I have 24 instruments in my harem...this is one I take to gigs and recording sessions.
Where Obtained: trade
This instrument is immaculate...I traded a vintage 1976 Telecaster for this beauty.All original played maybe twice.
I needed to do some setup but not much.This is a model made
in the USA...retailed somewhere around $1400.On a scale of 1-10 this gets a solid 10.Maple neck...butterscotch blonde
this is a keeper.
Immaculate...one of my favorites
I ran this through my Gdec-30 and Stage 1000 fender amps.
Has that sound of a vintage guitar
No problems...stays in tune.Built like a Fender should be built.
I really like this guitar. At half price, I'd buy it again. I'm not sure I'd buy it at full price.
I looked at a Strat and a Nashville Tele. I hated the middle pickups, so I went with this guy. I've always wanted a strat or a tele of my own so I didn't look much outside of the Fender brands.
The deal I got makes up for this guitars shortcomings, but I think as far as Quality Assurance and workmanship Fender did an average job at best on this one.
Model Year: 2000
Price: $450.00 (new)
Where Obtained: Mars
Made in Mexico, Maple Neck. Typical Telecaster, really.
Playability is great, I'm having some trouble getting the action as low as I like, but I think it is my skill (or lack thereof) rather than a fault of the guitar.
Fender amp... I mostly play acoustic stuff, but do some blues and jazz type things when nobody is looking.
Definitely suffers from the 60 cycle hum.
This is very much a stage guitar, in my opinion.
I may have to get some new tuners at some point to get the reliability I want.
Considering that I got this for about 1/2 price because somebody dropped it, I'd say it is a very durable guitar.