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    Yes. I believe Fender has been pretty good about having the MIM roll out with the classic specs on the necks.

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    Why am I missing? My G&L ASAT Special has a 12" radius, 1.75" nut and ebony fretboard. My favourite spec!

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    Quote Originally Posted by BigDaddyLoveHandles View Post
    Why am I missing? My G&L ASAT Special has a 12" radius, 1.75" nut and ebony fretboard. My favourite spec!


    I guess you're missing that it's not everyone's fav specs. It would be the least comfortable for me to play this kind of neck.

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    Quote Originally Posted by savofenno View Post
    I believe Fender MiM Classic models still have 7.5 radiused fretboards, 50`s Baja model Tele has big V-neck with 7.5 fretboard. I own 7 Classic Fenders, all have 7.5 necks.
    Not to sound like a snob, but I prefer MiA. What I see currently Tele Special, Professional, Elite series, non of them have it.

    My fav neck ever is AVRI 64' tele. I might need another one like that for my partcaster, so I'm looking on Reverb, especially Stratosphere store where you can buy necks and bodies separate, and all they list those new Fender necks with nothing like what I'm looking for. I'm all for variety, but doesn't seem like Fender cares about their own tradition!

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    Quote Originally Posted by waltf View Post
    Picked this up few months ago.. 84 fender japan all rosewood (not laminated like the recent ones).
    Heavy but plays and sounds amazing.
    thats the george harrison tele!!..he used it on the rooftop concert



    later gave it to delaney bramlett

    super cool tele but heavy!!!

    cheers

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hep To The Jive View Post
    I guess you're missing that it's not everyone's fav specs. It would be the least comfortable for me to play this kind of neck.
    Ah, well. I ordered my G&L with a 12" radius, but you can order them with 7.5" radius (G&L's take on 7.25) and a 1 5/8" nut. And I quite like those jumbo MFD pups for jazz.
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    The G&L 12" radius 1.75" nut is THE modern recipe. It's what the modern player prefers. Check out Umphreys McGee at their next concert. (Those guys can really play, by the way.)

    I was just having a nostalgic moment above for the Fenders from the 50s-70s that had the narrower nut and very curved neck radius. I grew up on them (two Stratocasters an Esquire and a Telecaster--a '65, a '68, a '57, and a '69, respectively). Those guitars sounded great and were wonderful for country, Western swing, blues, rock, and even jazz.

    Compared to those guitars, all other guitars have necks that look like classical guitars--especially my '65 Stratocaster, which feature a B-neck. It was 7.5" radius with a 1-5/8" nut. (The A-neck actually had a 1-1/2" nut!) My Esquire and Telecaster were also B-necks. The '68 Stratocaster--which I kept for 45 years--featured a C-neck (1-3/4" nut).

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    Quote Originally Posted by BigDaddyLoveHandles View Post
    A And I quite like those jumbo MFD pups for jazz.
    yes mfd great pups...by leo fender!!...in the jazzmaster pickup ballpark..big single coil tone

    cheers

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    Quote Originally Posted by Greentone View Post
    The G&L 12" radius 1.75" nut is THE modern recipe. It's what the modern player prefers. Check out Umphreys McGee at their next concert. (Those guys can really play, by the way.)

    I was just having a nostalgic moment above for the Fenders from the 50s-70s that had the narrower nut and very curved neck radius. I grew up on them (two Stratocasters an Esquire and a Telecaster--a '65, a '68, a '57, and a '69, respectively). Those guitars sounded great and were wonderful for country, Western swing, blues, rock, and even jazz.

    Compared to those guitars, all other guitars have necks that look like classical guitars--especially my '65 Stratocaster, which feature a B-neck. It was 7.5" radius with a 1-5/8" nut. (The A-neck actually had a 1-1/2" nut!) My Esquire and Telecaster were also B-necks. The '68 Stratocaster--which I kept for 45 years--featured a C-neck (1-3/4" nut).
    For myself, it's not even a nostalgic moment- I never owned anything that vintage from Fender! 5 years ago I didn't even know anything about this stuff with radius and nut width. All I knew some Fenders were very comfortable to play, and almost no Gibson I ever played was.

    As I gravitated more and more into rhythm playing, I noticed some guitars made my left hand cramping. I still didn't make a connection, but once I got my first hollowbody Guild x-175 RI, it was such a breakthrough in playability! I wondered why no Gibsons ever felt that good, and thats where I found out narrower necks and smaller radius is the perfect match for me.

    I also found out that majority prefers the opposite, ha. I keep talking about it on forums and whatnot so whoever wants to know might notice there are people who do prefer different specs. Looks like I'm very much in minority though

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    Here she is


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    Very sweet! How does she play?
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    Very sweet! How does she play?
    Alright.sent it to the shop for a set up and fret shop


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    +1 Love my teles! I have a 60 and 63 Fender CS Reissues. They are light and resonant - both with rosewood boards (Lake Placid Blue/Tortoise/Rosewood and 3 Color Sunburst/White/Rosewood + Double bound). Nothing like them!

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    Quote Originally Posted by waltf View Post
    Picked this up few months ago.. 84 fender japan all rosewood (not laminated like the recent ones).
    Heavy but plays and sounds amazing. Probably not staying forever as I prefer my es-175 but I couldn't
    let this one pass.

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    May I ask what you paid for this?

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    I just received last month this Hahn 'Model C' (designed in collaboration with Jim Campilongo). A limited-run, no-frills guitar with a basic, thin finish, Fralin pickups, pine body and compensated radius fretboard. Can be strung through the body or as a top-loader. It's just a great T-style guitar.

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    This thread helped me make the jump to jazzish guitar. Still working toward actual jazz. Found a good used deluxe, hated the N3 so gutted it and replaced all electronics vintage style with fender 52s. Sounds great. Compound fretboard is nicer than I expected 10-14. I can get the sound I want from round 9s and my 5 watt Ampeg.
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    Quote Originally Posted by old tube View Post
    I built my own .... with a lot of help from MJT.

    Homage to a well used 1957.

    Neck is a treat, big "V" with a 7 1/2" radius fretboard.

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    Quite possibly the coolest Telecaster ever.

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    Here's mine. It's a partscaster. Assembly as follows:

    1. Body - Daphne Blue Deluxe Nashville Telecaster
    2. Neck - Warmoth
    3. Pickups - Fender Vintage Noiseless Tele with a Strat pickup
    4. Tuners - Fender Vintage look locking

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    Finally got my first telecaster (and I wonder why I have waited for so long before buying one), a baja 60s with pau ferro fretboard. Now I’m a believer.
    Here it is fresh out of the store:

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    Great guitar, love the sound and playability, can’t put it down. The fret edges however need to be limed a bit.

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    Anyone had a play of the new Performer series? Looks interesting - getting tempted by the HS model and am going to seek one out to try when I am in London next month.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Aant View Post
    Finally got my first telecaster (and I wonder why I have waited for so long before buying one), a baja 60s with pau ferro fretboard. Now I’m a believer.
    Here it is fresh out of the store:

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    Great guitar, love the sound and playability, can’t put it down. The fret edges however need to be limed a bit.
    Beautiful. With just a bit of care and minor tweaks if required (e.g. I had to change the nut on mine) she’ll give you many satisfactions. Baja 60s are great teles.

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    New to the world of jazz guitar, but I’ve been playing rock and reggae for 40 years. This is my 2015 Classic Vibe by Squier. I love the jazz tones it produces. It’s stock except for an ElectroSocket jack cup. I don’t like to over-think something as basic as a Telecaster, buy a good one and just play the hell out of it. It’s an amazing invention.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Airdale View Post
    New to the world of jazz guitar, but I’ve been playing rock and reggae for 40 years. This is my 2015 Classic Vibe by Squier. I love the jazz tones it produces. It’s stock except for an ElectroSocket jack cup. I don’t like to over-think something as basic as a Telecaster, buy a good one and just play the hell out of it. It’s an amazing invention.
    You can’t go wrong with that setup.

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    (maybe it is already addressed in this thread but I'm too lazy to read it all back )

    What stings do you use on your Tele? I use .011 Thomastiks Swings (flatwounds). Love the sound that gives!

    (My tele is a modern player P90 Thinline body with Squier classic vibe neck with rosewood (or maybe Indian Laurel wood) fingerboard)
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    Quote Originally Posted by Little Jay View Post
    (maybe it is already addressed in this thread but I'm too lazy to read it all back )

    What stings do you use on your Tele? I use .011 Thomastiks Swings (flatwounds). Love the sound that gives!

    (My tele is a modern player P90 Thinline body with Squier classic vibe neckt with rosewood (or maybe Indian Laurel wood) fingerboard)
    Yeah it’s funny I was never happy with the sound of TI flats on a tele

    OTOH I hate low gauge trebles, so now I use TI bebops .12

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    My tele with my taylor. T&T

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    A partscaster I finished recently. It's rapidly turning into my #1.

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    Quote Originally Posted by morroben View Post
    A partscaster I finished recently. It's rapidly turning into my #1.
    Flippin sweet.
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    Squier Vintage vibe Tele custom with tweaks.

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    I'm a lifetime user/fan of carved body archtops.

    But, I am just going to say it: the Telecaster is the greatest electric guitar ever created, by a mile.

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    Jazzbow-Is that a Lollar CC pickup in the neck? Thanks

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    Quote Originally Posted by Doug B View Post
    Jazzbow-Is that a Lollar CC pickup in the neck? Thanks
    Vintage Vibe by Pete Biltoft (missspel't).

    Click the link on the original post and all will be explained my friend!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Little Jay View Post
    (maybe it is already addressed in this thread but I'm too lazy to read it all back )

    What stings do you use on your Tele? I use .011 Thomastiks Swings (flatwounds). Love the sound that gives!

    (My tele is a modern player P90 Thinline body with Squier classic vibe neck with rosewood (or maybe Indian Laurel wood) fingerboard)
    I use DR Pure Blues .11s
    I tried flats for a while but I just prefer the sound and the versatility of roundwounds. And the Pure Blues are pretty warm-sounding.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jazzbow View Post
    Vintage Vibe by Pete Biltoft .
    Small world-I had Pete build me a CC for my Strat guitar! :-)

    Nothing but the best, eh?

    Doug

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    Quote Originally Posted by Doug B View Post
    Jazzbow-Is that a Lollar CC pickup in the neck? Thanks
    I have the Lollar CC in my thinline tele. I like it.

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    Such a great thread with beautiful pictures. I’ll contribute with an old clip made with a standard Tele I have.

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    ErikWasser,

    Thanks for the Tele clip. "Don't Worry Baby" is an absolutely classic Brian Wilson chart. You nailed it. Again, thanks.

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    My Esquire:
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    My Thinline:
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    Both are fantastic guitars. I really really love them.

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    From a local guitar luthier here in Norway (it did not come with orange strings, but I couldn’t resist the temptation)
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    Quote Originally Posted by morroben View Post
    A partscaster I finished recently. It's rapidly turning into my #1.

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    I like the bridge - have you tried the toploader option yet? Or mixing the two?
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    Quote Originally Posted by ErikWasser View Post
    From a local guitar luthier here in Norway (it did not come with orange strings, but I couldn’t resist the temptation)
    Oh shit that's cool.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ErikWasser View Post
    From a local guitar luthier here in Norway (it did not come with orange strings, but I couldn’t resist the temptation)
    Wow ... no neck pup. I rarely use bridge pup!

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    Esquires rules and are one of your best teachers!

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    Okay I’ll admit I have no love for Telecasters. I don’t begrudge anyone who does like or love them. What I don’t understand is how this thread rates a sticky ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by fasteddie View Post
    Okay I’ll admit I have no love for Telecasters. I don’t begrudge anyone who does like or love them. What I don’t understand is how this thread rates a sticky ?
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    Quote Originally Posted by lammie200 View Post
    There is a phrase floating around preschools that is "Don't yuck my yum."
    I have no problem at all with this thread. I Just don’t see how it rates being a sticky thread.

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    Quote Originally Posted by fasteddie View Post
    I have no problem at all with this thread. I Just don’t see how it rates being a sticky thread.
    Can you point to any other thread more worthy of a sticky than this?


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    Quote Originally Posted by Lobomov View Post
    Can you point to any other thread more worthy of a sticky than this?


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    I think a sticky thread should deal with FAQs, but maybe I don’t know the rules for sticky’s on this forum. Really I’m not trying to upset anyone. If the thread is so active it would float to the top anyway, without being a sticky. I just don’t understand. Just seems weird to me.

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    There are a lot of great teles here! I love the idea of the tele, but I don’t care for the 25.5” scale. I started out playing on a no-name Floyd Rose equipped strat copy but once I found a 24.75” I haven’t looked back. Thought about a Warmoth conversion neck partscaster but haven’t convinced myself I need one yet.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Hammertone View Post
    I like the bridge - have you tried the toploader option yet? Or mixing the two?
    Good eye! I haven't tried the toploader option yet. Maybe on the next string change. Jim Campilongo swears by the toploader so I'll give it a try at some point.