Discussion in 'Guitars in General' started by Slaphappy, Mar 8, 2006.
Does someone make such a thing?
Wow Don! That looks killer!!!!! Great job!!!!!
What do you mean?
Twin humbuckers? Mahogany and maple? Set neck? Vol and tone controls for each pickup?
Don't know if this exactly what you're looking for, but perhaps the Fender FMY tele comes close?
Also, the older Squier double-fat teles are killer
Is this what you're looking for?
Two of the most praised builders in the vein you are asking about according to many accounts here:
Chapin - http://chapinguitars.com/
JG - http://www.jgguitars.com/frame.html
This is my MIJ Tele that has Harmonic Design pickups in (there's a whole lotta P-90 in that bridge pickup!!) and I replaced the switching scheme so that it's an up/down toggle, the front knob is bridge vol, the back knob is neck vol, and the middle knob is tone for the neck pickup. It plays like a Tele, switches sorta like a LP and sounds like a Junior crossed with a Tele.
Otherwise there's the Tele Custom which has the controls laid out exactly like a Les Paul.
Here's one that just popped up on Phoenix craig's list.
Have you checked the one I am selling/trading?
I got a couple from Fender:
These are sort of based on the old Schecter PT idea with a bit more in the Les Paul direction.
But actually Anderson Hollow Cobra might work better if you prefer the Gibson scale length. These can also sound a little closer to a Les Paul depending on pickups.
Finally, there are modern Fender and Schecter two-humbucker Tele styles that are pretty affordable and nice.
It's called a Telecaster Deluxe. Recently re-issued. Kinda tough to search out since there are like 7 models that are mistakenly called Telecaster Deluxes, including various Deluxe Telecasters. I love these guitars. The FMT's teles with dual humbuckers sound more LP than a Tele Deluxe to my ears, but the Tele Deluxes have the same wiring/layout/concept as a LP. The buckers on the Deluxe are also not like normal hums. More output than a PAF, they are a little more hi-fi, and they are also larger than normal humbuckers. The ones on the re-issue are just humbuckers in a bigger box with cloth making up the space.
Tele Jr. does a fine job of marrying a tele to a LP junior.
Actually Tele Jr. is a sweet guitar, but it's strangely unlike an LP junior or special. On the other hand, Anderson Cobra with P-90 or Cobra Special can be a lot like an LP Junior.
Slaphappy...this is what you want...
Or one of these:
G&L ASAT Deluxe
Agreed though, the Fender FMT Teles and the Squier Teles with the set neck & two humbuckers are superlative guitars for the money.
Thanks for all the info guys!!!
I'll keep you posted on what I get.
Well those seem to fit the bill perfectly.
Matte Henderson plays JG Guitars so I'm sure they are top notch...they look AMAZING!
Of course a mahogany G&L ASAT Deluxe with humbuckers would be a good fit too.
Ben Chafin's work is very nice. Coil tap feature, brazilian, tonepros, etc.
I've been thinking about the Deluxe lately and I notice they seem to get more popular all the time with current bands playing them.
Have never played one, they dont carry them in local guitar stores. I was thinking about how much the strat style bridge effects the sounds? Isnt it the bridge design that makes the huge difference in sound between a tele and a strat bridge pickup (talking about the standard single coils) even if you try to put a tele style pickup to your strat.
So what I'd really want is probably a Tele with two humbuckers and a classic Tele ashtray bridge. Are the humbuckers of such design that they cant be swapped easily?
Anyway, a really cool guitar which I'd really love to try sometimes. It'd be nice to find one from the 70's.
if you get humbuckers, keep the tele bridge! get a glendale bridge.
I love my Melancons. Here's my recent addition, there's a Maple topped one advertized here for around $1000.