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Old 05-28-2014, 06:44 PM   #1
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Looking for a Fender, not sure which one to buy. Bring suggestions!

Okay. Let me start off by saying I have a Bill Lawrence custom strat and I really love it a lot. I was looking to get a new guitar for graduation, and I would really like to stay in the Fender family. I ordered a Fender Classic Player Jag HH and sent it back, because quite frankly for the price, I wasn't blown away. I ordered a Jag Blacktop HH, and I am very thrilled with the sound. However, I really dont particularly like black guitars. I thought I could get over the black body and pickguard, but I guess I couldn't. It drives me crazy that I can see every fingerprint and every particle of dust in between my pickups. I am now looking at possibly buying a Pawn Shop Mustang in red, but all the screws on the pickguard kind of bug me. I would be interested in Telecasters, however the standard headstock bugs me because I love the big vintage headstock look.

Now, for what I'm looking for. In a perfect world, I would love more than anything to have a guitar that isn't black, has preferably double hums, and has that nice fat Fender headstock. I would be willing to go outside of the Fender family, but it would have to be something pretty spectacular. I'm very open to any suggestions. My window is closing on returning the Blacktop, so all suggestions would be fantastic. Thanks.

Also, I play more punk style music with lots of distortion, overdrive, and reverb through a Peavey Classic 50. Thanks.
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Old 05-28-2014, 06:57 PM   #2
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Everyone needs to own a Telecaster at some point. When I was a kid, I passed over a lot of nice Teles because I thought they looked like a home made plank and pretty lame. I was the lame one because it is just a badass guitar. They have a great voice that stands out in any music so ignore the funky headstock and buy one.
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Old 05-28-2014, 07:09 PM   #3
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+1 I was the exact same with teles
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Old 05-28-2014, 07:10 PM   #4
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What's your budget?
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Old 05-28-2014, 07:26 PM   #5
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I was the opposite. I've got 3 and had a total of 7 or something.

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Old 05-28-2014, 07:55 PM   #6
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My uncle made my telecaster, of all the guitars made, it's one of the simplest, and the nicest.
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Old 05-28-2014, 08:13 PM   #7
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I recently bought one of these and it is a very nice guitar and it is in the Fender family if you consider Leo Fender part of it.
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Old 05-28-2014, 09:23 PM   #8
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What's your budget?


Holy crap I completely forgot about this. I would cap out the spending cost at 700.
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Old 05-28-2014, 10:28 PM   #9
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Everyone needs to own a Telecaster at some point. When I was a kid, I passed over a lot of nice Teles because I thought they looked like a home made plank and pretty lame. I was the lame one because it is just a badass guitar. They have a great voice that stands out in any music so ignore the funky headstock and buy one.

I would be very happy to own a telecaster. Problem is I absolutely hate the skinny headstock. I like the headstocks on the deluxe, but its a bit out of my budget. Anyone else have any other suggestions about teles with the big headstock?
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Old 05-28-2014, 11:11 PM   #10
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either get over some of your small nit-picking little issues, or maybe go carvin, then you choose everything. but you may need to save a bit more.
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Old 05-28-2014, 11:46 PM   #11
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At $700, give a serious look at G&L ASAT Deluxe Tributes (new) or G&L USA ASAT Deluxe (used)- those roughly compare to the MiM and MiA Fenders, respectively. But in a lot of minds, the G&Ls offer better value for money.

Used Carvins might be an even better value.
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Old 05-28-2014, 11:59 PM   #13
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ASAT then... or bolt a Strat neck on a Tele body to get a look you are comfortable with.
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Old 05-29-2014, 07:35 AM   #15
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At $700, give a serious look at G&L ASAT Deluxe Tributes (new) or G&L USA ASAT Deluxe (used)- those roughly compare to the MiM and MiA Fenders, respectively. But in a lot of minds, the G&Ls offer better value for money.

Used Carvins might be an even better value.

Yeah I prefer the G&L Tribute over the MIM Fenders. They use USA hardware and pickups which is unheard of with import models
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Old 05-29-2014, 02:10 PM   #16
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Carvin and G&L make good Tele guitars... also these will probably meet your standards perfectly. You'll find them for less money than it says:

http://www.fender.com/guitars/telec...gerboard-black/

http://www.fender.com/guitars/telec...color-sunburst/
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looked at a jagstang? i always liked those. headstock preference and the sexy offset body.
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Old 05-29-2014, 03:06 PM   #18
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+1 I was the exact same with teles

My first guitar was a Squier Tele...I hated it

The day you learn to appreciate telecasters is the day you can truly call yourself a man.
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Old 05-29-2014, 03:15 PM   #19
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Cabronita Tele?
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Old 05-29-2014, 03:16 PM   #20
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Maybe try a starcaster? Best headstock on a fender, ever.
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