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Rating and Reviews: Standard Lefty Telecaster

Legendary Telecaster tone is yours when you plug in this guitar, complete with a maple neck, a 6-saddle string-thru bridge and a '70s-style headstock logo.

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"LH Fender Telecaster - Own It" submitted April 16, 2012

By Trae Davis in Richland, WA
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Musical Background: I am a Professional Musicians, I play Drums, Guitar, Bass, I have been playing Guitar for 13 years
Music Style: Metalcore, Hardcore, Jazz, Blues, Christian, Pop-Punk, Rock, Country
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Overall: Never was I EVER a fan of the Telecaster.. But one day I tried one at a pawn shop and just the way it feels sold me on it.. Action is Great! I play this guitar in a Metalcore band in drop C tuning and it sounds great.. Very diverse and light.. I've played almost 100 shows with this guitar in the past 8 months and I have never had a major problem with it.. This guitar is my primary guitar and for the price its a mind blowing piece of equipment.
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"Fender Left Handed Red Telecaster MIM" submitted December 8, 2013

By Diane P in Edmond, OK
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Musical Background: Playin since I was 8, acoustic, electric, jammed with friends and playin at the bars with them, buying them new guitars zzounds!
Music Style: Classic Rock, Blues, and a lil' country
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Overall: First of all, EVERYONE HAS to BUY FROM ZZounds.com. Wow, what a SUPER MUSIC COMPANY, SUPERB PRICES TOO!The Red Fender left handed Telecaster was delivered on time in perfect shape.Plugged it in, tuned it and it played sweet melodies, including Classic Rock, perfectly. A Fabulous Telecaster with a Super price! Thanks zzounds.com!!!3 guitars from zzounds and still counting to buy more!!!!,
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"Not the best Telecaster out there, but the Tone remains intact for the left handed player." submitted February 12, 2009

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Musical Background: Musician, Song Writer, Recording Engineer
Music Style: Indie, Post Rock
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Sound: Classic Telecaster tone. You know what you are looking for and getting into when you pick this up, and it delivers. I spent a few hours handling this guitar at the music store (the only left handed tele they hand) and was more then pleased with the sound. I play indie/rock music and love the tele for its clean clear tone and almost bell like ringy tones in the higher pitchs. Sure, as the price suggests this is not going to be quite on par with a tele in $1200 range, but for the bucks and us south paws, this is a good axe here. Feature: Nothing fancy. Just standard tele. The pickup selector really changes the dynamics of the tone, and that flexability is sweet. Ease of Use: Simple, solid. Quality: This is probably the only area where Id say the guitar falls a bit short. Pick up this guitar and look it over and well, you get in impression this is NOT a costly guitar. The neck feels great and the action was just right, but the rest of the tele feels cheap and breakable. The the jackplate was loose and falling apart on the model I played, which is a problem Ive always had with lower end guitars. Its still Fender, so its not terrible by any means, but you will know this is not a high end tele by just picking it up and looking it over. Value: Personally, I would say Fender should take about 75$ to $100 dollars off the price tag just because you CAN find much better quality guitars in this price range. But hey, it is Fender and it is a Telecaster, which remains one of my all time fave guitars, so in that regard us south paws will have to deal with it. :) Manufacturer Support: I have not had to deal with this, but again, its Fender so I would suspect world class support. The Wow Factor: The Telecaster is among the most recogniseable guitars in the world, so it has the classic factor going for it. But comparied to other higher end teles out there the sunburst I played didn't look impressive and is not really going to turn heads. The haven't seen the other finish options first hand, but yeah your getting great tone with a not a so so average look. Overall: Dispite the fact this is not the best Fender or the Telecaster name has to offer in terms of looks or quality, the classic and great sound remains intact and (at least for me) that is probably going to be enough to bring me to buy this in the next few days. This is THE tone. Its just too band there is not more varity of Telecasters out there for the left handed player.
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