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    Default What's in a name

    The Telecaster has had 4 names: Esquire, Broadcaster, "Nocaster", and finally Telecaster.
    The name Esquire would be used again later.
    The name Broadcaster was used only for 1950 production guitars. A legal problem arose over a Gretsh drum named the Broadkaster - notice the K
    Fender cut the "Broadcaster" off the logo, slapped on the remaining 'Fender' sticker and we know that guitar as the Nocaster.
    That leaves us with the beloved Telecaster.

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    "Leo Fender has been very good to me. If it were not for Leo Fender, I would not be here playing Leo Fender's guitars, for you here today. Thank you very much."

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    Default What's in a name

    Thanks McGillman, yes I remember reading that somewhere.

    Which name do you prefer. I would think most people prefer to refer to the guitar as a "tele", "broady" or "nokey" just don't have the same ring to them.

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    Default What's in a name

    I was telling some of the guys I work with yesterday about my 52RI and one of them said I talked about it like it was a beautiful woman.
    I told him he hasn't seen my guitar!
    I think I'll call it "the Broad".

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    They are obviously not guitar fanatics,I have some that are as beautifull as woman.... well... Naw!!! but they are nice eh!?

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    I like the Broadcaster name best. My dad referred to his Tele as a "Broadcaster" until he gave it to me in the 80's. We lived in that area so of course we new what was going on with Fender, Paul Bigsby, (and Van tennis shoes.) The Broadcaster finally perfected electric guitars for use by gigging guitarists and made a lasting impression on that generation. It was easier on the fingers and with an amp one could play as loud as necessary without beating on the strings. Then you could gig 6 nights a week, no problem.

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    Quote Originally Posted by McGillman View Post
    The Telecaster has had 4 names: Esquire, Broadcaster, "Nocaster", and finally Telecaster.
    Three actually, it was never really branded "Nocaster", it's just referred to as that nowadays. So it woulda been......

    Fender Esquire
    Fender Broadcaster
    Fender
    Fender Telecaster

    (Wouldn't it be nice to have all four?)

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    Quote Originally Posted by alargybak View Post
    Boy will have his daddies name: Victor Trenton Perlera
    Girl: Im thinking Keri Gabriella Perlera

    I really like the name London for a girl but cant comeup with any good middle names.

    Any suggestions?
    London Calling Perlera?

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    Wasn't the Esquire always the single pickup version?
    Whether you think you can...or you can't...you're right!

    Some mistakes are just too much fun to only make once!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by gpower View Post
    Wasn't the Esquire always the single pickup version?
    That was my understanding--not to be confuser with "Squier", which was a name of a guitar string company that fender bought and then re-used the name for it's economy-priced subsidiary.

 

 

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