This might go over like a lead balloon here...

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Not awful, but I'm not droppin' nearly $3k for it.
Biddlin ;>)/
 

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I sort of like the Tele bridge, pickups and controls setup. It's a pity we can't see the whole thing but it looks like it has a bolt on neck and probably a Tele shaped headstock. If it was a traditional SG with Tele parts it would be preferable to me.
 

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Same as Biddlin.

Interesting idea combining two of my favorite guitars...but I can't afford that kind of money for an oddball guitar.
 

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I think the controls look wrong and i'm not digging the pickguard either, but I actaully quite like the way that bridge/tailpiece assembly looks on that body.
 
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I like the way it looks. I haven't been around guitars long enough to be a purist so I don't mind a bit of hybrid-ing here and there.

I just looked at more guitars on that site, there's some real pretty ones! I see some nice Firebirds and natural finish ones with fancy woods, and I always liked the Trussart ones.
 

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Michael says: Nah... a lead balloon is hard to inflate, this guitar seems more like a solid gold-plated spare tire that doesn't fit.:dunno:

I already have a Tele... it's on a stand right next to my favorite SG, they're both plugged into the same amp and pedals with an A-B switch... they both sound great. My tele has two Fender humbucking p'ups and is wired like a Les Paul, so that disqualifies me from any kind of purist stigma. *laughs

I like my Tele right well, and I love my SG without reservation... and they sound different in spite of having similar configuration.

But i can't figure a place for this SG/Tele. I just have to think about what else I could have for all that money. I could have a REALLY NICE blonde Telecaster with a black pickguard for a thousand. I could have a decent MIM Telecaster for half that, with the same look but poly instead of lacquer. I could get a used USA tele for similar money, and have enough left over for my Epiphone Casino, and a trip to Chicago with my girlfriend, including trainfare, hotel, dinner for two and a couple of tickets to see STOMP if it's back on the road.

Get the pitcha? If I took my girlfriend out like that, she might not give me any flak about getting two more guitars. (actually, she's pretty supportive and loyal, and might roll her eyes a time or two, but not give me any flak}.
Especially if I spent two thousand taking her to Chicago to find a good time, and spent one thousand getting a Blonde Telecaster AND a Natural Casino.
(I don't think I need the expensive Epi versions of the Casino either...*grins)

I can visualize a place in my tones for the "real' Tele with the Vintage noiseless p'ups, and for the Casino with its P-90 chime and growl. but not this funny looking ST.
 

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But i can't figure a place for this SG/Tele.

Nor can I - I associate SG's with humbuckers and P90's, and a Tele has another sound and feel altogether.

But - the Tele copy I have with a P90 in the neck does fit a sonic niche in between the SG w/ 2 P90's and a standard Tele, which in stock form has a neck pickup I do not like, and I use the neck pickup a lot. This has the anemic Tele neck pickup. It might as well be a single bridge pickup guitar, the EsquireG.

So possible this guitar is a bit of both, but I'm with the Col, I'd rather have an SG and a Tele than a somewhat interesting hybrid.
 

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I like the way it looks. I haven't been around guitars long enough to be a purist so I don't mind a bit of hybrid-ing here and there.

I just looked at more guitars on that site, there's some real pretty ones! I see some nice Firebirds and natural finish ones with fancy woods, and I always liked the Trussart ones.

This reminded me a bit of the Fano "mash up" guitars. I was quite taken with their LP Special variants that Andertons had in stock a while back.

I looked at some of the other guitars on the Rebel site too, and detected a similar theme to the Fanos in that they often combine features from different brands into something different and interesting - but sometimes ugly! I did rather like the RS Guitarworks Surf King with bound body and Tele bridge. :thumb:
 

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Why would you take a perfect guitar like an SG and make it sound like crap by putting tele pickups in it? Just kidding tele guys.
 

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Why would you take a perfect guitar like an SG and make it sound like crap by putting tele pickups in it? Just kidding tele guys.

The bridge pickups is the heart and soul of a Tele...you've read my earlier comments on the neck pickups. So I'm 50% with you.

I've owned 3 Teles, 2 Fenders and one copy, and all of them got replacement neck pickups.
 

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The bridge pickups is the heart and soul of a Tele...you've read my earlier comments on the neck pickups. So I'm 50% with you.

I've owned 3 Teles, 2 Fenders and one copy, and all of them got replacement neck pickups.

You know what Jimi H said a tele has only got 2 sounds good and bad.
 

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dat's wight, wabbit!

Why would you take a perfect guitar like an SG and make it sound like crap by putting tele pickups in it? Just kidding tele guys.

An SG is good the way it is.... IMHO. So don't frack with it. and I'm with Dave... it's more fun to have a Tele AND an SG than one hybrid that costs as much as that.

That said, I do understand the need for one guitar that does it all. Having humped equipment in and out of some dodgy places... the Variax looks more appealing the more stairs you have to negotiate. But I like setting up a stage with lots of guitars aboard. The audience likes it too. It's work, but it's worth it so far.

>Beers: "You know what Jimi H said: 'a tele has only got 2 sounds... good and bad."

>Col: That gets quoted way too much. He might have said it in like 1968, or even earlier. Hendrix was a pioneer of f/x pedals, but he could never have foreseen what we have available to us now. He'd love to play his telecaster through one of our pedal boards, even if he didn't need it all.
He might not have ever lived to see a humble EQ pedal, which negates his opinion with no strain whatever. A tele has as many sounds as you like
now, and so does an Epi Casino and a Chi-Com SG knockoff. So does this funny looking ST, that we don't need to pay so much for.
 

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$100 more for a Humbucker,

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I was called to duty, to cover for a stranded friend, this weekend.Knowing nothing about the singers current songlist, I took these.



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They cover all the tones I'm likely to need and as the Col. says, the audience and the other musicians seem to enjoy them. And oh yeah, that's what they're made for!
Biddlin ;>)/
 

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$100 more for a Humbucker,

Now that's better! and the right color too.

Man, I could play all night on a guitar with a Tele bridge pup and a humbucker in the neck happily.

I wonder what a Tele bridge with strings-through-the-body would sound like with the SG set neck on a mahogany body.
 


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