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What do you love about your Telecaster?

Discussion in 'Telecaster Discussion Forum' started by Ryan0594, Jun 17, 2010.

  1. Ryan0594

    Ryan0594 Tele-Holic

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    Your's or any Telecaster in general that is...

    I love how solid the entire thing feels. The body and controls, compared to the Stratocasters I've used, feel much better.

    I also love the tones it can produce... all of them... :p
    And it really looks beautiful!
     
  2. Middleman

    Middleman Friend of Leo's

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    Organic tone with minimal sustain. Helps my hands work harder and improves my playing. When I move over to my strat, I sound better as a result.
     
  3. bradpdx

    bradpdx Friend of Leo's

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    I've owned 4, but this is one I've kept for the last 28 years; an unexpected gift from my father when I was 23 years old. Lightweight with a big organic, woody tone. My go-to guitar for literally a thousand gigs.

    1982 52RI - one of the first ones.

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  4. stantheman

    stantheman Doctor of Teleocity

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    AND......sitting on real wicker, not that cheesy plastic BigBoxStore garbage.
    That Tele's really starting to get "the patina". :cool:
     
  5. FMA

    FMA Poster Extraordinaire

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    Let's see, the tone, the neck and how it feels, the tone, the classic looks of a tele, the tone, the fact that I can tune it on a Tuesday and throw it in a case and go to a gig on Friday and it'll still be in tune, the tone...

    Did I mention the tone?
     
  6. indiobravo

    indiobravo Tele-Afflicted Silver Supporter

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    gosh, everything. the absolutely classic shape, the smell of the body, the chrome, how your right hand feels on the bridge, the simplicity of the whole. a tele is Working Art.
     
  7. Chewy

    Chewy Tele-Meister

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    Simplicity. I used to be a strat man, but I eventually figured out that everything that differentiates the strat from the tele - the trem, the mid pickup, the extra tone knob, heck, even the extra horn, were just unnecessary overcomplications.

    It's kind of like buying a car and seeing all the power features and bells and whistles - each one of those is just another something that can go wrong and ultimately distracts you from the driving experience.

    With the tele, it is a "pure driving experience," as BMW used to say. ...ironically because they love their bells and whistles, but you get the point.
     
  8. jkingma

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    She's a babe... a 37 year old babe.

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  9. tgfmike

    tgfmike Telefied Gold Supporter

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    I like the feel of the neck. And I like how comfortable it is to play seated. I love the shape of the headstock and the overall appearance as a whole. And it's so shiny.
     
  10. chrisgblues

    chrisgblues Tele-Afflicted

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    Bingo.
    Simplicity.
     
  11. cacibi

    cacibi Friend of Leo's

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    Just echo-ing some of the things already posted here. Simplicity and the fact that it makes your work. Like the sustain comment. Although when I think of no sustain I think of my Gretsch more. There's a reason they put Bigsby's on those things...it's the only way you can get the notes to ring out.

    I always say Tele's are like the Volkswagens of guitars. They're easy to work on and upgrade, and there's a ton of after market parts and options out there. Makes them a really good (and relatively cheap) platform for creating something that works for YOU.

    So - modification potential would be number one on my list I guess.
     
  12. BradL

    BradL Friend of Leo's Ad Free Member

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    It would be quicker to jot down what I don't like.
     
  13. FenderGuy53

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    +1 :rolleyes:
     
  14. bluemoon

    bluemoon TDPRI Member

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    I don't love my telecaster, it loves me!

    My Les Paul sounds fantastic. My tele, though, just feels right and sounds great too. I always seem to reach for my tele over my Les Paul. I just seem to have a better connection with my tele.
     
  15. chipbutty24

    chipbutty24 Friend of Leo's

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    I used to like the tele part the best but now I've grown to really dig the caster aspect.
     
  16. 00JETT

    00JETT Tele-Meister

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    The sound...!!! The neck is nice, but some days i like the angled neck of my gibson a bit better, but oh that sound!!
     
  17. Controller

    Controller Friend of Leo's Silver Supporter

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    The neck

    The neck, can't get over the neck.
     
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    dog fart Friend of Leo's

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    I like my Esquire better, but I love everything about my Telecaster except the weight.
     
  19. Togman

    Togman Tele-Afflicted Silver Supporter

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    Well this Tele is the only one i've owned. I've had it since '74 - it's a '68.

    The 1st thing that attracted me to it was the colour. I love the fact that I have never needed to mod it in any way to get the sounds that I want out of it. I love the fact that it has aged so well over the years (Much like lyself in fact!). I love the fact that it has never let me down in all the years i've owned it - not even a broken string. But most of all I love it because it's mine.

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  20. JaySwear

    JaySwear Tele-Holic

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    mine's a parts-o-caster, so i guess i love that it's exactly what i wanted it to be in every way. even if it has basically no resale value
     
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