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    So.. any thoughts on these? Korina offset MIJ "Telecaster". OK.. not really a tele other than the headstock, but I kind of like it.

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    Watched this episode of “Ask Zac” (not me, someone else who is actually talented), and I couldn’t not share it


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    squier paranormal series coming summer 2020

    cheers

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    Curious if anyone has tried one of these. I’m intrigued and very close to ordering one...
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    Quote Originally Posted by neatomic View Post

    squier paranormal series coming summer 2020

    cheers
    I'm not opposed to mix'm'match guitars but I like the Tele body. I'd prefer a Tele body loaded with Jazzmaster pickups and a Jazzmaster vibrato tailpiece. Fender, and others, have made this variation, too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BigDaddyLoveHandles View Post
    I'm not opposed to mix'm'match guitars but I like the Tele body. I'd prefer a Tele body loaded with Jazzmaster pickups and a Jazzmaster vibrato tailpiece. Fender, and others, have made this variation, too.

    If you're really into that there are still a few out there .. I picked up one on Sale a few weeks ago. Great guitar apart from the bridge. The saddles have a too large radius, so it's either buzz on the e-strings or too high action on the d- and g-strings .. but that can be replaced

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    Quote Originally Posted by lukmanohnz View Post
    Curious if anyone has tried one of these. I’m intrigued and very close to ordering one...
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    Do those have a skinny neck?

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    Quote Originally Posted by BigDaddyLoveHandles View Post
    Do those have a skinny neck?
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    Quote Originally Posted by BigDaddyLoveHandles View Post
    I'm not opposed to mix'm'match guitars but I like the Tele body. I'd prefer a Tele body loaded with Jazzmaster pickups and a Jazzmaster vibrato tailpiece. Fender, and others, have made this variation, too.
    here's something along those lines (sans the whammy)..also from the new squier paranormal series

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    cheers

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    Quote Originally Posted by lukmanohnz View Post
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    Well, it's certainly different from a typical Tele neck, with the mahogany and flatter radius. It is also a set neck:



    Just saying it's different!

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    Some of these Tele styles look interesting indeed. And with the combo of such a simple design and modem manufacturing, it means even if it requires a comprehensive setup out the box you can still end up with a capable instrument for relatively little outlay. Spoiled for choice.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BigDaddyLoveHandles
    Well, it's certainly different from a typical Tele neck, with the mahogany and flatter radius. It is also a set neck:



    Just saying it's different!
    The set neck is a major draw for me, as is the body sculpt and that nice figured top. This instrument is extremely appealing to my tastes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by lukmanohnz
    The set neck is a major draw for me, as is the body sculpt and that nice figured top. This instrument is extremely appealing to my tastes.
    I would go for it, then! There aren't many set neck Fender Telecasters. I can think of this and the Jim Adkins JA-90:



    (That would be my choice: 24 3/4" scale, P-90s, thinline, tune-o-matic...)

    The rarer TC-90:



    And the Merle Haggard Tuff Dog ($$$)


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    The Merle Haggard is ridiculously expensive. I have been vacillating between the FMT HH and the Richie Kotzen MIJ. Another very compelling model to my sensibilities. I like that the Kotzen has a more traditional tele style neck PU, but for me the tele is all about that bridge pickup or the two in combination. The FMT HH has a coil tap but I have no illusion that I’d get classic chickin’ pickin’ twang from those Seymour Duncan ‘buckers. Still a lot of tonal versatility on tap from the FMT HH.

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    Quote Originally Posted by lukmanohnz View Post
    Curious if anyone has tried one of these. I’m intrigued and very close to ordering one...
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    Ok, I may have accidentally put one of these in a shopping cart while browsing at an online retailer.....

    ....with a gig bag and a set of TI flatwounds.....

    And then accidentally put my credit card and shipping address into the checkout form.....

    ....and then accidentally clicked the ‘place your order’ button......

    It’s just one of those days......

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    Quote Originally Posted by lukmanohnz View Post
    Ok, I may have accidentally put one of these in a shopping cart while browsing at an online retailer.....

    ....with a gig bag and a set of TI flatwounds.....

    And then accidentally put my credit card and shipping address into the checkout form.....

    ....and then accidentally clicked the ‘place your order’ button......

    It’s just one of those days......
    Is it really still a tele if you can't unbolt the neck?

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    Quote Originally Posted by cosmic gumbo
    Is it really still a tele if you can't unbolt the neck?
    A debate for the ages... but I personally am really quite fond of set necks, and am keen to see how this measures up to my expectations.

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    Are snakehead necks on a Tele cool or stupid? I can’t think for myself and want someone to tell me what to think.

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    Quote Originally Posted by wzpgsr View Post
    Are snakehead necks on a Tele cool or stupid? I can’t think for myself and want someone to tell me what to think.
    Stupid cool, natch.

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    Quote Originally Posted by wzpgsr
    Are snakehead necks on a Tele cool or stupid? I can’t think for myself and want someone to tell me what to think.
    I think ...


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    a rick kelly/carmine st guitars nyc snakehead is pretty nice!

    ricks specialty is using reclaimed old growth wood from old nyc buildings

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    cheers

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    Not a fan of skinny necks. Ordered one of the Korina offset telecaster's. Because: MIJ, U neck, P90's, 25.5 scale, not that expensive ($1K), and great looking wood. Like the ergo's of the body too but any tele/strat/jazzmaster body is fine for me.

    .012 sets are usually the lightest strings I like.. may have to drop to .011's for these. We'll see. Been awhile since I spent time with a solid body so there will be a little learning curve.

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    I have to say I was quite impressed with Sweetwater. This wasn’t my first purchase from them - been a customer for years, but this is the first guitar I’ve bought from them, and for a significantly sub-$1000 purchase the transaction felt like I was buying a 10-top PRS. They sent me a link to high res photos of the exact S/N guitar I selected. I’m quite happy with the setup, though it’s got pretty light gauge strings and will probably need a tweak after I string it up with the TI 12 flatwounds.
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    Quote Originally Posted by AlainJazz
    Ok, I'll bite. Here's my American special Tele. I just got it recently.
    I'm looking at a 2018 American Special, what's your observation on your's?

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    My sister bought this for me as a combination Christmas/birthday present. It has coil taps which surprisingly aren't bad, and had 11's on it.Telecaster Love Thread, No Archtops Allowed-20200629_121211_hdr-jpg

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    I went on and just ordered. I was and then was not a 100 times.
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    Quote Originally Posted by BFrench
    I went on and just ordered. I was and then was not a 100 times.
    THAT is a sweet ride.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BFrench View Post
    I went on and just ordered. I was and then was not a 100 times.
    Very pretty, @BFrench. Love the color! Is there a name for it?

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    I almost got a Standard that was Sunburst but couldn't get together with seller and then this Performer for almost the same price popped up and I had been smitten with the Honey Burst since I first saw it

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    I think F-hole is a science of mystery. the sustain and volume always touchy. when tele blends with the hole, you just need to feel every chords

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    Quote Originally Posted by marksmith View Post
    I think F-hole is a science of mystery. the sustain and volume always touchy. when tele blends with the hole, you just need to feel every chords
    You‘re talking about Thinlines? They‘re fantastic, the only Telecaster competitor (except the Esquire of course!)...
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    Recently put round wounds back on my tele...first time I've had a plain G in like 15 years...I kinda dig it.

    I've decided I'm getting one of those paranormal jazzmaster shaped teles...I have a thin line tele neck that will be a nice upgrade over the slimmer Squier neck...should be a pretty nasty lil fella.

    Anyway, keeping the tele love going, here's my ol Tele...bought new in 1997...


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    Quote Originally Posted by marksmith View Post
    I think F-hole is a science of mystery. the sustain and volume always touchy. when tele blends with the hole, you just need to feel every chords
    I may be wrong but I think you might be confusing hole-shape with bracing technique and top design, which I think are far more the defining factors of sustain and volume of a guitar than hole-shape.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mr. beaumont View Post
    Recently put round wounds back on my tele...first time I've had a plain G in like 15 years...I kinda dig it.
    Yeah, I wanted maximum flexibility in what I can play and the sounds I can get, so wanted a plain G. On mine right now I have 11’s from D’Addario’s round wound “Pure Nickel” line, which they categorize as a vitage, warm sound and next to the “Chromes” flatwounds on the warm/bright scale. I really like that it’s warm on the neck pickup, yet still twangy on the bridge pickup. It’s a great middle ground for tone. Was going to get Chromes, but they didn’t have a set with the plain G.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jim232777 View Post
    Yeah, I wanted maximum flexibility in what I can play and the sounds I can get, so wanted a plain G. On mine right now I have 11’s from D’Addario’s round wound “Pure Nickel” line, which they categorize as a vitage, warm sound and next to the “Chromes” flatwounds on the warm/bright scale. I really like that it’s warm on the neck pickup, yet still twangy on the bridge pickup. It’s a great middle ground for tone. Was going to get Chromes, but they didn’t have a set with the plain G.
    i have a chambered jazz guitar that I really like but I thought that the highs were a little too “trebly” for my taste so I put the D’A Pure Nickels on and that mellowed out the tone just right. However, I prefer a wound G, so with a little searching around, I discovered that Thomastik-Infield makes a set of .11’s with a wound G, and they sell the strings individually so I was able to buy a couple of their G strings to go with the sets of D’A’s that I have. They were surprisingly inexpensive too.

    So now I’m set with that situation for awhile, but, for me, when I’ve run through the two sets I have, I’ll probably be buying the TI’s for that guitar in the future.

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    I have been enjoying the SIT PW1150 set which comes with both a wound and plain G. The strings are not particularly bright and are dirt cheap. They do also seem to settle into tuning very quickly compared to other strings I have used, perhaps living up to their name. I have these on both solid body and my 17 inch arch top, liking them a lot. On solid bodies I have also been liking the DR Pure Blues 11-50 set.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cunamara View Post
    I have been enjoying the SIT PW1150 set which comes with both a wound and plain G. The strings are not particularly bright and are dirt cheap. They do also seem to settle into tuning very quickly compared to other strings I have used, perhaps living up to their name. I have these on both solid body and my 17 inch arch top, liking them a lot. On solid bodies I have also been liking the DR Pure Blues 11-50 set.
    Plus one for SITs. Not overly bright, stay in tune forever, and last and last and last. Best-kept open secret in the string department!

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    These are some. sweet teles!

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    Finally got this one done - was going for a PRS look and I think I got close. First neck I've built in a while - reminded me why I don't like to build necks !! Body is hollow African mahogany with 2"x4" block under the bridge. Neck is mahogany (Tru Oil) with ebony fingerboard (1-3/4" nut)and dual action truss rod - med jumbo frets. Top is curly maple dyed super dark brown/black, then sanded back and re-dyed with darkish amber. Finish is 6 coats sprayed shellac. Pickup is DiMarzio 36th Anniversary; pots are 500K Bournes minis. Weighs right at 5-1/2 pounds. Really pleased with the tone - nice and fat with tone rolled off. I tried 12-52 strings but didn't like them at all so went back to my standby GHS Burnished Nickel Rockers 10-46 (been using them since the 70's and haven't found anything I like better). All in all a fun project and I'm pretty pleased with the outcome. On to the next one...........
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    Quote Originally Posted by Skip Ellis View Post
    Finally got this one done - was going for a PRS look and I think I got close. First neck I've built in a while - reminded me why I don't like to build necks !! Body is hollow African mahogany with 2"x4" block under the bridge. Neck is mahogany (Tru Oil) with ebony fingerboard (1-3/4" nut)and dual action truss rod - med jumbo frets. Top is curly maple dyed super dark brown/black, then sanded back and re-dyed with darkish amber. Finish is 6 coats sprayed shellac. Pickup is DiMarzio 36th Anniversary; pots are 500K Bournes minis. Weighs right at 5-1/2 pounds. Really pleased with the tone - nice and fat with tone rolled off. I tried 12-52 strings but didn't like them at all so went back to my standby GHS Burnished Nickel Rockers 10-46 (been using them since the 70's and haven't found anything I like better). All in all a fun project and I'm pretty pleased with the outcome. On to the next one...........
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    Nice work, Skip!