Should I be scared of the rabbit hole

Discussion in 'V.C.'s Parlor' started by lespaul1968, Dec 5, 2019.

  1. lespaul1968

    lespaul1968 Squier-holic

    Age:
    51
    Jan 26, 2019
    Indiana
    I have only owned a couple of T style guitars . Never warmed to either one. Thought about picking one up but sometimes I get concerned that I might get headed down a Tele worm hole . So Why bother?
     
  2. Eddie

    Eddie Squier-Axpert

    Age:
    50
    Nov 5, 2016
    New York
    Do it. There's always room for a Tele. :)
     
  3. Gloveberg

    Gloveberg Squier-holic

    Aug 30, 2015
    West Texas
    Find one with dual humbuckers or Custom Tele with a HB in the neck and single coil in the bridge.
     
  4. Uncle Joe

    Uncle Joe Squier-Meister

    Age:
    57
    315
    Dec 18, 2015
    Jersey
    Quintessential electric guitar. Great ones are expensive. Be afraid. Be very afraid.
     
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  5. Gloveberg

    Gloveberg Squier-holic

    Aug 30, 2015
    West Texas
    I only say that because I had two CV Tele's which were great guitars but traded them both off. Lucked into a Blacktop Tele with dual HB's and I found my Tele :D
     
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  6. lespaul1968

    lespaul1968 Squier-holic

    Age:
    51
    Jan 26, 2019
    Indiana
    There was e series at gc near me awhile back for 350 and by the time a decided to pull the trigger. It was gone. I was bummed
     
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  7. cool gouhl

    cool gouhl Squier-Nut

    Age:
    46
    952
    Dec 4, 2014
    Cincinnati
    I've never been able to bond with tele's or sg's, but I keep trying. I'm working on a nice tele now, if I don't bond with this one I think I'll be done trying
     
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  8. TimTheViking

    TimTheViking Squier-holic

    Anytime you get away from the classic style tele with single coils at the bridge and neck, it's no longer a true Tele so anything goes. Find your tone. The Modern Player Telecaster Plus has a Tele modern player single on the neck and and modern player Strat in the middle and a modern player humbucker at the bridge. Yes, I did say the middle pickup. :eek: This is hardly your father's Telecaster!
     
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  9. Uncle Joe

    Uncle Joe Squier-Meister

    Age:
    57
    315
    Dec 18, 2015
    Jersey
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  10. lespaul1968

    lespaul1968 Squier-holic

    Age:
    51
    Jan 26, 2019
    Indiana
    my cousin had one and I usually have no problem with adapting to different necks but that one was just not my cup of tea
     
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  11. IronSchef

    IronSchef Dr. Squier

    Age:
    57
    Jun 18, 2012
    Flew here on my Dragonfly
    You make it sound like going down a tele wormhole is a BAD thing!! :confused:

    I LOVE my Tele Wormhole - I got 8 of em now ...
    • 3 SS Teles (vintage, hot, and hotter)
    • Thinline Tele HH
    • Cabronita Tele HH (TV Jones)
    • Double P-rails Tele
    • "Keef" tribute Tele
    • Set-neck 24" scale HH Tele that THINKS its a Les Paul (currently held hostage by my Nephew)

    :cool::cool::cool:
     
  12. lespaul1968

    lespaul1968 Squier-holic

    Age:
    51
    Jan 26, 2019
    Indiana
    nice collection, once I buy one that I like I could end up with to many.
     
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  13. Big tuna

    Big tuna Squier-holic

    May 6, 2014
    east Tn
    Play what find you like to play i never cared what others think to be honest.
     
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  14. Davis Sharp

    Davis Sharp Dr. Squier

    Jan 7, 2016
    Maryland, USA
    Start with the Affinity. Watch a bunch of chicken pickin' videos on YouTube. Go from there.

    I have three different Teles - maybe one, by @TimTheViking's criteria :).
    • Squier Butterscotch Affinity Tele. Snappy and twangy, but a little shrill. If I ever get around to installing those Tex Mex pickups, it will be great.
    • Squier VM Tele Custom. My favorite of the three. Fender wide-range humbucker in the neck position, Duncan Designed tele bridge pup. All the classic snap and twang from the bridge and warm smoothness from the neck
    • Harley Benton TE90. Semi hollow, Tele-type guitar with P90s. OK, too many variations from the norm to be a "real Tele," but I like it and it was $230 to my door.
     
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