinaire

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    The Bluesboy is a very nice instrument, gets my vote of the choices. There will be another 50 suggestions show up in the "other" category, but I see no reason to make this complicated. The Bluesboy is a solid choice and one that should satisfy for several years.
     
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  3. pinchegil

    pinchegil Tele-Meister Platinum Supporter

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    +1 on blue
     
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    Dismalhead Poster Extraordinaire

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    I pulled out my Bluesboy last night because of the Bluesboy thread the other day. Rocked it big time, probably annoyed the neighbors. Wait until MF runs the Stupid Deal and get him a Bluesboy. It is a really simple, straightforward, fun guitar.
     
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  5. Ron R

    Ron R Friend of Leo's Silver Supporter

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    The one that feels best to him when he plays it.
     
  6. Wyzsard

    Wyzsard Friend of Leo's

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    Take him to a guitar shop and let him feel the difference in neck profiles. Once he finds one that feels the most comfortable, go from there.

    Jmo
     
  7. medownsouth

    medownsouth Tele-Holic Gold Supporter

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    It’ll have to be a mail order job; we are in the sticks. Over 100 miles to the nearest big box music shop
     
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  8. Wyzsard

    Wyzsard Friend of Leo's

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    There goes my idea lol
     
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  9. Slim Chance

    Slim Chance Tele-Afflicted

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    I’m not too familiar with your poll choices, but you should also be able to find a used MIM standard within your price range and maybe a Player if you get lucky.
     
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    Build a partscaster with him.
     
  11. medownsouth

    medownsouth Tele-Holic Gold Supporter

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    Ideally it’s what I’d like to do. He really likes my Logan strat but likes the looks of a t-style.
     
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  12. Steve Holt

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    My advice would be to look for a used classic series 50s Tele or Strat. They're great guitars. Not sure if they can be found in your price range any more. It's been a few years since I picked up mine for that price.
     
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  13. Brad Pittiful

    Brad Pittiful Doctor of Teleocity Ad Free Member

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    i chose classic vibe squier...as if i were going to get a fender...id get a squier CV jaguar
     
  14. tbp0701

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    I've seen a lot of used PRS SEs under $500. I'd strongly consider one of those. If not that then the G&L. I might also watch for a Fender Classic Series in good condition. The Yamaha Revstars look interesting, but I've not played one. Since you aren't able to shop in person, than at least whatever one makes him go "ooh!" and want to keep playing it.
     
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    The Bluesboy seems like a great choice.
    Fender MIM used Standard or Player Series are good. I play a MIM all the time.
    By the time you get into the Squier CV pricing, it's just better to get a MIM. Cheap Squiers are a great ride but expensive Squiers are more challenging.

    Otherwise, have you seen the Harley Benton TE70?
    Burst Paisley ($175) They ship from a Pennsylvania warehouse.

    [​IMG]
     
  16. Ron R

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    Go with a dealer with a good return policy then - stepson will know when he's found "the one"
     
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    What kind of music does he play?
     
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  18. Ricky D.

    Ricky D. Doctor of Teleocity

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    Drive the hundred miles to the big box and play some guitars. Two hours each way, and you have an event he will remember the rest of his life. You don't get too many chances like this, don't let it pass you by. This can be a guitar he picked out for himself, not one someone else chose for him.
     
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  19. CaptainCrunch

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    I second that him being able to pick "The One" would be a great afternoon's labor. If not possible, the G&L's are running the tightest QC ship on that list, and probably of any of the far-east sub-brands. I've played plenty of US-made guitars that felt worse.
     
  20. hopdybob

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    what guitar of yourself he fancy's the most?
    you would have some guideline there
     
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