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FDP Forum / Fender Guitars: Telecasters / Thinks about a tele but which one?

berndog
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Canada

Feb 15th, 2012 04:48 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

The two I have looked at are the roadworn and the American special. I really liked the American special but since I'd be new to the tele world is there any other considerations I
Should look at. 800-1000 price range.

berndog
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Feb 15th, 2012 04:51 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Thinks should be thinking in title.

But really wanted to add music played would be classic rock, rockabily and some country. Plugged into dr z maz jr nr. Greenback for a speaker.

telegib

Canada

Feb 15th, 2012 07:20 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

I would choose the American Special. I would prefer Tex Mex pups in the Road Worn believe it or not but overall I would still choose the American Special. There are also a lot of fans for the Texas Special pups. I like the Neck pup but would swap out the bridge pup for a Nocaster pup or something more vintage sounding if it were my axe.

berndog
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Feb 16th, 2012 07:20 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

I have seen people talk about a nocaster,
what is a nocaster.

fendrguitplayr
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Feb 16th, 2012 08:18 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Some of the roadworns I've played felt and sounded really good. YMMV?



"what is a nocaster"

ebay listing of a few Nocasters

berndog
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Canada

Feb 16th, 2012 08:55 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Ahhhhh it stands for New Old Stock!

12BarBlues
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Feb 16th, 2012 10:31 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

The Telecaster was first known as the Broadcaster. Problem was, Gretsch already owned that name, so Fender renamed the guitar the Telecaster. In the short period in 1951 while Fender was coming up with the new name, they simply cut the "Broadcaster" part off of the headstock decal, leaving only "Fender". These 51's with no model name on the headstock are known as Nocasters.

The Nocasters they're talking about are Fender Custom Shop reissues of the originals.

telegib

Canada

Feb 16th, 2012 02:36 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

And the Nocaster pup I am referring to is a Custom Shop pup. The CS Nocaster is a set, neck and bridge pup. I like the bridge pup alot. The neck pup doesn't really rock my world.

The best neck pup I have is the stock Twisted Tele neck pup on my Baja Tele which by the way is one of the best Teles you will find for the money.

berndog
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Canada

Feb 17th, 2012 04:12 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Cool, I didn't know that thanks.

Stratmanx
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Feb 23rd, 2012 06:42 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

I like a Nashville Tele with the Tex Mex pickups and the jumbo frets.

telegib

Canada

Feb 25th, 2012 10:27 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

I played my Baja Tele this evening at a gig through my Mustang III with a 65 Deluxe patch. What a tone! That Tele has the best tone of any of my other Teles I own and also better than a my brother's 52 Reissue.

I took my Highway One along with Lace Sensor Golds expecting to divide up playing between the two but the Baja sounded so good that I only used the Strat for two tunes and I am a Strat guy. The Baja and the Mustang III is a great combo.

(This message was last edited by telegib at 10:28 PM, Feb 25th, 2012)

Paul L

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Feb 25th, 2012 10:41 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

If you were willing and able to extend your price range a bit, consider a used 60th Anniversary Tele. Perfect blend of vintage & modern features, ash body & nice finish.

The link is not mine and I have no affiliation with the seller. I just pulled one at random; there are a number in that price range to choose from.

60th Anniversary Tele

GoodYear57

Cincinnati, Ohio

Feb 26th, 2012 06:14 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

GC is running a sale this weekend. Would put the Am Spec at 799 and the Am Std (depending on color) between 799 and 949. I'd been on the fence about getting a new Tele. Couldn't resist at these prices and picked up a new Am Std 3T burst. I like the Am Spec but prefer the med-jumbo frets on the Am Std vs jumbo on the Am Spec.

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Feb 26th, 2012 11:49 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Am Std, ou Am Special, ou Hiway 1

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