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The perfect solidbody electric guitar:

J T

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Yeah this one. Twang to head bang it can do it all, baby.

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mbowen

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Heys Cogs i know i sent you this but thought i would post it .Strats not Teli's but all fender .This is out of a European collection of some of the rarest strats in the world.They are all 100% original i have been told and some like the 1957-all Bakelite Gold on Gold{my friend Joe sold it to the collector] are maybe one of only 4-5 existing.Look closely and you will see some super super rare Strats.

 

mbowen

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Back to TWANG TIME--Love a good Teli.



1967Esquire Custom--55 LP JR---1966 Teli
 

landminelenny

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For me it always comes back to two guitars. The Tele and the Les Paul. If I only had one guitar to play it would be a Tele or an Esquire. I love all the classics but the Tele is the daddy of 'em all and definitely my desert island instrument. I love ES guitars, V's, Juniors, Jags, Jazzmasters etc but the one guitar I cannot get along with, no matter how many times I've tried, is a Strat.

 

S. Cane

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I have almost zero playing experience of a Fender, but if/when I try that route I imagine it's a Tele I'd grab first.

But then again, when I hear some Jimi Hendrix, Rory Gallagher, Jeff Beck, Mark Knopfler or Robert Cray, Strats sound appealing too.........

IMHO the strat is the ultimate electric guitar. It improves what the tele leaves wanting, and isn't as sloppy as the models that came after, like the SG.


That settles it, then. You'll have to get at least one of each

Generally speaking, is there a sustain difference between a Tele and a Strat?

I'll risk being crucified here, but I never really noticed any. At all. Mahogany set neck guitars do sustain a little better. But I NEVER did catch any difference between Lesters and SGs or Teles and Strats.

I think it is mostly lore.


For me it always comes back to two guitars. The Tele and the Les Paul. If I only had one guitar to play it would be a Tele or an Esquire. I love all the classics but the Tele is the daddy of 'em all and definitely my desert island instrument. I love ES guitars, V's, Juniors, Jags, Jazzmasters etc but the one guitar I cannot get along with, no matter how many times I've tried, is a Strat.

Funny, to me it's the SG. They're actually very good guitars if you want snarling humbuckers, but I can't get along with them at all. Neck angle, scale lenght, neck dive, wrong strap button placement, so many things.

I can't play the damned things right.
 

J.D.

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Some of you guys really need to play some of the current US-made PRS models. I used to be the "Gibson & Fender forever" type, and really didn't want to like PRS...until I played some. While I still love all the vintage Gibsons and Fenders for what they are, they are not "perfect" guitars, from a design standpoint. PRS improved a bunch of details that Fender and Gibson didn't get quite right.

Flame away.
 
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yeti

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Some of you guys really need to play some of the current US-made PRS models. I used to be the "Gibson & Fender forever" type, and really didn't want to like PRS...until I played some. While I still love all the vintage Gibsons and Fenders for what they are, they are not "perfect" guitars, from a design standpoint. PRS improved a bunch of details that Fender and Gibson didn't get quite right.

Flame away.

I like PRS guitars, at least some of them but I can't find any flaws in the classic Tele design. It's perfect in every way, nothing needs improving as far as I'm concerned. When I play a Tele it's an extension of myself, when I play anything else I'm playing an external object.
 
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yeti

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For me it always comes back to two guitars. The Tele and the Les Paul. If I only had one guitar to play it would be a Tele or an Esquire. I love all the classics but the Tele is the daddy of 'em all and definitely my desert island instrument. I love ES guitars, V's, Juniors, Jags, Jazzmasters etc but the one guitar I cannot get along with, no matter how many times I've tried, is a Strat.


Right on, brother.:salude
 

Cogswell

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Yeah, that's a killer pic right there. A LOTTA tone in that bunch, lol
 

landminelenny

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Some of you guys really need to play some of the current US-made PRS models. I used to be the "Gibson & Fender forever" type, and really didn't want to like PRS...until I played some. While I still love all the vintage Gibsons and Fenders for what they are, they are not "perfect" guitars, from a design standpoint. PRS improved a bunch of details that Fender and Gibson didn't get quite right.

Flame away.

For me it's a matter of 'if it ain't broke don't fix it'.
 

tooold

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Some of you guys really need to play some of the current US-made PRS models. I used to be the "Gibson & Fender forever" type, and really didn't want to like PRS...until I played some. While I still love all the vintage Gibsons and Fenders for what they are, they are not "perfect" guitars, from a design standpoint. PRS improved a bunch of details that Fender and Gibson didn't get quite right.

Flame away.

No flames, everyone should play what they like. PRS's for me have always been like a Lexus or something - beautifully made, highly functional machines without an ounce of soul.
 

landminelenny

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Is this the Mott The Hoople Esquire?

No, it's a 2009 CS Relic I fell in love with that I bought new. Has been my main gigging guitar since I got it. It weighs 7lbs bang on and sounds fantastic. I sold the Ralphs' Esquire a couple of years ago.
 

J.D.

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No flames, everyone should play what they like. PRS's for me have always been like a Lexus or something - beautifully made, highly functional machines without an ounce of soul.

Musicians have souls, not guitars :wah
 

landminelenny

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Some guitars just seem to be great tools to channel music for want of the better, as yeti said, an extension of the soul perhaps?
 

lpnv59

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No, it's a 2009 CS Relic I fell in love with that I bought new. Has been my main gigging guitar since I got it. It weighs 7lbs bang on and sounds fantastic. I sold the Ralphs' Esquire a couple of years ago.

Thnx. I remember when Ralphs was telling me he played "All The Way From Memphis" on this '57 Esquire backstage at a Bad Co concert a few years ago. He had slapped a new blackguard on it. He said that under the guard was a route for humbucking. But in the back of my mind I was thinking how I remembered it looking different. The difference between a white guard and a blackguard finish is pretty obvious. Especially with his original. But it was almost 40 years ago and why would I doubt him.:##
 

landminelenny

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Thnx. I remember when Ralphs was telling me he played "All The Way From Memphis" on this '57 Esquire backstage at a Bad Co concert a few years ago. He had slapped a new blackguard on it. He said that under the guard was a route for humbucking. But in the back of my mind I was thinking how I remembered it looking different. The difference between a white guard and a blackguard finish is pretty obvious. Especially with his original. But it was almost 40 years ago and why would I doubt him.:##

The MTH Esquire was a '54. Typical blackguard finish with steel saddles. I've got some pics somewhere. I'll dig 'em out.
 
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