I want a LP type of Tele

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  1. Slaphappy

    Slaphappy Member

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    Does someone make such a thing?

    Warmoth?

    Thanks
     
  2. nsriley

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    Wow Don! That looks killer!!!!! Great job!!!!!

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    -Nate
     
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    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.
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    Otherwise there's the Tele Custom which has the controls laid out exactly like a Les Paul.
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    I got a couple from Fender:

    http://www.zen-pharaohs.com/guitars/Fender/Lesacaster/lesacast.htm
    http://www.zen-pharaohs.com/guitars/Fender/flametop.htm

    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.
     
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    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.
     
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    enharmonic Old Growth Gold Supporting Member

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    Tele Jr. does a fine job of marrying a tele to a LP junior.
     
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    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.
     
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    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.

    - Steve
     
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    Thanks for all the info guys!!!

    I'll keep you posted on what I get.

    Thanks again.

    :AOK
     
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    Well those seem to fit the bill perfectly.
     
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    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.

    -Thad
     
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    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.
     
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    if you get humbuckers, keep the tele bridge! get a glendale bridge.
     
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    jtg116 Too Many Guitars, Too Little Time

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    I love my Melancons. Here's my recent addition, there's a Maple topped one advertized here for around $1000.
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