#1
So, ten years ago, when I was just a wee lad, and had just started playing guitar, I fell in love with Telecasters. I would have given anything to have one with the words "Fender" on it. A couple of years later, having been playing various acoustics and a dead fretty starter pack guitar for a while, I spotted a lovely red Tele in my local music store. It wasn't a Fender, in fact it was made by the same people who made my starter pack. I passed it up, and got a Squier Tele. However, I never really fell out of love with that red Telecaster. Since then I've bought a few more guitars, culminating (I thought) with my Electromatic Pro Jet earlier this year. BUT. Yesterday I swung down to a store that was having a large sale. There, in the corner, lay this:



It was red. And it had the words Fender on it.



Yum


Sure, it's only Mexican, but I don't care one bit. It sounds fantastic, it feels amazing and (to me) it looks soooo pretty.

Sound: It sounds like a Telecaster. Bridge pickup has twang and bite, but also warmth for bright cleans. The neck pickup is, of course, bassy and a tiny bit muddy, but probably not too muddy.

Quality: Top notch. The action was great, the construction is flawless (almost) and as I mentioned, it looks purdy.

The only thing I don't like, is that there's a knot type thing in the neck wood around the third fret:



It's a bit darker in real life. The good thing is that it doesn't affect the sound and it adds character.

Also it's a 60th anniversary model, which gives it some merit
Last edited by Telecaster7 at Nov 1, 2012,
#3
I'm so gassing for a fiesta red telly with a maple fretboard... HNGD man!
#4
Getting and appreciating your first quality telecaster is a sure sign of maturing into the finer things of life. Soon you'll be sipping congac and coffee by the fireplace. HNGD!

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#6
My first tele was a knockoff JB Turser red tele and it was awesome. But I've since sold that and now I have a Fender 72 reissue. I love the Tele versatility with the added humbuckers, but I do miss the prettiness of a hotrod red tele. HNGD!
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#8
Looks very nice! Don't stress about that(what I'm guessing is a) curl in the neck. Wood is imperfect and stuff like that should be expected(or even celebrated).
#9
A few months ago, I got a Tacoma like the one I wanted to get back in 1995, so I know how you feel! HNGD!
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#10
Thanks you guys

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Looks very nice! Don't stress about that(what I'm guessing is a) curl in the neck. Wood is imperfect and stuff like that should be expected(or even celebrated).


I know what you mean. The neck on my Squier didn't have any markings or character at all. It just looked like maple coloured plastic. This is a real neck.
#11
I love Telecasters. Used to hate them. Thought they ere ugly, sounded awful... Then I saw the light. Now have a Baja Telecaster and it's fantastic.

Hngd! Maple fretboard is the only way to go with a Telecaster. Unless it's one of those crazy badass rosewood Telecasters. They are SO nice. But very rare and just as expensive.
#12
HNGD!

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#14
HNTD!

Don't worry about the grain in the neck... Its called character! Play her long and loud!
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#15
Is that a lipstick in the neck?
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#17
I feel like a lipstick in a tele would slay.
Legion!
Original 1969 Fender Jazzmaster
Jackson JS32R Dinky "Curry"
ESP/LTD SN-1000
Jackson Stars Kelly "Aiko"
Ormsby SX6 prototype
Dingwall NG-2 "Kimmy"
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EVH 5153