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gtoledo3

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Nov 21 13 1:34 AM

If anyone has a young one (or old one!) looking for a beginner/low-price guitar this season, the Squier Bullet HS Telecaster isn't half bad, though it does go for the humbucker in the rear, which some might find to be tele-heresy. It doesn't happen to be on the Fender website, but it should show up at various stores for around $120.

Some friends are considering an inexpensive "first guitar" for their daughter, and this seemed to pull out from the pack when looking a couple times last week.

It sounded OK to darn good through the Vox AC4 in the store (once I stretched out the strings for GC). It is rather obvious that at the GC I went to, they pull them right out of the box, onto the rack, and don't even tune them much less stretch the strings any. At first I thought the tuners had some problems, but nope.

The weight on these are a bit all over the place, and there is no lacquer on the neck of course. I've been thinking about it since playing it though, must not be too bad!

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jjblair

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Nov 21 13 2:29 AM

My Teles, in my Fender family photo.  A '68 with B bender, and an '88 with a '60s Firebird PU in the neck.  Hard to do country without one.

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mdm

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Nov 21 13 8:42 AM

I once had a 1962? Broadcaster that had the neck pickup routing under the pickguard.. 500 canadian dollars in the 90's

I sold it later though because the sound was a little too 'spongy' for my tastes, at the time at least.

depending on the year of manufacture, they used different woods for the bodies, I believe.. that makes a difference

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peteandrews

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Nov 21 13 9:44 AM

soapfoot
peteandrews wrote:that oil can guitar is slick.


-pete

A little crudely made, though.

thanks brad for picking up on that  - i was wondering why it was taking so long for the thread to devolve into one of these pun-offs.

-pete

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wireline

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Nov 21 13 9:53 AM

peteandrews
soapfoot
peteandrews wrote:that oil can guitar is slick.


-pete

A little crudely made, though.

thanks brad for picking up on that  - i was wondering why it was taking so long for the thread to devolve into one of these pun-offs.

-pete

Because some things are above that sort of thing... telecasters being one of them.

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gereon

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Nov 21 13 10:19 AM

wireline
peteandrews
soapfoot
peteandrews wrote:that oil can guitar is slick.


-pete

A little crudely made, though.

thanks brad for picking up on that  - i was wondering why it was taking so long for the thread to devolve into one of these pun-offs.

-pete

Because some things are above that sort of thing... telecasters being one of them.

Barrely so, if you ask me.

all the best,
the keks

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ssltech

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Nov 21 13 10:53 AM

peteandrews

that oil can guitar is slick.


It needs a good rig, though.

...And I bet it makes a decent platform!

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Mike Rivers

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Nov 21 13 11:48 AM

peteandrews

that oil can guitar is slick.


If that was a pun . .  graaaaaaoaaaaan!

That one comes from a company called Township Guitars in South Africa. Apparently the company grew out of seeing a few local musicians' home made instruments. Sort of this generation's steel drum, another musical instrument made out of a left-behind but too good to throw away container.



For a good time, call mikeriversaudio.wordpress.com

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ssltech

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Nov 21 13 12:50 PM

What... no love for the followup puns?

You guys have to STOP posting pics of nice telecasters... I don't own one, and I'm trying to save for my son's next bike. -This sort of wood-lust is not doing his chances any good!

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duskb

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Nov 21 13 6:14 PM

ssltechWhat... no love for the followup puns?

You guys have to STOP posting pics of nice telecasters... I don't own one, and I'm trying to save for my son's next bike. -This sort of wood-lust is not doing his chances any good!

I know, it's depressing. I'm going to start posting pics of my Pultec and 8014 as retribution. : )

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technologyworks

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Nov 21 13 6:17 PM

weedywet

MY "telecaster" is a Schecter.

When Rudy's in NYC and Chandler's in Kew were putting together those custom Schecters from parts, they were some extraordinarily good guitars.

Now that Schecter has a real "custom shop" in operation again, I'd bet they still do.


http://www.schecterguitars.com/Products/Guitar/PT.aspx

 


 Hey WW. Chandlers made the one I have and it had found its way back to Charlie Chandler where I bought it second hand

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