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FDP Forum / Fender Guitars: Telecasters / Who has a Jerry Donahue Tele?

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Albino Blue
Mar 3rd, 2018 10:19 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

How do you like it? Pros and Cons please. I have a red one that I am trying to bond with but might have to let it go and go back to my Strat.

What settings and tones do you get from it? What is so special about it over a Strat???

Roger Ball
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Just one fret off the right note.
Mar 3rd, 2018 10:55 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

My first Tele was a Jerry Donahue that I bought new in 1995. Yes, I was pretty late to the world of Telecasters but now I have a bunch of them and this remains one of my favourites.

I really like the V neck and the overall feel and balance. It now has a regular 3-position switch and Seymour Duncan pickups so it's a bit removed from stock condition.

Steve Dallman

Merrill, Wisconsin

Age is just a number...mine is big
Mar 15th, 2018 08:01 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

I have added the "half out of phase" wiring to many guitars using a push/pull switch. Like the JD Tele, this gets a 2 or 4 position Strat tone from two pickups.

It's not exact, but it's close enough. The advantage is you maintain the look of a Tele and don't have to deal with a middle pickup getting in the way of picking or strumming.

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The prairie

Mar 19th, 2018 01:09 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Had one and sold it in a gas attack. It is the only guitar I regret selling. It was a bound tele with a great neck that did stratty sounds when you called for them.

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