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Fender Mexico Standard Telecaster MN MW Upgrade, Mexico, Body Alder, Maple Neck, 21 Frets, 2 Single coils, Color Midnight Wine

Whats MN MW Upgrade?
For approx E500. Is it a good deal?
#2
not sure what the abbreviations stand for exactly, but the standard (mexican made) telecasters were upgraded in 2005-6, to include a better finish, better electronics, frets, and trem blocks (strats)

mw might have to do with the poly finish. you can check the fender web.

in the US it's a $400 guitar.

http://www.zzounds.com/item--FEN135102

edit: when i look it up i get MN MW = molecular weight. i think it's just the better finish. but i could be wrong, i mean when i first looked i thought MN was going to be mex made in 19--
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I think MN is the colour, midnight wine.

And for about 500 euro's, its a pretty good deal. Though you could check on www.musicstore.de I don't know what the mex tele goes for on there, but I'm gonna buy my lite ash tele from them with a 450 price tag.
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^ Maple neck, midnight wine is what I assumed those letters stand for.
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#5
nah it's not the color^ might be the neck.

because the neck was upgraded (finish and frets)

ive seen LH for left handed. and MN when the color was other than midnight wine.
i think that's a coincidence
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even so, even without any upgrades it'd be a good deal for any european fellow and or gal. Though I suppose it would be nice to know what's actually better about it, before he can start bragging to his friends
#7
^well the upgrades were all listed last year.

the finish, the frets, the pups, some shielding, the trem block in the strats, and i think a crappy gig bag.
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Then we're all set! where can I read up on these upgrades though? this is the first I have heard of it.
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^cool
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get a blade instead. you can get them for £350 (or 500 euro) on thomann. Actually, now I think of it, thomann only stock the blade strats. would be worth looking into a blade though. much nicer than a MIM, if you ask me, for the same price. as jenny says, it's a $400 (i.e. £200 or 300 euro) guitar in the US. we're getting gipped in europe in other words.

tokai, if you can find one, would also be worth a look.
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get a blade instead. you can get them for £350 (or 500 euro) on thomann. Actually, now I think of it, thomann only stock the blade strats. would be worth looking into a blade though. much nicer than a MIM, if you ask me, for the same price. as jenny says, it's a $400 (i.e. £200 or 300 euro) guitar in the US. we're getting gipped in europe in other words.

tokai, if you can find one, would also be worth a look.


i already have a strat, albeit a bad one-i've just been interested in a tele lately. i think the MN might mean maple neck. this guitar is on thomann. are they a good shop? I'm thinkin of saving up for this either. what do you think?
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^it's a good guess but i cant find any listed as RN for rosewood.

i think it just goes along with the mw on the poly finish.
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i already have a strat, albeit a bad one-i've just been interested in a tele lately. i think the MN might mean maple neck. this guitar is on thomann. are they a good shop? I'm thinkin of saving up for this either. what do you think?


oh, i meant blade make teles too. just last time i looked, thomann didn't seem to stock them.

That being said, now that I remember the teles are actually a little cheaper than the strats... i know my local shop (in northern ireland) quoted me £350 for the alder blade tele (RRP is £379 i think, so you could doubtless do even a bit better than that), which is a similar (ish) price to a MIM tele, and if you ask me, the blade is nicer. the only problem is, if you want a maple fretboard, you have to go to a more expensive model.

worth considering, at least, if you ask me. especially if you can find somewhere handy to try them out.

never ordered anything from thomann, but they're a big, well-known shop... i think they're legit, ok.
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heard some good things and some bad about teles. As always, try it out before you actually buy it. everyone is different.
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#17
The updated Tele's sound exactly the same as the pre-updated Tele's. The vaunted "pickup upgrade" is minimal at best.
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#18
^still the frets and finish feel different, and the chambers are shielded better.
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