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What is the deal with these Teles?

Discussion in 'Guitars in General' started by eurotrashed, Feb 18, 2009.

  1. eurotrashed

    eurotrashed Member

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    I saw these in the Relic or not quiz threads.
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    Did Fender ever make anything like this? I figured they were relics right away because I never saw anything like this before.
     
  2. jazzandmetal?

    jazzandmetal? Supporting Member

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    I don't know if they did, but they make something similar now.

    Also, in the new Vintage Guitar Magazine in one of the Chicago Music Exchange ads there is a tele that looks like the one pictured only blonde hanging up in the store.

    After a quick GBASE search, the guitar in the CME ad is actually the Rebel Relic brand guitar in the thread you are talking about.

    There was also a limited edition fender....I think an esquire that came out a while back with that pickguard and it had 3 tunes on each side of the headstock.
     
  3. eurotrashed

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    Ok, so it is a more modern-vintage style rendition.

    I was just confused cause I kept seeing the guitar in those threads thinking "they didn't make those back then, it has to be a relic" but no one else called it out
     
  4. musicofanatic5

    musicofanatic5 Supporting Member

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    There is a fende "tele" prototype that looks something like that. The proto has a similar pickguard, but the control plate is different and the headstock is 3+3
     
  5. jazzandmetal?

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    Yeah, that is the one I was thinking of that they re-did for some limited edition run.


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  6. Frankee

    Frankee Wartime Consigliere

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    I'll take one of each, please.
     
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    DANOCASTER Supporting Member

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    as already sorta pointed out - they are just "modern" takes on the earliest prototype telecaster design

    they are sorta cool - but I think most people would prefer the "classic" tele look - unless ( like many of us ) they already have a bunch of teles and are looking for something different - yet similar
     
  8. Jellecaster

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    Its actually closer to Leo's second prototype for the Broadcaster:

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  9. Polynitro

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    looks like the CS Cabronita Esquire or whatever it was called but that had tv jones PUPs I thought...edit: here's what I thought it was:
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  10. okie

    okie Supporting Member

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    Here's one I built, similar to the ones above:

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    okie Supporting Member

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    Thanks, it sounds badass too!
     
  13. Polynitro

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    Is that a pine body? Whats the neck like?, looks like vintage frets....whats the deal with the PUP? How do you have it wired up?
     
  14. Jahn

    Jahn Listens to Johnny Marr, plays like John Denver Supporting Member

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    okie Supporting Member

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    The body is a very lightweight swamp ash, nitro finish. The neck was a WD neck with medium jumbo frets, since replaced with an Allparts TMO-C. The WD was too skinny.

    Pup is a SD Lil 59 and it rocks. Esquire wiring with a series/split/parallel switch for the Lil 59. I can get many sounds out of it.
     

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