Bonamassa’s best guitar is a Tele (that “kills ‘59 LPs”)

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  1. bluesoul

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    That IS pretty cool. Great tone on the video.
     
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    Kills 59 LPs on occasion
     
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    Looks like Joe avoids the 16th fret
     
  5. bigtone23

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    And Telecasters are the more fashionable guitar of the last several years... :D
     
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    big mike Plexi Loving Admin Staff Member

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    Tele's are killer. He's got great taste
     
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    And...cue Fender custom shop JB 51 nocaster, followed up by a production/standard USA model in a year.

    With JB signature Seymour Duncan nocaster pickups, of course.
     
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    Yes, and yet his Pauls remain his go to guitars.
     
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    Ultimate Rock guitar is a Tele with humbuckers. The Jeff Beck special.
     
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    Not likely. When Joe and Fender broke up, I'm pretty sure it wasn't on friendly terms.
     
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    Sounds great.

    .....and typically, like most guys who put a humbucker in the neck of their tele, he stays on the bridge pickup!!! :D:D:D
     
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    Flavour of the day ... Good to see that JB is a human being with just the same traits that we have. There is always a "bestest" thing in his arsenal. I'm not a die hard fan, but I followed his work and music over the years. In the early days I mostly saw him with Teles and Strats, and so many different amps that I can't even remember (Budda, Marshall/SJ, Fuchs, Van Weelden, Dumble etc.etc.). Then he started chasing the ultimate 50's LP. Then his switch exclusively to the Fender Twins (which I personally didn't really dig). Now the Dumbles are back in the game...

    So bottom line - taste and preferences just change over the years. Maybe in few years he will find THE Strat and have a fav #1... who knows. Just play the damn thing and enjoy, that's my personal mantra these days.
     
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    That thing is perfect
     
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    The best tele player with the best tone was Albert Collins in my opinion,
    his guitar had a humbucker in the neck position and he played with both pickups on at once.
     
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    Joe has always used Tele types, since his 1st US tour with Eric Czar on bass in a white van ( i think it was $10 and stupid loud).

    To me a Tele is great for fast picking and very versatile...i'll stick to my 65 SG Special....a solid body Gibson with P-90s that is a feather weight is hard to beat for this old guy LOL!
     
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    Interestingly, the 4th has the next least wear after the 16th... guess he's not playing many songs in Ab
     
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    Didn't fender just do a signature amp with Joe?
     
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    Yes but there was some uncomfortable issues around a clone of one of his CS strats awhile back.
     
  19. grooveht

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    Oh, like what? Or would it be unkosher to discuss here?
     

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