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The Telecaster is the Best Guitar [TM]

Mewcenary

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Yeah, I went there.

It seems it does everything.

I only picked one up recently, and other guitars (owned or previously owned) include strats, Les Pauls, PRS, Ibanez and so on.

The Tele just covers it all. Clean sounds to die for. _All_ pickup positions usable. Crank up the gain and it does crunch or RAWWWWK tones with ease. Humbuckers not required.

I keep going back to the Tele.

Therefore, the Telecaster is the Best Guitar.

Here endeth the lesson.
 

SlumFrog

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I wouldnt say its the best guitar, but in my experiences I would agree its the most versatile. (It does depend what pick ups are in there though)
 

Waxhead

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Yeah, I went there.

It seems it does everything.

I only picked one up recently, and other guitars (owned or previously owned) include strats, Les Pauls, PRS, Ibanez and so on.

The Tele just covers it all. Clean sounds to die for. _All_ pickup positions usable. Crank up the gain and it does crunch or RAWWWWK tones with ease. Humbuckers not required.

I keep going back to the Tele.

Therefore, the Telecaster is the Best Guitar.

Here endeth the lesson.
hehe Tele Fan Boys again - TPG is full of em.
I like Tele's - excellent for a few things but not very versatile imo.
Less versatile than a Strat imo - they don't have a trem system for starters.
Several Gibson's and many Gretsch are far more versatile imo.
But the major reason I'll never own a single coil Tele is the thin, shreechy & shrill bridge PUP.
Not usable for me at all.
I would like a modded Tele with good Humbuckers or Filtertrons but not a single coil one.
Enjoy your Tele :)
 

Analog Kid

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Well, there is no "best". But if there was, the Tele would definitely be on the short list.
 

smallbutmighty

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I respect your opinion, but I think you're doing it wrong.
Nah. I'm out for the same reason. I love other versions of Teles, particularly the Cabronita, but the "normal" style Tele with the bridge-mounted single coil ain't for me.
 

KWthinline

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I don't like the traditional sounding Strat bridge pickup, but I can find use for the twang of the Tele bridge pickup. I own both a Strat and a Tele, but in the end I tend to gravitate towards the Tele….
However, with that being said, I do understand that a Strat is more versatile than a Tele, but the Tele has more balls when compared to a traditional single coil Strat…
 

Coldacre

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But the major reason I'll never own a single coil Tele is the thin, shreechy & shrill bridge PUP.
Not usable for me at all.
I placed a Seymour JB in the bridge of my Tele years and years ago. now it does everything. single coil neck & humbucker bridge is a fantastic and highly underrated combo.
 

TheBuffalo

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You've gotta use your control knobs a lot more on a tele. I think a lot of people don like them because they just leave everything on ten
 

mslugano

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I love telecasters but I also must have a strat. Here's what covers all the bases for me these days (a PRS Soarbar not shown). Only ground I can't cover is a neck humbucker but I'd never use it if I had it. If I had to take only one guitar, it would probably be the Suhr Tele Jr....it covers more ground than my regular Tele and has Suhr's silent system. The PWE Future6 would be next...amazing guitar.

 

weshunter

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I love teles and could get by with only a tele if I had to, but they're second to 335's for me.
 

Franktone

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You've heard of the King of Rock n Roll.
Well the Telecaster is the King of Rock n Roll guitars.
 






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