As the title says, whats the best tele for 600 bucks? I play anything from country to metallica, and I love the Tele shape. I'd prefer at least 22 frets, but i'll live with 21 if need be. I go a peavey envoy 110 right now, also getting a new amp this summer, which will be when i get the tele.

edit: I'm also looking at the telecaster fender custom hh, I like the humbuckers... Granted, I'm still open for anything.
My gear:

Memphis les paul (fixin it up as we speak!)
Schecter C1 plus
Ibanez RX 240 (been sold)
Peavey envoy 110 (Pretty dang good!)
Some washburn acoustic...
Last edited by dwmacfar2 at Mar 21, 2009,
Look for a Japanese one or American one on craigslist or kijiji.
MIM or CIJ tele.
Current Gear:
LTD MH-400
PRS SE Custom 24 (Suhr SSH+/SSV)
Ibanez RG3120 Prestige (Dimarzio Titans)
Squier Vintage Modified 70s Jazz V
Audient iD22 interface
Peavey Revalver 4, UAD Friedman BE100/DS40
Adam S3A monitors
Quote by Anonden
You CAN play anything with anything....but some guitars sound right for some things, and not for others. Single coils sound retarded for metal, though those who are apeshit about harpsichord probably beg to differ.
Either a Tradition guitar (A copy but a really high quality one) or a Semi Hollow Squier.

This Tradition JR Vintage modeli has a Mahogany body, mahogany neck with a Rosewood fretboard, A Single coil at the bridge and a humbucker at the neck which can be half turned off for a single coil sound. It even has a trem on it which returns your strings to pitch quite well. And for $619 (Or less, I saw one for $400 in Rainbow Music) It is a fine purchase. I didn't like the sound personally though, I call for the Semi Hollow one which I will get to in a minute...


This Semi Hollow Squier is my favorite guitar. I can get a Mosrite's sound out of this easily, I bought mine for $230 ($50 off of the store's listed price) It may not have as many bells and whistles as the Tradition model however the sound is perfect for early B-52's songs. It is much chirpier than your regular Telecaster.

Last edited by Gargoyle2500 at Mar 23, 2009,