Forgot how much I love Teles, AKA Tele Appreciation Thread

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

Post by RumorsOFsurF » Fri Sep 10, 2010 5:05 am

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

Post by fullerplast » Fri Sep 10, 2010 5:08 am

@nolan - I like the "for me???" version of that pic better... but I couldnt find it!

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Post by secndshft » Fri Sep 10, 2010 7:37 am

Esquires have to count. I've shown this recently. Here we go again.

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

Post by Kilgore Trout » Fri Sep 10, 2010 8:04 am

My 1986 MIJ telecaster custom:

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I traded a CIJ Jaguar for this one. I haven't regretted it once, it's a great guitar, and it killed all my telecaster gas. It's a bit beaten up, but sounds really nice, and it has one of my favourite necks.
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Post by SethD » Fri Sep 10, 2010 10:33 am

fullerplast wrote:My '75 Tele:

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That's the ultimate '70s Tele IMHO. I love how the Tele's upper bout crept up in the '70s. Is it heavy?

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

Post by SethD » Fri Sep 10, 2010 10:53 am

Here is mine:
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There's that old quote about perfection being achieved not when there is nothing more to add, but when there is nothing left to take away. That sums up the Telecaster to me. It's amazing what Leo did with this guitar on so many levels. Although I love the later iterations too, and even with the guitar above, I recently changed out the vintage wiring and added a tone control and four-way switch with bridge/parallel/neck/series.

I've never been a huge fan of Country music, but I love what guys like Danny Gatton and James Burton and Vince Gill do with their Teles. I wish I could make my guitar sing like that and do a better steel guitar impersonation.

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Post by Mecler » Fri Sep 10, 2010 4:51 pm

I've had three in total. My first and my current are two different Black and maple MIM standards, stock.
My second was this little number.
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I enjoy teles, but I always end up selling them in pursuit of something better. Right now I'm looking for a Telesonic in sunburst. One of the only guitars that I prefer the look of sunburst. I usually hate it.
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Post by Maggieo » Fri Sep 10, 2010 7:02 pm

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Post by bigsur78 » Fri Sep 10, 2010 7:30 pm

When I grow up I want to live in Tiny Amp Town...
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Post by Maggieo » Fri Sep 10, 2010 8:16 pm

bigsur78 wrote:When I grow up I want to live in Tiny Amp Town...
8)
It's my "happy place."
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Re: Forgot how much I love Teles, AKA Tele Appreciation Thread

Post by Mecler » Sat Sep 11, 2010 11:16 am

WANT.
THIS.
NOW.

Any chance you'd sell her?
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Post by mcjt » Sat Sep 11, 2010 1:17 pm

i had only seen the 'offset-only" version of this pool pic.
This version spins my head!

i really should come to FL some day soon and bring a couple of bottles of Doug's favourite drink... ;)
fullerplast wrote:My '75 Tele:

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Post by fullerplast » Sat Sep 11, 2010 2:42 pm

Hey c'mon down!

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

Post by Maggieo » Sat Sep 11, 2010 4:28 pm

Mecler wrote:
WANT.
THIS.
NOW.

Any chance you'd sell her?
No, I think I'll be hanging onto Sterling for life. But if that changes, I'll ping ya.
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Re: Forgot how much I love Teles, AKA Tele Appreciation Thread

Post by MT » Sat Sep 11, 2010 6:38 pm

Kilgore Trout wrote:My 1986 MIJ telecaster custom:

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I traded a CIJ Jaguar for this one. I haven't regretted it once, it's a great guitar, and it killed all my telecaster gas. It's a bit beaten up, but sounds really nice, and it has one of my favourite necks.
Black on black is the only colour for Tele Customs in my opinion. There's absolutely no show pony about it. It's all work horse.

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