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  1. #1926

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    Quote Originally Posted by nevershouldhavesoldit
    Remember that the first Tele wiring scheme only let the bridge pickup be used in combination with the neck - so he probably didn't care what the bridge unit would sound like by itself. His repeated attempts to use capacitance to offset brightness may well have been band-aids to correct sharpness he didn't expect in both the Tele and the Esquire.
    Fair enough. This sounds plausible.

    Quote Originally Posted by nevershouldhavesoldit
    And knowing Fender's penchant for frugality, I can't help but wonder if he used those neck Tele pickups because he got them cheaply and had to slant them because the polepiece spacing was wider than the strings on his guitar
    Or he was just copying the lap-steel guitar that his prototype was supposedly modeled on?

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  3. #1927

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    The red hollow Tele that bigdaddylovehandles shows is delicious. I could make it my main rig.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Herbie
    Oh, nice! If the price is right, I’ll take one in Fiesta red with double binding!
    It retails for 6 grand and limited production.

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    I'm excited like a five year old as I have commissioned a new tele style build to local builder Jochen Imhoff (Sign Guitars). Inspired by Nils Landgren Funk Unit's guitarist Andy Pfeiler, but different.
    This will be a guitar that's made for Jazz and Funk, but I guess that it will play any other genre as well.
    It will have a hollowbody pine body with mahagony top and strat like comfort shapings, maple neck with rosewood fretboard. Two humbuckers wound by Harry Häussel (who makes pickups for Michael Sagmeister). For the peghead and pickguard Jochen will come up with individual designs.
    Lately we started to use in-ear monitoring and the 60 cycle hum became more and more annoying to me. I also hope for a little more grown up and authoritative tone from the buckers. Jochen suggested some low wind and clean sounding variants, so there will still be sparkle and tellyness.
    Also I have an impingement syndrome in the right shoulder and playing archtops and traditional teles is difficult (painful) to me – strat contours help a lot as I don't have to put the shoulder forward. At least thats my rationalization for getting another guitar. I would have bought a PRS hollowbody if I could cope with the aesthetics and ergonomy of these.
    Jochen builds some wonderful tasteful guitars that have a wonderful worn in look and feel without artificial relicing. Check him out on facebook: Log into Facebook | Facebook

    Also check out Andy Pfeiler with Nils Landgren – very elegant jazzy funk – and a nice tele style guitar with a twist:
    Last edited by guavajelly; 11-02-2021 at 02:27 AM.

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    I know this is a Telecaster love thread, so I'll probably get slammed for saying this, but I've always thought the Telecaster was one of the ugliest guitars ever made.

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    Quote Originally Posted by James Haze
    I know this is a Telecaster love thread, so I'll probably get slammed for saying this, but I've always thought the Telecaster was one of the ugliest guitars ever made.
    This is the Telecaster Love Thread. You want 12A, next door - the Telecaster Hate Thread.

  8. #1932

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hammertone
    This is the Telecaster Love Thread. You want 12A, next door - the Telecaster Hate Thread.
    Don't need no hateration
    Holleration in this dancery


  9. #1933

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    Quote Originally Posted by James Haze
    I know this is a Telecaster love thread, so I'll probably get slammed for saying this, but I've always thought the Telecaster was one of the ugliest guitars ever made.
    When I first started my guitar trek, and my function was merely to host a rock bands' practice sessions at my rented farmhouse, the band in question had a teenage wunderkind who played a Tele, and at the time my opinion was largely akin to yours. It (the Telecaster) certainly lacked the glitz of the rhythm player's ES-345 TDSVT on which I began to learn to play, but I confess the lad made that Tele sing. Subsequent years of guitar ownership and exploration eventually brought a 1966 Custom Telecaster to my door and wouldn't you know, it began to grow on me. As a card-carrying member of the Bauhaus-inspired Form-Follows-Function school of design, the logic and economy of the instrument gradually impressed itself on me deeply. There is a beauty in simplicity, and an elegance in efficient use of materials. Its sunburst finish un-dimmed by its decades as a case queen it is just at my left elbow as I type this.
    I have changed my mind.

  10. #1934

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    Quote Originally Posted by James Haze View Post
    I know this is a Telecaster love thread, so I'll probably get slammed for saying this, but I've always thought the Telecaster was one of the ugliest guitars ever made.
    My Danocaster is deeply offended by your crude remarks.

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    I'll share this one I built earlier this year. Spent much time in late 2020 planning, then started buying parts last Christmas. Short version:

    • Warmoth unfinished Roasted Swamp Ash body. I applied a Wudtone Cherry Flamenco finish, then topped with TruOil.
    • Warmoth Roasted Maple neck with Rosewood FB, mother-of-pearl markers and SS frets; no lacquer, etc. finish applied (except for headstock)--just burnished the back to a silky smooth feel.
    • Lindy Fralin pickups. Unbucker neck and Split Rail Blues output at the bridge
    • Gotoh In-Tune bridge w/ compensated brass saddles
    • Hipshot locking, open-gear tuners
    • CT pots and a 5-way switch to choose coil-split on the Unbucker


    My only slight criticism is I wish the neck were a few hundredths of an inch thicker. At any rate, this thing is most definitely my #1 guitar. That Fralin Unbucker will crank out the mellow tones, and the bridge Split Rail can "out-Fender" my Fender.


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  12. #1936

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    Wow, very nice, Jim232..!

  13. #1937

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    Quote Originally Posted by James Haze
    I know this is a Telecaster love thread, so I'll probably get slammed for saying this, but I've always thought the Telecaster was one of the ugliest guitars ever made.
    What puzzles me is that you feel the need to enter a telecaster love thread to post this.
    ???

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    Quote Originally Posted by guavajelly
    What puzzles me is that you feel the need to enter a telecaster love thread to post this.
    ???
    I've noticed on other music forums you can't have a thread like "what chorus pedal do you recommend?" without people posting "I hate chorus". Good to know.

  15. #1939

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    Hey if only positive reply’s were allowed, it be kind of boring!

    I’ve grown to love the look of especially the Vanilla variety 60’s Look
    Especially since such great players made such great music on them in every genre!
    The Quintessential Workingman’s Guitar. The funniest part is the originals are worth more than even the fanciest Gibson,LOL!

  16. #1940

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    Quote Originally Posted by guavajelly
    What puzzles me is that you feel the need to enter a telecaster love thread to post this.
    ???
    James likes to Troll ... Look at his other threads ... But I assume he plays something like this


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    I'm a wide tent guy. Salens are welcome here!

  18. #1942

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    Quote Originally Posted by BigDaddyLoveHandles
    I'm a wide tent guy. Salens are welcome here!
    Never tried one, but do like how they look

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    I'm curious about the Salen too, especially the Jazz version. I'd like to try one, especially the neck (they have a very special shape) but they seem to be available only online?

    My biggest concern about a guitar like that is that you can't change a string without tools. That can be horror in a gig situation. OTOH a headless guitar seems to be a good option for a player that has to fly a lot. I guess it's zero problem to get these on a plane. Well, I'm not in that situation ...
    Funnily I can't find any video of someone using one on a gig. Everything I see is youtuber and product presentation.

  20. #1944

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    Quote Originally Posted by guavajelly
    I'm curious about the Salen too, especially the Jazz version. I'd like to try one, especially the neck (they have a very special shape)
    Is it true that the back of the neck has angles and, like, three planes? I tried a guitar with a neck like this once and found it surprisingly comfortable.


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  21. #1945

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    Quote Originally Posted by guavajelly
    I'm curious about the Salen too, especially the Jazz version. I'd like to try one, especially the neck (they have a very special shape) but they seem to be available only online?

    My biggest concern about a guitar like that is that you can't change a string without tools. That can be horror in a gig situation. OTOH a headless guitar seems to be a good option for a player that has to fly a lot. I guess it's zero problem to get these on a plane. Well, I'm not in that situation ...
    Funnily I can't find any video of someone using one on a gig. Everything I see is youtuber and product presentation.
    This may not be exactly what you're looking for...

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  22. #1946

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    Quote Originally Posted by guavajelly View Post
    I'm excited like a five year old as I have commissioned a new tele style build to local builder Jochen Imhoff (Sign Guitars). Inspired by Nils Landgren Funk Unit's guitarist Andy Pfeiler, but different.
    This will be a guitar that's made for Jazz and Funk, but I guess that it will play any other genre as well.
    It will have a hollowbody pine body with mahagony top and strat like comfort shapings, maple neck with rosewood fretboard. Two humbuckers wound by Harry Häussel (who makes pickups for Michael Sagmeister). For the peghead and pickguard Jochen will come up with individual designs.
    Lately we started to use in-ear monitoring and the 60 cycle hum became more and more annoying to me. I also hope for a little more grown up and authoritative tone from the buckers. Jochen suggested some low wind and clean sounding variants, so there will still be sparkle and tellyness.
    Also I have an impingement syndrome in the right shoulder and playing archtops and traditional teles is difficult (painful) to me – strat contours help a lot as I don't have to put the shoulder forward. At least thats my rationalization for getting another guitar. I would have bought a PRS hollowbody if I could cope with the aesthetics and ergonomy of these.
    Jochen builds some wonderful tasteful guitars that have a wonderful worn in look and feel without artificial relicing. Check him out on facebook: Log into Facebook | Facebook

    Also check out Andy Pfeiler with Nils Landgren – very elegant jazzy funk – and a nice tele style guitar with a twist:
    I love the sounds Andy get out of his.

  23. #1947

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    The builder sent me some progress pics:
    Telecaster Love Thread, No Archtops Allowed-dsc02894-jpgTelecaster Love Thread, No Archtops Allowed-dsc02880-jpgTelecaster Love Thread, No Archtops Allowed-dsc02879-jpg

  24. #1948

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    For use with my American Showcase Telecaster (2021), I purchased a used/mint Fender Tone Master Deluxe Reverb black model amp. Since I prefer the sound of the blonde version, I installed the Celestion Neo Cream Back that is used in the blonde version, along with the blonde version no cap firmware. This removes much of the twanginess, giving an overall warmer tone (end result: blonde TMDR in black TMDR casing since the electronics are identical).

    Since the blonde version is more expensive, this was a cost effective way in to the sound of that model. The American Showcase Tele has more winds on both its pickups than the typical Tele (whatever "typical" is these days with so many variations), so it is a warmer tone overall too.

    Then, for pedals, I make it very simple - Boss GT1000 Core to provide any "pedal" combination I could possibly want in a small package and this goes into a Boss RC-500 looper. Simple, flexible setup. Done.

    I don't know if I will ever play out anymore, but certainly wish I could have had this setup when I was in the road band back in the late 70s.

    Out of curiosity, how do the various boutique makers of Telecasters stack up against a good, solid American Fender? It seems to me that Fender hit upon the perfect utilitarian guitar with the Tele and it would be difficult to go one better with the design.

    Tony

  25. #1949

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    Quote Originally Posted by guavajelly View Post
    The builder sent me some progress pics:
    Telecaster Love Thread, No Archtops Allowed-dsc02894-jpgTelecaster Love Thread, No Archtops Allowed-dsc02880-jpgTelecaster Love Thread, No Archtops Allowed-dsc02879-jpg
    Looks nice! Mahogany top over a spruce body? I am curious to hear Your experiences of it when the guitar is ready.

    What kind of a bridge You are planning? I see no thru-body holes.

  26. #1950

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    Love my 96 US Standard Tele. All stock with rosewood board and vintage cream body. Lovely wood and build quality compared to all the new comparible versions. The neck feel is smooth and fast with med jumbo frets and 9.5 radius. Pickups are warm and thick sounding when matched with my Fargen Townhouse 20 1x12 combo and just a Strymon flint for a touch of reverb. I don't have to touch the tone control on the guitar to hit the ballpark of range of sounds i want. My other main guitar is an 88 335.