Tele or Les Paul - Poll

Discussion in 'Other Guitars, other instruments' started by Bluego1, Feb 21, 2020.

Tree Tele or Tree Les

  1. Telecaster

    74 vote(s)
    51.4%
  2. Les Paul

    70 vote(s)
    48.6%
  1. jvin248

    jvin248 Poster Extraordinaire

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    Les Paul Jr with a single bridge P90.
    But not a weak Gibson style headstock, use a scarf joint, volute, and a spoke wheel heel adjust truss rod.




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  2. stratoman1

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    That one does kind of scream LP. I am a fan of both though
     
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  3. Viejo

    Viejo Tele-Afflicted Silver Supporter

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    LP but only because I view Telecasters as a working class utilitarian guitar. Teles should be pure and simple to me.
     
  4. G.Rotten

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    Option 3.

    I've been sitting on a nice piece of big leaf quilted maple for a while as well trying to decide what to do with it. I've decided to do a Les Paul Double cut that has elements of a Santana PRS (which is more or less a L.P. DC Jr anyway).

    Something like this.
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  5. Bluego1

    Bluego1 Tele-Afflicted

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    Ya, my luthier has that covered. He was just posting on Facebook in the last couple days about how many Gibson headstocks he repairs (he does a ton of repair work but also builds for sale and occasional custom builds). He’ll do me right, if I go that way.
     
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  6. Switchy

    Switchy Tele-Holic

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    If you posted an Epiphone LP, the results would probably be much different. As I wouldn't vote for a Gibson period.
     
  7. theprofessor

    theprofessor Poster Extraordinaire

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    With this piece of wood, a Les Paul. I came to this thread to say a Tele. But then I saw the wood. Les Paul.
     
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  8. Bluego1

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    It’s 5/8”
     
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  9. Guitardvark

    Guitardvark Tele-Holic

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    el pee with pee 90's all the way :)
     
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  10. Bluego1

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    This one’s more 3D.
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  11. Dan German

    Dan German Poster Extraordinaire Silver Supporter

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    Too fancy for a tele, so LP if those are the only two choices. I would lean towards strat or strat/tele hybrid. I don’t know why figuring is OK on a strat, but not so much on a tele.
     
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  12. fasteddie42

    fasteddie42 Tele-Afflicted

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    Double bound telecaster all day long
     
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  13. Bluego1

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    It would certainly be a pretty unique telecaster. I’ve seen pics of a couple Les Pauls made from the Tree, like the one I posted above, but not a tele.
     
  14. bcorig

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    Stopped playing the LP once I got the Tele.
     
  15. tfarny

    tfarny Friend of Leo's

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    Crazy idea, but it it's going to be a musical instrument that you will end up playing, maybe turn it into the type of musical instrument that you most want to play? I thought this "log" was the most musically amazing piece of wood that ever existed - if so, build your dream guitar, not your dream looker guitar.
     
  16. Bluego1

    Bluego1 Tele-Afflicted

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    The most musically amazing part was as a tone wood for an acoustic. I’m still doing that; I have a lot more tree. Just can’t afford it right now. This electric is going to be a looker. An excellent player, too.
     
  17. dreamingtele

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    Id go against the flow.

    I’d let the wood Be fancy and go for a thinline telecaster with 2 p90s.

    other than that a double cut les Paul.
     
  18. Ripradiant

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    I thought this was a tele forum?!
     
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    I'd do a guitar that everything is rear mounted and has no pickup rings or pick guard or anything else on the top to take away from that wood. A carved top is really the only way to go, imo, to add spacial dimension to the figuring of the wood. It's such a nice piece that anything other than a flowing carved top is wasting a rare opportunity to have something REALLY unique and desirable. If you DID have a pick guard, it must be made from the same wood to keep the pattern and blend in.

    You can't skimp on this one. If you can manage it, you should get top shelf hardware and electronics. For what it's worth, I'm putting together something really special which will be another thread. For electronics, I'm using custom shop pickups and a MojoTone solderless kit. It comes pre-wired and has a wiring buss block where you plug in your pickup wires, jack and bridge ground and you're done. Pots, cap and jack plus the wiring buss block delivered to your door for less that $100. Everything is neat and clean and matched for each other. The volume pot with treble bleed resistor and tone pots work perfectly and sound good. You can change pickups easily and never need to use your soldering iron.

    Anyway, I'm excited for you because I know how much fun it is to have something quality and unique. I'm looking forward to what you decide on and end up with.
     
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    Voted Tele, but your choice at the end of the day. :)
     
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