The Nocaster. I have seen the light

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  1. Killcrop

    Killcrop Supporting Member

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    Recently played a Relic Nocaster and it was freaking great. Big comfy neck and the bridge pickup was too die for. It had this something I can't explain but I know my R7 doesn't do that. The bass notes had a quality that I am having a hard time putting to words. The list was like $4800. I can't swing even half that so I'm going to build my own. Wish me luck.
     
  2. buddastrat

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    Maybe find a used one. They are one of the best guitars in current production. There's magic in them. Everyone I played smoked. I bought a used one for $1300. Amazing guitars!
     
  3. pbradt

    pbradt Senior Member

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    Teles in general have it all over almost any other guitar. They can do anything. Anything. I like a Strat better for slide but for anything else. I don't need another guitar. Teles are the most complete electric guitar ever invented. Nocasters fall in that family.
     
  4. playon

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    Amen, brother!
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  5. Mayflower

    Mayflower Supporting Member

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    Tele's are hard sounding.
    Strats are soft. I hope this makes sense.
     
  6. blrogers

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    Dave-

    a tele with that cage is heaven. and very addictive!
     
  7. Jon Silberman

    Jon Silberman 10Q Jerry & Dickey Gold Supporting Member

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    Teles are Mary Ann. Strats are Ginger. I hope this makes sense, too.
     
  8. Ogre

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    I like Mary Ann and Ginger!:p
     
  9. mbratch

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    I thought that Teles were Laverne, and Strats were Shirley? ;)
     
  10. jimmybcool

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    Do I have to CHOOSE between Mary Ann and Ginger? :BOUNCE

    Oops. Wrong forum. Keep it family Jimmy.:)
     
  11. GeetarGoul

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    Strats are the prom queen while Teles are the slutty little sister.
     
  12. sws1

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    I bought a 62 CIJ Tele that has the nocaster pickup upgrade from the Custom Shop. I LOVE LOVE LOVE it. Who the hell did I wait so long to have a Tele.

    I now play this guitar all the time.
     
  13. Redbell

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    Y'know it's strange, I grew up playing a Les Paul & was obsessed with anything with Humbuckers.
    It used to really piss me off when I'd read Ritchie Blackmore interviews where he said Gibsons are too easy to hide behind the sound & you don't get as much of your own identity with them.
    It turns out the other man in black was right, once I finally got used to the Fenders I couldn't go back!
     
  14. TNJ

    TNJ Gold Supporting Member

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    Yeah,
    I dig the MaryAnn/Ginger vibe. The Strat has to be Ginger though.
    Too bad I cant play them both at once!
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  15. Gary Shetler

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    I got my '51 Nocaster Closet Classic from Willcutt a few months ago and couldn't be happier! It made me go out and buy a Fender amp .. LOL

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    I'm constantly amazed at the variety of music that comes out of the old Tele ... from Ted Greene, to Kieth Richards to Brad Paisley!! It can do it all (in the right hands, of course)!!
     
  16. mitch

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    I had one of them, it was actually one of the only fenders I really liked...GREAT guitar.
     
  17. Johnnytone

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    I got mine about a month ago. NOS. I really love the huge neck.

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  18. jimdog

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    Had an '02 NOS Nocaster & let it go like a fool - really hurts everytime I think about it, what an idiot. Best git I ever had. I just looked & there's a couple now on Ebay, around $2K, then there's another around $1050 (the latter one someone put gold hardware on .... ).
     
  19. Eugene

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    I have a team-built super relic and its easily my favorite guitar. I have seen the light and its blonde with a black pickguard!
     
  20. stephenT

    stephenT Silver Supporting Member

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    very good but close, slutty OLDER sister.

    I played a CS masterbuilt nocaster thinline at a store in Atlanta, it was stunning, $4.3k.

    I currently play a thinline I built from a warmoth body and a USACG neck and Hamels pickups after seeing that CS guitar last year. Mine's great too and I don't mind a ding.
     

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