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Old 05-09-2014, 01:22 PM   #1
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Toughest Guitar.

Which guitar is the hardiest; what is the Nokia 3310 of guitars?
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Old 05-09-2014, 01:24 PM   #2
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Old 05-09-2014, 02:09 PM   #3
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Yup.

Steinberger and Parker are probably stronger by most physical measures, and there are plenty of other guitars out there that are made with super strong materials, but of the most common, popular guitars it's pretty hard to argue with the Tele.
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Old 05-09-2014, 02:39 PM   #4
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I'd probably pick a neck-through guitar (Carvin DCs, Agile AL-3200s, Yamaha SG2000, etc.) over a set or bolt neck. I'd also pick a guitar with a straight-pull headstock that doesn't have a lot of back-tilt.

The tele offers nothing over any other bolt-neck guitar.

The two most common headstock breaks are the LP style (#1 by a good margin) and the "tilted pointy" inline headstock typified by the Jackson style.

In the tough materials category, it's tough to beat the Travis Bean, with a solid single piece aluminum chunk from tuners to tailpiece, and a (usually) solid koa body wrapped around that.

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Old 05-09-2014, 02:40 PM   #5
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My american tele has dealt with tons of abuse and still plays/sounds and look wonderful. I have never had to replace anything other than strings which is more than I can say for my strat and my ibanez
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Old 05-09-2014, 03:33 PM   #6
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Who doesn't love a bang-around tele?
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Old 05-09-2014, 03:51 PM   #7
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I'm with Roc, there are special cases of course, but of all the normal guitars out there a Tele is just a good, solid guitar, they can really take a beating. Strats are tough too but I have broke the trem arm on a Strat more than once.
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Old 05-09-2014, 05:19 PM   #8
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^ End of thread right there. The swiss army knife of guitars.
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Old 05-09-2014, 05:49 PM   #9
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wasn't there a user on this site that made a line of solid metal guitars? I remember seeing advertising threads with pictures and stuff.

seems like they'd be pretty tough.
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Old 05-09-2014, 08:26 PM   #10
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I've never seen a telecaster break. EVER.
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Old 05-09-2014, 09:13 PM   #11
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Heck I killed a grizzly with a telecaster. Tex-Mex pickups too. Imagine what I could have done with twang kings or something like that.
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Old 05-09-2014, 09:42 PM   #12
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Chuck Norris once kicked a telecaster. The only one with a broken neck afterward was Chuck.
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Heck I killed a grizzly with a telecaster. Tex-Mex pickups too. Imagine what I could have done with twang kings or something like that.



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I'd probably pick a neck-through guitar (Carvin DCs, Agile AL-3200s, Yamaha SG2000, etc.) over a set or bolt neck. I'd also pick a guitar with a straight-pull headstock that doesn't have a lot of back-tilt.

The tele offers nothing over any other bolt-neck guitar.

The two most common headstock breaks are the LP style (#1 by a good margin) and the "tilted pointy" inline headstock typified by the Jackson style.

In the tough materials category, it's tough to beat the Travis Bean, with a solid single piece aluminum chunk from tuners to tailpiece, and a (usually) solid koa body wrapped around that.



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So the tele seems to be the consensus for the guitar you'd keep in a zombie apocalypse. What about the most fragile mainstream guitar, one that should it drop, it would be in slow motion while you dive to try to catch it before it hits the ground?

And breaks when you catch it.
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Old 05-11-2014, 11:54 AM   #16
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So the tele seems to be the consensus for the guitar you'd keep in a zombie apocalypse. What about the most fragile mainstream guitar, one that should it drop, it would be in slow motion while you dive to try to catch it before it hits the ground?

And breaks when you catch it.


Yeah I was just about to reference that. For the most part, I don't think there actually is a guitar that can't withstand a good rough and tumble. You'd have to make an honest effort to destroy most if not all the usual guitar makes out there. Except maybe, like, custom builds, I can't guarantee the sturdiness of those.
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So the tele seems to be the consensus for the guitar you'd keep in a zombie apocalypse. What about the most fragile mainstream guitar, one that should it drop, it would be in slow motion while you dive to try to catch it before it hits the ground?

And breaks when you catch it.



Les Pauls.

A wise man once said, if you drop a Tele, you pick it up. If you drop a Les Paul, you get it repaired.

LP's are quite fragile, so I'm very careful with mine.

Strats are also fairly sturdy as well. I'm willing to jump around and be reckless with my strat, but when I gig with my LP I stay the **** still
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the greater the headstock angle the more fragile it is.
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Old 05-11-2014, 06:25 PM   #20
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