Forgot how much I love Teles, AKA Tele Appreciation Thread

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Forgot how much I love Teles, AKA Tele Appreciation Thread

Post by RumorsOFsurF » Mon Sep 06, 2010 8:06 pm

I've been GASing for a proper US-made Tele for a while, so I wound up purchasing the Fiesta Thin Skin '62 a few weeks ago. Since then, I've remembered how much I love the sound, feel, and look of Telecasters. Man, they're just so amazing. They were my first love, and my first Fender. I still play my main JM more, but I'm loving my Teles. :w00t:



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L to R: '97 Mexican toploader(My first Fender, not too great); 03(I think)White MIM Standard Tele with AVRI '52 pickups, ashtray bridge, B Bender, and witch hats; AV Thin Skin Fiesta Red '62 Tele Custom, '72 MIM Tele Deluxe

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

Post by Keegan » Mon Sep 06, 2010 8:15 pm

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Squier VM and Handbuilt HH Tele

Though neither one really sounds like a tele, except the bridge position(sorta)

I want to mod the VM into a proper tele one of these days, and put a WRHB into the walnut tele. :?
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Re: Forgot how much I love Teles, AKA Tele Appreciation Thread

Post by fuzzjunkie » Mon Sep 06, 2010 8:45 pm

Nice herd Nolan!

I just have the one. June 1961 with a PAF added to the neck.

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

Post by RumorsOFsurF » Mon Sep 06, 2010 9:02 pm

Wow, that '61 is beautiful!
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Post by noisepunk » Mon Sep 06, 2010 10:15 pm

I've got a telecoustic... that's my tele, someday I'll have a real one... with jazzmaster pickups :mellow:
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Post by knathan » Mon Sep 06, 2010 10:37 pm

dang Nolan that TS is seriously hawt...i love the binding- you're a bad influence...i've been gazing at the LPB customs over on Dave's

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Post by devnulljp » Mon Sep 06, 2010 10:54 pm

fuzzjunkie wrote:Nice herd Nolan!

I just have the one. June 1961 with a PAF added to the neck.

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Post by Stereordinary » Mon Sep 06, 2010 10:59 pm

My Esquire is sooo close to being done! :unsure: :blush: :-*

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Post by RumorsOFsurF » Mon Sep 06, 2010 11:37 pm

The TS is my second double bound Custom. The first was a CIJ Bigsby...I never got on with it, but it sure was pretty.


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Post by chrisjedijane » Mon Sep 06, 2010 11:57 pm

I've been playing mine lots recently, it's a blonde '72.

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Post by Baconfish » Tue Sep 07, 2010 5:16 am

I'm in the process of slowly turning a strat into a tele piece by piece. All I need is some sort of butterscotch body and I'm golden.

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Post by Jaguar018 » Tue Sep 07, 2010 5:18 am

telenary wrote:dang Nolan that TS is seriously hawt...i love the binding- you're a bad influence...i've been gazing at the LPB customs over on Dave's
There is someone selling an almost brand new LPB TS tele custom on The Gear Page for $1,050...

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

Post by knathan » Tue Sep 07, 2010 9:49 am

Jaguar018 wrote:
telenary wrote:dang Nolan that TS is seriously hawt...i love the binding- you're a bad influence...i've been gazing at the LPB customs over on Dave's
There is someone selling an almost brand new LPB TS tele custom on The Gear Page for $1,050...

WOW!!! thanks for the heads up... I just wrote him out of curiousity.

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

Post by RumorsOFsurF » Fri Sep 10, 2010 4:44 am

Sounds like a great deal! Did you snag it?
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Re: Forgot how much I love Teles, AKA Tele Appreciation Thread

Post by fullerplast » Fri Sep 10, 2010 4:58 am

My '75 Tele:

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