What’s your dream telecaster?

trandy9850

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I had to make my dream Telecaster.

Swamp Ash body

Mahogany neck

Brazilian Rosewood fingerboard

Nitro Surf Green finish

Callaham left-handed bridge with K-T-S titanium saddles

Seymour Duncan Custom Shop Jazz humbucking pickup with aged cover

Seymour Duncan Vintage Stack bridge pickup (changed from what’s in the picture)

Kluson tuners


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McGoldTopp

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In process now.

dubble cutaway, rear routed controls, B16 and a flower print finish.
 

Jakedog

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I’d take this one. But in a color that’s not boring and butt-ugly.

It’s a ‘13 MIA Fender USA Professional Telecaster HS. I converted it to HH. DiMarzio PAF Pro in the neck position, with a Mojo Tone open cover. DiMarzio Bluesbucker in the bridge position. Three way switch and a volume knob. No fancy switching or coil splitting, no tone control.

Edit: I have since flipped over the Bluesbucker. It was a little bright and thin when I first installed it. At DiMarzio’s suggestion, I flipped it so the screws are toward the neck and the slugs are toward the bridge. Now it sounds surprisingly close to a P90.
 
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brookdalebill

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maverick-tx

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I haven’t owned anything Fender for a couple of years now because I’ve found you can get Custom Shop quality for Fender production prices if you’re patient in the used market. Plus better value and performance in used boutique stuff. Most recent T-Styles for me are the Xotic XTC 1 and a K-Line Truxton. Of the two, I much prefer the K-Line. So I’ve landed on my forever Tele with the Truxton, no doubt
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about it.
 

Guitmojones

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“The dream is to always chase the dream for dreams give us purpose.” - some guy

Built the one on the left (pictured with a mighty mite neck as I’m finishing the final version of its neck) on the right is my “72” (that’s what I was told)

That being said I’d still love to have a fat headstock tele thin line or deluxe from the 70s
 

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hmemerson

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I had to make my dream Telecaster.

Swamp Ash body

Mahogany neck

Brazilian Rosewood fingerboard

Nitro Surf Green finish

Callaham left-handed bridge with K-T-S titanium saddles

Seymour Duncan Custom Shop Jazz humbucking pickup with aged cover

Seymour Duncan Vintage Stack bridge pickup (changed from what’s in the picture)

Kluson tuners


hEbmF5V.jpg


MdoILJF.jpg


oJmTJMQ.jpg
The left handed bridge has always been in my mind, simply because I’d like the bass strings to have more twang and the treble strings to be fatter sounding.

I must have been dropped when I was born.

HE
 

El Tele Lobo

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“The dream is to always chase the dream for dreams give us purpose.” - some guy

Built the one on the left (pictured with a mighty mite neck as I’m finishing the final version of its neck) on the right is my “72” (that’s what I was told)

That being said I’d still love to have a fat headstock tele thin line or deluxe from the 70s

Reaching for that "22nd" fret pretty often, I see...
 

KW1977

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There’s so many, it’s hard to choose just one. Let alone remember them all on any given day ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

A stab:

Around 2006 there was a custom shop copper metallic 50s reissue of some kind with a stealth pick up under the pickguard. It’s still haunts me to this day.

A Japanese made or CS 60s re-issue, rosewood board, burst with the white binding. That look will never ever get old to me. Heck, I’d even take the Jason Isbell model. While we’re at it, the Chrissy Hynde model is a real looker too!

Hot Rod 52.

Jerry Donahue.

A 90’s MIJ Paisley.

Anything metallic orange…

Cabronita anything. MIM, MIA, CS, boutique brands, does not matter!

90’s American Standard

80’s Squier like the one I saw Chuck Prophet playing a few nights ago.

An old beat up MIM Standard.

The list goes on……….
 




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