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 loudwizard » Sat Mar 31, 2018 4:09 am

MrFingers wrote:
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Here are my 2 brethren. Would love to own a '72 Thinline "to spice things up a bit", but I've ran out of rackspace to house one, and there are other humbucker guitars I covet as well (I'm not a humbucker-guy to begin with).

The sunburst one is strung with roundwounds, the white one with thick flatwounds. The sunburst sounds bright & twangy, the white one sounds like getting your face kicked in with a mallet.
killer. a white Tele with a mint guard and rosewood fretboard is my absolute favorite.

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

Post by Magnatoner » Thu Apr 05, 2018 2:12 pm

BoringPostcards wrote:
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Spir4L wrote:
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BoringPostcards wrote:
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Tried one of these out in a guitar store yesterday and it was INCREDIBLE.
Nicest Telecaster I've played in a long time.
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Is it a fender?
Yup. Fender Telecaster Thinline Elite. It's the nicest guitar in the Elite lineup by far.
I am curious why you thought the thinline elite was better than the plain tele elite. I know that some pieces can shine more than others, especially when you add an acoustic element, but I found the thinline's lacking in presence a little bit, but I think I only tried one or two.

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Post by Magnatoner » Thu Apr 05, 2018 2:17 pm

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My Elite Tele

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Post by PF_Flyer » Sun Apr 08, 2018 4:14 pm

My '83 American Standard top loader

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Post by Maggieo » Sun Apr 08, 2018 5:01 pm

Those '83 toploaders are SOOOO underrated!
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Post by PF_Flyer » Sun Apr 08, 2018 5:07 pm

I agree. They only made these for two years. The last of the Fullertons..

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Post by thenewromance » Mon Apr 09, 2018 4:09 am

Jestapali wrote:
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this could be my perfect tele:

https://reverb.com/item/8578573-fender- ... -turquoise
Oh yes. Dream guitar.

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

Post by BoringPostcards » Mon Apr 09, 2018 5:32 am

Magnatoner wrote:
Thu Apr 05, 2018 2:12 pm
BoringPostcards wrote:
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Is it a fender?
Yup. Fender Telecaster Thinline Elite. It's the nicest guitar in the Elite lineup by far.
I am curious why you thought the thinline elite was better than the plain tele elite. I know that some pieces can shine more than others, especially when you add an acoustic element, but I found the thinline's lacking in presence a little bit, but I think I only tried one or two.
I love that bridge on the Tele thinline. It sits low in the end grain. Rings like a bell.
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Re: Forgot how much I love Teles, AKA Tele Appreciation Thread

Post by MatthewK » Mon Apr 09, 2018 5:46 am

1983, Squier Japan SQ series.
There are many guitars in this world (and in my wardrobe) but this will always be my favourite.
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Post by Magnatoner » Fri Apr 13, 2018 6:43 pm

MatthewK wrote:
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That is a handsome piece! That white border on the pickguard is effing sick!

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Post by JVG » Sun Sep 09, 2018 5:53 am

Self-assembled 12-string job I did about 2 years ago. Heaps of fun to play.

Body by Warmoth, neck USACG. Finish (Taos Turquoise) by MJT. "Narrow Range" pickups by Curtis Novak.

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Post by Maggieo » Sun Sep 09, 2018 9:31 am

Man, that 12-string is cool! :-* :-* :-*
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Re: Forgot how much I love Teles, AKA Tele Appreciation Thread

Post by PixMix » Sun Sep 09, 2018 9:47 am

This is my current tele and tele-ish situation: 2012 52 AVRI, Tripple Tele, and a Bastardcaster. The 52 AVRI just got a refret and it has turned my interests to teles again. Gasing really bad for a tele with a mini humbucker on the neck, like those 52 Hot Rods.

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

Post by popvulture » Sun Sep 09, 2018 1:33 pm

Love the blue headstock / white body! How much different do the JM pickups sound in the tele?

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

Post by PixMix » Sun Sep 09, 2018 5:00 pm

popvulture wrote:
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Love the blue headstock / white body! How much different do the JM pickups sound in the tele?
Thanks! It sound like a jazzmaster, perhaps a bit more bare bone tone (no jm trem, shorter string length), but jazzy tone there definitely. The blue headstock neck came from a blue tele I refinished years ago.

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