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What's your favorite production Telecaster?

Discussion in 'Telecaster Discussion Forum' started by flugel, Jan 28, 2017.

  1. tce63

    tce63 Tele-Afflicted

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    AV64 fantastic guitar


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  2. bettyseldest

    bettyseldest Friend of Leo's

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    Because they look so good, I bought a Cherry Sunburst Loaded American Deluxe body a few years ago, which I built into a really nice partscaster. Having tried one or two in store recently the compound neck feels even nicer than the soft vee I fitted, so I think I would have to go for the Deluxe.
     
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    Always wanted a 52 reissue, but I hate the 7.5 radius. So I like the new American Pro.
     
  4. Southpole

    Southpole Tele-Holic

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    Don't forget the 52HR has the 9.5 radius.
     
  5. Twang Tone

    Twang Tone Friend of Leo's

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    Fender Classic Player Baja Telecaster - the original '50s one. Just my dream guitar, and at the right price, too!
     
  6. brookdalebill

    brookdalebill Tele Axpert Ad Free Member

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    I like the new Elites.
    I can't afford one, but they look and sound great.
    Dead quiet too!
     
  7. felis

    felis Tele-Afflicted

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    A 1980 Tokai TE80


    It made my Baja, a mid '80s Hohner The Prinze, and (says it all ;)) even a 1966 Fender Telecaster, redundant.
     
  8. TheletterJ

    TheletterJ Tele-Afflicted

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    I did the same with my MIM FSR BSB and it was my number one for a long time. Love it! So I'm probably on the Baja bus too.

    I'd really love a good lightweight, slightly relic'd, vintage spec Tele. Those BSB road worns look great.
     
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  9. T Prior

    T Prior Poster Extraordinaire

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    52RI's early 90's or 80's era, and the 62RI's, MIJ or USA.
     
  10. omni43

    omni43 TDPRI Member

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    I was so impressed with the thoughts about the Nashville Deluxe that I put a lowball offer on one on Reverb.
     
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    Mike SS Poster Extraordinaire Silver Supporter

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    I like the one's that have strings on them, so you can play!
     
  12. RoyBGood

    RoyBGood Doctor of Teleocity

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    All of them. Any well-built Tele that's set up to your taste and playing style is a joy.
     
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  13. unixfish

    unixfish Doctor of Teleocity Silver Supporter

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    50's Baja. Great pickups, wonderful neck, 4-way switch, 9.5" radius, vintage tuners, all at just the right price point. Sure, there are better Teles out there, but this model is my bang for the buck strike point; to get any better requires a lot more cash for very small increments of improvement.
     
  14. DanDII

    DanDII Tele-Meister

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    The Fender Magnificent 7 Select Light Ash Telecaster does it for me. I feel it's a modern interpretation of the AV '58. Pups are '58s, white see through finish on Ash, and a birds eye Maple neck.

    The modern appointments push it over the top tho. The 9.5 -14 radius, wider 22 fret finger board, and tummy cut really push all my buttons. All the vintage tone of an AV '58 with all the modern bells and whistles.

    What's not to like?

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    Ok, the bling took a second to get used to but it's straight up vintage tone. :twisted:






     
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  15. Howard VA

    Howard VA Tele-Meister

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    IMG_0392.JPG IMG_0393.JPG My favorite is the discontinued 3 pickup Tele Plus. I have a crimsonburst and blueburst one. The only change I made to either of them was putting a 3 ply black pickguard on the crimsonburst one.
     
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  16. Howard VA

    Howard VA Tele-Meister

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    IMG_0210.JPG If I have to go with one that is currently in production, I've been loving this one. Can't go wrong with an American Standard either.
     
  17. HWY1Strat

    HWY1Strat TDPRI Member

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    I loved the Highway One series!
    The finish, necks, and frets suit me perfectly!
    This is my first Tele.
    I own 9 (!!?!) Highway One Strats....that's how much I adored the series!


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  18. Tele Jr

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    Tele Jr
    Tele Plus
    American Ash Telecaster AKA 8502
     
  19. LordByron

    LordByron Tele-Meister

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    MIJ '62 RI... FTW! :)
    [​IMG]Lovepedal SNS Board by ByronMGSanford, on Flickr

    After about 6 months out of rotation, I pulled mine out the other night and fell in love with it all over again. This, a Lovepedal Tchula, and the Top Boost channel of a Vox amp = pure rock and roll heaven! :)
     
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  20. TeleP90

    TeleP90 Rory Gallagher is my shepherd

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    Beautiful guitar. I'm a sucker for a Tele with binding! Is there a list somewhere of all the Tele models that had at least top binding?

    Also, I have a Bigsby on my American Deluxe and am using a Vibramate spoiler with it. Highly recommend it. Makes changing strings a breeze.
     
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