Would you own a black Tele, or any other kind of black guitar for that matter?

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  1. bcorig

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    Before you do, I think there's something you should know about the Mystery of life.

    "It's faster horses, younger women,
    Older whiskey, and more money"

    No where in there is there anything about black Telecasters.
     
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    I have several black guitars, and I'm honestly sick of the color; my final justification to not buy a guitar is usually, "And, it's black."
     
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    At last, the curtain parts, there is hope for life as we know it!

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    5C87877F-45D1-47B6-82E5-16B15D31D339.jpeg 1980 Ibanez artist.
     
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    Yup!
     
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    I think color (black or any color) depends on the guitar (style, aesthetics).
     
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    I wasn't going to argue about colour when I was handed this to look after.... then I eventually bought it a few years later... a builder mate got it as part payment after a job went sour... he didn't play guitar. didn't want to learn...
    you play guitar don't you?.. look after this for me..... mmmmkkkk, if you insist...:rolleyes:

    a 91 strat...... a real one..... :eek::D

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    I have a bunch of black electrics but my favorite one has to be my '52 AVRI Hot Rod. Everything about that guitar says ATTITUDE! 129.jpg
     
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    trev333, that looks like a Plus. Very nice, I have two Pluses, an 88 and an 89, both sunburst though
     
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    My '79 Hardtail Strat (Sorry about the ugly toes lol) IMG_20180421_142831054.jpg
     
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    I usually don't pick a black guitar but I have bought four. A Gretsch Double Jet, a La Cabronita, an Ibanez jazz box with the knobs on the pickguard and a Fender Aerodyne bass. The first two both had Bigsbys and chrome hardware. I just thought they both looked cool. I don't really know why I bought the Ibanez. The Aerodyne wasn't available in red, so I took the black. It's the only one I still have.

    Edit: How could I forget the first real guitar I ever bought for myself? I had a 1970 Les Paul Custom "Fretless Wonder" I bought new. I was 18 and all I wanted was a better guitar than my Gretsch Rally Guitar my parents had bought me. I don't even know if it came in any other color. I bought it at Eckert Brothers in Allentown, PA. I actually traded the Gretsch in on it.
     
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    My tastes agree very much with @jbmando . I am not a black guitar fan, but it definitely is the right color for me for a Duo Jet or a Cabronita.

    Right now I’ve been pathologically into Beatles gear, so Ric 325.

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    I sometimes catch myself thinking that a blackie strat, although not my favorite 50s look, is classy

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    I’m with RadioFM74. If I ever had an insane deal on a Ric 325 it could not be any other color but black.
     
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    One day I had the thought - "What would a Tele bridge pickup sound like in the neck position?"

    I had a hunch that if it sounded so good at the bridge, it probably would sound good at the neck, too. So I did some investigating online.

    Generally I really don't like black guitars. And the only reason I have a black guitar is because I discovered the existence of a relatively rare Fender Custom Shop-designed model called the "Triple Tele". So, to find out how the much-loved Tele bridge pickup would sound in the neck and middle positions, I searched for one.

    I was lucky to find one Triple Tele, a new-old-stock 2014 model - and black with a maple board was what it was. One black guitar is PLENTY for me, and this one I really like! Awesome tone machine. As it turns out, the Tele bridge pickup sounds great wherever you want to put it!

    I replaced the maple neck with a 2013 Deluxe Nashville rosewood neck:
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    Three CS Nocaster bridge pickups. Angled switch position and knob are a couple of my tweaks. 5-position switch is wired like a Strat, except I changed it to offer neck & bridge pickups combined in position 4. So we have:

    5-neck pickup
    4-neck & bridge
    3-bridge pickup
    2-middle and bridge
    1-middle pickup

    I'm surprised this model didn't take off like a rocket - but I think most Tele buyers are quite set on buying traditional models. Of course, once you've got the traditional set-ups, this makes a great complimentary model, with its own wonderful tones.
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    I've got great, attractive guitars. I do have one guitar in mind I'd like to have, well maybe two, built on a black and white tuxedo theme. I'd like to have a black tele with white binding, dark fingerboard, black headstock and white binding on the headstock - sort of a Les Paul Custom applied to a telecaster. I'd also like to have a Gibson Black Beauty. Found these images that are close, but with wrong pickup config on the tele:

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