Vote on which Tele I should keep.

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

  1. gogaterz

    gogaterz TDPRI Member

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    Definitely keep #3 the 2021 American Ultra. If you're keeping ONE Telecaster, don't keep one with a mini humbucker in it or a silver sparkled Tele. Texas Tea is a beautiful color, compound radius, binding on the body, great electronics, locking tuners, etc. I could do without the satin finish, but that's a minor detail.
     
  2. KW1977

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    HOT ROD 52 FULL STOP! I’ve wanted one since they first came out, such an incredible piece.
     
  3. m1j0ch

    m1j0ch NEW MEMBER!

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    Hands down the first one. That ‘52 is beautiful. I love that Apple Records vinyl pickguard too!
     
  4. 41144

    41144 Friend of Leo's

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    Not keen on sparkly stuff and prefer brunettes myself .... so definitely the black one :)
     
  5. tomoff

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    I love the American Ultra Texas tea.
     
  6. Artwerk Orange

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    I would MOST Definitely NOT keep that awful-looking silver sparkle. I would take it off your hands for you and you would not even need to pay me. I like helping others that way. Let me know when you need my address. Oh... and you are quite welcome.
    Craig
     
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  7. JazzDreams

    JazzDreams Tele-Meister

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    The bsb.
     
  8. JohnAC

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    I would definitely keep the Hot Rod.
     
  9. JDB2

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    Keep the Ultra. It’s the newest and nicest guitar of the three. Meanwhile you can cash in on the mojo value of number 1 and the bling value of number 2 while keeping the guitar with the best modern, pro level specs.

    In other words, sell the two most appealing to the market and keep the best instrument, which I think is the Ultra. That’s what the responses to this poll are telling me.

    (Particularly after all you went though to get an Ultra with the pickguard aligned with the bridge.)
     
  10. Brad_1

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    I agree! Sounds like he can't determine witch one he likes best. I wouldn't have to ask anyone this question. I have two, but there is no doubt which one would go if I decided to sell one of them. If none of these stand out to you, then sell them all and keep looking. Pretty isn't number one. Sound and feel is.
     
  11. Mike SS

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  12. oregomike

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    If they were mine, I'd keep the silver sparkle. Close 2nd would be the butterscotch (after the removal of that beatles sticker) ; ) Not into tuxedo looking guitars so, definitely not that one.
     
  13. Whitebeard

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    Simple answer. Keep the one you like playing the most.
     
  14. Edgar Allan Presley

    Edgar Allan Presley Friend of Leo's

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    Keep all three and lose the Les Paul and Strat. My favorite of the teles, though, is the hot rod '52.
     
  15. superjam144

    superjam144 Tele-Afflicted

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    Silver surfer. Wow amazing guitar. Keep it
     
  16. David Menke

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    The last one pictured, black with natural color neck.
     
  17. eddiewagner

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    What a question! The butterscotch
     
  18. BengalB1956

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    Isn’t 30 years old a late 80’s early 90’s. I believe 60 plus years old gets you into golden years of vintage.
     
  19. Supereditor

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    I would keep the American Ultra because mine is my No. 1 and it’s the best guitar I’ve ever played. Also, it has all the traditional Tele sounds plus the ability to beef things up with the push button.

    That said, the differen pickup configurations on these give you a legit reason for having three Telecasters. That’s a hard choice.
     
  20. Controller

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    Sell a kidney if you have to. Keep them all.
     
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