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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. Tonetele

    Tonetele Poster Extraordinaire

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    I worked on a friend's son's guitar. A MIM Fender Telecaster and I was impressed by how good it was.
     
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  2. J. Bonkosky

    J. Bonkosky Tele-Meister Silver Supporter

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    G&L ASAT special tribute. Those MFD soap bars are really versatile.
     
  3. medownsouth

    medownsouth Tele-Holic Gold Supporter

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    I guess I’d call it new folk. Mostly cleans w/ Reverb. Some rock stuff a la the black keys.
     
  4. idjster

    idjster VERY grateful member Silver Supporter

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    I picked the Classic Vibe as I've had good luck with them but the truth is that he should try them out to see which is the best fit for him, if possible. Sadly, even in a batch of guitars you may only have one or two that feel and sound right to a person.
     
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  5. lil scotty

    lil scotty Tele-Meister

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    I choose “Other”. Why narrow the focus? Craigslist is filled with -$500 guitars! Buy used and save some money, I say.
     
  6. Jakedog

    Jakedog Telefied Ad Free Member

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    I vote that if there’s any way at all you can swing it, you kick in just a little bit more and order him a Schecter PT Special. If you can’t swing it (and trust me, I understand), then I vote for a G&L tribute.

    Check out AMS. They offer no interest payment plans that do not require opening an account. They’ll use your existing CC or debit card. I use them a lot for this reason.

    https://www.americanmusical.com/schecter-pt-special-electric-guitar/p/SCE-PTSP-LIST
     
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  7. Willie Johnson

    Willie Johnson Tele-Holic

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    I played a used CV 70's HSS Strat with a beautiful birdseyed maple neck last weekend for sale for $300 last weekend. I need another Strat like I need a hole in the head, but it was hard to turn down.
     
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  8. Musekatcher

    Musekatcher Friend of Leo's

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    They all look good to me, but without knowing, I'd guess the CV is going to sound the most "Fender" of the the three? I'd want to go with that for a tele sound, and "new folk".
     
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  9. glenlivet

    glenlivet Tele-Afflicted

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    Squier all the way. If he's still playing in another year or so, then go shopping again.
    Couple hundred bucks can get a nice playable squier. Add another hundred for a couple upgrades and he's got a nice guitar (nut and maybe some better pickups).
     
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  10. Fendereedo

    Fendereedo Poster Extraordinaire

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    I'm with the other guy's, who said drive and road test a few. Out of the choices, maybe other would be the way to go, especially if there is a big used market on 500 used MIM guitars. If not then Squier CV would be my next choice. Good luck.
     
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  11. Stanford Guitar

    Stanford Guitar Tele-Afflicted

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    I'd look for something used and spend just a bit more. You could probably find a MIA Tele for just over $500.
     
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  12. medownsouth

    medownsouth Tele-Holic Gold Supporter

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  13. Jakedog

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    Solid choice. Way nicer all around than a Squier. Most likely better fretwork than a player series MIM. Definitely better pickups and bridge.
     
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  14. Charlie Bernstein

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    xxxx
     
  15. Controller

    Controller Friend of Leo's Silver Supporter

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    All good choices. Make sure the neck is what he likes. The G&L Bluesboy had a neck too thin for my tastes.

    Otherwise MIM Tele Standard it's hard to go wrong.
     
  16. J. Bonkosky

    J. Bonkosky Tele-Meister Silver Supporter

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    Nice choice! That guitar is seriously a do-all. Enjoy!
     
  17. gregulator450

    gregulator450 Friend of Leo's Silver Supporter

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    Looking at this guitar, I am wondering why I would buy a Fender at all. LOL
     
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  18. Milspec

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    In that case....find a used Godin Session Custom, one of the best sleepers out there.
     
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