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What's your favorite non Tele guitar?

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

  1. Tele295

    Tele295 Poster Extraordinaire

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    Lately, its been my Gretsch Jet BD68D2FB-70D7-4C38-AA45-29601014929E.jpeg
     
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    39martind18 Friend of Leo's

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    My mistake! The only acoustic I have experienced personally that came close to the tone of my 82 year-old Martin D18 was a mid 50s Guild F55B. The old New Jersey and Rhode Island Guilds were phenomenal instruments.
     
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  3. PastorJay

    PastorJay Tele-Afflicted

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    I love this one. My late wife became an enabler when her income went up. She bought me a Martin dread and two mandolins. She also talked me into a couple amps and a Gibson LP Special (which replaced an Epiphone she had talked me into years earlier). She might have been the best wife ever.
     
  4. blue metalflake

    blue metalflake Doctor of Teleocity

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    Strat
     
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  5. skunqesh

    skunqesh Tele-Holic

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    Gretsch Corvette, for when I'm not feelin like a tele, but still want some twang.
    I luvvs me some HiLoTrons ! Very similar to a tele twang.
    Best of all - The neck on this babe is more bat-like than any Gibson I've ever held.
    Burns vibratos can be kinda finicky, but this one works fine once it's dialed in.
    Weighing around 6.8 lbs it's a pure pleasure to play all day.


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  6. Charlie Bernstein

    Charlie Bernstein Poster Extraordinaire

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    An old F55? Good lord, you've been to the mountain!

    (And it was a smart mistake. That black binding is a fooler.)
     
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  7. 39martind18

    39martind18 Friend of Leo's

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    I think I'm as old as the mountain! That F55B passed through my hands in about 1975. There was a piano/organ dealership in Arlington, TX where I lived. They had taken the F55 in trade and really didn't know what they had. Since I was going down to Austin to visit my cousin, I volunteered to take it to Guitar Ressurection, where I sold it for the store, taking a percentage for myself. I would have loved to kept it, but the price was $600 in 1975 dollars, far more than I could afford at the time, but it was a fabulous guitar. Eventually, I heard it sold to the owner of Heart O' Texas Music in Waco. Of course, I had my 1939 Martin D18 to console me! Some more pics of the old WWII veteran (first owner bought it right after Pearl Harbor, joined the Navy, and lugged it all over the Pacific Theater). _585.JPG _587.JPG _588.JPG _589.JPG
     
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    rz350 Friend of Leo's Ad Free Member

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    CBS Stratocasters, right handed, strung lefty and played upside down... FB_IMG_1502857872297.jpg
     
  9. Cali Dude

    Cali Dude Tele-Afflicted

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    Wow! That's something really awesome you have there. Love it.
     
  10. Cali Dude

    Cali Dude Tele-Afflicted

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    Very cool vintage guitars you have there!
     
  11. 39martind18

    39martind18 Friend of Leo's

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    Thanks! I've had it for 47+ years, senioritywise it outranks my wife by 5 years. If it came to a choice between 'em, I'd have to choose her. The Martin ain't much to cuddle up with on a cold winter's night, although it has a great warm tone!:)
     
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  12. Teleguy61

    Teleguy61 Friend of Leo's

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    Wait.
    There are non-Tele guitars?
     
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  13. Charlie Bernstein

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    Wow.
     
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  14. danielpsmart

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    My J45, but if were talking electrics then I'd have to say I've been enjoying my Epi Casino lately.
     
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  15. 39martind18

    39martind18 Friend of Leo's

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    An interesting aside about the old Martin: I had heard that the original owner of the guitar had passed away in the early '80s. Out of curiosity, I Googled his name and found out he lived until 2010 and passed at the age of 96!
     
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    GuitarsBuicks Tele-Holic

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    fjblair Tele-Holic

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    Les Pauls
     
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    GuitarsBuicks Tele-Holic

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    Bill Poster Extraordinaire Silver Supporter

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    Frisco 57 Tele-Meister

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    Some how Tele related but my old-hard tail Strat.

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