HSH Tele - can anyone tell me what they like/dislike about them?

Discussion in 'Guitars in General' started by geoangus, Feb 9, 2015.

  1. geoangus

    geoangus Member

    Mar 22, 2007
    Connecticut shore
    I'm looking at a very nice HSH T type, but I'm just not sure about the setup. For starters, it just looks weird, having that configuration on a Tele body. But if I can get the array of tone out of it that I think I can, I'll get used to the look easy enough.

    I have to admit though, I haven't seen many. Does anyone have experience with one? What did you like, dislike, or was it just like any other guitar you've had?
  2. bigtone23

    bigtone23 Member

    Feb 18, 2013
    Denver CO
    I would rock it if it sounds right. You don't see a ton of Tele bodies hot rodded like that.
  3. guitararmy

    guitararmy Member

    Jun 13, 2007
    The Mountain State
    I like them. You can check out pics of similar guitars on the Tom Anderson Guitarworks website, as he's been doing that configuration for a while.

    It's very versatile especially if you can coil tap the humbuckers.
    I have a TA Hollow T in ash with that H-S-H setup. With a fixed bridge it rocks nicely with the bridge pu and gets jazzy with the neck pu.
  4. mcknigs

    mcknigs Supporting Member

    Dec 15, 2005
    Alexandria, VA
    I don't think there's anything inherently wrong with such a guitar, but one of the things I like about the Tele is the sound, and that's a function of the stock pickups and bridge pickup surrounded by the metal bridge. You can put HSH pickups in a Tele-shaped body but I would argue that at that point it's not really a Tele. You could as easily use any other body shape, so the Tele aspect is kind of moot.

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