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

Discussion in 'Guitars in General' started by squeally dan, Dec 11, 2017.

  1. shallbe

    shallbe Deputy Plankspanker Gold Supporting Member

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    Who said that? I think the range of pickups are more consistent now—-you can get the specific wind you want for the sound and output desired. Long ago, it was the luck of the draw.

    And the hardware is better. 3 barrel bridges intonate now. Plus you can get larger frets, flatter or compound radius, etc. All significant improvements for those that want something more than vintage.
     
  2. sandcastle

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    It depends on your needs I suppose. I play an LP and a Strat, that pretty much covers my needs. There are so many types of guitars out there, and many to be curious of. The Tele, the Rick, something with a resonator, and so on. That's part of what makes it interesting.
     
  3. trojanhov

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    Tele plus rattler will confuse anyone
     
  4. WoodenDuckMaker

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    Saying the telecaster has the best design is a hip statement.

    Saying the stratocaster has a better design than the tele isnt a hip statement, but a true statement.
     
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    I posted in this thread almost 2 years ago. Lots of gear changes since then. I play a lot more LP these days, both humbuggies and P90s. But I also have a couple Mexican Fenders that get a lot of play, a Jimmie Vaughan Strat and a plain ole Player Tele. It’s astounding how good the Tele is. I’ve put a 3-saddle Wilky compensated bridge on it and locking tuners, but that’s just personal preference. The modern c neck with satin finish, big frets— these guitars have good bones. The stock pickups are perfectly OK, too. For 7 bills you can get a guitar built well that can play virtually any kind of music.
    I think that is the brilliance of all of the classic F and G designs— Tele, Strat, LP, ES3X5, SG— is their sheer versatility. All of these guitars show up across genres.
     
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  6. COYS

    COYS Supporting Member

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    Most of the world does prefer the strat.
     
  7. DeadLazy

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    Man I hate pick up trucks. Bad analogy.

    I love Tele’s, though.
     
  8. jpervin

    jpervin Supporting Member

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    What’s wrong with pick-em-up trucks?
     
  9. jamester

    jamester Silver Supporting Member

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    Tele and a pickup truck here...
     
  10. DeadLazy

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    Unless modified: slow; they wallow about on their suspension and lean in corners; stop poorly. And even when modified they aren’t exactly models of performance.

    I like hot hatch backs. Basically the complete opposite of a pick up truck.

    The Tele is beautiful simplicity. I wish Tele was my main jam but I want a trem and I don’t want to fit a Bigsby or anything.

    And yes: I can easily fit all my gear in my GTI when I need to.
     

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