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    Default tele convert iv seen the light

    bought a baja 50s tele a few months and love it,strats just gathering dust now

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    Fenders generally require a bit more physical effort than Gibsons, but I also think a Strat requires a bit more effort than a Tele. However, it is not all about physical effort. It is about a combination of physical challenge, versatility, stability, expressiveness, dynamics, sustain, tone and aesthetic. I became a Strat player in 1972 and bought a Tele in 1995. Didn't bond completely at that time, then built myself another Tele, which was OK but I was still not won over. Then I built this gem:



    I have 20+ electrics including some very expensive ones - this is among the top two, and if I had to choose, this would be the only one.
    The Human Torch was denied a bank loan.

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    Why is it always either/or?

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    no I like both just tele is fave at mo

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    If it was always "either or" I would only have one guitar. I think players tend to speak that way out of habit because most of us can only play one at a time. In truth, it is really the opposite for me, because switching to a different guitar now and then keeps things lively, refreshes my approach, etc.
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    Quote Originally Posted by tele savalas View Post
    If it was always "either or" I would only have one guitar. I think players tend to speak that way out of habit because most of us can only play one at a time. In truth, it is really the opposite for me, because switching to a different guitar now and then keeps things lively, refreshes my approach, etc.

    Agreed. I am a "Strat Man". But that doesn't preclude me from loving my Tele and dedicating it to certain songs.
    Or, wanting a new 'something or other'. Ya can't have too many tools in the box.....

    My 'either/or' would be a Strat.

    BTW, I don't know it there is a prettier guitar than the one above. Tele or Strat!!
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    Bottle Rocket Scientist.....

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    ooooohhhhh, can I trade in the Kiwicaster for that one ^^^^^^^^ Mike?!
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    Until I bought the Tundratone Tele I wasn't loving my Squier CV Tele, but now I've seen the light
    and been converted. Just waiting on the Holy Grail of Teles to arrive from Virginia.
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    I guess I should tell ya Keb, Mike sent it to me to break it in for ya before it heads South. No worries, mate.

    When I'm playing Fenders, it seems like lately I'm playing Strats most of the time. But I still love my Teles and they get their share of the love. And with that said, I played one of my Les Pauls all weekend at the gig. So I'm definitely not an either/or guy.
    "Life's too short not to enjoy great tone."

    Some contend that rock 'n roll is bad for the body & bad for the soul
    Bad for the heart, bad for the mind, bad for the deaf & bad for the blind.
    It makes some men crazy and they talk like fools.
    Makes some men crazy and they start to drool.

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    Stan I did offer for Wes to head up to Mike's place and do the honours
    so you must have got in quicker.

    I guess Mike built two of 'em

    I wonder what I am getting then
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