Fender 50's Re-issue Telecaster

Electric 6-String Guitar

Made by Fender

Description Blonde finished 50's re-issue Telecaster.
Posted By Bill Dunlap (443)
Directory Equipment: Guitars
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Overall Rating: 4.5 (of 5)
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On 3/10/2010, Michael Lorenzo (46) posted:
Overall Rating:
I have 24 instruments in my harem...this is one I take to gigs and recording sessions.
Price: $0.00
Where Obtained: trade
Features:
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.
Playability:
Immaculate...one of my favorites
Sound Quality:
I ran this through my Gdec-30 and Stage 1000 fender amps. Has that sound of a vintage guitar
Durability:
No problems...stays in tune.Built like a Fender should be built.
On 3/29/2001, Bill Dunlap (443) posted:
Overall Rating:
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
Features:
Made in Mexico, Maple Neck. Typical Telecaster, really.
Playability:
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.
Sound Quality:
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.
Durability:
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.