Your #1 Telecaster

BobbyMac

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I've got over a dozen fine Telecasters/Esquires/Nocasters, and it is very hard to pick a favorite. I go back and forth between a few favorites, but this one is always near the top...

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northernguitar

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Kev-wilson

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I only have the one, MIM Player in my avatar, 'twas new last year and I bought it 2nd hand at half the new price from local Gumtree in March, it's got the '75' on the back of the headstock.

It came poorly set up probably to hide a few frets not being level level but I've taken the worst of the high spots off and will do it properly at some point, truss rod had no tension and it'd been strung with 10's but had the sound I'd hoped for so is being loved and overplayed :p

At some point I'll swap the bridge to a 3 saddle one, before likely changing it back again, but all in all a lovely guitar.
 

agaveman

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Bakersfield66

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My first electric, and my only Tele is a lowly Squier bullet.

I had a nice honeymoon with the neck. Then I wasn’t so sure, bought an Ibanez with a thicker/wider profile. But now when I go back to the Tele I really like this neck. Got it nicely broken in too!

I’ve thought about new pickups, maybe even some humbuckers. But I’m not much of a tone chaser; sounds as good as any other Tele I’ve demoed. So it remains stock!

I probably would have picked a “classic” color, but the Missus convinced me to go sparkle! 😎

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Beautiful and I love the sparkle!
 

TheFuzzDog

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My #1 Trle is a 1978 I bought in 1984 for four hundred bucks. The original owner said it is some kind of special wood but he didn’t remember what. It’s heavy as all get out but it’s so good I’ve never been tempted by any other Tele. Only change to it other than strings was replacing the bridge in the late 80s. No pics as it is in the practice space and I am not.
 

CV Jee Beez

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horseman308

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Most have probably seen mine, but what the heck. I have long thought the 72 Custom layout was Fender's best overall designed guitar - a compromise for sure in some areas, but hard to beat for the combination of sounds and reliability once you find the pickups and pot/capacitor values you like best. But I also loved the Thinlines, so I built a "72 Custom Thinline."

It's gone through a few alterations, but it is finally exactly where I want it. Zhangbucker Tar Paper bridge pickup with A3 mags (250k pots) and the CuNiFe WRHB reissue (1 Meg pots), .022 tone caps and kinman treble bleeds on both. It's my number 1 Tele and does about equal time as my overall number one with my LP build.
 

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