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So i was loitering around in my local music-go-round as I like to do every few weeks and I saw a beautiful squire classic vibe tele, the 50's vintage one. Wow. I was very very impressed, and it was in great shape and they were selling it for $250. Unfortunately I just blew about a hundred dollars on some other crap a few weeks ago so I'm down to about $100. I reaally want that tele. I had originally been planning on a strat as my next guitar but this thing played fantastic. I played it into a VHT with a reissue pro-co rat and the crunch was just amazing. My current gear is in my sig so it's very similar, instead i've got a v5 and a rat2. So I've been considering trading in my ibanez, which is about 380 new, i bought it new for 330 no too long ago. obviously it's humbuckers vs single coils, and i have a newly discovered love of single coils so that's not a problem. I like the look of the tele and I like my ibanez, but it's getting a little boring haha. So what do you think? I figure they'd probably give me about 150 for my ibanez+hard shell case which I know is a rip off but I can never find any buyers for my equipment. So if I wanted, I could go pick the tele up tommorow. I like it but not sure how the squire will hold up, what do you think? Worth the trade? Should I maybe bring my amp in to see how it sounds through it? thanks guys

Edit:Forgot to mention; I play blues, indie, and classic/modern/hard rock.
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if i googled correctly ur current guitar is a semi-hollow body. i think the tele would be more versatile for you. granted it won't quite sound like a semi hollow but personally i don't really care for them. i think you'd be happy with the tele. look at john 5 for example. he plays EVERYTHING with a tele. it is his only guitar.
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I know it is a semi-hollow and I like it, particularly aesthetically, but it's not a must have. But yes I've always thought single coils were a bit more versatile.
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if i googled correctly ur current guitar is a semi-hollow body. i think the tele would be more versatile for you. granted it won't quite sound like a semi hollow but personally i don't really care for them. i think you'd be happy with the tele. look at john 5 for example. he plays EVERYTHING with a tele. it is his only guitar.


The only John5 Tele I've seen was a Tele that had EMG's, which doe snot give that Tele twang and sound, and IMO, makes your argument invalid.
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#5
I have a music go round in my town and here is the thing, save your money and eventually you'll be able to find a used MIM telecaster or strat for around that same price. Impulse buys are always a bad idea
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i would hardly call teles versatile. i have owned at least six or seven on them with all sorts of pickups, and they nail the country and blues quite awesomely, although i have never been satisfied with the bridge position of the tele so i used mainly middle and neck. i have read that the only way to own a tele is to do the four position switch rewire.

i find i liking a strat when i like single coils for blues,and a LP for other blues tones. the only nice thing about a MIM tele is that everybody on my CL is wanting one so its huge amo to get better gear. hence why i have owned six or seven and currently dont own one.

they are nice guitars, but have a very limited use IMO. however if the right one comes along for the right price i will pick it up without hesitation.
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#7
A standard tele isn't versatile, and it's not made to be versatile. They often come with twangy single coils, suitable for country and blues, and only have 2 pickups. They don't usually have a route for any other kind of pickup than a single coil, so if you want more versatility, you can either route the guitar and add a humbucker, or install a single coil sized humbucker. Fender does, however, make a 4 position tele switch that allows you to put the 2 single coils into series, effectively creating a more humbucker like tone, but it's still won't be the real deal.
#8
$250 isn't a whole lot at all. And you can definitely find them much cheaper than that used (not at a store). I suggest just saving up and getting it, and keeping your Ibanez.
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i would hardly call teles versatile. i have owned at least six or seven on them with all sorts of pickups, and they nail the country and blues quite awesomely, although i have never been satisfied with the bridge position of the tele so i used mainly middle and neck.
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Really? I thought the bridge was very good. I guess I should have tried a few other genre's. However I have decided to wait a bit, my birthday is in about a month, I had just heard such good things about the CV's and this one was very good and at a price that is pretty hard to regret. Who knows, if it's still there in a month I'll most likely pick it up. If not I'm still waiting for a nice mim strat to come into that shop. I also have a crap epiphone lp and crate amp I'm waiting to trade/sell.
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The ibanez you speak of you have any more information? as i have £300 quid to blow i would give you 300 for the ibanez and case for decent condition bro
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The only John5 Tele I've seen was a Tele that had EMG's, which doe snot give that Tele twang and sound, and IMO, makes your argument invalid.


maybe its about time to take a look at his stuff a bit more then... because he plays dimarzio's in just about every single one of his tele's...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X_3sHlZUqR8
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The ibanez you speak of you have any more information? as i have £300 quid to blow i would give you 300 for the ibanez and case for decent condition bro


google would probably explain it better than I, Not the typical ibanez, its a matte black semi hollow, two humbuckers. Also I imagine shipping a guitar to the uk or wherever in Europe you are haha, would be a bit of a pain in the arse.
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