#1
I have been wanting a telecaster recently ever since I played one at a guitar store, I've found them to be unexpectedly comfortable and now I'm GASing hard for one.

My budget is $1000 (maybe slightly more if needed), however, I live in Egypt so the possibility of trying out these instruments are impossible. However, I'll have a friend bring them over from the US, so shipment isn't a problem.

Anyways, I'd like a versatile Tele capable of multiple styles of music. From Progressive/Post Rock/Metal (Isis, Cynic, Opeth, Pink Floyd) to Alternative Rock (Radiohead, Alice in Chains, Alter Bridge, Dredg, My Bloody Valentine). Basically, should go from excellent Cleans to Mid-Gain.

These are the ones I'm thinking about:

http://www.musiciansfriend.com/guitars/fender-special-edition-custom-telecaster-spalted-maple-hh-electric-guitar

http://www.musiciansfriend.com/guitars/fender-american-standard-telecaster-electric-guitar

http://www.musiciansfriend.com/guitars/fender-classic-series-72-telecaster-thinline-electric-guitar

http://www.musiciansfriend.com/guitars/fender-classic-player-telecaster-thinline-deluxe-electric-guitar

I like the first one a lot, and it has gotten plenty of positive reviews, but I'm not sure if it's suited for my needs, or if there are any faults with it that I don't know. It just seems too good to be true. The American one is the default I would have gotten, and the others seem interesting with their semi-hollow bodies and pickup combinations.

Thank you for your time.
#2
This is going to sound crazy, but from what you've described, the John 5 signature telecaster would be perfect. The Squier version would be well below your budget, but I've gigged with one for awhile and it hasn't failed me yet. I can't speak for the Fender versions, but I don't see myself ever getting rid of mine.

Edit: Linkage

http://www.musiciansfriend.com/guitars/squier-j5-telecaster-electric-guitar/501904000001000
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#3
Cool, looks interesting. I'll check it out, even though I'll probably go for the Fender one if so. Thanks for the input.
#5
How come? I know the american standard would be the best in terms of build quality since it's made in America, but why do you think so?

I like the features on the others, and I think I could obtain some interesting tones out of them.
#6
Well I've never played any of the others.

But I'm your right, the build quality is better and so is the choice of wood. I wouldn't get the thinlines, its not really for your genre. I've never even seen the first one though. And if you don't get the oppurtunity to play both, I wouldn't take a chance. The amer std is always a reliable choice.
#9
My favourite tele is the MIJ 62 reissue, but I don't see it there

However for your needs I reckon a Schecter PT might be a good shout.

http://www.musiciansfriend.com/guitars/schecter-guitar-research-pt-standard-electric-guitar
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#10
G&L ASAT, kills all the models you listed by QC alone.
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#11
You could always hax in a single coil for the neck?
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