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PostPosted: Fri Jan 17, 2020 2:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

This Tokai looks really interesting.


https://www.richtonemusic.co.uk/product/tokai-breezysound-tte-custom-vintage-white-with-gig-bag-2nd-hand-ytokai97169/
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 19, 2020 5:04 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

There’s a bunch of Squier Esquires in pastel colours atm. Look cool but kinda expensive.
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 19, 2020 7:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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PostPosted: Mon Oct 05, 2020 11:50 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Alright, hear me out here.

I still love the sound of the Fender, but now the honeymoon period is over, I'm realising it just doesn't feel as good as my Squier Affinity. In fact, basically everything about the Squier in terms of the weight, the neck profile etc is perfect for me. But I do like having two Teles.

I've spotted an FSR shell pink Squier Affinity Tele for sale locally. Would it be completely nuts for me to buy that, steal the pickups from the Fender and then sell all the spare parts (including the birds eye maple neck, which is presumably worth a fair whack)?
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 05, 2020 12:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

You will make an effort to love your Tele, when you find fault with it you see in your heart that you are wrong and see that it’s you not the guitar. THIS IS HOW LEO DESIGNED IT!!!
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Leo got it right first time, it's true.
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 05, 2020 1:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Then he improved on perfection with the Stratocaster.
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I will say that the nicest guitar for feel that I've come across was a maple fretboard USA Deluxe Tele in Denmark St., 2008. Binding and belly contour and set up to play like butter*. That shop on the corner that's been absorbed, amoeba-style, by Wunjo if Google Street View doesn't lie..


*Yes, I know butter plays like crap. Well, not like crap etc. etc.
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 05, 2020 2:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

From the weight thread, I can say I would personally be uncomfortable playing a Tele as heavy as yours, which I suspect may be the elephant in the room without even realizing it. I mean, heavy guitars feel quality and sound nice, but when your other guitars are such lightweights by contrast I imagine it's just less fun in general.


I would sell the shedcaster as it is, or if parting it out makes more sense financially then maybe do that and keep the pickups and whatever else you want to upgrade your next Tele. Then I would try to find a Fender or Squier CV Tele that weighs 3.4kg or less with a neck profile you like.
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 05, 2020 2:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

^we need to weigh our keyboards next.
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 05, 2020 2:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Nick wrote:
the shedcaster

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PostPosted: Mon Oct 05, 2020 3:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I wouldn't butcher a guitar that holds a good value as a whole like Fenders do. I've done it in the past and it wasn't worth it. Sell it for a good price

Also I like affinity teles. Small but comfortable necks, thin bodies, lightweight
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 05, 2020 3:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Nick wrote:
From the weight thread, I can say I would personally be uncomfortable playing a Tele as heavy as yours, which I suspect may be the elephant in the room without even realizing it. I mean, heavy guitars feel quality and sound nice, but when your other guitars are such lightweights by contrast I imagine it's just less fun in general.


I would sell the shedcaster as it is, or if parting it out makes more sense financially then maybe do that and keep the pickups and whatever else you want to upgrade your next Tele. Then I would try to find a Fender or Squier CV Tele that weighs 3.4kg or less with a neck profile you like.


Okay you got me, this is probably the sensible route.

Especially now I've got this Epiphone, the Fender Tele does feel like a fucking brick.
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 05, 2020 3:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

sunshiner wrote:
I wouldn't butcher a guitar that holds a good value as a whole like Fenders do. I've done it in the past and it wasn't worth it. Sell it for a good price


This too. The only times I’ve parted out successfully were if the neck was twisted or the body had significant wear/damage/modifications.

One time I did it with a fretless MIM Jazz bass, thinking the market for a fretless neck or a white+tort body would be better than for a whole fretless bass. The same guy won both auctions and messaged me wondering why I was selling them separately. If I recall it sold for less than it would have whole anyway.
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 05, 2020 3:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The impression I've got is that the birds eye maple neck on its own is more desirable than the guitar as a whole. Could be wrong though! So I was thinking of selling the neck, and then maybe selling the loaded body separately.
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 05, 2020 9:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The newer Squier affinity teles are pretty light. Tried one recently and it weighed about the same as my thinline.
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 06, 2020 9:37 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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PostPosted: Tue Oct 06, 2020 10:43 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

From what I can gather, the Affinity bodies are about a quarter of an inch thinner than other Fender/Squier Tele bodies.

Interestingly, it looks like G&L also use thinner bodies. It also looks like they use 60s style necks without the skunk stripe, which I prefer.

Fellas, am I about to buy a G&L?
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 06, 2020 11:26 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

^ I’ve never owned a G&L, but every single one I’ve played in a store has been incredible. Even the Tribute models or whatever their version of Squier is
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