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TheDev01dOne
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#1
The Telecaster is IMO the sexiest, hardest working guitar ever made. So let's have our own 'ULTIMATE' Telecaster thread shall we?

This is a haven for anything and everything Telecaster.

Post your pics/stories/reviews/ideas anything about Telecasters.

There will be no discrimination against brands Squiers and Tokai's and Schecters and any other brands count just as much as Fenders.

So go forth and let's get this thing happening!
TheDev01dOne
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#2
This post is gonna be for a Gallery of Tele pictures.

So if you got any you want displayed post them and I'll edit them in!

Here's my Squier LE. Upgraded with Bare Knuckle Pickups Yardbirds and PW auto-trim locking tuners.



Last edited by TheDev01dOne at May 16, 2007,
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#3
me likey my bogey tele and even more when i slap them seymour duncans on it's cool it's heavy( in weight ^^) and plays nicely

/edit well eerm don't have any pics of it yet it'sat the paintshop ATM
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#4
I've got teh Lite Ash Telecaster. I'll see if I can post a good pic later (without amps and strats in it).
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merfsullivan
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#6
I've got the MIM Fender Tele. It's sexy. Sunburst finish is the only way to fly. Does anyone know what gauge strings come on it stock?
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#7
I have a highway 1 series tele (Ash body)
its lovely

i can play absolutely anything on... from blues and jazz to heavy metal and even more



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#10
i want a tele so bad. im thinking about making one from warmoth parts, but im broke.
TheDev01dOne
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#11
Warmoth is so expenive.I'd rather pay the extra to either get a good USA or get a complete custom made by a luthier. I'm awaiting funds to get my dream Tele built but I think it's goin to cost a fortune so I'll be waiting a while.
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#14
Quote by TheDev01dOne
Warmoth is so expenive.I'd rather pay the extra to either get a good USA or get a complete custom made by a luthier. I'm awaiting funds to get my dream Tele built but I think it's goin to cost a fortune so I'll be waiting a while.

i wouldnt say its really expensive. i think i could build a tele for about the same price as a mim tele and, assuming i finished it well, it would be at least a step above a mim.
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#15
Ummm, you guys should also join the Fender Armada, and maybe make a tele division.

just saying...
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#17
Here we go:



Note the reversed control plate.
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#18
I still have my Lite Ash one, it's in the box now. I now use an Ibanez RG. I played the Tele again a few months later for old times sake and it weighed a bloody ton. I have no piccies though, sorry.

EDIT: And... everytime I tune-up or tune-down the 3rd string it goes twang really loudly, and it just completely un-tunes it. A bit of help if you don't mind, thanks.
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#19
^Bin the RG. The tele can at least take a beating. I wouldn't dare to do neck bends on an RG, but I (successfully) do it on my tele all the time. You can also throw it down the stairs without having to retune it (speaking from experience).

EDIT:
The string is sticking somewhere. This isn't a tele-specific problem, and there are plenty of threads about it.
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#20
I've got a question, are there any pros with having a three-saddle bridge?
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Quote by Revrend.
I've got a question, are there any pros with having a three-saddle bridge?


Tone, sustain, looks.
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#22
Quote by mr_hankey
^Bin the RG. The tele can at least take a beating. I wouldn't dare to do neck bends on an RG, but I (successfully) do it on my tele all the time. You can also throw it down the stairs without having to retune it (speaking from experience).

EDIT:
The string is sticking somewhere. This isn't a tele-specific problem, and there are plenty of threads about it.


Thank you, i'll check that out. I shall not bin the RG though.
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#23
not a tele, but it has tele esque design features; the neck is a telecaster neck and the body is a kinda tele/strat/mustang hybrid, but more towards the tele side. thats right kids, it a 1981 USA fender bullet. it has lovely pretty kluson deluxe tuners and a very unusual metal scratchplate/bridge fusion thing.

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#24
By the way, I recommend every tele user to at least try turning the control plate around. It makes the switch harder to hit by accident, and brings the volume knob closer.
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#25
I have 2 squier telecasters (standard and custom). I don't care that they aren't fenders, they sure are telecasters! i think i was lucky in finding squiers that pwn, because the quality of them can be very varied. I don't feel the need to get a fender tele, because i'm perfectly happy with my squiers.
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#26
^Damn. Your guitar-to-amp spending ratio is very unbalanced.
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Quote by mr_hankey
^Damn. Your guitar-to-amp spending ratio is very unbalanced.


yeah... (actually i have no idea how much any of my amps cost, they've just always been there lol)
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#29
I'm really thinking about buying a MIM Tele when I pass my exams (oh god I hope I do :P) Midnight Wine is such a sexy finish in my opinion. What about the lite ash tele's, how do they compare to MIM's, cause I don't like their look as much as solid color Tele's, but if there's a good improvement in tone I'll think about it.
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#30
Quote by Random_Bassist
I'm really thinking about buying a MIM Tele when I pass my exams (oh god I hope I do :P) Midnight Wine is such a sexy finish in my opinion. What about the lite ash tele's, how do they compare to MIM's, cause I don't like their look as much as solid color Tele's, but if there's a good improvement in tone I'll think about it.


They're a lot better IMO. Better bridge, better pickups, better wood, nicer neck.
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#31
I saw a "blonde" tele today (i think that's what it had been called).. looked like rather than been painted and laquered, it had just been sneezed on.. it just looked nasty... light yellow with a green tint lol. But i think it was quite high spec, it had seymore duncans (do you spell it like that?). i expect it plays nicer than it looks... i just hated the colour of it.
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#32
Quote by Blompcube
I saw a "blonde" tele today (i think that's what it had been called).. looked like rather than been painted and laquered, it had just been sneezed on.. it just looked nasty... light yellow with a green tint lol. But i think it was quite high spec, it had seymore duncans (do you spell it like that?). i expect it plays nicer than it looks... i just hated the colour of it.


That does sound like it could be a Lite Ash, like mine:
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#33
My Jim Reed telecaster copy. Mahogany body, flamed maple top and kent armstrong pickups. Quite a good copy methinks.

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#34
i remember the first time i played a tele. i was blown away and knew that i had to have one. in january of this year i bought my MIM Tele. its an '06 model in electron blue.

teles, to me, have perfect tone. i love the way the neck pickup sounds with my blues driver
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#35
Quote by mr_hankey
I've got teh Lite Ash Telecaster. I'll see if I can post a good pic later (without amps and strats in it).

*Jealous* I played a lite ash tele it was one of the most playable guitars i've tried and some nice tones.

I still look back and wonder why I didn't get it when I had the chance.

Don't own a telecaster but I want one a lot, if I weren't saving for a new amp.....must get tele. LOL pointless telecaster rant anywho they're very nice and I hope to own one someday perhaps someday soon.
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#36
I'm thinking of buying a tele, I just love the sound and versatility. Any suggestions on a tele, there just so many of them! I'm looking for a tele to mod a bit, so nothing to expensive, around 600 $. The only criteria I have is that the guitar is made out of a resonably good tone wood, that it has 22 frets, preferably jumbo or extra jumbo and that it has room for 2 single-coils (ie the usual tele setting). I have no problems with buying used, since i'm modding it anyway.

Thanx for any help, I'm hoping that it isn't wrong to post this here.


Btw, Favourite tele player is probably Jari from Wintersun, followed by a tie between John 5 and Ritchie Kotzen
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Quote by Revrend.
I'm thinking of buying a tele, I just love the sound and versatility. Any suggestions on a tele, there just so many of them! I'm looking for a tele to mod a bit, so nothing to expensive, around 600 $. The only criteria I have is that the guitar is made out of a resonably good tone wood, that it has 22 frets, preferably jumbo or extra jumbo and that it has room for 2 single-coils (ie the usual tele setting). I have no problems with buying used, since i'm modding it anyway.

Thanx for any help, I'm hoping that it isn't wrong to post this here.


Btw, Favourite tele player is probably Jari from Wintersun, followed by a tie between John 5 and Ritchie Kotzen

I think the Lite Ash Tele costs around that much, I only played it once but it was a great guitar when I tried it. Looks good too and ash seems like a pretty nice wood for guitars.

Edit: Here http://www.musiciansfriend.com/product/Fender-Lite-Ash-Telecaster-Electric-Guitar?sku=511339
Just a little over your budget but i'd look into that guitar.
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#38
Quote by zeppelinpage4
I think the Lite Ash Tele costs around that much, I only played it once but it was a great guitar when I tried it. Looks good too and ash seems like a pretty nice wood for guitars.

Yea that seems pretty nice, a store near me has a sale on the black version of it, I'm thinking of getting it. It's a tiny bit out of my price range (680 $ here), but it's got pretty nice pickups which means that I can post pone the pup switch for a while. I'm gonna try it out next time I got to a music store.
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#39
mr hankey how hard is it to switch the control plate around?
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#40
Quote by pugnapugnapugna
Yeah it's a like a cream white. I prefer it over just the generic white.



Is that the Arctic White colour option that most shops/sites have? I'd love to have just a good old MIM tele in that colour. Would it be possilbe to get a Tele and buy a thinner neck off Warmoth? 'Cause I adore telecasters but the neck is just a little too big for me, although I suppose if I got used to it........
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