#1
I can afford both but I would of course like to spend the least money I had to. I'm thinking about a Fender Standard Telecaster or a Fender American Telecaster. Is there a big sound difference between the two? Or are there any big differences?
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#4
G&L will kill a fender, but not a Eric Johnson sig.
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#5
Try them out, you see if there's a difference, and then buy the one you like best.
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#7
Go to a guitar store. Tell the sales guy "I'm interested in Telecasters, Mexican or American, up to $1000 (or whatever)" and have him hand them to you randomly. Don't look at the headstock. Just plug it in and play it. That way you're not being swayed by the irrelevant factor of where it's made or how much it costs. You're just making the decision with your hands and ears. Just my 2 cents.
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#8
G&Ls are pretty pricey, other than the Tribute, but are quite nice. You'd basically be making the same decision there, the Tribute or a higher-end model
#9
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if you want a slight alternative into the tele, look into G&L. It's a fender killer


G&L's got nothing on Fender. Their design deviations are not very appealing to someone who is looking for a classic look and feel. No skunk stripe, wimpy-looking headstock, miniswitches etc.

Their Tribute series guitars (which are comparable to MIM Fenders) do feature American pickups, however they are priced accordingly -- up to $150 more expensive than MIM Fenders. Wouldn't this extra cash be better spent on aftermarket pickups of YOUR choice?

Their high-end guitars are just as expensive as American Fenders and offer the same level of quality, except without the classic styling. So, why would a customer choose G&L over the original Fender?

G&L would be very successful if they streamlined their product line, offered more competitive prices and invested in some marketing. But as it stands right now, Fender is a better choice, imho.

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#10
^^ Well said
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#11
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Go to a guitar store. Tell the sales guy "I'm interested in Telecasters, Mexican or American, up to $1000 (or whatever)" and have him hand them to you randomly. Don't look at the headstock. Just plug it in and play it. That way you're not being swayed by the irrelevant factor of where it's made or how much it costs. You're just making the decision with your hands and ears. Just my 2 cents.


That's actually a really good way of doing things.
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#12
From what I have heard the American tele is not worth the extra money.
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