I have owned two Squier strats before this tele and after playing this i may have well been playing a broom handle before.
Model Year: 2005
Price: $399.00 (new)
Where Obtained: ebay
Standard telecaster features, sunburst finish
The action is excellent and the neck is super fast
Anything from Muddy Waters to Roger Waters
Could easily withstand the rigors of countless hours of playing
I would replace this guitar if it were lost or stolen. This thing fills the bill for the tele sounds. This guitar could use better tuners but that is all that I would change.
Model Year: 2001
Price: $325.00 (new)
Where Obtained: A music store around Kansas City
This is a made in mexico telecaster with a bolt on maple neck/fingerboard. 2 fender single coil pickups w/ a 3 way selector switch a volume and a tone pot. I don't know what kind of wood the body is but it has a good solid quality feel to it. It has a string through bridge,you know it's a telecaster!
This guitar has great action, feel and sound. I have worn out an american tele in my life and this guitar is very close. I can't tell any difference in the electronics in this one and my old one. ( I'll bet very few people could if they were blindfolded. )
I use my johnson j-station and a clean peavey amp as always with this and all of my guitars. This thing sounds like a tele. I don't think anyone could hear the difference between this and an american standard without looking at the peghead. I use it for live performances since that's all I do.
When I first purchased this guitar I could not keep it in tune. It was almost like it needed to find it's center, if you know what I mean. The tuners could be better, but they seem to be getting better with age. The longer I play it the better it stays in tune. The truss and all other adjustments are rock solid.
I really wanted a tele.It seems everybody plays a strat and I wanted something a little different.I bought this plank to play and I use it alot.Teles are great guitars and they are the grandfather of all solidbodies.Simplicity rules!They are a great value,and they sound and look great.Twang on!*Update*These guitars are easy to mod,check out my recent work.
Model Year: 1997
Price: $320.00 (new)
Where Obtained: NY Music
Basic black finish.MIM,21 frets.Maple neck with skunk stripe.Single cutaway poplar body.Two standard tele single coil pickups*.One volume,one tone control and 3-way switch*. *see update
It plays sweet.Very low action and great feel.No buzzing.
I play it through my Fender Blues Deville 2x12 and my 51 Valco tube amps.I play Blues,vintage rock n'roll and some old country.This guitar is great for lot's of styles.The stock pickups sound great,twang and bite to boot.You can also get a good acoustic like tone out of it.There is a whole bag of tricks you can do with a tele.I recently sheilded it and added a yamaha 4 pole 5 way switch for a better variety of sounds. *Update* I've been hot rodding this guitar.I have since added a middle strat pickup and Texas special tele pickups.I now have some great strat mid position tones and a warmer bluesy tone overall.
This things built like a tank.One of the most durable guitars you can buy.I added straplock strap buttons.A must for all guitars.