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Discussion in 'Bad Dog Cafe' started by Imnotarobot, Oct 21, 2020.
The Fender Telecaster Guitar
Well, a Tele actually is my only guitar. At some point, I'll add something with a humbucker.
I’m onboard this train. My Standard 50s LP has changed my life. Without a doubt, the most playable, versatile guitar I own.
If it had to be only one, an HSS Strat with a floating 2 point non-locking trem.
For gigging, I use my Strats and Teles interchangeably. For recording, it’s often a Tele. No real use for an LP - they “feel” wrong to me and I have a Contemporary HH Strat that covers that ground close enough.
My Tele is my #1. I also have a Strat; nice, but I prefer the Tele. I am not a Les Paul fan; I appreciate them for what they are, but they are not my thing.
For me it's my '93 tele. I'm the original owner. And it's not because of WHAT it is (a tele), or the mods I've done to it (pickups, refretted twice), it's just because it has been with me so long, and I have a relationship with it- it feels like an extension of me. But it could have been any model guitar. I sometimes wonder- is this guitar a "keeper" because it's some "magical amalgamation of components" where "the whole is greater then the sum of it's parts"? Or is it a keeper simply because I KEPT IT and it's the guitar I've played most in my life (I'm 51)
And it's not the guitar I've had the longest. I have a 80's hairband Charvel I played in my band with, it's an '89. And a '91 Ovation. But the '93 MIA tele has more HOURS on it, more life lived on it.
For me my 50s Baja would comfortably do all I need.
Seams we went through this topic not so long ago?
definitely not the LP, too limited. Flip a coin b/w the other two.
Tele. Simply the best electric guitar ever made.
A 335 ... but it's not on the list so, a Tele with a 4 way switch and Bigsby, you can do anything with that.
Likewise, part of the reason is it's easier on my old arthritic fingers, but mainly it's a whole different feel to the LP
Strat - 3 pickups, light(generally), and comfy. Plus, Knopfler and Gilmour sound best(to my ears) with one.
Careful here. There’s more than one kind of Telecaster and more than one kind of Strat. Myself, I could five perfectly well with my FCS ‘69 Stratocaster as my only guitar. It has the underwound pickups I need for my tone. I spend most of my time playing finger style on the middle pickup. The bridge pickup is reverse angled to tame the highs. It’s perfect with a pick.
My 1st inclination was my 335, but..... one guitar for all time, my tele, because simplicity lasts longer.
Since I’m not a strat guy that one is out the door
I’m looking for a LP 50 Standard with P90s
My ‘74 LP Special is special
My SG is not on the list
Of the three mentioned, to stay within the rules, I’d have to say tele
I’ve said for years that you can cover a lot of territory with a tele & a SG
I've had my LP for a couple of years, during which I've hardly touched any of my other guitars. It's a glorious machine and I'd play it for any gig. I try not to slobber on too much about how I love that guitar, but oh man, I really do.
Strat and it’s no contest for me.
I had a beautiful R8 and it’s gone.
I had many beautiful Teles and now there’s just one.
I still have two Strats.
I’m reasonably sure that within the next couple of years, there will only a single Strat remaining.
Never liked Strats, so that's one down. LPs are okay, but just okay, so that's two down. Love my Tele, so, there you have it. The only demand I make is that the Tele has to have humbuckers.
If the choices were wider ranging, though, I'd be torn between my SG and my Dot, with my SG having a slight edge. Sadly, my Tele would be in third position. Nice guitar, but my SG rules the roost.