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Discussion in 'Bad Dog Cafe' started by Imnotarobot, Oct 21, 2020.

  1. eddiewagner

    eddiewagner Poster Extraordinaire

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    The Fender Telecaster Guitar
     
  2. ShortintheSleeve

    ShortintheSleeve Tele-Meister

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    Well, a Tele actually is my only guitar. At some point, I'll add something with a humbucker.
     
  3. Deathray

    Deathray Tele-Afflicted

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    I’m onboard this train. My Standard 50s LP has changed my life. Without a doubt, the most playable, versatile guitar I own.
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  4. mkdaws32

    mkdaws32 Tele-Afflicted Gold Supporter

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    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.
     
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  5. unixfish

    unixfish Doctor of Teleocity Silver Supporter

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    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.
     
  6. ruger9

    ruger9 Poster Extraordinaire Ad Free Member

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    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.
     
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  7. ricardo1912

    ricardo1912 Tele-Afflicted

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    For me my 50s Baja would comfortably do all I need.
     
  8. TeleTown

    TeleTown Friend of Leo's

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    Seams we went through this topic not so long ago?
     
  9. Cheap Trills

    Cheap Trills Tele-Holic Silver Supporter

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    definitely not the LP, too limited. Flip a coin b/w the other two.
     
  10. Goldenshellback

    Goldenshellback Tele-Meister

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    Tele. Simply the best electric guitar ever made.
     
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  11. Jerry_Mountains

    Jerry_Mountains Tele-Holic

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    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.
     
  12. gimmeatele

    gimmeatele Tele-Afflicted

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    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
     
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  13. knopflerfan

    knopflerfan Tele-Afflicted

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    Strat - 3 pickups, light(generally), and comfy. Plus, Knopfler and Gilmour sound best(to my ears) with one.
     
  14. JL_LI

    JL_LI Friend of Leo's

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    67053C07-7684-45FB-8A34-726ADAB75E25.jpeg 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.
     
  15. ronzhd

    ronzhd Tele-Holic Ad Free Member

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    My 1st inclination was my 335, but..... one guitar for all time, my tele, because simplicity lasts longer.
     
  16. stxrus

    stxrus Poster Extraordinaire

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    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
     
  17. basher

    basher Tele-Afflicted Silver Supporter

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    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.
     
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  19. burntfrijoles

    burntfrijoles Poster Extraordinaire

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    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.
     
  20. darkwaters

    darkwaters Friend of Leo's

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    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.

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