What do you play when it's not the Telecaster?

Mike M

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AAT65

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Normally the Jazzmaster is the only serious competition to the Tele (Or the other way round sometimes). Lately though since I invested in a GP-10 my PRS SE245 is seeing more playing hours as it was the first to be fitted with a GK-3:
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I have now got a second GK-3 installed temporarily on the Jazzmaster so it will get a workout in the next couple of weeks. I plan to do a more permanent (but still reversible) install via a custom pickguard.
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mystichands

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I play a 2020 Epi LP Special w/P90s and fat neck, and my old Guild Starfire lll, or Am Standard Strat. My Tele partscaster is still not right after putting a Tusq nut in myself. Due to the lack of nut slotting skill, I just ordered the Sintoms zero fret.
 

Dismalhead

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Lately it's mostly my two PRS SEs. I still pick up a Tele, an SG, a Strat, or my Epi ES339 on occasion though. Just had a heck of a good time last week playing my MIM Cabronita.
 

Ascension

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Carvin Kiesel DC guitars and old mid 1990's Washburn USA guitars built while Grover Jackson was running that shop mostly.
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KeithDavies 100

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I have lots of guitars I like, and I try to get to them all - it takes quite awhile to do that, however, because I'll start to enjoy one a lot and play it for weeks before I switch to another one. I usually play acoustic and electric about 50/50 and I keep one of each out on stands. For the last couple of weeks, I've been playing a Lone Star Strat and a Martin HD16R-LSH as my "stand guitars".
Like this. I try to rotate through, if only to counter the argument that I've got more than I ever play! At present, though, I've only got room to have two out on a stand at the same time, so currently the rosewood Tele is away in its case and I've got a Strat and a 1960s open-D Gretsch Corvette on the stand.

The others in the rotation are a 1960s Galanti Grand Prix, a 2002 (I think!) Gibson 333, a thinline Tele, a 1963 Hofner Senator, a Yamaha 12-strong acoustic and a Line6 Variax that I pulled out today and rediscovered to be a wonderful guitar!

There are a couple of others that will join the rotation again when I've sorted some electrics and set-up issues, but those are the main ones. Typing all this out reminds me that I don't have a resonator, or a "proper" Gretsch, or a Rickenbacker. Or a 6-12 double-neck. Or a Suhr. Or a Martin. Or...
 

8bitlooper

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90% of the time teles. But I’m lucky enough to have some diversity in my guitars (although it’s time to move some on).
 

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cyclopean

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Though it is a real pain the butt to play (can not play seated, must use a strap) my Phantom seems to get a lot of play.

I have a wide variety of guitars which give me various tones, but my Phantom is usually my fun go to guitar. Why? Because it can do Telecaster stuff and Stratocaster stuff. It really is Tele and Strat in one guitar!

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I’ve seen two bands using those in the past month.
 

Moonraker5

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I’ve seen two bands using those in the past month.

Interesting.

Don't know why we don't see more. They are fantastic guitars -- great bright tone -- and they are relatively cheap compared to other guitars. My Phantom cost 800 bucks. Had to buy the case with it, plus I bought a strap...came to about a grand in total. That's an amazing deal. Teles and Strats and Les Pauls and SGs...they get you close to two thousand bucks for a new one.

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