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What's your favorite non Tele guitar?

Discussion in 'Bad Dog Cafe' started by Cali Dude, Jan 16, 2021.

  1. DFB1

    DFB1 Tele-Holic Silver Supporter

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    It's a toss up between these two
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  2. rockymtnguitar

    rockymtnguitar Tele-Holic Silver Supporter

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    Well... My Tele is my #2, taking a backseat to my esquire. Next in line, however, is the Gretsch G5420T I bought early in this Covid mess for something to play with.

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  3. Nahtabot

    Nahtabot Tele-Meister

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  4. Dan German

    Dan German Doctor of Teleocity

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    Electric: My Squier Bullet Special with a Bootstrap Skookum 90 Mean bridge pickup only, except it’s down for service right now, so I’d likely grab my Danelectro Convertible.

    Acoustic: Godin 5th Ave acoustic (although it does have a ‘50s DeArmond “monkey on a stick”).

    And I can’t believe two of you posted this same guitar right after I spotted one for sale. Probably the Godin electric I most want.

     
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  5. SpaceMonkey

    SpaceMonkey TDPRI Member

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    Are we talking about acoustic or electric? If the former, I'd say a J45. If the latter, I'd say a Les Paul.
     
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  6. overlook1977

    overlook1977 Tele-Meister

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    My ES335 gets a ton of use. I really like this full hollow body ibanez artcore also. Stock pickups were absolute garbage but when replaced with Seymour Duncan’s it’s super fun guitar with great tone (although definitely made with cheapo components and wood).
     
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  7. bgmacaw

    bgmacaw Poster Extraordinaire

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    My Mosrite JR style kit build gets the most attention

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  8. Kelleycaster

    Kelleycaster Tele-Meister

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    My Taylor 815ce. So much resonance that I often think my phone is vibrating in my pocket when I play it sitting down!
     

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  9. brookdalebill

    brookdalebill Tele Axpert Ad Free Member

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    For looks-appearance, I love 1950s Les Pauls.
    The carved top models made between 1953-1960, specifically.
    For sound, I like Filtertron equipped Gretsch guitars.
    For acoustic guitars, Martins sound best, and Gibsons look coolest.
     
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  10. Rich_S

    Rich_S Friend of Leo's Gold Supporter

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    The blue Tele and the goldtop PT are tied for #1 depending on my mood. I guess that makes the Hamer Sunburst #3.

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  11. Charlie Bernstein

    Charlie Bernstein Poster Extraordinaire

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    Martin's are nice, but they're not my style.

    My good buddy there is a union-made '76 Guild D-35. (The brand giveaway is the curvy pickguard.)

    It's my second Guild. The first was a late-sixties D-25. Wish I still had it. Can't even remember what I did with it. Those were the daze!
     
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  12. BigNorm

    BigNorm TDPRI Member

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    My strat and my tele are both #1

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  13. PastorJay

    PastorJay Tele-Afflicted

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    My current number 1s are
    Electric: a Strat
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    Acoustic: a Taylor 814ce I bought when I lost strength in my hands due to tennis elbow.

    But my electrics get almost no time these days. When I have a reason to play them again, we'll see if the Tele or the LP Special take the top slot.

    My Collings mandolin probably got the most playing time over the last 3 months.

    And now that I've regained some strength in my hands I'm ready to get my Martin dread out of the case again.
     
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  14. Randypttt

    Randypttt Friend of Leo's Gold Supporter

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    My #1 2010 Am St next to my #10 2003 Squier Standard
     
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  15. two mils high

    two mils high TDPRI Member

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  16. DekeDog

    DekeDog Tele-Afflicted

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    Hard to pick a number one or a number two. The current rotation, in no particular order of preference:
    2007 AS Tele with Fralin Steel Pole 42s, Carvin SH-550, 2008 Gibson LP Std, 2020 Gibson ES-335 (replacing a 2012 model), Epi Dot with Fralin P-92s.
     
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  17. stratoman1

    stratoman1 Friend of Leo's

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    Here's mine. A 2014 Gingerburst Studio. Needed a cap change or treble bleed, forget what he did, but yeah its a nice little guitar. I may end up trading it in on a 335 sometime in the future though

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  18. Chandlerman

    Chandlerman Tele-Meister

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    surflad NEW MEMBER!

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    Geeze! Must I choose one of the lovelies over another? Man! My wonderful wife asks me every so often, "How many favorite guitars does one man need?" And My answer is always the standard one, "Need? What need? Who needs more than one guitar? Need has no place in any conversation about guitar ownership."
     

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  20. Chandlerman

    Chandlerman Tele-Meister

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    This will convince her.

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