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Old 12-06-2014, 09:14 AM   #1
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Splurged on new Telecaster

Fender 3-tone American Standard, sunburst, maple neck, ash body, custom shop pickups including the broadcaster pickup... sweet!!!!

Wanted a telecaster since I was 18 (only 45 years ago)...

You only live once YOLO!

Cheers...
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Old 12-06-2014, 09:45 AM   #2
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Cool, I have a strat in the same color and maple neck, plays like butter. This may go a bit against the grain here but if I see something that I want, I buy it. What is the use of having money if you can't enjoy it.
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Old 12-06-2014, 09:49 AM   #3
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Fender 3-tone American Standard, sunburst, maple neck, ash body, custom shop pickups including the broadcaster pickup... sweet!!!!

Wanted a telecaster since I was 18 (only 45 years ago)...

You only live once YOLO!

Cheers...
But will you devote the time and effort to practicing on it and playing it that you might have at age 18? If so, this was definitely a terrific idea and a great purchase. Hope you enjoy it a lot.
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Old 12-06-2014, 09:54 AM   #4
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Fender 3-tone American Standard, sunburst, maple neck, ash body, custom shop pickups including the broadcaster pickup... sweet!!!!



Wanted a telecaster since I was 18 (only 45 years ago)...



You only live once YOLO!



Cheers...

Congratulations! Do you know what year it is?
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Congratulations! Do you know what year it is?
made this year in Corona, California..

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But will you devote the time and effort to practicing on it and playing it that you might have at age 18?
ha! I'm still a beginner.. the muscle memory came back easily so I can play barre cords, 7ths etc very easily. I put the guitar down at about age 22 so it's been awhile.. as for now, I certainly have the time and inclination. Plus, we didn't have YouTube back then and there is some many ways to learn.

This guy at is a great example of tons of free resources out there. Anyway, it's just for fun and just for me. I did get a Vox headphone amp so my DW doesn't have to put up with my practice sessions
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Anyway, it's just for fun and just for me. I did get a Vox headphone amp so my DW doesn't have to put up with my practice sessions
That's great, Tailgate!

I remember practicing folk guitar so much back in 1965, that my fingers bled (despite the nylon strings on that very cheap, crummy folk guitar). That's what inspired my comment. I just loved it and dreamed of making beautiful music, getting a better guitar some day, and being the best folk guitarist/singer ever. Obviously, THAT didn't even begin to happen and eventually I put the guitar aside and pursued other interests, but at that time I sure put a lot of teenaged energy into the effort.

Personally I just wouldn't have the motivation to practice guitar like that any more, even if I had a guitar right now.

Parenthetically, I'm glad I wasn't that good at it because from what I read, the lifestyle that most musicians lead can be pretty miserable especially when on the road. That's something I couldn't grasp when I was 15.
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made this year in Corona,

My question may have seemed silly, since you said "new" in your post. But it may have been a vintage one that is "new" to you. For example, this year I bought an acoustic that I call my "new/old Martin". It was made in 1968.

Enjoy the axe!
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Fender 3-tone American Standard, sunburst, maple neck, ash body, custom shop pickups including the broadcaster pickup... sweet!!!!

Wanted a telecaster since I was 18 (only 45 years ago)...

You only live once YOLO!

Cheers...

Nice! Now go splurge on a nice amp to go with
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Fender 3-tone American Standard, sunburst, maple neck, ash body, custom shop pickups including the broadcaster pickup... sweet!!!!

Wanted a telecaster since I was 18 (only 45 years ago)...

You only live once YOLO!

Cheers...
Gorgeous and so much cheaper than the red convertible many of us have yearned for since age 18. Now get the band back together and take over the garage!
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Gorgeous, and a very reasonable splurge! Best of luck with the new guitar! Rock on...
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Search U-tube for how to play your favorite songs, scales, theory, etc. Lots of good information and instruction.
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Nice! I always thought the Telecaster was the best of Fender. It was great for Country and R&R. I came close to getting a Butterscotch Telecast once but have too many guitars that I don't play anymore now. Maybe it's time to get them out.

Enjoy your new beauty.

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I did get a Vox headphone amp so my DW doesn't have to put up with my practice sessions

I have a multi-effects pedal - RP 350 - that I use for a headphone amp, and for direct in when recording. Still have to crank up the tube amp occasionally...

In honor of the venerable Tele...

http://youtu.be/v4e2VgycfSw

http://youtu.be/rUpP7CnW4yA

http://youtu.be/8-ckXEO9_wM


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Splurged on new Telecaster

That's sweet! Love the sunburst and the simplicity of the tele design.

It must be going around this week. I just splurged on a guitar I've wanted for awhile too:
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I have a multi-effects pedal - RP 350 - that I use for a headphone amp, and for direct in when recording. Still have to crank up the tube amp occasionally...

In honor of the venerable Tele...

http://youtu.be/v4e2VgycfSw

http://youtu.be/rUpP7CnW4yA

http://youtu.be/8-ckXEO9_wM


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Roy Buchanan is scary! I've got 'Dancing on the Edge', great to see some video of his playing (though the camera too often isn't focused on the guitar).

So maybe the Strat has more pickups and switches, who need's 'em when you can play like that!

I know players prefer one or the other (sometimes depending on the song), some of the youtube videos give a good idea of the different tones from Strats and Teles.

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Fender 3-tone American Standard, sunburst, maple neck, ash body, custom shop pickups including the broadcaster pickup... sweet!!!!



Wanted a telecaster since I was 18 (only 45 years ago)...



You only live once YOLO!



Cheers...
Congrats!! You are going to love playing it.



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That's sweet! Love the sunburst and the simplicity of the tele design.

It must be going around this week. I just splurged on a guitar I've wanted for awhile too:
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this was my first memory of someone playing a Tele....



then flash forward a little to this.. give me goosebumps



sweet....
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