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Telecaster

PostPosted: Thu Feb 07, 2019 8:30 pm
by BJG145
I never really "got" Telecasters before. But I'm starting to feel there's a Tele-shaped gap in my life.

I've got a work interview on Friday morning to keep my job in a restructuring/redundancy situation. So I've decided that, if I keep my job, I'll get a Tele to celebrate. And if I don't, I'll get one as a consolation.

The logic seems pretty solid to me. ;)

Re: Telecaster

PostPosted: Thu Feb 07, 2019 8:36 pm
by Wonks
Hope you keep your job and get a Tele. :thumbup:

Re: Telecaster

PostPosted: Thu Feb 07, 2019 8:57 pm
by Humble Bee
Every man needs a telecaster! And a job i guess...

Hope you keep your job :thumbup:

Re: Telecaster

PostPosted: Thu Feb 07, 2019 9:03 pm
by CS70
BJG145 wrote:I never really "got" Telecasters before. But I'm starting to feel there's a Tele-shaped gap in my life.

I've got a work interview on Friday morning to keep my job in a restructuring/redundancy situation. So I've decided that, if I keep my job, I'll get a Tele to celebrate. And if I don't, I'll get one as a consolation.

The logic seems pretty solid to me. ;)

The reasoning is impeccable and it's a logic I've applied many times! Works a charm!

Re: Telecaster

PostPosted: Thu Feb 07, 2019 9:05 pm
by desmond
Gentlemen Prefer Tele's.

Fact.

(Although I'm Jonesing after a black Strat right now...)

Re: Telecaster

PostPosted: Thu Feb 07, 2019 9:09 pm
by John Egan
BJG145 wrote:I never really "got" Telecasters before. But I'm starting to feel there's a Tele-shaped gap in my life.

I've got a work interview on Friday morning to keep my job in a restructuring/redundancy situation. So I've decided that, if I keep my job, I'll get a Tele to celebrate. And if I don't, I'll get one as a consolation.

The logic seems pretty solid to me. ;)


Best of luck tomorrow. These situations are always stressful. I hope it goes well.
Apart from my old Gretsch, a Tele is probably the only guitar I couldn't do without.
Regards, John

Re: Telecaster

PostPosted: Thu Feb 07, 2019 9:37 pm
by BJG145
Hey, thanks for the good wishes...! :thumbup:

Re: Telecaster

PostPosted: Thu Feb 07, 2019 10:11 pm
by Wonks
We can give you a note to hand in if you want.

"BJG145 must keep his job. Signed: the SOS Forum."

No one would dare question that.

Re: Telecaster

PostPosted: Fri Feb 08, 2019 1:32 am
by zenguitar
Impeccable logic :clap:

And I'm getting close to the point of setting up my 90's Fenix Tele with new strings and a new nut nut too. A good Tele, well set-up, is an incredibly versatile tool. Every guitarist should have one (at least).

Andy :beamup:

Re: Telecaster

PostPosted: Fri Feb 08, 2019 3:50 am
by Dynamic Mike
A Telecaster is the Transit Van of the guitar world. It might not always be the best choice for the job but it'll have a go at doing pretty much anything you ask of it.

Re: Telecaster

PostPosted: Fri Feb 08, 2019 9:47 am
by garrettendi
Good luck with the work interview... Hope you keep your job!

If you're in any way strapped for cash, I recommend the Squier Classic Vibe 50s Tele. Squier get a lot of bad press, but really, the Classic Vibe plays better than a Fender MIM, and is less money. The reviews on YouTube are glowing and I can vouch for them personally, having one myself.

Best guitar I've owned yet!

Re: Telecaster

PostPosted: Fri Feb 08, 2019 9:53 am
by Humble Bee
That squire is nice but if you can score a 2nd hand Baja that's a killer T with great pickups and vibe...

Re: Telecaster

PostPosted: Fri Feb 08, 2019 10:10 am
by garrettendi
Absolutely go for the Baja if its priced similarly second hand! But if the OP can't get a hold of one, or would rather go new, I'd say Squier is the best in the £300-£500 price bracket.

But you are right, the Baja is better by a way, so definitely give eBay or Reverb a look-see

Re: Telecaster

PostPosted: Fri Feb 08, 2019 10:14 am
by Luke W
A Tele is on my list as well. I have a Blade Delta, which looks like a Telecaster, but doesn't really sound like one (although it still sounds very nice), so I feel that's a good enough excuse.

Best of luck with work :thumbup:

Re: Telecaster

PostPosted: Fri Feb 08, 2019 10:23 am
by Humble Bee
I had a Blade Delta and while it really wanted to be a tele it never did it for me. Sold it and got my Baja. Love it to bits! :thumbup: