Torn between two CS teles... HELP!

Discussion in 'Fender Custom Shop Tele Forum' started by FiestaSam, Mar 20, 2019.

Twisted Tele Journeyman Relic or Caballo Tono Tele?!

  1. Twisted Tele Journeyman Relic

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  2. Caballo Tono Tele

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  1. FiestaSam

    FiestaSam TDPRI Member

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    Okay, I know it's got to be my decision... but I've fallen for two very different teles and am struggling to choose!

    Option 1: Limited Twisted Tele Journeyman Relic - White Blonde
    Option 2: Caballo Tono Tele - Candy Tangerine

    Would just be interested to hear which you guys like! :)

    Cheers
    Sam
     

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  2. Chunkocaster

    Chunkocaster Poster Extraordinaire

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    Just make one of each as equivalent partscasters and go for a nice holiday with the savings when you're done.
     
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  3. brookdalebill

    brookdalebill Tele Axpert Ad Free Member

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    If you look at my avatar, you’ll know my choice.
    Caballo tono, senor!
     
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    N0casteraccepted TDPRI Member

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    I would certainly say the Twisted Tele. Bigsby's are pretty rad on a telecaster and can give a different, squishier tone in my observation.
     
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  5. ickylick

    ickylick Tele-Holic

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    Maybe a compromise? Don't know if they have a current CS tele with a TV Jones in the neck and a bigsby.
     
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  6. 68tele

    68tele Friend of Leo's Silver Supporter

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    Candy. Tangerine. Period.
     
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  7. cousinpaul

    cousinpaul Friend of Leo's

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    How do they play? Any difference in the necks?
     
  8. Seasicksailor

    Seasicksailor Friend of Leo's

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    Whichever is more different than what you already have?

    I'd go for the Journeyman myself.
     
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  9. FiestaSam

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    Necks feel pretty similar, slightly wider jumbo frets on the Twisted Tele, but feel pretty close in hand.
     
  10. Sol1

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    Are you using Bigsby a lot? Is it important to you for some other reason? If not, I'd go for Caballo - it's pretty and pretty original.

    But honestly, my take would be the Journeyman without Bigsby.
     
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  11. FiestaSam

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    I do like the Bigsby and I can see myself using it moderately for a tele equivalent of Gilmoury type stuff... the Journeyman is more the style I'd typically go for, the Caballo is not my usual vibe but there's something very playful and unique about it..! Thanks for your comment!
     
  12. marc2211

    marc2211 Tele-Holic

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    Caballo :drool:

    I’d never use a bigsby, so I’m biased there, but the Caballo looks amazing, love the pickups too.
     
  13. Lobomov

    Lobomov Friend of Leo's

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    It would be harder if the first didn't have a bigsby .. but listen .. number two is orange! .. It's a no brainer. Go with the Caballo
     
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    El Caballo, Senor Sam!!
     
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    Depends which one talks to you,,, Period!;)
     
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  17. bgmacaw

    bgmacaw Friend of Leo's

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    Get the Caballo. Declare your love of it for about 6 months. Then say that you just couldn't bond with it. Sell it to pay for the Journeyman. Rinse. Repeat.
     
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  18. teletimetx

    teletimetx Doctor of Teleocity

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    fwah, mate; any brown-nosing tosser can naff up a stage posing with that Bigbsy unit - you, YOU, are Fiesta Sam in Big Ben Town - how can you not go Clementino?

    by that I mean the tangerine, el caballo furioso! storm the castle!
     
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    sonny wolf Friend of Leo's

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    I'm pretty traditional with Telecasters so I prefer the white blond one.
     
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  20. FiestaSam

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    Now there's a response! Haha thanks for the guidance sir.
     
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