What's the best Telecaster on the market right now?

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  1. mikenixon316

    mikenixon316 Member

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    I'm in the market for a high quality telecaster that I won't need to do any upgrades or modification to.
    My Criteria is:

    Must be Fender, must have traditional 2 single coil pickups and 3 way switch, must have traditional bridge and maple fingerboard.
    Any Suggestions? :BluesBros
     
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    Gas-man Unrepentant Massaganist

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    Relic custom shop is the way to go for you.

    Check out davesguitar.com

    $2500 and worf every penny.
     
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    stephenT Silver Supporting Member

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    the best I've played recently was a custom shop light relic nocaster thinline MB by Chris Flemming, $4.3k.
     
  5. pedalcr8z

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    NOCASTER hands down..........I've owned a custom shop Tele also but it simply didn't have the Nocaster's MOJO........the neck is a work of art, nice big fat baseball bat!:JAM
     
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    Any Tele will be fine,as long as You pick it.
     
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    Nocaster, no ? about it~
     
  8. JDJ

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    Nocaster or WW10 Tele or Dave's Tele
     
  9. shuie

    shuie Silver Supporting Member

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    Probably one of these:

    http://www.thegearpage.net/board/showthread.php?t=337380

    I have two of Rogers Tele's and feel pretty confident in saying that you just can't walk into a guitar store and pay a few thousand dollars for a new custom shop whatever tele that sounds any better than what he puts together.
     
  10. Redbell

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    I'd like to have the Rices make me one but if it has to be Fender, probably a Nocaster. I personally don't care for the Nocasters 7.5 radius & the vintage frets . I own a American Ash Tele FWIW, I found a really great one.
     
  11. humbuster

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    52 Reissue Thin Skin.
     
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    Just played one of the 52 Reissues last weekend, compared to a Nocaster...and I like big necks. the 52 Reissue was the better of the two guitars, by a pretty good margin.

    That being said. I'd still go for a Wildwood 10.
     
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    "I'd still go for a Wildwood 10"

    Absolutely. After playing one, I wanted nothing else.

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