Forgot how much I love Teles, AKA Tele Appreciation Thread

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Re: Forgot how much I love Teles, AKA Tele Appreciation Thre

Post by Maggieo » Wed Dec 31, 2014 3:12 pm

schoolie wrote:My #1 Tele
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That's hot. :-* :-* :-*
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Re: Forgot how much I love Teles, AKA Tele Appreciation Thread

Post by Zork » Mon Jan 08, 2018 3:47 am

Here's my latest partscaster Esquire:

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It's got an old rockinger neck, a gfs paulownia body in daphne blue and kluson hardware. Pickup is a Dimarzio DP112. This guitar sounds awesome. Super snappy, dynamic and resonant and it's so much fun to play with the different tonal options from just one pickup with the 3-way switch.

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Re: Forgot how much I love Teles, AKA Tele Appreciation Thre

Post by Maggieo » Tue Jan 09, 2018 1:37 pm

schoolie wrote:
Mon Dec 29, 2014 1:10 pm
My #1 Tele
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Nice.

Tell us more about it?
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Re: Forgot how much I love Teles, AKA Tele Appreciation Thre

Post by schoolie » Fri Jan 12, 2018 4:44 pm

Maggieo wrote:
Tue Jan 09, 2018 1:37 pm

Nice.

Tell us more about it?

Thanks, Maggie! This is the first guitar that I put together. The body is a USACG two-piece swamp ash body. which I finished in garnet shellac, and wipe-on poly. The neck is an Allparts TMO-FAT neck, finished in amber shellac and nitro. The bridge is a Glendale with Aluminum/Brass/Brass saddles, and the pickups are Lawrence Keystones. I wired it with a 4-way switch which I love!


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Re: Forgot how much I love Teles, AKA Tele Appreciation Thread

Post by Maggieo » Fri Jan 12, 2018 7:38 pm

Well played, good chap!
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Re: Forgot how much I love Teles, AKA Tele Appreciation Thread

Post by ifallalot » Fri Jan 12, 2018 10:45 pm

Every time I sell a Tele I kick myself.

I should just build one this time

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Re: Forgot how much I love Teles, AKA Tele Appreciation Thread

Post by Bradley-Jazz » Sat Jan 13, 2018 7:17 am

Some lovely guitars on here. Can I join in?

Here is my self-assembled cabronita...

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Stop me if you think you've heard this one before....

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Re: Forgot how much I love Teles, AKA Tele Appreciation Thread

Post by marqueemoon » Sat Jan 13, 2018 9:00 am

Here are mine.

90's American Standard. Completely stock except for the dumb straplocks that came with it. This is my appliance guitar. Boring, but slices though anything, and is built like a tank. Lots of little dings and checking on the neck from being in semi-heated practice spaces. It even has some forearm wear on the poly finish.
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Craigslist partscaster. I think all the stuff is from Best Guitar Parts with woodburned birds. This one is getting Fralin Big Singles soon. This one of my favorites at the moment. It's light and resonant and has a chunky neck. It'll look way better with chrome pickups and a chrome ring to match the bridge.
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Re: Forgot how much I love Teles, AKA Tele Appreciation Thread

Post by otis » Sun Jan 14, 2018 10:10 am

that's a very strange reflection on the bridgeplate of that second telecaster.
It allmost seems like a drawing.
Is that guitar haunted?

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Re: Forgot how much I love Teles, AKA Tele Appreciation Thread

Post by Maggieo » Sun Jan 14, 2018 10:30 am

Bradley-Jazz wrote:
Sat Jan 13, 2018 7:17 am
Some lovely guitars on here. Can I join in?

Here is my self-assembled cabronita...

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The grain on that is AMAZING! :w00t: :? :-*
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Re: Forgot how much I love Teles, AKA Tele Appreciation Thread

Post by rexter » Sun Jan 14, 2018 11:25 am

I'm sooooooo excited to put my Tele Thinline back together. Waiting for the neck to cure.

As it is today... excited mockup ;)

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Re: Forgot how much I love Teles, AKA Tele Appreciation Thread

Post by Zork » Sun Jan 14, 2018 3:20 pm

rexter wrote:
Sun Jan 14, 2018 11:25 am
I'm sooooooo excited to put my Tele Thinline back together. Waiting for the neck to cure.

As it is today... excited mockup ;)

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Wow! That looks just amazing!

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Re: Forgot how much I love Teles, AKA Tele Appreciation Thread

Post by JVG » Fri Jan 19, 2018 6:47 pm

Here's my recent take on the Tele Deluxe. It turned out to be a beautiful player, and I feel the colour combo is pretty unique. The only thing I'm considering changing is installing some Creamery Starcaster Wide Range pickups (lower output than standard wide-range), because it's a tad boomy in the neck at present.

Warmoth body - alder, Vintage White (poly)
Musikraft neck - 7.25" radius, '65 asymmetric neck profile (nitro)
Period incorrect decal (because I love the Transition Period look, and I'm not trying to pass it off as the real thing)


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Re: Forgot how much I love Teles, AKA Tele Appreciation Thread

Post by hhhehehe » Sun Feb 11, 2018 5:59 am

plaid sabbath wrote:
Sat Aug 06, 2011 1:34 pm

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Man I remember seeing this pic years ago and it just stuck with me, I've been periodically searching for it ever since. Might be the coolest and most tastefully unique finish I've ever seen on a guitar. Mind letting us know how it was done?

and yeah I know, it's 6+ years later but hey, might as well try right ;)
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Re: Forgot how much I love Teles, AKA Tele Appreciation Thread

Post by Maggieo » Sun Feb 11, 2018 11:16 am

Wow, this thread has been quiet.

I probably posted these pix elsewhere, but what the hell, me like Tele stuff.

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Fano Alt de Facto TC6 and Rick Kelly Bowery Pine Tele, August 10, 2017 by Maggie Osterberg, on Flickr

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Tele-Gib, December 23, 2016 by Maggie Osterberg, on Flickr

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Robert And Madcap, April 18, 2016 by Maggie Osterberg, on Flickr

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Syd The Paisley Tele And A Madcap Amp, September 21, 2014 by Maggie Osterberg, on Flickr
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