The Duke of Dumbassery
- Mar 19, 2002
Did Leo Fender beat Gibson by four years? I love my Les Pauls but lately my Telecaster is my go-to guitar. I think the similarities are all there. The differences are, too.
What I don't get is when people say you have to fight a Tele and that it is harder to play than other electrics. Personally, Strats are much tougher to deal with. But that fight goes away when I block the trem up. I find a great Tele, set up right, almost plays itself. Blackguards are great too, but I like the different eras just as much. White guards have their nuances. I played a early 60's Custom at the show last year that sounded great. Late 60's w/ maplecap necks have their own thing, and its just as inspiring for me to play one of those as any blackguard I've played on. I really love playing gigs with my '68 Paisley. For the last 5 years, it been my favorite guitar out of all that I own right now. Teles to me are the most expressive electric ever made. More so than any burst I think, which I also love to play. But I play a burst for the fat Gibson sound. I play the Tele for everything else......except for 12 string sounds :teeth
That settles it, then. You'll have to get at least one of each