Teles Absolutely RULE

Discussion in 'Telecaster Discussion Forum' started by DHart, Nov 21, 2019.

  1. Gardo

    Gardo TDPRI Member

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    Same old story, Never gave Telecasters any respect,until I discovered what they could do. I learned on acoustic and later went to hollow and semi hollow bodies. For years my only axe was a vintage jazz box and I loved it. I decided to get a solid body and went looking for a Les Paul,but came home with a Telecaster. I soon had no use for the jazz box and sold it.Never did find a Les Paul that I connected with.
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  2. Hokyjoe

    Hokyjoe TDPRI Member

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    You told my story. I've had Les Paul's, sg's, strats of all stripes, Ibanez, and other makes. Now all I have are two tele's, a modern Player and my build Tele. It's something about that twang and simplicity.
     
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  3. coolidge

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    Felt the same way about Les Paul's, lifetime Les Paul hater...then...found the one. Same story on Tele's, found the one then bought two more of the exact same Tele.
     
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  4. coolidge

    coolidge Tele-Meister

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    What's not to love? :twisted:

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    Ivorytooth Tele-Meister

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    Yes, they do rule...

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  6. hydra19

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    With my first paycheck on my first job I knew I'd be buying a guitar at the end of the month, so I set to research which one I'd get - came down to a Tele because it was the mot versatile. Eventually I did get a Les Paul and Jaguar, Strat, Jackson USA Soloist, 4 Mosrites, SG and more Les Pauls. I sold the Tele after I got an arsenal of guitars. I find each is good at something, but I have bought an American Original 60's and am feeling the love. It does everything very well and I'm loving the light weight and simplicity. Also, the sound, it#s great, it's the guitar sound....I wonder if I'll be selling all the others back for Teles now that I've almost tried and owned everything out there.
    Everyone's got to have at least 1 tele, even if it's built for cheap
     
  7. oopsimeltednitro

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    I gotta say, what gets me is that its the the things that maybe you shouldn't like about them seem to be what I like. I shouldn't like the sharp edges and lack of gentle "used bar of soap" countours, but my tele wedges right in between my ribs (er gut) and plants it self just so. I shouldn't like the way the neck pup is like a ballerina and the bridge is a WWE wrestler, but I get used to the 2 being unbalanced. I shouldn't like how I'm constantly fooling with the tone pot to find that microscopic sweet spot that wakes my rig up juuuuuust so, but I do. The 3 barrel should annoy you because it doesn't ever intonate a 100%, but the way I have mine set up sounds the "right sort" of out of tune. The list goes on, LOL. I have 2 very pretty decent strats (an EJ rosewood, prs Silver Sky) that are very "hi-fi" and I love to play them, but I always go back to the tele. For me, it's just the best guitar ever made on this earth.




     
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  8. Fendereedo

    Fendereedo Friend of Leo's

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    Love Tele's, always have, ever since I picked one up years ago. It helped that Joe Strummer and Wilko Johnson played them, which was the first thing that came to mind. Loved Strat's too, but fell out of love with them, unfortunately. Jazzmasters, are my new Strat I suppose.
     
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    Agree 100%.
    Joe and Wilko are two heros of mine and jazzmasters are way cool!
     
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