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 rexter » Fri Feb 16, 2018 10:03 am

My Tele thinline is almost done, although I have this weird problem with it – it has a cat stuck to the headstock. Anyone else had this problem?

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

Post by Maggieo » Fri Feb 16, 2018 11:54 am

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Fri Feb 16, 2018 10:03 am
My Tele thinline is almost done, although I have this weird problem with it – it has a cat stuck to the headstock. Anyone else had this problem?

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

Post by Chew » Mon Feb 26, 2018 8:31 pm

Here’s mine. This started out as a 52RI I bought new around 2000.
At this point just the body and neck are the only things left. Refinished, Parsons/White B Bender. Hardware swapped out gradually over the years experimenting.

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My Creston Special.

This thing floors me every time I pick it up. Creston is building really great stuff.

Chambered sugar pine. Fralin hum canceling p90’s. Creston’s B5 vibrato.
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Re: Forgot how much I love Teles, AKA Tele Appreciation Thread

Post by Maggieo » Tue Feb 27, 2018 5:00 pm

Wow! That Creston is EPIC.
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Re: Forgot how much I love Teles, AKA Tele Appreciation Thread

Post by Chew » Tue Feb 27, 2018 5:44 pm

Maggieo wrote:
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Wow! That Creston is EPIC.

Thanks! It’s gobs of fun.

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

Post by loudwizard » Thu Mar 01, 2018 5:53 pm

Yep, that Creston rules. I keep thinking about ordering something. I could definitely go for some kind of Tele with a Bigsby.

Also, Teles kick ass. I haven’t had one for a while, but I’m about to rejoin the club with this thing!



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

Post by kamillebidan » Thu Mar 01, 2018 6:35 pm

^ Now that's a beaut. Something about the pole arrangement on the WRHBs and the 4 knobs always fit so well aesthetically for me.

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

Post by loudwizard » Thu Mar 01, 2018 6:58 pm

kamillebidan wrote:
Thu Mar 01, 2018 6:35 pm
^ Now that's a beaut. Something about the pole arrangement on the WRHBs and the 4 knobs always fit so well aesthetically for me.
Thanks! I’ve always been a sucker for these, but this will be my first one with “real” WRHBs. I had a reissue I put the Lollar Regals In but it didn’t quite do it for me.

But I kept coming back to this dumb video -

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=ij5MWvYHGpw

And that’s just sort of one of THEE sounds I’ve always looked for, and my main amp is a Super Reverb, so...I just had to go for it! Luckily, I managed to snag it at a pretty reasonable price via Reverb.

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

Post by PixMix » Thu Mar 01, 2018 7:07 pm

Most recent addition, a '52 reissue, sounds really amazing. My MIM will have to go now.

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A partscaster, with Sunday Handwound Pickups (Timbo), MJT body and a neck that was supposed to be a temp, but looks like it will stay there.

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

Post by Chew » Thu Mar 01, 2018 7:51 pm

loudwizard wrote:
Thu Mar 01, 2018 5:53 pm
Yep, that Creston rules. I keep thinking about ordering something. I could definitely go for some kind of Tele with a Bigsby.

Also, Teles kick ass. I haven’t had one for a while, but I’m about to rejoin the club with this thing!



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Nice! I dig the WRHB tone.

The whole Creston build was a fun experience. He’s a really talented guy. I’ve been into what he does for quite a few years and finally decided to just go for it. I went in super open to his suggestions and this is what we ended up with.

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

Post by loudwizard » Thu Mar 01, 2018 8:12 pm

Chew wrote:
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Nice! I dig the WRHB tone.

The whole Creston build was a fun experience. He’s a really talented guy. I’ve been into what he does for quite a few years and finally decided to just go for it. I went in super open to his suggestions and this is what we ended up with.
Far out. I know I have some idea that’s going to take a custom build, but I’m just not there yet. And considering I just bought the Tele Deluxe *and* a ‘62 Jazzmaster refin, I may be good for guitars for a while....

Ha, nah, probably not. ;D

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

Post by kamillebidan » Thu Mar 01, 2018 9:14 pm

loudwizard wrote:
Thu Mar 01, 2018 6:58 pm
kamillebidan wrote:
Thu Mar 01, 2018 6:35 pm
^ Now that's a beaut. Something about the pole arrangement on the WRHBs and the 4 knobs always fit so well aesthetically for me.
Thanks! I’ve always been a sucker for these, but this will be my first one with “real” WRHBs. I had a reissue I put the Lollar Regals In but it didn’t quite do it for me.

But I kept coming back to this dumb video -

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=ij5MWvYHGpw

And that’s just sort of one of THEE sounds I’ve always looked for, and my main amp is a Super Reverb, so...I just had to go for it! Luckily, I managed to snag it at a pretty reasonable price via Reverb.

Not a dumb video at all! I actually really dig the dark sounding riff he's playing, and that tone!! :? I hope one day to get some "real" WRHBs, since despite what I hear about repros that are "similar" sounding, I don't think you can truly beat the real thing. Congrats!

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

Post by loudwizard » Fri Mar 02, 2018 11:31 am

kamillebidan wrote:
Thu Mar 01, 2018 9:14 pm
loudwizard wrote:
Thu Mar 01, 2018 6:58 pm
kamillebidan wrote:
Thu Mar 01, 2018 6:35 pm
^ Now that's a beaut. Something about the pole arrangement on the WRHBs and the 4 knobs always fit so well aesthetically for me.
Thanks! I’ve always been a sucker for these, but this will be my first one with “real” WRHBs. I had a reissue I put the Lollar Regals In but it didn’t quite do it for me.

But I kept coming back to this dumb video -

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=ij5MWvYHGpw

And that’s just sort of one of THEE sounds I’ve always looked for, and my main amp is a Super Reverb, so...I just had to go for it! Luckily, I managed to snag it at a pretty reasonable price via Reverb.

Not a dumb video at all! I actually really dig the dark sounding riff he's playing, and that tone!! :? I hope one day to get some "real" WRHBs, since despite what I hear about repros that are "similar" sounding, I don't think you can truly beat the real thing. Congrats!
Thanks! And yeah, I just love that sound. So nice to see a youtube vid of a Super Reverb that isn't Bass 0, Mids 8, Treble 8, with some dude in a kimono playing SRV licks. ;D

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

Post by Larry Mal » Sun Mar 04, 2018 3:14 pm

Here is one of my Telecasters, very Larry'd up, it's a '62 AVRi Custom Telecaster with an Ilitch noise cancelling pickguard, Mastery bridge, locking tuners, and a Hipshot B and G bending system with a drop-D lever on the bass E string:

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I have an American Standard outfitted somewhat similarly, no Mastery though, and the Hipshot stuff is a little different.
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Re: Forgot how much I love Teles, AKA Tele Appreciation Thread

Post by rexter » Mon Mar 12, 2018 10:46 am

Loving the Creston at the top of this page!

A customer just posted some pics of his finished build using a body I painted for him in lightly aged Inca Silver. Of course I'm biased but I think this is one of the best looking tele builds I've seen in a long time! I'm tempted to go Inca Silver for my personal build now.

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