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 MechaBulletBill » Mon Mar 12, 2018 11:02 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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I think I nearly bought that amp off somebody on here before. It looks very familiar!

Jon, you do metallics so tastefully compared to what comes out of the Fender factory these days. Really tempted to send a body your way

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

Post by rexter » Mon Mar 12, 2018 11:44 am

Hey Bill, yep we talked about this amp!

I'll be keeping it for good most likely - finally found a tech who was able to diagnose the reason why the treble pot was not functioning. And I got an attenuator so it's more usable at home. Sounds great with the tele!

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

Post by surfin_bird » Tue Mar 13, 2018 12:41 am

rexter wrote:
Mon Mar 12, 2018 10:46 am

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.
I'm still tempted to ask you to do an inca body for a "Luxury" - Syd Barrett Esquire

http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-mcaVFgZMibM/U ... uire+1.jpg

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

Post by surfin_bird » Tue Mar 13, 2018 12:41 am

surfin_bird wrote:
Tue Mar 13, 2018 12:41 am
rexter wrote:
Mon Mar 12, 2018 10:46 am

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.
I'm still tempted to ask you to do an inca body for a "Luxury" - Syd Barrett Esquire

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

Post by Spir4L » Tue Mar 13, 2018 12:50 am

I have an american pro telecaster in seafom green and I am very happy with it, expecially the pickups and the neck. The body colour could be a bit better, but I am generally very satisfied.

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

Post by rexter » Tue Mar 13, 2018 9:46 am

surfin_bird wrote:
Tue Mar 13, 2018 12:41 am
surfin_bird wrote:
Tue Mar 13, 2018 12:41 am
rexter wrote:
Mon Mar 12, 2018 10:46 am

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.
I'm still tempted to ask you to do an inca body for a "Luxury" - Syd Barrett Esquire

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That looks like silver leaf or something?!

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

Post by surfin_bird » Tue Mar 13, 2018 12:05 pm

rexter wrote:
Tue Mar 13, 2018 9:46 am
surfin_bird wrote:
Tue Mar 13, 2018 12:41 am
surfin_bird wrote:
Tue Mar 13, 2018 12:41 am


I'm still tempted to ask you to do an inca body for a "Luxury" - Syd Barrett Esquire

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That looks like silver leaf or something?!
Maybe this one is, since the original has been lost, but the original was radiator heat shrinking insulation

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

Post by BoringPostcards » Sat Mar 17, 2018 7:58 am

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

Post by Spir4L » Sat Mar 17, 2018 8:12 am

BoringPostcards wrote:
Sat Mar 17, 2018 7:58 am
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?

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

Post by BoringPostcards » Sat Mar 17, 2018 8:15 am

Spir4L wrote:
Sat Mar 17, 2018 8:12 am
BoringPostcards wrote:
Sat Mar 17, 2018 7:58 am
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.
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Re: Forgot how much I love Teles, AKA Tele Appreciation Thread

Post by marqueemoon » Sat Mar 17, 2018 8:23 am

^A nice playing and sounding guitar. I'm a little turned off by the proprietary bridge though.

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

Post by marqueemoon » Sat Mar 17, 2018 8:25 am

The limited roasted ash teles are super nice too. If I were in the market right now that's what I would get.

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

Post by MrFingers » Tue Mar 20, 2018 6:58 am

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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.

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

Post by clef051 » Fri Mar 30, 2018 3:41 am

After still having trouble with strings popping out of the saddles with mine. I switched to a mastery. I had a notched 3 saddle bridge and neck shim.

It was totally worth it
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