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What Is A Tele?

Discussion in 'Telecaster Discussion Forum' started by Wrighty, Nov 28, 2019.

  1. Rev Rhythm

    Rev Rhythm Tele-Holic

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    To that point, aren't many guitar players also guitar collectors to a degree? In that case, what's on the headstock may make the same difference that a detail would mean to a stamp collector. I think there's a lot of overlap in that sense.
     
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    That's why I suggested it. They'll feel right at home!
     
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  3. jamesepowell

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    <--- This is my Telecaster. There are many like it, but this one is mine. My Telecaster is my best friend. It is my life. I must master it as I must master my life. Without me, my Telecaster is useless. Without my Telecaster, I am useless.
     
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  4. Toast

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    I'm not sure exactly what a tele is, but I know it's not a Les Paul, except when it is :).

     
  5. Dan German

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    Well, this should be resolved soon...
     
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  6. RadioFM74

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    American Vintage. ’52 (even old ones … soundwise they are identical), ’58, ’64 according to your tastes.
     
  7. rickthescot

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    So this should be renamed: T Style Discussion Page
     
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    You are talking about the 70's. Your "dream" tele could be anything from a real 50's blackguard to a 70's or even a deluxe...
     
  9. Wrighty

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    For God’s sakes, never, I mean never sell your Tele................................it’ll render it useless, which is just plain spiteful!
     
  10. urbandefault

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    If it's made by Fender or Squier and says Telecaster on the headstock, that's what it is.

    Anything else is not a Telecaster.

    Not that there's anything wrong with that. ;)
     
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    it doesn't say fender on it but it's still a tele, it has a lipstick tube in the bridge but it still sounds very much like a tele IMG_0395.jpg
     
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    Purest tele is the early 50s models, obviously. Butterscotch, maple neck, etc. But those pickups were all over the place in the first few years - different magnets and windings all over the place from what I understand. By the 70s Fender itself had put the Telecaster name on double humbucker guitars, semi-hollows (thinlines), so at this point you can call just about anything a telecaster as long as it has "that" shape and headstock, and probably a hardtail bridge and 25.5 scale.
     
  13. Stratwrangler

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    @Wrighty in answer to your actual question , do you remember what age telecaster your band mate had ?.
    But I would say if you want to get that feel and sound of an old tele at a decent price an early squire CVC like my avatar is the way to go brilliant guitars wont ever get rid of mine, and leave the am pro as is.
    Enjoy it for what it is.
    Your pro will sound like a tele obviously but some of the time it is literally the Vibe that counts, my tele makes me play a certain way that others dont regardless of if I put different pickups in them or not.
    The squire CV s are a Good place to start what ever era your trying to replicate after that I would say one of the avri s .
     
  14. Wrighty

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    Well, not easy but would reckon the original, that he had refinished in metallic blue and a precision engineer friend put a palm bender on would have been a mid 70’s. After that was stolen he had a a chocolate coloured one, which I know nothing about. Your Squire CV sounds to be worth investigation. I’ve got an old MIM traditional Strat, a garage find given to me by a friend. It to has a certain vibe that I’ve so far found in nothing else.
     
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  15. Wrighty

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    Telepathy actually, I knew someone would say that!
     
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    Yup. Easy.

    Oh, wait. [emoji849]

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