When is a tele not a tele

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Fullmoon1971
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When is a tele not a tele

Post by Fullmoon1971 » Mon May 21, 2018 3:06 pm

Okay so after managed to keep GAS under fairly under control until last week I've now added this little beauty to the fold. Not really had chance to try her in anger but from the pieces I played after restringing her I'm not sure that my tele's are gonna get a lot of love in the near future. Ladies & Gentlemen I present the -

Parker P-36
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Full specs are =
Ash body
Satin Vintage Tinted Hard Rock Maple Neck
Vintage Tinted Maple Fingerboard
Black Pickguard
22 Medium Frets
25 ½” Scale Length
10”-13” Neck Radius
Seymour Duncan “52” Tele pickups (aftermarket swap)
Mini Grover Machineheads
Fishman Powerbridge VT Bridge
1 Volume, 1 Tone Control & Piezo Volume
3 Way Switch (standard pickups)
3 way Mag/Piezo selector (Piezo alone, piezo/standard pickups combined & standard pickups alone)
Vintage White

Full review of this and the Vintage VS-6 MRMA later in the week (Recording with a friend for a couple of days)

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VikingBlues
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Re: When is a tele not a tele

Post by VikingBlues » Mon May 21, 2018 8:32 pm

GAS never retreats too far away. :big_smile:

Interesting indeed. :cool:

A piezo under the bridge - something that would have tempted me if I was still playing electrics often enough to merit another one.
It gives an extra range to the sounds, and I rather like the blended sounds that good examples of this type of set up have.

Look forward to hearing how your one sounds. :thumbsup:
An improv a day keeps the demons at bay!

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Blindboy
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Re: When is a tele not a tele

Post by Blindboy » Thu May 24, 2018 3:43 pm

Nice. I've never seen a Parker "Tele" before. It looks good.
The only performer I ever saw playing a Parker (Fly) live was Bluesman Corey Harris, back in the late 90's or very early 00's. I was kind of surprised to see a traditional blues artist playing a solo gig on the most modern guitar one could buy, but it sounded totally killer.
"Throw yo' big leg over me Mama, I might not feel this good again!"

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GuitarCrazy
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Re: When is a tele not a tele

Post by GuitarCrazy » Mon Jun 03, 2019 12:36 am

That’s very cool. :cool:
I just play blues for fun. Howlin' Wolf

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Ulysses
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Re: When is a tele not a tele

Post by Ulysses » Wed Jun 05, 2019 4:40 pm

I hate to say it but I love the shape of the body. Not a big fan of piezo pickups, though.

Hussar303
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Re: When is a tele not a tele

Post by Hussar303 » Wed Jun 26, 2019 4:23 pm

Eh, what's wrong with the shape of the body? Sure, it's uncommon, but that's part of what makes it interesting.

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Ulysses
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Re: When is a tele not a tele

Post by Ulysses » Wed Jun 26, 2019 6:30 pm

Well I love it even though I have an old-man's taste in that type of thing. That's why I hate to admit it :clap:

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