Excellent guitar. It is the best guitar that I have ever played, which may not be as many as some people. For the price you just can not beat this guitar. It was well worth the extra couple hundred dollars to upgrade to this from a regular American Telecaster. If you are thinking about any Telecaster, this would be well worth your time and money. Save up a little more and buy this one as opposed to a MIM or regular American. The only thing I would change about this guitar would be to put locking tuners on it. If this guitar got stolen I would track down the theif pull out his eyes and put them in his back pocket so he could see me kick his a$$.
Model Year: 2006
Where Obtained: Ebay
American made guitar. The body is made of premium alder. It has 22 frets. It has two controls one volume and one tone and also a 3 way pickup switch. It has two pickups a neck and a bridge pickup and they are both passive. The pickups are 2 Samarium Cobalt Noiseless Tele Pickups (Neck and Bridge. The finish on my guitar is the
Aged Cherry Burst. It also has an S-1 switching control which allows you to switch the pickups from Parallel to Series which allows a humbucker sound.
This guitar is so easy to play. The maple neck allows for fast movement up and down the fret. The action on it was very low which also made it easier to play. The back of this guitar is contoured so it is so much more comfortable to play than a regular Telecaster. It feels more like a Strat than a Tele.
The sound is great. I play this through either a Marshall Lead 100 Mosfet Head or a vintage tube driven Epiphone EA-26RVT. The versatility of sound from this guitar is incredible. I personally like the pickups, although I have heard complaints. I have yet to hear any hum from these pickups, and yet they sound just incredible. The bridge has that bite that you would expect from a tele and the neck incredible warmth. When the selector switch is in the middle is has a good balance between the two.