Other Guitars

Hey wood species dudes!

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can’t tell poison ivy from Romain lettuce.

Neither can I. It's a problem when you have a garden up next to untended ground. But poison ivy isn't as good with blue cheese dressing.

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Really sweet guitar. I just NGD'd a Classic Vibe Tele, so now I have all my Teles out putting on fresh strings and comparing. This one's standing right up for itself. (I haven't dragged out my actual Fender 70s Tele yet - which has always won these shootouts in the past.) - Proteus

I'm going to go a little off the rails here but as a player wanting the best tones out of their guitars, what is your rationale for buying more Telecasters when you have a 1970s Telecaster that beats them all anyway? Of course I understand wanting more toys to play with. What I'm genuinely curious about was the decision making process before you bought the other Telecasters when you already have a great one. Maybe this should be its own thread.

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Hah! Good questions all, and well received. I've asked myself the same thing. I believe the subject will be well served in another thread, which I'm thinking about - but I want to get sound clips done of all four guitars for community comparison.

Short version of the decision-making process: oooh shiny!

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Looking forward to the sound clips.

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Ha! Thanks for the reminder. The guitars are all out; they're ready when I am. Perhaps tomorrow...

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maybe you just aren't using the right blue cheese dressing.

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Love this thread!!!! Now in an effort to instigate thread drift, I’ve been curious about Thinlines for some time. I have 3 solid telemacasters. Does such a small body being semihollow make a noticeable difference? BTW my vote is basswood/mahogany laminate.

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can’t tell poison ivy from Romain lettuce.

Neither can I. It's a problem when you have a garden up next to untended ground. But poison ivy isn't as good with blue cheese dressing.

– Proteus

Poison ivy is best with Ranch dressing.

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Love this thread!!!! Now in an effort to instigate thread drift, I’ve been curious about Thinlines for some time. I have 3 solid telemacasters. Does such a small body being semihollow make a noticeable difference? BTW my vote is basswood/mahogany laminate.

– tubwompus

well, the mahogany-bodied Fender thinlines certainly sound heaps different from a standard Tele, though some of that may be the wood rather than the construction.

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Yeah, I can't be sure the f-hole "chamber" does anything on a Tele. One would have to have two side-by-side, identical in all construction and part detail (wood, depth, neck, pickups, strings) to determine that.


My Tele comparo - with my rationale for having multiples - is still in the works, but has been complicated and extended by, I'm sorry, more Teletypes landed or incoming. When finished, it will be at least pseudo-epic - but of little practical use, as half the guitars included are not readily available anyway. (And a couple don't even look like Teles.)


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