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Weller's Tele ?

Discussion in 'Telecaster Discussion Forum' started by jadedsoul, Oct 16, 2013.

  1. jadedsoul

    jadedsoul Tele-Holic

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    Just grabbed these pics from a video, hoping somebody can tell me the model of his guitar. If i wanted this guitar what would you ask for. We know its a tele but is the a specific model/ date you can see from the pic ?
    cheers guys.
    Trying to get a list of paul's guitars :D

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  2. BritTwang

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    I read somewhere that it dates from 1958. I wouldn't be surprised, he was born in '58 so it could be the case that he picked up an old model from his birth year at some point in time. I know many guitarists like to do things like this.

    There was an interview somewhere that talked about his gear acquisition and he stated that he only ever buys gear with a specific use in mind. Sensible bloke, I buy gear just to have it!
     
  3. Chris H.

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    Weller's Tele is a stripped mid 60's maple cap with transition logo, black pickguard added too. You can get refin mid 60's Tele's for around 6-8 grand though most of them have rosewood fingerboards.
     
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    Is this white guard (with single ply 8 hole pick guard) the same Tele, before being stripped?

    (Love this clip, band is really in a grove and clearly having fun...)

     
  5. jadedsoul

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    Id not seen that one. id seen the maple one before but thats a nice one too. Anybody got any more pics of pauls guitars they like ?

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    This is a tribute not the real one.
     
  6. duojet

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    I have also been curious about Wellers Telecaster.....seems to be a favourite of his.
    My favourite Weller guitar has always been his all-black Ric 330.......
     
  7. boris bubbanov

    boris bubbanov Tele Axpert Ad Free Member

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    I've heard that, too.

    But to me, he still sounds like Paul Weller no matter what he plays.

    Something about his compositions - I'm totally engaged in the message of the song; I just don't find myself wondering about the technical things. :)
     
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    I'm a huge Weller fan and get the feeling he's not into gear for gears sake or as a collector. It does a job.

    Here's one of my favourite tracks, played with his Tele. It's a wrist tester this one - pressure on and off Bm, C#m, Dm, A and E. The E gives your wrist a welcome break.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=civFHU3HC7Y
     
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    Since the days of the Style Council, he's mostly played a handful of 50s teles, a late 60s Epi Casino ('66?), and a '68 SG, and strats in the late 80s/early 90s. The guy's got tone for days.
     
  11. BradL

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    Me and the missus were wondering whether to feed the touts and see him in Guilford tonight but we decided on an Indian instead =)

    Will try and catch him soon but in the meantime here is the Porcelain God Himself:


    Gratuitous (2 of my heroes together) edit:
     
  12. Vintagebrit

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    Weller is a long time hero of mine - since about '77. Johnny Marr I've just started scratching the surface.
    The Messenger Album is superb and the kind of Guitarry music I wish Weller would be doing.
    I've been a bit disappointed with Wellers later albums, though there are gems on all of them.
     
  13. bookworm

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    Weller's last three have, IMO, been an absolute triumph, classics all. Never really dug the stuff after Heavy Soul until those three came along.

    Hell of a talented bloke, mind, one of the best. Just the fact that he wrote 'To Be Someone' aged 19-20 still makes me shake my head in awe.
     
  14. jadedsoul

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    @ Bookworm. yea when i listen to the jams songs i just cant understand how he grasped those concepts so young. it took me till in my 30's to see stuff he was talking about in his teens. it flaws me.. yea gob smacked.
    A very special talent of our tiny great island. i listen the the jams direction collection all the time while building my 330 :)
    i will soon have a 330 heheheee
     
  15. jadedsoul

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    I got this from John Reed's book "Paul Weller: My Ever Changing Moods"..... It talks about the Jam recording their 2nd album "This is the Modern World", and Paul's becoming more and more frustrated with the meticulous tuning that a Rickenbacker guitar requires.

    "Chris Parry explains: '...Paul got caught up with everything-on-a-Rickenbacker. If he'd been more open-minded, we could have moved the session on more fruitfully, with more time and care. It didn't acheive it's full promise.' Vic Smith remembers an incident when Paul completely lost his temper: 'The guitar suddenly disappeared off the mix,' he recalls, 'Then something catches my eye in the studio: it's Paul's Rick 15 feet in the air. He'd just got so frustrated over not staying in tune."

    o yea. i found this...
    http://www.musiciansfriend.com/guit...lt-1951-nocaster-light-relic-electric-guitar#
     
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  17. jadedsoul

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    lol . I no.. im a bit of a wind up merchant. i love to wind up the beatgear guys. I found that on the rickforum.
     
  18. frenchie

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    Always been bemused that Paul Weller thinks (Or has been lead to believe) that his Epiphone Casino is a 66), when in fact it is a 64! The serial number is 71027, and it has nickel hardware, with nylon saddles, and the grooved Waverly trapeze tailpiece (Which was seen on early Casino`s, and still used sporadically in 64).

    Steve.
     
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