I’ve decided that the telecaster is the greatest guitar ever designed.

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  1. Coolidge

    Coolidge Member

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    That's the Tele madness that can grip hold of you...this week I purchased my 3rd American Highway One Texas Tele. :facepalm Then this morning another popped up for sale locally on craigslist...I mean I'm buying them as fast as I can geesh :bitch
     
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    Another great thing about teles is how good they look on stage. They always fit in. Due to the simplicity it's a very clean looking stage gtr.
     
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    Are they different colors at least?
     
  4. Coolidge

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    They only offered them in 2 colors transparent honey blond and two tone sunburst. If I buy this 4th one I'm thinking of having it painted Ford Grabber Blue. The 3 piece body isn't a very good wood grain match so its a candidate for a solid color re-finish.
     
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  5. trojanhov

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    I left the tele world for a bit but came right back. Mine is a protocaster Tee Type and it does it all. Like you, this tele and my gretsch covers it all for me

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  6. jcs

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    Since Tele bodies are so abundant and easy to setup, i would at least consider buying another body altogether... which in my case would be some very light weight and then either thin nitro or likely thin Tru Oil gunstock finish.

    My Washburn Pro (sort of a Strat/Tele body) is Lake Placid blue w 2 humbuckers but chrome cast bridge, chrome toggle and soon to be all chrome humbuckers....i may even do chrome pickups rings LOL!

    I like chrome and blue!
     
  7. shallbe

    shallbe Deputy Plankspanker Gold Supporting Member

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    Tell that to Jimmy Page. He recorded a lot with a Tele that many people swear is Gibson.

    Just because you can’t do it doesn’t mean it can’t be done.
     
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    The 1st Leppelin album was a Tele but thru an amp that is thicker and darker....i believe a RW board Tele as well, but keep in mind the 'bridge tone control' on a Tele vs 'no tone control' on a Strat bridge PU gives more flexibility of a Tele.

    Lets face it, some Teles (like other guitars) are fatter sounding....but you consider pickup height and different string sets, all of a sudden a Tele CAN be setup to sound differently...plus where you pick on a Tele is substantially different tone as well imo.
     
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    People think it's a Les Paul on the early albums because by the time Led Zeppelin came to the USA he WAS playing a Les Paul. It was certainly not because of the guitar sound on those early albums...
     
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    I was at Led Zeps very first concert in the USA, dec 1968.
    He only used the dragon tele.

    The next year they came back..LZ II was out and he was playing a Les Paul.
     
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    I have a couple of very nice humbucker guitars. It's like having two beautiful girlfriends.
    The Tele is the wife though.
     
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    I'm pretty sure it was on their second tour when I saw them...all Les Paul except for that Danelectro song...
     
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    shallbe Deputy Plankspanker Gold Supporting Member

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    So you agree with me. No one thinks it’s a Tele. They assume it is a “fat Gibson” that was on the record. But it’s not. So, the right player, right amp can do wide ranging things with a Tele. Just because you can’t, doesn’t mean it can’t be done. The versatility of the Tele has been proven over and over again.

    The solo on Stairway is that Tele as well.
     
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    I don't agree with you. Those guitar tones don't sound anything like a Les Paul. People early on thought it was a Les Paul because JP played a LP almost exclusively when on tour!
     
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    uh huh?
     
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  16. Coolidge

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    Someone mentioned Led Zeppelin, ON YOUR KNEES!!!

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  17. LeftyGuitarist

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    All of you naysayers are wrong. The Tele is the coolest, most versatile, and most articulate guitar ever made. :D

    And it's the guitar of choice that Keefer used to fight off a deranged fan.

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    ...and it stayed in tune the whole time.
     
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  19. COYS

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    Teles are great and they are in fashion right now, but I don't encounter the idea that the electric guitar has not been improved since the introduction of the telecaster anywhere but on TGP. :dunno
     
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    shallbe Deputy Plankspanker Gold Supporting Member

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    Really? I think you are looking foolish now.

    Even Joe Walsh thought the Stairway solo was the Les Paul he sold to Jimmy. Good Times Bad Times? How Many More Times off the first album? It shows the versatility of the instrument.

    So many times on TGP and elsewhere people describe a killer Les Paul with a “Tele on steroids” sound and response.

    Believe it or not, there actually are some Telecasters that sound like a “Tele on steroids.”
     
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