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Why do I want a Tele so bad?

Discussion in 'Guitars in General' started by SFW, Feb 28, 2006.

  1. SFW

    SFW Member

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    So here lately, I have been jonesing for a Tele. I’m not really sure why. I have owned Teles in the past, and have always enjoyed playing them. However, recently, I have really wanted one to go with my Les Paul. I find myself looking at catalogs and browsing eBay. Think about them all day long. It’s kinda sick actually. lol! So, fuel my GAS. Show me your Teles! I'll start... I want this one!

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  2. Kappy

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    No home should be without at least two (and two with really FAT necks!!!):

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  3. jpervin

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    I have this one...

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  4. Fibber_McGee

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    Those are awesome tele's, I am a huge fan of the blonde with maple neck. They play and look great!!!!
     
  5. Jack Walker

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    I just picked up a Swampkaster T by Bill Lawrence. I had to tweak it a little but it plays and sounds great. $525. In case your not jonsin' about spending 1300.00.
     
  6. r9player

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  7. SFK

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    This one's found a permanent slot in my roster.
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  8. warren0728

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    i'm thinking of getting this one today....

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  9. hendrix2430

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    Melancon Vintage Artist. Hollow Swamp Ash, 1 piece quartersawn maple neck. It has Bare knuckle "the Boss" pickups...close to P90s in output. Particular tone, not really "full on" tele-esque, but a mix of tele with some 335 thrown in...

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  10. pbradt

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    MIM '50s Classic Tele turned into an Esquire (Hamel) on the left, my beloved CIJ TL52-80 (Hamels) on the right.

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  11. SFW

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    What are the tonal differences between Ash and Alder in regards to a tele. I want a warmer tone. Think more rock and less country.
     
  12. Johnnytone

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    Teles are the 2nd bestest guitars

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  13. parker

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    Welcome back to the fold! I know Telecasters can be objects of obsession, not a bad thing though !:p That being said, I simply think Tele's are simply *The* sexiest, sweetest, meanest guitars ever made. Leo got it right the first time, often imitated, duplicated, boutiqued ? but the original design still stands the test of time...... The butterscotch/blackguard is my favorite color....Long live the mighty TELECASTER !:angel :eek:
     
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    Wow! Really good looking Teles! What are these? I just got an MIM 50s classic Esquire, which sounds and plays just fantastic, I'll probably convert it to a Tele though, it already has a Fralin on the bridge..
     
  15. SFW

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    Ahh... a man who knows my heart's desire!
     
  16. pbradt

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    The blonde is a MIM '50s Classic converted to Esquire, the one on the right is my beloved TL52-80 (CIJ).

    Both have Hamels.
     
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  18. enharmonic

    enharmonic Old Growth Gold Supporting Member

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    Telecasters will tell you the truth.

    People like the truth :D
     
  19. Taller

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    Killer Teles guys. :salude

    Here's my contribution to the thread. Me and my '52 RI.

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