View Full Version : My new guitar...

18-01-2004, 20:21:56
...is lovely. It looks like this, but left handed. No going out for me for a few weeks.


18-01-2004, 20:24:40

18-01-2004, 20:26:26
I'm thinking of getting a double humbucker Tele since I bought my American Standard Tele 8 years ago. If I get a good price for my Strat+ I'm going to do it.
Telecaster rules!!!!

18-01-2004, 20:30:33
Yup, Tele's rule. Mine's a '73 Custom Slimline reissue. It has one of those groovy 'ashtray' things over the bridge (not pictured).

18-01-2004, 20:32:37
Use it as ashtray

18-01-2004, 20:39:13
Very nice guitar, Debbie :D

Remember, no "House of the Rising Smoke on the Stairway to Freebird" allowed!

19-01-2004, 09:38:05
Hmmmm.... in black it looks slightly less unrock than most teles.

19-01-2004, 09:54:01
Telecasters are soooo rock. 1970s rock infact. They sound amazing and they are really well made. No pointy plastic bits on these things - just solid wood and metal.

Hey Funko, your guitar isn't rock, it's really, really nice though.

The ashtray things are cool. When I was little I used to play a bass with ashtray things and a thumb rest.

If only it wasn't cack-handed. I'd love to play it.

19-01-2004, 09:59:21
I hate teles. They might sound great but I think they look ugly. Beauty is in the eye of the beholder and all.

Jimmy Page recorded a lot of the Zepplin stuff on a tele (so says Debaser I think....) but how many times did he play one on stage? I think that says it all.

My guitar is Jazz. :)

19-01-2004, 10:04:22
I didn't like the look of them but then I lived in a house where I had access to one and I fell in love with the pure quality of the instrument. Now I like the look too, they look nicer than strats by miles. I still like Debaser's old guitar.

19-01-2004, 10:05:07
I don't really like strats either.

19-01-2004, 10:13:56
Debbie's does look miles better in all black though if it had a rosewood fretboard I think it'd probably look pretty good.

19-01-2004, 12:17:30
Mike, your guitar is Tele shaped.

19-01-2004, 12:20:16

19-01-2004, 12:21:23
No it isn't, it's much nicer shaped. None of the ugly bulges or squareness. and it doesn't have that silly shaped scratchplate.

19-01-2004, 12:22:18
Mine's much more like a les paul. Oh and the bottom pickup isn't wonky.

19-01-2004, 12:25:40
Yours is definitely one of the best looking Teles I've seen though. They normally seem to come in white, cream or a gay pastel colour.

19-01-2004, 12:35:11
Funko's looks a bit like the bastard offspring of a Tele and a Les Paul; in a good way, mind you.

19-01-2004, 12:47:06
Funko's is much prettier...but its the tone, the tone that matters!

19-01-2004, 12:47:55
Mine sounds great too. :)

19-01-2004, 13:00:13
And that is a really nice Tele. I was thinking about buying one just like it last autumn, but ended up getting one of these instead:


Nills Lagerbaak
19-01-2004, 13:15:12
I must say, the chrome bridge on both those fenders looks hideous. Especially on the tele. A matt black pickup, stuck into a chrome bridge?!?!?! What's going on?

Gramercy Riffs
19-01-2004, 13:19:59
Originally posted by Debaser
It looks like this, but left handed.

Left handed?!

You freak.

19-01-2004, 13:20:27
The fender "oooh that's ugly" thing I hate the most is the white scratchplate on the sunburst guitar. Why?!

19-01-2004, 13:29:26
THIS is the ugly Fender


19-01-2004, 13:30:56
Yeah, that's ugly too.

19-01-2004, 14:03:13
Originally posted by Nills Lagerbaak
A matt black pickup, stuck into a chrome bridge?!?!?! What's going on?
I actually quite like the contrast, although I've always thought that the saddles on that type of Tele bridge are pretty ugly.

Jazzmaster bridges are just plain bizarre, but the tremeloe system is so nice that I'm not going to complain :D

20-01-2004, 06:19:27
I like my Tele because it's the most simple guitar I got. It's no diva. Just a piece of wood with strings, honest, clean, no gimmicks.
I also like the feeling of the strings. They seem to say "play us, man!" once you touch them. My Strats say "oh no, not again" and my Les Pauls says "yup yup yup yup".

20-01-2004, 10:30:09
My Godin is more like "what strings?"

20-01-2004, 16:44:35
no strings?

20-01-2004, 16:45:57
They are there but you can't feel them. It's too easy to play, which actually makes it really hard to play until you get used to it.

21-01-2004, 02:36:44
Originally posted by Funkodrom
IJimmy Page recorded a lot of the Zepplin stuff on a tele (so says Debaser I think....) but how many times did he play one on stage? I think that says it all.

From www.fendereurope.com:
"7. Jimmy Page's Dragon Telecaster®

In June 1965, the Yardbirds were about to leave for America to tour and support their next record, Heart Full of Soul. Before they left, the group's guitarist Jeff Beck showed up at Jimmy Page's doorstep and presented Jimmy with a rare cream-coloured 1958 Telecaster®, with the words, “It's yours”. This guitar was one of Beck's main axes during his Yardbird years.

Page set to work customising the guitar by painting an orange and green psychedelic dragon on the body.

The guitar was used almost exclusively on the first Led Zeppelin album as well as Page's stint with the Yardbirds. It was also used on Zeppelin's early tours (1968-9) and on the studio version of Stairway to Heaven.

Page is said to still own the guitar."


21-01-2004, 09:34:48
Urgh!!! :eek:

21-01-2004, 10:57:49
Yeah, it does look rank. Proves he did use a tele live though.

21-01-2004, 10:59:05
That it does. See my Seperated at Birth thread on Berks live. :)

21-01-2004, 11:08:16
Haha, better Jimmy Page than David Dickinson I suppose.

21-01-2004, 15:45:26
Teles are Zen. Jimmy Page is not. So it doesn't matter or it does. Or doesn't. Fact is: the Tele

21-01-2004, 15:56:44
Zen is gay. We are all gay twats. We are zen twats. In the dark all twats are zen. We are all in the dark. The tele is zen, debaser's tele is dark dark is zen. We are dark, twats are dark.

Special Ed
21-01-2004, 20:23:14

21-01-2004, 23:17:33
In the dark, all twats are grey.