What other guitar would you take to jam with a guy with a tele?

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So I'm going to meet up with an old friend and play some guitar/sing some songs. He has an American tele and blues deville. If you were going to play songs and sing through a small PA which guitar would you take to play with him? another tele? a strat? a jazzmaster? a tele with humbuckers? I think I may be overthinking it and will just take another tele :) (I will take an acoustic too)
 

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Something that complements the Telecaster. Say, an acoustic - perhaps a 12 string?
At least something with a different sound - hollow or semi-hollow?
2 Teles would be ... wrong.
 

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I had the good fortune to do a bunch of gigs with Kenny Penny.
Kenny played and recorded with Jerry Reed, Dottie West, Johnny Russell, and many other Nashville luminaries.
Like me, he’s a Tele guy.
We always played with a steel player, too.
I had good reason NOT to use my B bender Teles.
I played either my Chet, or EJ Strat.
Both contrast nicely with Tele.
 

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I like the Gretsch ideas.

I might bring my Jag, and my Tele. See if he wanted to play the Jag.
 

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So I'm going to meet up with an old friend and play some guitar/sing some songs. He has an American tele and blues deville. If you were going to play songs and sing through a small PA which guitar would you take to play with him? another tele? a strat? a jazzmaster? a tele with humbuckers? I think I may be overthinking it and will just take another tele :) (I will take an acoustic too)
A dual humbucker guitar like an LP or 335.

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My first choice would be either of my two Telecasters…but neither of mine are “regular” Teles…

Between the highly customized Telecaster in my avatar photo (P-90 in neck, 4-way switch, Fender No-Load Tone Pot) and my MIM ‘72-reissue Telecaster Deluxe with the faux-WRHB pickups, there would be enough difference that we wouldn’t overlap and cancel each other out.

Having said that, I might bring my highly modified and customized ‘62-reissue Strat…or my dead-stock 1980 G&L F-100 (nothing else sounds like it)…or Epiphone Les Paul Junior…or Dean VX…or Fender F270CE acoustic…or Dean Chrome G resonator…or Dorado by Guild 12-string…

It all depends on what we’re playing and what my mood is.
 

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He's goes bright .... you go darker. Les Paul, ES335, dual humbucker equipped Strat, Gretsch Chet Atkins, Tennessee Rose or Nashville. If you want to stay bright but sound totally different a Ricky 12 string electric.
 

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Probably overthinking. It could be the same guitar, but if you add fuzz on one it completely changes. Not saying that's what you're going to do, but there's a lot more involved like playing styles and the sound being dialed in on the amp and guitar.
 




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