To Tele, or not to Tele...

Discussion in 'Squier Telecasters' started by JurnyWannaBe, Jul 8, 2019.

  1. littlebadboy

    littlebadboy Squier-Meister

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    Jul 13, 2018
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    You're not overstocked until you have had a tele.
     
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  2. daan

    daan Squier-holic

    Oct 21, 2013
    Twin Cities
  3. Conghaille

    Conghaille Squier-holic

    Jul 12, 2016
    Elsewhere
    When in doubt, Tele.

    If I could only have two guitars (can't imagine just one), it'd be a Tele and an LP.

    A telecaster is a VERY versatile instrument.
     
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  4. otisblove

    otisblove Squier-Nut

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    The only con to owning a Telecaster is that you’ll almost immediately want another Telecaster.
     
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  5. Bob the builder

    Bob the builder Squier-Meister

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  6. mb doug

    mb doug Squier-holic

    Jan 4, 2012
    Long Island
    You really should give them a try.

    My first Tele, bought used in '73.
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    My first build (assembly) from Warmoth parts with Rose pickups.
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    My first Squier Tele.
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  7. newscaster

    newscaster Squier Talker

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    a telecaster is like a mature woman, capable of anything
     
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  8. Davis Sharp

    Davis Sharp Dr. Squier

    Jan 7, 2016
    Maryland, USA
    Illustrates my point that it doesn't look cool. In fact, the vocalist is looking at him like, "Man, that's so uncool.":)
     
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  9. Dr Improbable

    Dr Improbable Squier-holic

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    That guitar is utterly amazing! If Jurnywannaba can't come through I may be up for it.
     
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  10. Dr Improbable

    Dr Improbable Squier-holic

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    Wisconsin
    A Tele is like a fiery country gal who hits you when she's drinking and throws your stuff outside when you piss her off.
     
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  11. MrYeats

    MrYeats Squier-holic

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    If he gives it up I will let you know
     
  12. surf green

    surf green Squier-holic

    Jul 15, 2014
    RI
    While enjoying @MrYeats Barn Yard video, I couldn't help by laugh when Mark sums up what maybe the life of a number of ST members when he said "I'm old and I'm sitting on a couch, what else can I do?" ........classic.
     
  13. mofojar

    mofojar Squier-Nut

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    Calgary, Alberta


    I tried to make a link but it's at 15:22 when he says it.
     
  14. JurnyWannaBe

    JurnyWannaBe Squier-Nut

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  15. Eddie

    Eddie Dr. Squier

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    Nov 5, 2016
    New York
    Someone is selling a lefty Tele Affy for $99. I may just snag it.

    But the last time I tried to do the flip on a Squier Standard Strat ... the results weren't as good as I expected. Wasn't fun to play at all. :(
     
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  16. drewcp

    drewcp Squier-holic

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  17. daan

    daan Squier-holic

    Oct 21, 2013
    Twin Cities
    If you’re serious, I would say “Don’t”, you could buy a LOT of really high-grade Tele
    https://reverb.com/item/24620528-fender-classic-players-baja-telecaster-2011-butterscotch

    This, for example-the Bajas are from everything I’ve read, all the Tele anybody would ever need...

    for what that clear one is going for... it’s kind of a really expensive novelty thing at best. I (briefly) had an Acrylic BC Rich, that weighed about 11 pounds, and managed to sound worse than the crappy plywood BCR I had just before it... “Tone Plastic”, indeed!
     
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  18. jono bolton

    jono bolton Squier Talker

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    Oct 23, 2016
    Glasgow
    The only con for me with a Tele is the lack of a forearm chamfer.
     
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  19. littlebadboy

    littlebadboy Squier-Meister

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    Jul 13, 2018
    USA
    Agree. It could get uncomfortable at times, but I got used to it.
     
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