#1
A friend of mine is thinking a road worn telly is the way to go?..

he's become a keith richards purist by the way and feels a telly is a must...

& probly out of spite won't consider the baja classic player in blonde...

because ive got one..

.. well forget the baja.,... ROAD WORN ....!

someone knows what he needs?
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#2
it's his money, it's his choice.
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#4
Ditto on the first two comments.

If he wants the road worn tele, why are you gonna try to talk him out of it just cause you think the guitar you own is better?
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#5
I'M just against road worn as opposed to worn worn...
looks is no benchmark to buy a guitar, but i bought mine and they look beautiful.....
but road worn?...
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#6
Quote by MemaG
I'M just against road worn as opposed to worn worn...
looks is no benchmark to buy a guitar, but i bought mine and they look beautiful.....
but road worn?...

Let him be, he doesn't want your damn guitar. He thinks your blond tele is crap, you think road worn is crap. Who cares? Your opinions are worth nothing, get over yourself.
#7
Why do people buy jeans with holes in them? They look cool. It's the exact same thing with guitars...
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#8
Is he going to cut the "E" string off like Keith does?

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#9
I personally think the Road Worns are nice guitars, a bit overpriced for what they are, but nice guitars nonetheless. If he wants a nice "relic" Tele for the money, that's the way to go.
I think he also might want that neck humbucker. Personally I want a Tele with a neck humbucker myself and the Road Worn seems to be the best fit, especially for the money.
#10
Quote by FatalGear41
Is he going to cut the "E" string off like Keith does?



Nice.
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#11
Well; that's a picture of Keef's guitar, so it pretty much sums up what your friend needs:

1.) A '52 Reissue Blonde Telecaster
2.) A Gibson humbucker in the neck position with the polepieces facing backwards
3.) A six-saddle brass Telecaster bridge
4.) Remove the low "E" string
5.) Remove the low "E" string bridge saddle
6.) Years of weathering and abuse
7.) Enough cigarettes for ten lifetimes
8.) Enough alcohol for twenty lifetimes
9.) Enough drugs for thirty lifetimes

That should do it.
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#12
Quote by FatalGear41
Well; that's a picture of Keef's guitar, so it pretty much sums up what your friend needs:

1.) A '52 Reissue Blonde Telecaster
2.) A Gibson humbucker in the neck position with the polepieces facing backwards
3.) A six-saddle brass Telecaster bridge
4.) Remove the low "E" string
5.) Remove the low "E" string bridge saddle
6.) Years of weathering and abuse
7.) Enough cigarettes for ten lifetimes
8.) Enough alcohol for twenty lifetimes
9.) Enough drugs for thirty lifetimes

That should do it.


+1 for this guy ^ mans a genius, fyi your blonde tele he doesn't like get over it man, road worn tele's look great if their right maybe he likes those and you like your blonde tele? road worn looks better than the blonde sorry :p
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#13
Quote by MemaG
I'M just against road worn as opposed to worn worn...
looks is no benchmark to buy a guitar, but i bought mine and they look beautiful.....
but road worn?...


Natural wear on a brand new MIM Fender with it's thick polyester finish gonna take you a long time son.

Why don't people understand that people buy relic-ed guitars for the FEEL as well as the looks?

Why do people have such a massive problem with people buying relic-ed guitars anyway? It's very childish.
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#14
Quote by FatalGear41
Well; that's a picture of Keef's guitar, so it pretty much sums up what your friend needs:

1.) A '52 Reissue Blonde Telecaster
2.) A Gibson humbucker in the neck position with the polepieces facing backwards
3.) A six-saddle brass Telecaster bridge
4.) Remove the low "E" string
5.) Remove the low "E" string bridge saddle
6.) Years of weathering and abuse
7.) Enough cigarettes for ten lifetimes
8.) Enough alcohol for twenty lifetimes
9.) Enough drugs for thirty lifetimes

That should do it.


You forgot one thing....remove the low E pole piece from the single coil, then you are complete.


The road worn series strats are the biggest rip off I can think of. But don't press your personal favorite on him, just, make sure he doesn't get a road worn, they are all horrible guitars for the money.
#15
road worn tele's look like trash. Get a used deluxe tele.

EDIT:

Not the good trash. The kind that looks/plays like a piece of poop.
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Quote by Dmaj7
road worn tele's look like trash. Get a used deluxe tele.

EDIT:

Not the good trash. The kind that looks/plays like a piece of poop.


I totally agree but it's his money so he should buy what he wants. I think the best worn guitars are the ones you wear down yourself over 30 years.
#17
Have you actually played the Road Worn Tele? They actually feel worn in and smooth.
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#18
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Have you actually played the Road Worn Tele? They actually feel worn in and smooth.

I played a Road Worn Player HSS and can only second your opinion.
Obviously those guys have not.
#19
Road Worn series: I like the feel, HATE the sandpapered finish.
If they made one without the sandpaper/dragging-the-guitar-across-pavement look to it, I'd get that. Maybe swap the pickups but that's it.
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#20
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Road Worn series: I like the feel, HATE the sandpapered finish.
If they made one without the sandpaper/dragging-the-guitar-across-pavement look to it, I'd get that. Maybe swap the pickups but that's it.

Well, the Road Worn Player Tele your friend is looking at isn't half as heavily relic'd as the normal Road Worns, it's a rather subtle relicing there.
Also the stock pickups are much better than the ones of the original Road Worns (Tex Mex bridge and Duncan '59 in the neck).
#21
A Road Worn Player Telecaster is pretty much the closest thing Fender offers to Keith's guitar unless you look at Custom Shop models or one of the expensive reissues that has a minibucker which is close enough. The Road Worn Player only comes in black or metallic red though.
#23
Quote by FatalGear41
Is he going to cut the "E" string off like Keith does?



No low E??

That's almost as bad, if not worse, than some people who remove the high B and E strings. Goofy shit.
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May I present an even greater obscenity: the 2-string bass:

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#25
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No low E??

That's almost as bad, if not worse, than some people who remove the high B and E strings. Goofy shit.


It's because the low E makes it harder to properly fret chords in open G. The people who remove the B and high e are just stupid.

Also, I would buy a Road Worn Fender Telecaster, though I'd prefer it if they brought back the '72 Custom RW instead of the RW Player.
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#26
I love the way the Road Worn series feels and plays, but then I look at the price tag and realize I could buy an American Telecaster for the same dough. If they dropped the price on these then it would be worth it, otherwise you're paying American price for a factory-abused MIM guitar.


EDIT: I realize the American Standard is more than a Road Worn, and it doesn't have a neck humbucker, but I'm sure you could find one used that's been a little neglected and still have cash in hand afterwards for the same price as a new MIM beaten Tele.
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#27
Quote by MemaG
A friend of mine is thinking a road worn telly is the way to go?..

he's become a keith richards purist by the way and feels a telly is a must...

& probly out of spite won't consider the baja classic player in blonde...

because ive got one..

.. well forget the baja.,... ROAD WORN ....!

someone knows what he needs?
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I don't know about road worn but I don't know what a "telly" is.