Teles - I just can't get enough of them

Discussion in 'Telecaster Discussion Forum' started by johmica, Jul 25, 2021.

  1. johmica

    johmica Tele-Holic

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    They're just the best platform available.

    What I've got:

    an AO 50s tele
    an MJT/Musikraft 70s clone with FWRH in the neck and Don Mare Green Onions in the bridge (under construction - not yet even plugged in)

    What I want:

    an MJT 60s clone (rosewood) with Don Mare Hayrides and a Bigsby B5 (in the works - already buying parts)

    an all-rosewood Thinline clone with a Charlie Christian in the neck

    In short, I just can't get enough of them. I mean, you can put a 'bucker in the bridge of a strat, but no other guitar seems quite as versatile as a good ole' tele.
     
  2. BackwaterJunction

    BackwaterJunction Tele-Meister

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    Well, this is certainly the right place! I've got four teles but each is slightly different to the other, so I think it's allowed right?
     
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  3. Tenderfoot

    Tenderfoot Tele-Afflicted

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    Johmica, I fully agree with you.

    [IMHO] You can put a tele on a rock guitar star and it looks OK (think Jimmy Page) but, put a Gibson Les Paul on a county guitar star (think Don Rich) it just doesn't blend all that well.
     
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  4. Controller

    Controller Friend of Leo's Silver Supporter

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    So I am guessing the OP will never start a "Should I buy this Tele?" thread.
     
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  5. FenderLover

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    [QUOTE="johmica, post: 10814958, member: 63490"...In short, I just can't get enough of them....[/QUOTE]

    I built 3 if these, currently working on my "last one", to be revealed later.
    AsianCaster with neck-thru body; sapela body with BK P-90's; MJT Lollar relic; Gretsch-made Bigsby; HarrisonCaster with solid RW neck; stock '68; stock '73 Thinline:

    Teletown2.jpg
     
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  6. Fretting out

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    I built 3 if these, currently working on my "last one", to be revealed later.
    AsianCaster with neck-thru body; sapela body with BK P-90's; MJT Lollar relic; Gretsch-made Bigsby; HarrisonCaster with solid RW neck; stock '68; stock '73 Thinline:

    View attachment 882033 [/QUOTE]

    Wait a minute! They reissued those bigsby guitars!
     
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  7. FenderLover

    FenderLover Poster Extraordinaire

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    Yup, special run in 2003, Japan.
    There used to be a website, can't find it now.
     
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  8. johmica

    johmica Tele-Holic

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    I've gotten rid of tons of guitars over the years without a second thought, but I regret getting rid of every tele I've ever sold (3 in total over 30 years of playing).
     
  9. howardlo

    howardlo Tele-Afflicted

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    Teles…the first mass produced solid bodied electric guitars and still the best!

    What other manufactured product has been popular for so long while remaining basically unchanged?
     
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  10. UPtele

    UPtele Tele-Meister Gold Supporter

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    I got fo looking fo mo
     
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  11. NoTeleBob

    NoTeleBob Friend of Leo's

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    Different subject: that's just because LP' are too cool for Country.
     
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  12. johmica

    johmica Tele-Holic

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    A 335 can cross genres, for sure, but it doesn't have the different pick-up options that a Tele has.
     
  13. Controller

    Controller Friend of Leo's Silver Supporter

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    There is something about Teles that elicits a visceral response every time I play one. It's been that way since the first time I picked one up. Totally unexpected.
     
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  14. LGOberean

    LGOberean Doctor of Teleocity

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    @johmica another "Berean" here :twisted: in agreement.

    What I've got...

    10-20-2019 - Logan Custom tele couch pic.jpg

    ...five Logan Custom teles, L-R: mahogany solidbody with a P-90 neck pickup; "logo" thinline (smaller cutout, standard blackguard, vintage style pickups and selector); BSB (solid swamp ash, stainless steel bridge plate, straight aligned pickup, DiMarzio Twang Kings, 4-way); Firecaster I (chambered walnut stained Longleaf pine & Douglas Fir, salvaged from house fire, stainless steel bridge plate, Bill Lawrence Keystones & 5-way); Firecaster II (chambered salvaged LLP, stainless steel bridge plate, straight aligned pickup, DiMarzio Twang Kings, 4-way).

    What I want...

    Logan Custom Limited Edition White Starling, 2" hollowbody with TV Jones Classics; a Firecaster III with dual P-90s; a Rosewood; maybe one with Charlie Christians.
     
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