#1
Everywhere on craigslist I see people looking to sell their MIM fender strats but not a single person is selling a fender tele.
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Because teles are a serious guitarist's instrument...in other words the people that buy tele's bought then for a reason and aren't likely to part with them.
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#3
Probably because most people buy MIM Strats when they're poor and just use them until they've got enough money for a MIA.
Tele's tend to be a guitar people either love or hate and those who love them tend to save up for the one they want and hang on to it.
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#4
Because I do want a fender MIM tele(570 dollars new). But I started thinking I can get a 350 dollar used mexican strat and upgrade the pickups and and I can have a 570 dollar great sounding strat over a 570 dollar stock tele. Do you think that is a good decision.
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#6
anyone?
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^^^^I disagree, it's because No one buys TELEs

oh hush you, teles are better tan your precious les pauls... telecasters who are for those who are generally serious about their tone... and the butterscotch blonde teles are sheer brilliance

strats are great also so long as they have five temolo springs, good tuners, decent pick ups, and a good neck
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Because I do want a fender MIM tele(570 dollars new). But I started thinking I can get a 350 dollar used mexican strat and upgrade the pickups and and I can have a 570 dollar great sounding strat over a 570 dollar stock tele. Do you think that is a good decision? I play oasis,red hot chili peppers, strokes kind of stuff.
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#9
the strat would work for that... just a couple tips... add two tremolo springs... and try the original pick ups first to see how you like them... then up grade
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the strat would work for that... just a couple tips... add two tremolo springs... and try the original pick ups first to see how you like them... then up grade

Ya I plan on upgrading to locking tuners aswell.
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#11
^Locking Tuners are a must on a strat.

I still prefer the way Tele's feel, look, and sound to strats. Though that isn't true in certain cases.

But I agree that's Tele's are more polorizing which is why they're not as common. The don't have the recognizable Strat or Les Paul shape so a casual player doesn't bother with "that chunky look'n country guitar" rather than picking it up and discovering that Leo got it right the first time.
#13
Bullshit... I have Gotoh tuners on mine with 5 springs in the back tighened down GOOD. I don't use the trem at all and it goes out of tune with any decent string bending.

My Tele doesn't seem to have the problem at all...
#14
i blocked my tremolo.
it sounds great and more sustain.
who said locking tuners for strats???
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