Official (TIKI) TELE TUESDAY thread

Discussion in 'Other Cool Guitars' started by TV the Wired Turtle, Jun 2, 2016.

  1. mbkri

    mbkri Synchromatic

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    Sep 22, 2012
    Chicago
    Nice background too!
     
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  2. Tele295

    Tele295 Country Gent

    Jun 4, 2008
    Ventura, CA
    I need a tiki tiger sticker for this one.
     
  3. Telechamp

    Telechamp Country Gent

    Oct 20, 2010
    Tampa Bay
    My '83 Standard top loader

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  4. mbkri

    mbkri Synchromatic

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    Sep 22, 2012
    Chicago
    What does Top Loader mean? Havent heard that before
     
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  5. audept

    audept Senior Gretsch-Talker

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    Dec 1, 2010
    Sydney, Australia
    The strings are anchored in the "ashtray" that holds the bridge pickup. In the classic Tele configuration the strings go right through the body via the ferrules in the back.
     
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  6. TV the Wired Turtle

    TV the Wired Turtle Gretschified

    Jul 25, 2009
    so cal
    can I have the specifics on this model,, dude I LOOOVE this tele.
     
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  7. Telechamp

    Telechamp Country Gent

    Oct 20, 2010
    Tampa Bay
    You nailed it, Audept. That's it exactly.
     
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  8. Telechamp

    Telechamp Country Gent

    Oct 20, 2010
    Tampa Bay
    Thanks, TV. I believe they only made this particular model for two years ('83-'84). The last of the Fullerton-made Teles.

    It's got a top loader bridge with the unique Schaller Elite saddles. Neck is a flat 12" radius, 1.7" nut width. Comes with Micro-tilt neck adjustment.

    Mine plays like a dream, and sounds fantastic - especially through my '69 silverface Champ.

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  9. Freshy

    Freshy Gretschie

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    66
    430
    Sep 30, 2017
    Homosassa FLA
    Noob question
    Why isn't the cavity shielded?
    Im redoing the pots and switch on my Epi G400 and planned on doing the copper tape thing.
     
  10. Stencil

    Stencil Gretschie

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    56
    286
    Oct 19, 2009
    Gif-sur-Yvette, or the AF lounge
    If it ain't broke, don't fix it. None of the half-dozen Tele's I have is shielded -- they are all very quiet.

    Cheers,

     
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  11. Stencil

    Stencil Gretschie

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    Gif-sur-Yvette, or the AF lounge
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  12. dafreeze

    dafreeze Friend of Fred

    That is a jewel
     
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  13. dafreeze

    dafreeze Friend of Fred

    That’s Killer, Stencil. Can’t argue with anything you said. Ol’ Leo, he did alright. First solid body ever mass produced, too which just adds to my love.
     
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  14. dafreeze

    dafreeze Friend of Fred

    Speaking of my love...’08 American Deluxe Ash I got in ‘09 from the original owner who just preferred his Strats. His loss. Easiest playing, awesome sounding, just about anything I want to do. $ for $, best guitar I’ve ever owned and there have been a couple dozen, most of which were really nice. First one’s were just about like this’n, only not quite as fine. This here’s a jewel, too. My jewel.

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  15. speedicut

    speedicut Country Gent

    Jun 5, 2012
    Alabama
    This thread has me jonesing for a Tele!
     
  16. Telechamp

    Telechamp Country Gent

    Oct 20, 2010
    Tampa Bay
    That's a beauty, Dafreeze! It just looks like the "perfect Tele"...
     
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  17. audept

    audept Senior Gretsch-Talker

    Age:
    71
    Dec 1, 2010
    Sydney, Australia
    Very nice! My favorite Tele color combination!
     
  18. dafreeze

    dafreeze Friend of Fred

    Funny thing is I’d never really cared for them. Didn’t think the body cut looked good compared with others, headstock reminded me of a thumbless hand and even knowing Jimmy Page played the snot out of one, especially early I associated them with country music...not that there’s anything wrong with that.

    Then I played one. Happened to be this one too, the only lady to pop my Telecherry. It’s the only guitar I kept from this lineup, although my Son still has the root beer Studio Supreme. The only guitar I put her equal and infact above in many ways was a caddy green Duo with Dynas, not pic’d. I let that go because it was worth 2.5x the $. Also not picd are a Ric 360/6 and another LP Studio, which I still have.

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    Thanks Champ. If it wasn’t such a waste, they’d bury her with me. Again, it amazes me they were the first and I never cared for them. Here’s one of the first.

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    Thank you Sir...if I recall you have one that might be considered her equal.

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  19. audept

    audept Senior Gretsch-Talker

    Age:
    71
    Dec 1, 2010
    Sydney, Australia
    Yep, she's back in post #3 of this thread.
     
  20. mbkri

    mbkri Synchromatic

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    Sep 22, 2012
    Chicago
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