#1
i'm on a tight budget and from what i can tell Squier by Fender Affinity Telecaster seems to be a pretty quality guitar for the price? does anyone have any input on this?
#2
should be fine for a first electric,

however I'd recommend going second hand, you can get a lot more bang for your buck. and if you want to sell it latter on there is far less depreciation.
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#3
^This.
Cool guitar but you could get a used Squire Classic Vibe Telecaster for the same price and its going to sound and play better.
#4
I found several examples of Made In Mexico tele's on ebay for around $150...
But yes, that's a very legitimate question.

My suggestions:
A used MIM tele on ebay
A used CV (on ebay, maybe?) -I've heard a lot of good comments on Classic Vibes
A new Fender Infinity

Take a look at what you can afford and review these options.

Good luck!
and let us know what you get
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#6
I'm seriously thinking about getting another tele...
I keep finding these MIM's at great prices.

One of these days I'm not going to pass the info on, I'm going to snag it for myself.

I love my American, but Mexican tele's just have something about them.
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#7
thanks for the input guys- I've also been recommended this.
http://www.amazon.com/Epiphone-Special-Electric-Guitar-White/dp/B000GBZ2F6/ref=sr_1_4?s=musical-instruments&ie=UTF8&qid=1325034066&sr=1-4
also a viable option?
i guess i should also mention that im looking for a guitar that will be pretty versatile so i can figure out what type of music i like playing best.
Last edited by Goosage at Dec 27, 2011,
#8
Don't get a special II, just don't that guitar is sinnable IMHO.

A used MIM tele/strat will do you for a lot of genres and give you a comfortable instrument to play on really, unless your playing like Djent after day 1 you won't really have to worry about getting a humbucker guitar or a 'versatile' instrument because your fingers and ears will decide if the guitar is right for you, and having an ear for tone takes time. I'd say a MIM strat with a bridge humbucker would work fine, finding one used won't be radically hard to do as they are all over the internet as well. But just make sure you get a guitar which will last you for a fair while and that it plays nice
#9
cant lose with rondomusic.com get a agile al200 for $169
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#10
Quote by Glenn Guitar
Don't get a special II, just don't that guitar is sinnable IMHO.

A used MIM tele/strat will do you for a lot of genres and give you a comfortable instrument to play on really, unless your playing like Djent after day 1 you won't really have to worry about getting a humbucker guitar or a 'versatile' instrument because your fingers and ears will decide if the guitar is right for you, and having an ear for tone takes time. I'd say a MIM strat with a bridge humbucker would work fine, finding one used won't be radically hard to do as they are all over the internet as well. But just make sure you get a guitar which will last you for a fair while and that it plays nice

can you elaborate on that first sentence?
#11
Quote by Goosage
can you elaborate on that first sentence?


In case he doesn't repsond.

The guitar is cheaply made, laminated body, and quality control on those guitars is horrendous.

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#12
Yeah, don't get the Special II, the Tele is way superior. Trust me, I own one and my friend's got the Squier Tele.
If you're buying new, then the Squier is a good first guitar, but yeah, you could get much more bang for your buck if you go used.
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#13
Quote by Goosage
can you elaborate on that first sentence?


Yea sorry i had to go sleep

Epi special II's are the biggest waste of wood i've ever played. My drummer had one and it played TERRIBLE. This isn't just me being a gear snob, them guitars are just valueless and have nothing going for them at all. They sound terrible too.
#15
I have 3 guitars from Rondo, 2 of them being an SX Strat and and SX Tele, and the third being an Agile Dauntless(basically an AL2000 but with EMGs)

I highly recommend them.

I got this guitar for $50 new. They're fairly well made, and I love how it looks aside from the headstock but that isn't an issue. Here's a demo of the guitar through Podfarm.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vS7MBO4Bs3w

For the price you can't go wrong.