Modern Gretsch Guitars

Streamliner center block or telecaster plus

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I've never had any luck with those CV or VM Squires ,they're always heavy like boat anchors ,and with pencil thin necks ,not for me.

I have been Tele-less for 20 years ,that is, until last weekend,i just got a 2015 AVR 52 Tele ,this is the best one yet! This is just my third Tele in 30 years!

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here is the truth from Bob

Alas, truth here is such a subjective notion.

None of us really NEEDS even a single guitar.

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here is the truth from Bob

Alas, truth here is such a subjective notion.

None of us really NEEDS even a single guitar.

– Proteus

Subjective, yes. Definitely.

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No, I find that to have been quite objective. At least from my own personally subjective point of view.

I do so badly want to bond with that guitar so that I will be a part of the cool kids club that play them. But, frankly, I have bonded much easier with my Jazzmaster and my Jaguar than my Telecaster. And my Tele is a very nice model (one of them thar' American Ash Dee-luxe models) with the SS-1 switching and other stuff that I don't use.

It's a beauty. So, I want to like it. Really, I do.

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A pair of Twang King pickups dropped into my Tele made it an indispensable part of my modest guitar collection.

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Ash! That's the problem. I never EVER bonded with my swamp ash G&L ASAT, custom-ordered in blueburst or not, Leo's most-highly-evolved-Tele magic dust all over the pickup and bridge design or not.

Clang clang, it went. Whoa boogie, a very hard sound. No funky sponge and squat there at all. It wouldn't soak up my intention and go squish AT ALL.

Ash is deeeeluxe, I understand, but that guitar cured me of thinking it's a good wood for a solidbody guitar.

You need something funkier, punkier and junkier. Bog-standard alder is fine, pine is better.


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