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Old 08-21-2018, 07:57 AM
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Today's Stupid Deal of the Day at MusiciansFriend is a pretty import Bluesboy guitar...

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Old 08-21-2018, 08:36 AM
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How is this compared to epiphone lp standard or mim fender tele?
Anyone played all those?
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I own one and it is one of the best sounding and feeling imports I have ever laid my hands on.

Extremely versatile. Tele twang at the bridge. Strat glassiness in middle position and LP growl at the neck. My favorite guitar in the house.
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That's an excellent deal. This guitar seems to hit the SDOTD every month.
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I got that exact SDOTD (same guitar, same price) maybe six weeks ago, and so far I am liking it a lot.
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Those are great guitars at a fantastic price.
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Old 08-21-2018, 06:32 PM
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I got that exact SDOTD (same guitar, same price) maybe six weeks ago, and so far I am liking it a lot.
Sweet. If I lived in the US I think I'd buy one of the SDOTD items a few times a year.
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I have the Trans Orange one. I bought (stole) it used in mint condition for $225 at a local shop. Heck, I paid that much recently for used Zildjian K Custom ride cymbal. It was in never played, ie MINT, condition. I love this guitar. Paired up with my Hot Rod DeVille, it's does everything I need it to for what I like to play. I gigged with an LP and a Strat back in the day. I love the neck pickup on this thing. I might replace the bridge PU. Not enough twang for me (sorry Leo). This is my only complaint. I take that back, I have a two complaints. The individual bridge saddle height set screws need to be locktite treated. They work loose and buzz.
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Sweet. If I lived in the US I think I'd buy one of the SDOTD items a few times a year.
I think they've had about a dozen different colors or variants of the Tribute tele as the SDOTD--would have made a great collection!
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I think they've had about a dozen different colors or variants of the Tribute tele as the SDOTD--would have made a great collection!
I agree. I saw the Tribute ASAT Ash on STOTD a few weeks ago. That's the one I would want. I don't own a Tele so my first Tele or Tele-type guitar would need to have single coils.
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I was about to order one and saw it has a super narrow nut so I talked myself out of it
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That sort of thing, informally a "Fat Tele," is very versatile. Some variation of that would be my choice if I had to make do with one electric guitar. I love the sound of a neck humbucker sometimes. I love the sound of a traditional Telecaster single coil. With this scheme, I have both. And using pickup heights to balance the sound, you can get a nice two pickup combination sound.

Like the post just above mine, I noted a slightly narrower nut on this model. I consider that a small negative. As with acoustic guitars, I think that makes clean cross-picking or fingerpicking left-left hand fingerings more difficult when your are changing the fingering one or two fingers at a time in the cowboy chord area of the first three frets, but it really doesn't have much impact on single note "lead guitar" playing.
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I was about to order one and saw it has a super narrow nut so I talked myself out of it
I drove myself crazy looking for a cheap Tele with a wide nut, and eventually gave up looking all together.

Then this one (G & L Tribute Blues Boy) showed up as the SDOTD a few weeks back, and I decided to go for it, not even realising how narrow the nut was, and I am glad I did, because I am adapting to the narrow nut just fine.

My only other guitar (electric or acoustic) is a The Loar LO-16, and it has a 1.75 inch nut, but it also has a very wide 2 and 5/16 inch bridge spacing, so it's tight on the Tele, in comparison, getting my picking hand in there (pure fingerstyle--I don't even own a pick or a thumbpick), but again, I'm adapting to it.
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I see they have another one today, ash body natural finish for 299
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