Who makes YOUR favorite tele

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  1. jbright44

    jbright44 Member

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    So, who makes your favorite tele or Nashville tele. I played a G&L semi hollow asat classic without an F-hole that was setup nashville style, and that think was killer. I wish I could have bought it.

    So speak up.
     
  2. rbisherw

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    I presently own a bone stock 01 Fender American Series Tele
    (white blond, over ash w/ maple board). It is a great guitar and as much as I have thought about modifying it (Callham bridge), I cannot bring myself to fo it.

    That said, a few months ago, I played an Ash G&L Asat (#4 neck) ebony board that was superb.
     
  3. Taller

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    I own 1 Tele - a Y2K Fender Fat Tele, white blonde/rosewood 'board. Can't imagine another Tele making me as happy.
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    sanhozay klon free since 2009 Silver Supporting Member

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    Fender!

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    Mostly!
     
  7. Mike Duncan

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    Fender - my new USAV '62 is the one of the best Telecasters I've come across!

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    ME!

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    Although I've build one that I love ... my vote goes to
    Mayes
     
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    Love my 3-bolt Asat the best....by far the best G&L of the 100's I have played. Only problem is I like it too much to buy a Suhr and I really want a Suhr but I don't want to stop playing my Asat.


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  11. mainsale

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    I think that it's tons of fun to take an American Fender tele and tweak it. My most recent project was adding a Pigtail vintage bridge with brass compensated saddles, 4-way Acme Guitarworks switching with volume kit and Fralin P-92/Blues Special pickups. I just can't put it down. It is an incredible sounding Tele now, and I can't imagine one with better tone....... but the quest contiues......next one will have two P-92's.
     
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    Me, I've mastered it, at least for what I want. I've made 4, and everyone has been great.
     
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    BrentWorth Guitars in Colorado (it started out as a Tele :D )

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  14. Bonedance

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    Ditto: I'm with Lex on this one. I've put together a handful of teles & strats over the years from various after martket parts. The chambered tele body and neck USACG made for me surpass anything ( for my taste ) before or since.

    The main key is knowing what specs you want body/neck/pickup/hardware wise before starting. My prior homebrews, while good, were pretty much "stick together what I could find" offerings. Nailing down the specs that suit my needs produced a killer guitar that thrills me everytime I play it.
     
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    Melancon. Hands down for me, end of any search. Gerard just makes extraordinary instruments.

    It isn't a standard tele by any stretch, but it is what I wanted. :D And yea, the top is koa. Surprised? :D

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    JOHN KNOWS TELE'S, VERY COOL PLANK!

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  18. KRosser

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    I'm gonna withhold my final answer until my two custom Kolls come at the end of the month...:cool:

    As far as off-the-shelf production models, I think G&L's are superb instruments in every way. I also really like the Teles made by Melancon, Trussart and Grosh but they're a little more "custom shop", yes?
     
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