What's your favorite Fender Telecaster?

Discussion in 'Telecaster Discussion Forum' started by acranford9, Jul 22, 2011.

  1. Oakville Dave

    Oakville Dave Friend of Leo's

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    My current collection of Teles!

    1 - 2011 Canadian Breed Premium T-Style, built by TDPRI member Bill Scheltema
    - Double bound sassafrass over poplar body,
    - GORGEOUS flamed AND birds eye compound radius maple neck
    - Custom wound Alnico V pickups
    - Sounds and plays like a dream!!! Check out www.canadianbreed.com
    2 - 1983 Fender USA American Standard Tele
    - Alder body, Lake Placid Blue
    - Noiseless Neck PU, stock Bridge PU, with TBX tone control
    - 1 piece maple neck
    3 - 200? Fender Japan Aerodyne Tele, fully stock
    - single bound, curved gloss black
    - flamed maple neck with rosewood FB
    - P90 style neck PU, standard Bridge PU

    All gorgeous guitars with different playing and sonic characteristics. I love 'em all!
    (But there is always room for more!!)
     

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  2. trev333

    trev333 Telefied Ad Free Member

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    can I ask the OP a question?...

    got one?.... a 52?... just asking like...

    hard to have a favourite of anything you can't play every day.....

    I figure the odds be 50/50 you'd take one of these "old" ladies home and treat her kindly.....:twisted:
     

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  3. qblue

    qblue Tele-Afflicted

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    This is my favorite guitar: 2007 BAJA Classic Player

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  4. Cymro14

    Cymro14 Tele-Afflicted

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    Looking to speak to someone about these guitars. I, very seriously considering one. You happy with it ....tone, action, playability etc.??
     
  5. Beachbum

    Beachbum Friend of Leo's

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    Of the 4 Teles that I own this is the one that cost me the least. It also sounds and plays just as good as my more expensive ones. Why? Because the beauty of the Tele design is that due to it's functional simplicity if the guitar has great specs then reguardless of cost, country of origin, or who made the guitar it will be a great Tele. After all anyone who has the scratch can put out big bucks and get a great guitar. I know because I've done that to many times myself. These days my warm and fuzzy comes from knowing I got everything I was looking for at 1/2 the price.

    I've really gotten to be a big fan of the Korean Fender/Cort models. Given what's available on the market today I just can no longer see why anyone would want to spend more than $4-500 on a Tele.

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  6. mr newhaven

    mr newhaven Tele-Holic

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    Beach bum...is that the Koa tele?

    I almost got one they are nice!
     
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  7. shnitzl

    shnitzl Tele-Meister

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    I love my 69 tele but I want this tele bad hahaha
     

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  8. tele-bastard

    tele-bastard Friend of Leo's

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    My FSR's. The Copperburst and BSB. There is something special about the way they sound to my other five teles.
     

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  9. tele-bastard

    tele-bastard Friend of Leo's

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    I love the pics everyone sent in.
     
  10. Beachbum

    Beachbum Friend of Leo's

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    Yes it is. I changed out the pick guard and knobs and installed a Gotoh modern bridge. It really is the best bang for the buck guitar that I own.
     
  11. qblue

    qblue Tele-Afflicted

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    Well it has my favorite neck and pickup, twisted tele PU. To me the tone is old school, but versatile enough for blues, jazz, and rock. My other favorite neck is my 7.25" 1969-70 Strat with a vintage C neck, but the 9.5" radius with the soft V neck is smoother. All controversy aside, I have found uses for the S1 switch and the 4-way switch is necessary for any Telecaster like a 5-way is on a Strat. I had a three-way on my old Strat, and I finally changed it; can't imagine a Strat without one. I feel the same about the Tele, I could not buy a Tele without a 4-way switch.

    It's a well built MIM tone generator. I bought mine unplayed and unseen, and it was still unbelievable when I picked it up at my local Fender Dealer. I let them set it up, and I tweaked the PU heights since then. There is no fret sprout. Since its a vintage style neck, I can't get the action as low as my Micro-tilt installed guitars, but the height allows the strings to freely vibrate and allows for better sound generation.

    My guitar weighs 8.8lbs but I don't feel it because its a well-balanced guitar.
    I think you'll like it, despite the prior price increase. It is encased in POLY, so it will last forever. That's my only criticism, the finish is too thick.
     
  12. fenderlover81

    fenderlover81 TDPRI Member

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    keep it coming,, bro`s
     
  13. kingfish

    kingfish Tele-Holic

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    WOW! Some gorgeous Tele's out there!

    My 2009 American Standard Natural is the center for me.

    I go to my 50's roadworn a lot, and surprisingly very often to my Squier Affinity BSB (amazing guitar - I guess I got a good one). Then the casinos - if I am wanting to have 'that' wonderful Casino sound.

    Then the Martin D-28P and the Alvarez.

    But, the AMSTD Tele is my rock.
     

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  14. edodo

    edodo TDPRI Member

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    Fender Contemporary tele vintage 1983 made in japan, bought 300 bux in a pawn shop in Houston tx. New bridge (kahler) and locking nut (NOS). Emgs were already there when I bought it in seventeen years ago. Same coil split as stock, push pull vol for neck split and mini toggle for the bridge. That trem is lockable, very nice...
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  15. strungover

    strungover Tele-Meister

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    The more I play my 1995 American Standard blonde, maple necked Tele, the more I love her!
    This guitar is keeping me from buying anything new...Seriously!
     
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  17. rp1138

    rp1138 Tele-Meister

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    1950 Broadcaster.

    Failing that, I'm extremely happy with my Broadcaster clone. I just built it on a lark, I had no idea it would turn out to play and sound so awesome. It's eclipsing my Strat as my No. 1, and I wasn't intending for that to happen.
     
  18. hailebrad

    hailebrad TDPRI Member

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    My Mick RonoCaster it's a rocketblaster:p

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  19. Hoopermazing

    Hoopermazing Tele-Holic

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  20. mr newhaven

    mr newhaven Tele-Holic

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    Here is my 80s MIJ rosewood tele!
    Yummmm!
     

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