#1
So who have already seen my previous thread, you could see that I want to buy a Telecaster. But there's a problem, don't know which one. Sadly there's not that much money, so I can only afford a Standard Telecaster, which (I think) is Mexican made, and the cheapest. Why is that? Is it really basic, or what?

Edit: Which one would you suggest? Please don't say the most expensive one. I don't have that amount of money.
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#2
I have a Mexi standard tele and it's beautiful. For my personal preference, the pickups are a bit weak, but their actual tone is quite nice.

I see no reason why not go with that if it's what your budget allows. I'm gonna drop some new pickups into it, but other than that, it's a wonderful guitar.
#3
Well because I don't want a weaker guitar than my current. It's a Squier Stagemaster with 2 humbuckers.. I would swap the bridge pickup for a Seymour Duncan hot rail. If it after this modification would by weaker than my squier.. Then I don't know what would I do. But this Telecaster is the only guitar that I like. Dunno why.
#4
If you put a hot rail in it it'll blow your Squier out of the water.

Keep in mind, I'm comparing it to a Les Paul with Seymour Duncan pickups in it. That's a powerful guitar. The stock single coils just don't match that; but they're not supposed to.

More expensive telecasters are nicer, but for your budget, it's perfect. I love mine at least.
#6
are you in the USA? if you're in europe, there are other options at a similar price which are, in my opinion, better.
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Another thing, can it handle a Standard C tuning? Or Drop C?



I do not know, but I can't imagine it would take it too well. It's got considerably low action and I've been happy with it, so I've not raised it to find out. I really don't know about that one.
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I'm in Europe. Which guitars are those? And I hate Floyd Rose.


several options, but i'd take a look at levinson blade and tokai tele copies (you might have to go second-hand for tokais, though, as they haven't made exact fender copies for a couple of years, as fender hired them to make some of their Japanese-made instruments).

EDIT: http://www.bladeguitars.com/models/delta_standard.html

http://www.tokairegistry.com/images/catalogs/tokai86_4.jpg

basically, the blade is a more modern take on a tele, the tokai a very vintage take on one.
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I'll have to put the Classic T models on my to-try list. Shame the finish options there are Anachronism Gold, Nuclear Waste and Aged Clown, because in principle the plaintop is right up my alley.

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