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Tele Tuesday

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It seems to have been a bit quiet on GC of late. I know it’s still early days, but I though I’d start a thread that could be added to once a week (at least). Therefore, I am instigating Tele Tuesday. Post any photos that you like of T types that have caught your eye, or one’s that own (they don’t need to be from the big F, just be Tele like in their appearance). I’m going to kick it off with this Mesinger Maverick that I saw today (this makes my wallet itchy).

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46 minutes ago, gary mac said:

That is one very good looking Tele.

And a good deal cheaper than a mass produced equivalent from those chaps in Corona, California.

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Ok, it's Tuesday so here's my Tele. It's a 2004 Korean Tele Custom FMT, again made by Cort for Fender (as was my Showmaster in the Strat thread). It's got a chambered mahogany body with a maple top and a glued in mahogany set-neck with a rosewood fret board - so a bit like a Tele shaped Les Paul but with a Fender scale neck. The original pickups were a Fender Atomic 2 in the bridge and a Black Canyon in the neck but these have been replaced with a Bare Knuckle Nail Bomb Set in brushed nickel. The chambered mahogany body makes this guitar naturally very warm and resonant, and this works really well the Nail Bomb's metallic hairyness in the high frequencies to create a really good sounding, versatile guitar. Apart from the so-so stock pickups, the only thing about this guitar that I wasn't too impressed with was the sharp fret edges but this was easily sorted.

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11 hours ago, darkandrew said:

Ok, it's Tuesday so here's my Tele. It's a 2004 Korean Tele Custom FMT, again made by Cort for Fender (as was my Showmaster in the Strat thread). It's got a chambered mahogany body with a maple top and a glued in mahogany set-neck with a rosewood fret board - so a bit like a Tele shaped Les Paul but with a Fender scale neck. The original pickups were a Fender Atomic 2 in the bridge and a Black Canyon in the neck but these have been replaced with a Bare Knuckle Nail Bomb Set in brushed nickel. The chambered mahogany body makes this guitar naturally very warm and resonant, and this works really well the Nail Bomb's metallic hairyness in the high frequencies to create a really good sounding, versatile guitar. Apart from the so-so stock pickups, the only thing about this guitar that I wasn't too impressed with was the sharp fret edges but this was easily sorted.

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I'm quite taken with these and, if I could justify another guitar, would definitely look at one, or the Jim Adkins, P90 equipped, semi-hollow Tele.

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Right, this week I thought I'd add this beauty. It's an Anderson Drop T owned by Dave Kilminster.

 

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It's very much the colour inspiration behind my own Tele build.

 

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8 hours ago, ezbass said:

I'm quite taken with these and, if I could justify another guitar, would definitely look at one, or the Jim Adkins, P90 equipped, semi-hollow Tele.

They're quite good guitars, although the current ones are made in Indonesia I believe and I'm not sure how they compare to the Korean ones. As I mentioned earlier, I was never really a huge fan of the stock pickups which were a USA made Atomic / Black Canyon combo but, again, these have changed too in recent years and I think are now a Seymour Duncan Pearly Gates+ / 59 combo. Apart from the sharp fret edges, which were easy to sort out with some masking tape, a fine file and some wet'n'dry, everything else about the guitar is really good. I've also got a couple of ESP Eclipse, Les Paul style guitars, but I would say that this Tele sounds more like a typical Les Paul than either of those.

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8 hours ago, ezbass said:

Right, this week I thought I'd add this beauty. It's an Anderson Drop T owned by Dave Kilminster.

 

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It's very much the colour inspiration behind my own Tele build.

 

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That is a lovely colour combination. I remember seeing a peacock blue and natural maple Spector Euro 4LX for sale in a music shop quite a few years ago - it was a thing of beauty and I've always regretted not buying it.

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Another week passes and another Tele takes the stage. However, due to the quality of the photo, the Tele in question has to share the stage with the other 4 of Leo's greatest hits (I tried a crop but the result was way too noisy). It's a Tele Lite Ash which came with Seymour Duncan Alnico 2 pickups and is yet again another guitar I wish I hadn't moved on :(.

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OK, I'm a bit early, but I thought I'd get my addition to Tele Tuesday out now and hopefully prompt some others to jump on tomorrow.  Similarly to last week, I'm adding a video of an iconic Tele (in fact 2). Enjoy...

 

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One of those people who actually changed my life:

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Also a major inspiration behind my own Tele, which happens to be a CIJ 2006 71RI model. I'll post some photos of that beast another time, none to hand now... 

 

 

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It’s been a quiet hereabouts, so I’m going to post my current Tele again, but this time with a term system fitted.

 

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