Vote on which Tele I should keep.

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

  1. Siegeld

    Siegeld TDPRI Member

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    I would pick the one that feels the best. If one does not feel better than the others sell them all and find the one that you would never part with.
     
  2. fretknot

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    All great guitars, but I would go with #1 - Blondes are more fun.
     
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  3. 19vin65

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    personally I love the sound of a maple neck/fingerboard tele.
     
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    Texas specials with a 4 way switch all day long. The pickups are hot and sassy and the extra switch position brings on humbucker girth when you want it.
     
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    I’d have to keep all 3 of those! They are all very different. I can’t speak for you but if it were me I think unless you are needing to sell for financial reasons you’re gonna be sorry if you do it.
     
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  6. eddy8dynamite

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    You should definitely sell the blonde AV with the mini humbucker ... to me.
     
  7. tjnugent

    tjnugent Tele-Meister Gold Supporter

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    Keep the Blackguard, it is the one and only. Every guitarist needs one.
     
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    Blindfold test - which has the best neck for you? That's the one I would keep.

    Best of luck deciding.
     
  9. .Chris.

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    #1 - easy choice
     
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  10. Leadripstick

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    I would have to go with the butterscotch. It's a really tough choice though. The mini hum fits me and that guitar just talks to me.
     
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  11. Martinoils

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    I’d keep the top one gotta have a nitro finish, love the looks and I like the neck mini humbucker although you can always play around with the electronics,right?
     
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  12. The Stever

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    #1
     
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  13. brookdalebill

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    I’d keep the 52 RI.
     
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    Keep The ultra for sure, I’ll take the 2001 GC silver 501-765-0398
     
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    Keep the '52. Vintage guitars seem to play better and are worth more.
     
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  16. Winky

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    Keep #1.
     
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  17. JBurton

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    2001 American Edition silver metal flake.
    Better yet, donate it to me as a mission of mercy, and keep the Butterscotch.
     
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    Ultra, Texas tea. Beautiful....but, of course, tone is first.
     
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    Keep the American Vintage '52.
     
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  20. GearGeek01

    GearGeek01 Tele-Meister

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    For me, the keeper would be the:

    "2021 American Ultra in Texas tea with ultra noiseless pickups and S-1 button in the volume knob."

    - I would prefer the Ultra over any other Fender model. Noiseless pups, S1 switch, I like stuff with switchy things, so that appeals to me. Treble bleed circuit, and locking tuners. For me it would be a no-brainer. Texas Tea finish is ok, but for me on the Ultras is the new "Cobra Blue" finish... But I wouldn't be at all picky if someone layed one in my hands, doesn't matter which finish. -- I had a Fender American Elite Stratocaster which I think was the most amazing Strat I've ever owned. Financial poop came along and I was forced to sell 14 of my guitars, and the Elite was one of them. Had I the opportunity to get it back, and of my several Strats pick one, it would be the Elite. So from that experience, my choice of your 3 would be the Ultra Tele, hands down.

    - I do like that the American vintage hot rod ‘52 that is has a one-piece body, that will resonate really well I'm sure. But I don't like it as much as the Ultra. I also like the butterscotch blonde finish.

    - And last >> I wouldn't keep anything associated with Guitar Center, I hate Guitar Center. To my eyes that one is fugly. Nothing really special about the pickups, you can put them in any Tele, as well as a 4-way switch. I imagine you most likely over-paid for this one just to have the Guitar Center name. Not in a million years for me. It would have never followed me home in the first place, it would have stayed on the wall at GC.

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    Now as far as what I would buy... Fender has priced the new Ultras out of my league... so being disabled and living on less than $800/mo disability... my choices for Tele(s) are...

    - Fender (MIM) Classic Player Baja Tele (in my avatar her) - I honestly thought when I bought it I'd never need another Tele
    until I saw one of the...
    - Fender (MIM) Deluxe Nashville Teles

    With those 2 Teles I would have no need for any other Tele... and I paid way way less than one Ultra would cost

    Baja Tele - got it in mint condition at a pawn shop for $300
    Deluxe Nashville Tele - was $824.99 new (price has went up on them, they are now $949.99)

    $300.00 + $824.99 = $1,124.99

    2 great guitars for the price of one American Performer Teles ($1,199.99) or one of the American Professional II Teles ($1,499.99) -- Plus with these two guitars of my choice (the Baja and the Nashville) I'd have way more tone switching thingies than in just a regular lain Jane Tele

    my 2 cents

    I also have 5 Les Pauls, so I won't even consider having just one there... haha...

    In February I had 26 guitars, and sold 14 of them... all of them I regret selling... so I feel your pain...
     
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