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Discussion in 'Telecaster/Esquire Forum' started by Wrighty, Sep 26, 2019.

  1. Misty Mountain

    Misty Mountain Strat-Talker

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    Does this do anything for you? It is a 1953 tribute partscaster I put together.


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  2. Wrighty

    Wrighty Most Honored Senior Member

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    Honestly, not much. Beautifully put together, likelybplays like a dream, but doesn’t give me GAS. I've got An old Squier Strat rescued from a friends garage, Chips and dings, darkened Maple neck, discoloured guard and knobs, love it. Thinking about it a bit more, it might be because a Strat has a big pick guard, three knobs and three pup covers to age gracefully. A Tele really only has a small guard to add character. Clutching at straws here.
     
  3. Antstrat

    Antstrat Senior Stratmaster

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    Well you did one hell of a job, that's a killer looking tele!
     
  4. mad axe man

    mad axe man Senior Stratmaster

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  5. clydethecat

    clydethecat Strat-Talker

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    My Cambridge Reverb is definitely a relic.
     
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  6. Misty Mountain

    Misty Mountain Strat-Talker

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    Yeah that is the one with the silver control plate. 1965 all tube goodness.
     
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  7. Misty Mountain

    Misty Mountain Strat-Talker

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    I get it. If you have to live with a guitar, you should love to look at it.

    Oh, and play it, too!
     
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  8. Mr Dunlop

    Mr Dunlop Senior Stratmaster

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    Everybody loves a relic!!!!:)
     
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  9. circles

    circles Resident Pinball Enthusiast Strat-Talk Supporter

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    I'd have to take each guitar on a case by case basis.
     
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  10. Stratoman10

    Stratoman10 Dr. Stratster Strat-Talk Supporter

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    Shiny and new on any guitar is good with me even my 2000 Am Strat, or any other guitar,with almost bulletproof paint. Reliced by age and honest wear is also good with me.

    I'm not a fan of new relics though even done well. But I am a fan of nice playing, sounding and looking guitars even if they've been thrashed a bit
     
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  11. Electgumbo

    Electgumbo Lost Planet Airman Strat-Talk Supporter

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    I’m a Strat guy but I do like my Tele ...a lot. B6769A30-9533-4208-ACAB-7C5B65B099A1.jpeg
     
  12. jvin248

    jvin248 Senior Stratmaster

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    You only learn after owning one, relics are not about the looks, they are about the feel.

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    98bigapple Strat-Talker

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    If it lets me play like Keef
     
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  14. Nate D

    Nate D Most Honored Senior Member

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    Same here
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  15. Namelyguitar

    Namelyguitar Most Honored Senior Member Strat-Talk Supporter

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    It's alright, and actually better than good! We Tele folk are ready for action. It's a great place to be.
     
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    Stratoman10 Dr. Stratster Strat-Talk Supporter

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    My first guitar was a Tele about that same color but a white pickguard. If it hadn't been stolen I'd still have it
     
  17. Sarnodude

    Sarnodude Senior Stratmaster

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    Schaaa-wing!
     
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  18. clydethecat

    clydethecat Strat-Talker

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    Mine's early 1966 I think. Black plate, strap handle, one-piece back panel. I've had it since 1969. It was my first amp.
     
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  19. Misty Mountain

    Misty Mountain Strat-Talker

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    I got mine around 1991. I love it.
     
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  20. Cerb

    Cerb Anti conformist reformist Strat-Talk Supporter

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    You're a nutter, simple as that

    Embrace the madness!
     
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