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Non Country Tele players on the forum??

Halowords

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Who here plays a Tele but doesn't play Country??
You rang?

I have a G&L ASAT Bluesboy, does that count? I have started playing that quite a bit lately. I'm more a rock player drifting into acoustic, some Jazz, some folksy stuff. I am mostly into Post-Rock/Post-Metal and overdriven Rock & Roll by and large. Country generally speaking does not interest me, although some Blue Grass and Folk music does. I think you can blame ISIS in part for me wanting a Tele-style, just for the clarity in high-gain and something with a bit more top-end and clarity than a Les Paul (or in my case a Heritage H-150) is generally known for.

-Cheers
 

Brian

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I rotate through my four lefthand Tele,s, Japanese No-caster,Fender 2012 52 Telecaster reissue, MJT two pickup Esquire,MJT 50,s part casters I will never
understand people who don,t own at least one. I will play a Johnny Cash number now and then but am just not that interested in modern country playing.
 

jpervin

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I own 3 Teles and none of them have seen a country lick (to my knowledge). :)

But they do make great rockabilly guitars, in addition to (almost) all other genres.
 

oldtelefart

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The blues-rock band I'm in covers the Stones' Sweet Virginia, but that's about as country as I get. Never got the hang of banjo rolls.
 

monty

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Count me in. Long time player, never played a full country song in my life.
Teles just feel right for me. I'm a rock guy.
 

bismark

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My tele is loaded with P90's, without the pesky annoying twang. And I hate country music. With vengeance. :mad:
 

russiancrowe

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I currently have four tele's and I don't play country. I play Crowes, Stones, Dead, Allman Brothers, The Band type music. I love real country, what some people call outlaw country, can't stand the crap country radio plays these days.
 

Thump

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My Tele's have been used for rock, blues, jazz, funk, alternative rock, and Americana among other things. The only country they've seen is outlaw country, Cash, Jennings, etc.
 

NewbyRock023

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Tele is one of the most versatile guitars out there. It'll do anything except maybe extreme metal stuff, and even then a PUp swap would change that
 

jazzrat

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Hot Rod 52 here. I play some country'ish things but not legit stuff.
Rock, fusion and jazz, hard to beat a Tele for versatility
 

Tommy Biggs

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I play garage rock or 'indie' (whatever that means).
Played this same old Tele in Hardcore band in the 80's.
I will admit I like to try everything with my Tele, including pseudo country licks in our current very non-country band.
 
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I'm a jazz-fusion guy with some rock thrown in for entertainment. I have 3 Teles - 2 MIM Standards and a MIA Standard. Love the aggressiveness of a Tele compared to a Strat. My first e-guitar was a Strat - they're great guitars, but they can't scream and growl at the same time like a Tele can.

I don't get along well with floating bridge guitars, no matter how heavy the block is, its still going to *move*. Unless you need to do dive bombs, and I don't do that style.

The amazing thing to me is it took me the better part of 30 years as a guitarist to discover Teles. I *love* the design, I love the guitar. Its very difficult to accidentally hit the pickup switch or mess up the volume/tone controls, compared to a Strat. Fender now has added the tummy cut to the higher end models and that's the only improvement the guitar really needs IMHO.

 
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I put together a Tele specifically for hard rock. Dimarzio Pre B1 bridge and a cheapo GFS mini humbucker in the neck. I'll eventually replace the GFS with something else but it does the job for now.
 

jazzguitarfan

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I have an 88 American Standard, G&L Asat Classic, and a frankentele of sorts a local shop built. I play jazz and what Itunes seems to categorize as "soul jazz". I have a bunch of more jazz oriented guitars (ES-175, 335, Howard Roberts Fusion and Comins GCS-1), but the teles get played a bunch and have been used on my last 5 gigs. Sadly, I can't play country, but wish I could. I came a bit late to the telecaster, but think they're great for just about anything, including jazz.
 
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I have an 88 American Standard, G&L Asat Classic, and a frankentele of sorts a local shop built. I play jazz and what Itunes seems to categorize as "soul jazz". I have a bunch of more jazz oriented guitars (ES-175, 335, Howard Roberts Fusion and Comins GCS-1), but the teles get played a bunch and have been used on my last 5 gigs. Sadly, I can't play country, but wish I could. I came a bit late to the telecaster, but think they're great for just about anything, including jazz.
And unlike a hollowbody, you can crank the daylights out of them with no feedback. :)
 

winterblu

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I play Rock, blues, a little surf, no country at all.
About 50/50 between my Bruce Herron Custom Tele and my Gene Baker B1.
 

67blackcherry

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I own a Cunetto era 'nocaster relic, 62AVRI and I just picked up a B-Bender Tele and I don't play country at all.
Top 40 classic to new rock (Zeppelin to Muse) and I play on a worship team from time to time.
Tele's ROCK....and while I try to incorporate some country elements into my playing style (chicken pickin', double stops etc) I don't play country at all.
 




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