! The Modern Telecaster Personality Test
% Suppose you can have any of these guitars for free. But you only have five seconds to choose one. Starting now (Click to zoom).
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# Suppose you can have any of these guitars for free.
# But you only have five seconds to choose one.
# Starting now (Click to zoom).
- The Contestants
# Suhr Classic T, Maple Neck, Butterscotch
# Fender Custom Shop, Meple Neck, Neck Charlie Christian Pickup
# Fender Tele Plus, Maple Neck, Bridge Humbucker, Lace Sensors
# Fender Custom Shop Esquire, Relic Finish, One Pickup
# Thorn Tele Junior, P90, Black Limba, One Pickup
# Trussart Steelcaster
# Girl Brand Guitars, Peace Girl
# Bill Crook Blue Paisley, Neck Mini-Humbucker
# Fender Nashville Telecaster
# G+L Z3, Sparkle Finish, Hollow-body, B-Bender
# Partscaster, Maple Neck, Sparkle Finish, Flames
# Hamer Talladega, P90, Chambered, Set-neck, Flame Maple
# Gustavsson FullerBlaster, P90, Korina
# Melancon Country Gentleman, Bigsby, TV Jones Humbuckers, Semi-Hollowbody, Flame Maple
# Sadowsky Standard T, Neck Humbucker, Pre-amp, Quilted Maple
I once ran a version of this test as a quiz on ^[The Gear Page]. With over a
hundred votes the comfortable winners were the Esquire and Suhr (~30%), then a
long gap to the Nashville and Trussart (~10%), then a long gap to the Hamer,
Melancon and the rest (4% and below). I've since removed the '51 Tele from the
test, as you could have chosen that one then sold it and bought all the others,
plus a house and car.