Your #1 Tele, Your #1 Strat, or Both

Discussion in 'Telecaster Discussion Forum' started by DHart, Jul 10, 2019.

  1. black_doug

    black_doug Tele-Afflicted

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    My only guitar was this stock 2008 AM Standard until two years ago:

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    I couldn't find a Strat I liked the sound of til I played this 2014 AM Limited Edition with CS Fat 50s:

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  2. Naigewron

    Naigewron TDPRI Member

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    Studio shot of my main guitar; an LPB Tele Standard, upgraded with Pribora pickups and a mint green pickguard. It's not expensive, but it's home.

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  3. perttime

    perttime Tele-Afflicted

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    #1 TeleStrat?

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  4. Erdowonge

    Erdowonge TDPRI Member

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    Also TeleStrat

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  5. wyclif

    wyclif Tele-Afflicted

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    AV ‘52 Telecaster modified with a Mastery M3 bridge and an Electrosocket jack mount.
     
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  6. jamesepowell

    jamesepowell TDPRI Member

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    My Fender family
     
  7. soulman969

    soulman969 Telefied Ad Free Member

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    Mine are all #1s. I don't like having to date the same lady every single day. ;)
     
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    RoCkstAr256 Tele-Afflicted

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    My player series tele in tidepool Blue and maple neck. I play it at home only just to keep it clean. As for my second place, its my standard mim tele i play it at jam sessions. Although i plan to sell it in 2020 January. Im giving it a more Time. Player series stole my Heart, love rounded tele body and new sweet neck pickups. I might get second player tele in polar white and maple neck for 2020 January. I forgot to add that in a month i will acquire squier strat cv 70s in olympic white
     

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  9. xjazzy

    xjazzy Friend of Leo's

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    Tele's #1.
    I have only 3 guitars so sometimes strat is #2. I've been using for a couple of songs and as a backup.

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  10. skerwo

    skerwo Tele-Meister

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    Me too, my No 1 tele-strat :)

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  11. bgmacaw

    bgmacaw Friend of Leo's

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    I kind of have a "First String" line up of about 5 guitars, mainly because I have some setup and tuned for slide and others for standard. But, if I had to pick a current #1 for standard tuning, it would be "Mossy", my Mosrite JR style kit build.

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    For slide, it would be my modified SX STL-50

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  12. Musekatcher

    Musekatcher Tele-Afflicted

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    Both MIMs right now.
     
  13. AxemanVR

    AxemanVR Tele-Afflicted Ad Free Member

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    2018 Fender Road Worn 50s Stratocaster (made into a 1956 clone) & 2003 Fender AVRI ‘52 Telecaster:

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    ...both are shining examples of their respective archetypes...



     
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  14. mimmo

    mimmo Friend of Leo's

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    #1 is my PV 52 Tele hands down.
    Strat-wise I have only one, but will sell it because I can't bond with it. There will be another strat in the future when I find the right one.
     
  15. AxemanVR

    AxemanVR Tele-Afflicted Ad Free Member

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    It took me 20 years to find my perfect Strat - not because they’re so hard to find, but because I don’t think I knew what I was looking for.

    My first mistake was comparing them all to my Tele.

    In the end it came down to “knowing it when I found it” and the rest is history...


     
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  16. Treadplatedual

    Treadplatedual Tele-Holic

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    bblumentritt Tele-Afflicted Platinum Supporter

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  18. mimmo

    mimmo Friend of Leo's

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    Thanks for this.
    I am actually very happy because I have learnt (after several years) to play on a strat. I know it may sound crazy but I have always found them difficult to play because of the selector switch and volume pot in the "wrong" position. Actually they are just in a different position if compared to my teles.

    So I have been playing just the strat for a while and now I am able to play it, simply I discovered I do not like the V shaped neck of the 50s classic series. I am more a U profile kind of a guy or a 60s C. Once I sell it I will have the funds to get another one that suits me better...

    ...and the Vintera 50s in blonde is so nice... ;)
     
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  19. unixfish

    unixfish Poster Extraordinaire

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    #1 acoustic.
    #1 Strat.
    #1 Tele.

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    Coincidentally, this is also my entire collection!
     
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    Skydog1010 Tele-Meister

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