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Ugly Telecasters: Let's See 'Em

Discussion in 'Telecaster Discussion Forum' started by 8trackmind, Dec 28, 2019.

  1. '51 geezer

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  2. ElJay370

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    This one's the winner...hands down. The John Deere meets Atomic Punk paint job, the warped record pickguard (is that Zeppelin IV?), what's probably a super hot and snotty sounding Bill Lawrence pickup shoved into a gaping hole in front of the chopped-off bridge...All the boxes are checked.

    I really want to play this through something big and stupid like a Sound City full stack or a 100 watt Orange.

    Is it for sale? :lol:
     
  3. 8trackmind

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    Move along, nothing to see here.
     
  4. Greggorios

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    From a 2012 thread regarding ugly guitars...This...this is ugly...

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    Is this yours? I love the detail on this, the flippers, control knob as the pinball, the ball launch thing as the strap pin. Is that an actual pinball or just a control knob? Looks like it lights up but does it go "bing bing bing " too? do the flippers do anything? And what are those plates on the back covering ?
     
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    I see the holes for a TOM and stop bar but what are the three little holes from?
     
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    jackal Friend of Leo's Platinum Supporter

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    That "Diamond in the Rough" is beautiful. If you think it's too ugly to play, I'd be interested.
     
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    That wins as both the ugliest tele and the ugliest flying v
     
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    Ow.


     
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    Ew.
     
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    The blue jigsaw tele wins so far.
     
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    Kinda cowboy ugly and liberace pretty?

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    Mostly it's over the top with abalone inlay
     
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    Mine
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  15. 8trackmind

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    I'm certain your telecaster would beat up other telecasters if it got half a chance.
     
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    Especially the sun-baked LP pick guard. Wrinkly edges much?
     
  18. '51 geezer

    '51 geezer Tele-Meister

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    I agree. The Black Squier with the black headstock looks nearly new, as does the burster in the case.
     
  19. '51 geezer

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    If that is honest wear, I'm glad I wasn't your roadie.
    But, when people do that to a a guitar on purpose, "relic" it, I don't like it very much. Kinda feel the same way John Hiatt felt about people who smash guitars on stage.
     
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    Yeah, she’s a nasty sea dog!
     
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