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Mike0214
12-27-2008, 07:51 AM
Hey, which model is the best telecaster, am thinking about purchasing one and hear different things. Which model is the best value wise, etc.

Imstpd99
12-27-2008, 08:00 AM
really you cant go wrong with the standard model, but the highway one series are really good too

Roots_radical
12-27-2008, 08:03 AM
Lite ash is coooolest

lefthandman9876
12-27-2008, 08:04 AM
save up and get a MIA, best decision ever

telecaster <3

Falsealibis
12-27-2008, 08:06 AM
I've had a Fender Standard Tele for just over a year now, and i'm really happy with it.

Mike0214
12-27-2008, 08:08 AM
I would only want a MIA, but which one is really the ONE, problem is I am abroad, a friend will have to go into guitar centre and bring it to me.

StratPat
12-27-2008, 08:34 AM
'52 Reissue!!

Imstpd99
12-27-2008, 08:38 AM
'52 Reissue!!


was about to say that

JackWhite333
12-27-2008, 09:23 AM
I love my 52' Reissue and the Lite Ash, the Blackout, and the American Standard Telecaster are outstanding guitars.

Mike0214
12-27-2008, 09:39 AM
you guys are talking about this one?

http://www.umanovguitars.com/store/browse_fender.asp?cat=178&path=100,178

WtrPlyr
12-27-2008, 10:22 AM
I like the Lite Ash. Birdseye maple neck and fretboard, abalone inlays, cheap, well-built, seymour duncan pickups..

oh yeah..

DigUpHerBones
12-27-2008, 11:00 AM
American Deluxe Ash :heart:

jamesfarr
12-27-2008, 11:37 AM
How much do you have to spend?

RG_FANMAN
12-27-2008, 11:44 AM
52 reissue, lite ash, american standard, american ash, or an older japanese (or even MIM) one.

Mike0214
12-27-2008, 01:25 PM
Budget can be around 1500 or so.

Dave_Mc
12-27-2008, 01:57 PM
best? probably pre-CBS... :rolleyes:

SkaJon
12-27-2008, 02:04 PM
best? probably pre-CBS... :rolleyes:

LOL the truth right there! Whats your budget? and what kind of music do you play?

EDIT Sorry just saw your budget, but what kind of music do you want to play?

Mike0214
12-27-2008, 02:07 PM
Am thinking to start playing some blues, classic rock.

What does pre cbs mean?

Dave_Mc
12-27-2008, 02:11 PM
the ones made before 1965.

can you get a custom shop model for 1500? if you want to stick to fender, that's probably the best bet, and if you can't, save slightly more so you can get a custom shop one.

SkaJon
12-27-2008, 02:16 PM
pre CBS mean vintage Telecasters before Fender was sold to CBS in 1965. They say those were the best guitars Fender ever made. Trust me way out of all of our price ranges. For 1500 USD I would roll with the Fender American Vintage Series '52 Telecaster or the Fender American Vintage Series '62 Custom Telecaster or the Fender American Deluxe Series Ash Telecaster
links to all three
1. http://guitars.musiciansfriend.com/product/Fender-American-Vintage-52-Telecaster-Electric-Guitar?sku=510062

2.http://guitars.musiciansfriend.com/product/Fender-62-Custom-Telecaster-Electric-Guitar?sku=510481

3.http://guitars.musiciansfriend.com/product/Fender-American-Deluxe-Ash-Telecaster-Electric-Guitar?sku=511220

But if you want modern features, you can't go wrong with the American standards or deluxes

thankyougermany
12-27-2008, 07:39 PM
'52 reissue, hands down, if you can afford it.