Help me pick a Telecaster

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  1. TNT

    TNT Active Member

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    [quote author=pcypert link=topic=19186.msg232511#msg232511 date=1241598057]
    I wouldn't mind one without the humbuckers...I did see one on ebay though with P90's that was pretty nice. But whatever the pickup, I don't think I can own a normal looking tele. If you're under 5'3" or super skinny they look kind of cool...for anyone else you look like a douche :D JK.
    Anyone seen the new Wilco DVD by the way? Tweedy is rocking a SG and a Tele throughout.
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    You are entitled to your opinion but the only Teles that would be questionable to me would be the flowered and paisley ones. I wouldn't see a need to buy a humbuckered Tele myself. I'd probably just get a L6S if I wanted a maple neck and of course a SG if I wanted rosewood.
     
  2. pcypert

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    Like I said they look fine on some people, but on me and people about my size they look like toys. Same with Fender Mustangs...need something to offset the dimensions. Maybe I'm too analytical of space and size due to graphics studies :D

    And again I'd love to have one without the humbuckers but want that different headstock. Maybe I can pull a swap job on a standard USA tele and USA strat neck?

    Paul
     
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    [quote author=gnolivos link=topic=19186.msg232421#msg232421 date=1241447190]
    In other words, what Tele is the best representation of a true Telecaster in terms of sound, body, pickups, features, etc... [/quote]
    American Vintage '52 Reissue!
    I have one. It is a reproduction of the original. Sweet! :Droolin:
     
  4. SG Lou

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    [quote author=bradsure link=topic=19186.msg232478#msg232478 date=1241544448]
    If want the ultimate traditional Tele, then you want this one. The bridge, butterscotch blond, string tree and 5 screw pick guard say 52' reissue but it's a limited edition Highway Tele. Made in the USA for half the price of the USA 52' Reissue. If you must have a Tele, then this is THE 'Tele'. The way it was designed to be.
    http://cgi.ebay.com/Fender-Highway-One-Telecaster-Limted-Run-BS-Blonde_W0QQitemZ160330719035QQcmdZViewItemQQptZGuitar?hash=item2554749f3b&_trksid=p3286.m20.l1116

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    This is the one you want ! O0 O0
     
  5. guitarweasel

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    What Lou said......

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  6. marantz1300

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    That 52 the way to go if you want a maple board.If you prefer something a bit more flash. Try a MIJ 62. I have had MIA,MIM and Squiers as well. The MIJs are excellent. Here's mine,modded with BareKnuckle's Yardbirds and a brass three barrel bridge. [​IMG]
     
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    [quote author=marantz1300 link=topic=19186.msg233215#msg233215 date=1243158986]
    That 52 the way to go if you want a maple board.If you prefer something a bit more flash. Try a MIJ 62. I have had MIA,MIM and Squiers as well. The MIJs are excellent. Here's mine,modded with BareKnuckle's Yardbirds and a brass three barrel bridge.[/quote]

    And you have Peter Gabriels "Melt" too.
     
  8. gnolivos

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    In the end, I decided this is the one Im getting...

    American Telecaster Deluxe in 3-tone sunburst finish:
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    Nice choice! Makes me want a Tele again.
     
  10. marantz1300

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    Very nice.
     
  11. bradsure

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    Congrats!!! Looks like you got just what you were looking for! You got me gassing for a Tele Custom. What's up with the neck pup?


    I do have the traditional 52' RI Tele and 57' RI Strat. For when I need a Fender fix.

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  12. gnolivos

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    Neck pickup appears blue because it has a protective 'film'.

    Just today I bought a used Telecoustic, with binding and 3-tone sunburst, in like-new condition. Beautiful!
     
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    [quote author=bradsure link=topic=19186.msg233289#msg233289 date=1243282971]
    I do have the traditional 52' RI Tele and 57' RI Strat. For when I need a Fender fix.
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    Damn that's a perfect pair of Fenders! Talk about getting a design right the first time.....the Tele and Strat are such basic but wonderful instruments, I'm still amazed that they were both first made before my 1957 birth year.
     
  14. gnolivos

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    Oh, what the heck... here is a picture I took today of my new Telecoustic. This is the perfect instrument to practice in front of my PC, without having to put at risk my pricey SG :)

    It is a true Telecaster Neck. Sounds great plugged in, and sounds so-so when not. But like I said, perrrrfect to practice some tabs etc in front of PC!

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    Neck pickup appears blue because it has a protective 'film'.

    Just today I bought a used Telecoustic, with binding and 3-tone sunburst, in like-new condition. Beautiful!
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    Someone mentioned $1500 for an American Standard. I remember getting mine last year for $999.00.
    The American Standard is a great choice. Just toggle to the mid position and back off the tone knob a touch and you have a tone that only a Tele can make. I had a Dimarzio Tele pickup installed in mine.
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    OK guys, thanks for all the input. I finally found a Tele I liked... it's a 2008 American Standard in 2 Tone Sunburst, with beautiful wood grain. Have only played it a little, but can already tell this is in a totally different tonal range than the SG Std I own. Wonderful. Exactly what I wanted to achieve.

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    Very happy with my new American Standard tele too.

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