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#2466461 - 01/28/13 09:59 PM Telecaster with contoured body
rocket man Offline
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Hey guys,

I remember seeing a Telecaster with a contoured body back-side that fits one's stomach area (like a Stratocaster has).

What model of Telecaster is that?

Thanks!

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#2466519 - 01/29/13 05:27 AM Re: Telecaster with contoured body [Re: rocket man]
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I've got one lying on the floor in front of me right now, but it's a hand-made custom.

Unfortunately you can't see the contour in this pic, but it's the only one I've got. It'll have gold hardware & humbucker-sized P90s.

Doesn't Peavey do a Tele clone with countours (Generation?)?



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#2466527 - 01/29/13 05:39 AM Re: Telecaster with contoured body [Re: The Geoff]
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Fender has had a LOT of variations on the Telecaster theme over the years. There have probably been at least several that had the Strat-like body-contours.

Apparently, the Fender American Standard Telecaster from 2012 (and on?) has some contouring along those lines...

Warmoth, among others, makes contoured Tele-style bodies that will directly retrofit bolt-on Fender and Fender-style necks and parts.
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#2466585 - 01/29/13 08:34 AM Re: Telecaster with contoured body [Re: Caevan O'Shite]
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I bet if you look around the web, there will be someone making ergonomic "Teles".

Godin or G&L, perhaps?
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#2466599 - 01/29/13 08:56 AM Re: Telecaster with contoured body [Re: Dannyalcatraz]
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All of the new American Standard Fender Tele's have contoured bodies...It would not surprise me to find them on MIM's and other Fender models as well.

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#2466635 - 01/29/13 09:58 AM Re: Telecaster with contoured body [Re: Larryz]
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It is this one....the Fender American Telecaster Deluxe.
Don't let the price scare you....do some negotiating.

I have this exact one and the back is contoured like my Strats and the heel is as well.
It plays and sounds great! rawk

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#2466638 - 01/29/13 10:04 AM Re: Telecaster with contoured body [Re: Strategery]
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Here is another link with lots of photos.

Randy

http://www.sweetwater.com/store/detail/TeleADMACH/
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#2466673 - 01/29/13 11:09 AM Re: Telecaster with contoured body [Re: Strategery]
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Its not really a Tele, but it evolved from them: Reverend's Buckshot (and their models evolved from that) have a bit of contouring on the belly side.

http://www.reverendguitars.com/instrument/buckshot/
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#2466817 - 01/29/13 06:37 PM Re: Telecaster with contoured body [Re: Dannyalcatraz]
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Say that`s pretty cool-I see my younger brother`s buddy Gil Parris has a sig model:
http://www.reverendguitars.com/instrument/gil-parris-signature/
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