To tell you the truth I'm not sure if I would replace it if it were stolen. Not because I don't like it but because I have several Strats and this Nashville is set up to supposedly sound somewhat like a strat and there may be a little strat sound there but not much. So what I've learned from this is if you want the strat sound stay with the strat and if you want a Tele sound get a 2 pickup Tele the best you can afford.
Where Obtained: Auction house
Regular Tele stuff
I had it set up at Music one Workshop see their website at same name.
Anyway it is really great playing now,
It plays much easier than my strats
I play it thru a Twin or a gibson Falcon
I play mostly Blues
It plays everything a tele should.
I did change the bridge pickup to a 52 reissue
I haven't played out with it yet but I have full confidence in it.
It does seem to not be as brite and glassy as the american Teles with the standard pickups, I think the sound changes a little bit with the third pickup , and it should.
Durabilty is great, Hey it's a fender
Great price for more than adequate instrument. Love the look and feel. Gonna keep it for sure
Model Year: 1998
Where Obtained: Private seller
Mexican made W/ one piece maple fingerboard. Brown sunburst Alder body. Pick guard is brown shell. Seymoure Duncan pickups have been installed in the bridge and middle positions. Not sure if the neck position has been changed. Schaller Vintage style machine heads have replaced original machine heads.Thru body 6-saddle bridge. 5 way switch "strat-o-tone".
Anything would feel great compared to my Dean Exotica QSE acoustic. The only good from the Dean guitar is my left hand has gotten really strong and the calluses are also deep and strong. The Tele feels like velvet and has a wonderful full spectrum of sound. Love it as a new player (2 years)
I play through a Toneworks AX100g signal processor into a Fender Reverb 30 sidekick which is more than ample for my rattling around the office. The pickups sound clear with no humming and the volume/tone controls have no cracks or hiss. Very happy with the look, weight and neck. Super set up for $200.
No buzz yet on the fretboard. i live in Puerto Rico so with the very high humidity I am waiting to see how well it holds up.