Your least favorite Tele

Discussion in 'Telecaster Discussion Forum' started by Fred Rogers, Dec 30, 2013.

  1. Edwin

    Edwin Banned

    Posts:
    828
    Joined:
    Jun 23, 2010
    Location:
    Alaska
    :lol::lol::lol::eek:
     
  2. jamesgmac

    jamesgmac TDPRI Member

    Age:
    52
    Posts:
    45
    Joined:
    Apr 11, 2010
    Location:
    Milford, CT
    a tele with two humbuckers. oh wait, that's what i have, and i love it. i gotta say i'm tired of people saying it's not a tele if it has humbuckers. get over it!
     
  3. sbpark

    sbpark Friend of Leo's

    Posts:
    4,021
    Joined:
    Feb 10, 2009
    Location:
    The West
    Tell Tab Benoit that.
     
  4. Wrong-Note Rod

    Wrong-Note Rod Poster Extraordinaire

    Posts:
    6,273
    Joined:
    Mar 4, 2009
    Location:
    atlanta
    probably this one, my early christmas present. I finally got some lengthy playing time on it over the holidays, and it wore my fretting hand out, in a bad way. This necks gotta go... too thin, frets are too small.. I knew it when I bought it but hoped I could get used to it..

    I'm keeping the guitar, I like it, but looking for a different neck now

    [​IMG]
     
  5. sbpark

    sbpark Friend of Leo's

    Posts:
    4,021
    Joined:
    Feb 10, 2009
    Location:
    The West
    I'm surprised nobody has mentioned the Jim Root and John 5 Teles. Not my style of music, but John 5 shreds. He apparently owns one Tele from every year, so I think he knows what a Tele is, and came out with something totally non-traditions, but haven't heard anyone bash his guitars. I have no place to say they are my least favorite or aren't Teles. I personally like Thinlines, A LOT! I think a Thinline is more of a Tele than a Tele-shaped guitar with a carved top and set neck! But to each his own. Sure my Classic Series Thinline doesn't sound like my 52AVRI, but that's the whole point in my opinion. Familiar body shape that I like, unmistakable Fender neck and feel, with a different tone. Works for me!
     
  6. BigDaddyLH

    BigDaddyLH Tele Axpert Ad Free Member

    Posts:
    52,870
    Joined:
    Sep 1, 2009
    Location:
    Kelowna, BC, Canuckistan
    Get the black Jim Root for its ebony f-board!
     
  7. premier1

    premier1 TDPRI Member

    Posts:
    74
    Joined:
    Sep 18, 2013
    Location:
    Pa
    I agree with KiethRichards post I owned a Nashville Tele and really tried to like it but I could never warm up to it.
     
  8. mohair_chair

    mohair_chair Tele-Meister

    Posts:
    489
    Joined:
    Jul 21, 2011
    Location:
    Santa Clarita
    Bought an American Deluxe in 2011. Beautiful guitar. Just beautiful. But the more I played it the less I liked it. Had it up for sale for a while, but I traded it recently for an American Nashville B-Bender, which I am slowly trying to master. Always sort of wanted a bender, so it worked out well in the end.
     
  9. Edwin

    Edwin Banned

    Posts:
    828
    Joined:
    Jun 23, 2010
    Location:
    Alaska
    I wondered about the benders. Can you use them for other than Country?
     
  10. newtwanger

    newtwanger Blackguardian. Ad Free + Supporter

    Posts:
    3,276
    Joined:
    Feb 11, 2007
    Location:
    Quebec, Canada
    I play it nearly every chance....no wait, I don't....

    I made it purely out of curiosity. Now I know. EAGDBEA or BEADGBE are both as unnecessary to me as a neck pickup.
    Plays great, sounds great but after 3 days I totally ignored the extra string.

    Great wall art in my office though.

    [​IMG]
     
  11. Edwin

    Edwin Banned

    Posts:
    828
    Joined:
    Jun 23, 2010
    Location:
    Alaska
    Yeah but it looks awesome.
     
  12. Telepi

    Telepi Friend of Leo's

    Posts:
    2,025
    Joined:
    Apr 22, 2009
    Location:
    Missouri
    This is a trick question, isn't it?

    Least favorite Start or least favorite Les Paul. Sure. That's easy.

    Least favorite Tele? Seriously?
     
  13. Fred Rogers

    Fred Rogers Tele-Afflicted

    Posts:
    1,537
    Joined:
    Jun 8, 2013
    Location:
    Long Island
    Why not? Teles are one of the most diverse guitars made. With so many neck, body, pickup and bridge options not everyone is going to like everything.

    I love pizza, but I'm not crazy about certain toppings. ;)
     
  14. Fred Rogers

    Fred Rogers Tele-Afflicted

    Posts:
    1,537
    Joined:
    Jun 8, 2013
    Location:
    Long Island
    +1
     
  15. fezz parka

    fezz parka ---------------------------

    Posts:
    13,841
    Joined:
    Jan 22, 2004
    Location:
    Del Floria's Tailor Shop
    That I own? This one that I made, cuz the rope binding does a number on my forearm:
    [​IMG]
     
  16. xtrajerry

    xtrajerry Doctor of Teleocity

    Posts:
    10,803
    Joined:
    Jan 3, 2012
    Location:
    Lehigh Valley, PA
    Shame, it's got a tough look to it..
     
  17. fezz parka

    fezz parka ---------------------------

    Posts:
    13,841
    Joined:
    Jan 22, 2004
    Location:
    Del Floria's Tailor Shop
    Oh, it sounds terrific. It's got a tapped bridge pickup and a five way switch. I just have to wear long sleeves when I play it!:lol:
     
  18. xtrajerry

    xtrajerry Doctor of Teleocity

    Posts:
    10,803
    Joined:
    Jan 3, 2012
    Location:
    Lehigh Valley, PA
    Ive got two '72 Thinlines, I get why people say it's not a real Tele and sort of agree with that. Doesn't mean they aren't great guitars..
     
  19. xtrajerry

    xtrajerry Doctor of Teleocity

    Posts:
    10,803
    Joined:
    Jan 3, 2012
    Location:
    Lehigh Valley, PA
    Is it the U neck? Classic or AV?
     
  20. EllenGtrGrl

    EllenGtrGrl Tele-Holic

    Age:
    56
    Posts:
    800
    Joined:
    Mar 13, 2009
    Location:
    Greenfield, WI
    I know a lot of people like them, but for me, it's the CV Series Teles. I don't like their thin necks at all. The thin neck is the main reason why I got rid of my CV Thinline a month after I got it.
     
IMPORTANT: Treat everyone here with respect, no matter how difficult!
No sex, drug, political, religion or hate discussion permitted here.


  1. This site uses cookies to help personalise content, tailor your experience and to keep you logged in if you register.
    By continuing to use this site, you are consenting to our use of cookies.