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Can I get a blues sound out of a deluxe Nashville Tele?

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Thinking about buying one with Tex-mex pickups.

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You can get a blues sound out of any guitar. Some are more geared toward some playing styles than others, but generally a guitar will play what you want it to; after all, playing the blues or country or rock are styles, not sounds. Differences in tone are abound, though, so you'll have to be more specific in the kind of tone you are looking for. A Tele will give you more twang than a strat, for example. Overall, Teles and strats are in general a good choice for blues, but so are LPs, Carvins, etc.

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man as far as im concerned if i wanted to play blues only, a tele would be my guitar of choice.

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Make a list of the top 25 blues guitarists and you're bound to find:

Hendrix played Red House on strats and SGs. BB king didn't hate LPs. Albert King played his Flying V. As long as you have strings strung over something and it makes enough sound to be heare you're good to go.


   
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As long as you have strings strung over something and it makes enough sound to be heare you're good to go.

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Blues? Tele? Muddy Waters Tele

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Jimmy Page played some of his early stuff in The Yardbirds and Led Zeppelin with a tele. Any guitar will do. Just play them blues likes you feel 'em. Also Hendrix played a Gibby Flying V. You can do blues with single coils, P-90's, or Humbuckers, or any combo, thereof. Like I said, blues and blues-based rock is all about a feel and attitude. FEEL IT! on what ever guitar and amp and whatever other stuff you got.

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Yep. Blues is not a gear-based genre. It's all about what you do with what you've got.

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Yep. Blues is not a gear-based genre. It's all about what you do with what you've got.

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Albert Collins used a Tele. You know...the guy in your avatar....playing a Tele.


   
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Albert Collins used a Tele. You know...the guy in your avatar....playing a Tele.
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Albert Collins used a Tele. You know...the guy in your avatar....playing a Tele.

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To be fair, it looks like Collins is playing the '72 thinline tele, which has humbuckers, not the traditional telecaster setup.

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Muddy Waters did OK with a traditional Tele.

Fender's even put out a "Signature" model:
http://www.fender.com/products/search.php?partno=0138500309

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