Fender 90's Custom Telecaster

Electric 6-String Guitar

Made by Fender

Description Black, black pearl binding and pickguard, 21 fret, rosewood fingerboard with maple neck, gold hardware, 2 single coil pickups.
Posted By Daniel Ege (605)
Directory Equipment: Guitars
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Overall Rating: 3.0 (of 5)
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On 1/27/2001, Daniel Ege (605) posted:
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Didn't know what I wanted when I bought this. Picked it up and it just felt right! If lost or stolen I would go with an ASH bodied tele. I have had a lot of people come up to the stage at break and just stand there staring at this guitar, so it must seem pretty to some. I like to look at it as well as play it. I give it an average review because of durability, and pickups.
Price: $500.00 (new)
Where Obtained: Kidder Music
Features:
Japanese, maple neck with rosewood fingerboard, very soft wood on body, I believe it's poplar, but is as fragile as balsa. 21 thin frets, 1 volume and 1 tone. 3 way switch and 2 single coil p/u's. Black single cutaway, with a sring through body bridge, vintage style tuners. It's pretty to some, gaudy to others, because of black pearl binding and pickguard, and gold hardware.
Playability:
I use medium action, pretty much the way it comes from factory, I love the feel of the neck, although I would prefer a satin finish on it. I am playing out regularly now with this guitar since I got new p/u's. Before that I just left it home:( As I have said The body has to be made of something like balsa). You just look at it and it gets a ding!
Sound Quality:
Since I changed pickups...Great! before that? Bad. I play about anything except jazz...Just never liked listening to it for too long. I can get the sounds I want with this guitar, It's very pleasing to my ears. I put in vintage noiseless pickups, and although it doesn't have the "true" tele twang, it is a much more useable sound for more styles of music...IMHO. This guitar is suitable for stage and studio, it's got less 60 cycle hum than my les paul! One more thing, A lot of people complain about the blandness of noiseless p/u's and when I first installed them I was pretty unimpressed. But I backed them away from the strings and must have hit a "sweet spot" because all of a sudden they came alive! I tried backing them further and lost the tone. If you try these things, back em off until you find their "sweet spot".
Durability:
Don't look at it too hard or you'll ding it. If i dropped it it would blow into a million pieces(the body)The neck would hold up just fine and I would then place it on an ash body. Truss rod gets an adjustment about 2 times a year. What really surprises me is that the body has not checked yet. The gold has(not surprisingly)started to come off. I do not want to give the wrong impression, I wipe down the guitar after playing out and do not use this as a baseball bat. But i still seem to find a new ding in it every time i clean it!