Submitted June 6, 2010 by a customer from yahoo.com
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Before I purchased this guitar, everyone had told me to get a Strat instead, and now months later I'm glad I ignored all of them because I couldn't be happier with this guitar! I'll never sell this guitar, it has everything I'm looking for
It sounds phenomenal, especially compared to other guitars I had compared it to before purchasing. The neck pickup is more of a classic clean fender sound, the bridge has the distinct telecaster twang is great for playing country (i don't listen to country personally, so I use it for oldies). The middle is more of a bright full sound, and is my favorite, as it goes with just about any song. Just remember when using distortion, be sure to turn down the tone knob a bit as the single coil pickups have a sharper sound than humbuckers. For the money, this is the absolute best bang for the buck as far as I'm concerned. People will tell you that it can't do heavy rock or metal, but all you have to do is adjust the tone knob and use either the neck or middle pickup and you're fine, plus that's what pedals are for!
If you're looking for a guitar with a ton of features, this isn't it. However, it's more than adequate. 2 single coil pickups, 3-way pickup selector switch, tone and volume knob, Fender Super 250L strings (which make playing this guitar a breeze), and maple neck. That's really all you need, especially if you're a new guitarist, like me. It did come with a gig bag, but you'll want to buy a real guitar case or a guitar stand so it doesn't go out of tune.
Ease of Use
With only a 3-way pickup selector switch and one tone knob, it won't take long to find the sound you're looking for. If you're into heavy rock, definitely get a distortion or metal pedal. The guitar is a bit on the heavy side(like a Les Paul), so that's something to be aware of.
This guitar is absolutely solid, finish is great- i got it in lake placid blue, tuners are good, as long as you don't leave it in the gig bag and throw it around, and I wouldn't worry about it's reliability, as they've only been making this guitar for 60 years.
Best guitar for the price, it sounds like a thousand dollar guitar. Oh and by the way, I bought the standard made in Mexico telecaster too!
Good experience, fast shipping, and product was exactly as described
The Wow Factor
It's the oldest electric guitar still in production so it doesn't have a ton of features, or fancy finishes or designs. However, it's retro, classy and looks cool as hell, so there!
Grunge, alternative, punk & oldies
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