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which telecaster should i buy ?

Discussion in 'Telecaster/Esquire Forum' started by dublindave8456, May 8, 2019.

  1. Bob the builder

    Bob the builder Senior Stratmaster

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    Well, seein as I have a new player series I'd go for the '72 ri. And it's already black
     
  2. LawFlow

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    American Special

    Why - Newer and well reviewed American Tele. Good single coil pickups.
     
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    oatsoda Puck of Paradox Strat-Talk Supporter

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    Love my special. Neck feels superb. Stock pups sound fine, but are easy to replace if you want a different sound. Easy to play.
     
  4. Thrup'ny Bit

    Thrup'ny Bit Grand Master Curmudgeon Strat-Talk Supporter

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    This. 100 times this.:thumb:
     
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  5. nutball73

    nutball73 Senior Stratmaster

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    Play them both. Pick the one you like.

    I have a couple of Teles but I don't have a 72. I'm getting GAS...
     
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  6. Thrup'ny Bit

    Thrup'ny Bit Grand Master Curmudgeon Strat-Talk Supporter

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    There, there, there...
     
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    nutball73 Senior Stratmaster

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  8. Electgumbo

    Electgumbo Lost Planet Airman Strat-Talk Supporter

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    Play’m! Pick the one you like best!
     
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  9. Thrup'ny Bit

    Thrup'ny Bit Grand Master Curmudgeon Strat-Talk Supporter

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    I bought a Classic Vibe a few months ago, it beat a couple of Fenders off with ease, I had folding beer vouchers left over too.
     
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  11. guitartwonk

    guitartwonk Strat-O-Master

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    Mate, you need to go play them. Simple.

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  12. Achyskic

    Achyskic Senior Stratmaster

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    My vote is the special and I dislike them a lot.
     
  13. Antstrat

    Antstrat Senior Stratmaster

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    I like the special but the most important thing is which one do YOU like? Get the one that gives you the biggest erection and you can't go wrong.
     
  14. Groovey

    Groovey Most Honored Senior Member Strat-Talk Supporter

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    In this case , I'm a purist and a sucker for a blonde.
     
  15. dirtyclinic

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    If you like them about equally, enough to have a dilemma, I would go for the newer one. Chances are the older one has 20 years of wear on the frets and other bits.
     
  16. JeffBlue

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    Consider building your own. I don't own actual Fenders, just parts. Warmoth makes excellent bodies and necks.
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