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 » Sat Sep 11, 2010 7:15 pm

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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.
I thought I had first dibs, Mags! ;)
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Re: Forgot how much I love Teles, AKA Tele Appreciation Thread

Post by Stratelejazzuar » Sat Sep 11, 2010 7:55 pm

i've been telecastering it up a lot lately. haven't picked up the jazzys much... :-[ :whistle: .

here's my bare-looking baja tele (stripped the finish last week):

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lol, and here's some of said finish:

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anyone want a desert sand paint chip? ;)

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

Post by RumorsOFsurF » Sat Sep 11, 2010 8:53 pm

You didn't like the Desert Sand? I think that's a cool color, myself.
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Re: Forgot how much I love Teles, AKA Tele Appreciation Thread

Post by Stratelejazzuar » Sun Sep 12, 2010 5:55 am

RumorsOFsurF wrote:You didn't like the Desert Sand? I think that's a cool color, myself.
desert sand was/is a cool colour. i think they could've mixed it to be a litter darker, though, to look more like vintage desert sand pieces look.

i basically only stripped the body out of curiosity - what's the ash look like? how many pieces? how thick is the poly? does it really change the sound? does it add weight? etc. etc.

just like when i stripped the neck, i was surprised at how much was on the body - poly is thick!!
it's a 4-piece body, but it took me a minute or two to find all the joints - it would look great with a trans finish. i don't know why fender didn't use this body as a blonde baja...
the unplugged sound did change once i'd removed a lot of the paint - more noticeably on the low end.
and the (already lightweight) guitar does weight a bit less now; not much, of course but some. i saved as much of the polyester chips and chunks as i could so that i can find a little scale and weight it all, haha. it won't be a pound, but definitely a few ounces.

i figured the worst that could happen is that i'd just have to have the body painted 'poly desert sand' again, heh.

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

Post by secndshft » Sun Sep 12, 2010 7:38 am

That thing begs to be Mary Kaye'd!

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

Post by Ti-Ron » Sun Sep 12, 2010 11:35 am

MaggieO: These blonde Tele with a P90 on the neck is pure sex!!!!!
Do you have more pics of it? Specs?
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Re: Forgot how much I love Teles, AKA Tele Appreciation Thread

Post by Stratelejazzuar » Sun Sep 12, 2010 1:30 pm

secndshft wrote:That thing begs to be Mary Kaye'd!
you know it! a nice milky blonde would be awesome... :?

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

Post by secndshft » Sun Sep 12, 2010 2:09 pm

Fullerplast is doing that to one of his JMs. Check the vintage restoration section. He's using Mixwax! I love it!!

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

Post by LHR » Sun Sep 12, 2010 4:53 pm

Just bought me one of these:

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First Tele I ever owned.

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

Post by alfal013 » Sun Sep 12, 2010 10:29 pm

I've had this tele for almost 16 years. It was the first electric I ever purchased. Started out as a Mexican Standard. Now the only original parts are the neck, body, control plate, and screws. Everything else has been replaced over the years.

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Post by noisepunk » Sun Sep 12, 2010 10:37 pm

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

Post by Maggieo » Mon Sep 13, 2010 8:39 am

RumorsOFsurF wrote:
Maggieo wrote:
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.
I thought I had first dibs, Mags! ;)
OK, the line starts with Nolan. ;) ;D
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Re: Forgot how much I love Teles, AKA Tele Appreciation Thread

Post by pocaloc » Mon Sep 13, 2010 1:00 pm

Here is a tele-sonic that I found for sale. It might be an old listing.

http://6string.springloose.net/productDetail.asp?id=4" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

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

Post by Maggieo » Mon Sep 13, 2010 1:35 pm

Ti-Ron wrote:MaggieO: These blonde Tele with a P90 on the neck is pure sex!!!!!
Do you have more pics of it? Specs?
:?
It's an MIM 50's Classic Esquire with a Gibson P-90 from an SG Classic shoehorned into the neck position. Modern 3-way Tele switching. A Lollar Vintage T pickup sits in a Joe Barden bridge. It's lightweight and probably indestructible.

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Modified Fender Esquire, October, 2009 by Maggie Osterberg, on Flickr

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Two Teles, October, 2009 by Maggie Osterberg, on Flickr

Here it is before I modded it:

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Fender Esquire And Duo-Sonic, January, 2009 by Maggie Osterberg, on Flickr
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Re: Forgot how much I love Teles, AKA Tele Appreciation Thread

Post by StevenO » Wed Sep 15, 2010 2:15 am

I was able to play my new Tele for the first time with my band. I was worried it wouldn't fit in, but wow, what a sound! It sounds amazing! A really, really great guitar.

I definitely like it more than my Jazzmaster at this point.

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