*Before i say anything, dont ask for my amp, im getting an Epi Valve Junior*

Im looking at the Telecasters for the indie sound. Stuff like Radiohead, Bloc Party, Editors, The Smiths. Something nice and clean which also handles effects.

But, as always, budget limits me. Choices are between a Mex Tele, Highway 1 Tele and a 72 Deluxe/Custom.

I've played the Mex Tele and the 72 Deluxe, could tell there was a difference in sound and the neck shapes were although different, didnt bother me (im not bothered by neck shapes in general) but i havent played the Highway 1.

Any help is much appreciated
My metal is more br00t4lz than yours

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Last edited by Taylor704 at Jun 25, 2008,
I've heard AWESOME things about the HWY1, so make sure to get your hands on one asap. Also, check out the Classic Series. I got a 50's Classic tele for $700, which is within your price range, and it outplays every other tele I've ever held.
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id get the 72 if you want humbuckers, hwy 1 if you want singles. i have played both and they are both really really nice
Originally posted by primusfan
When you crank up the gain to 10 and switch to the lead channel, it actually sounds like you are unjustifiably bombing an innocent foreign land.

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bumpage, any other inputs?
My metal is more br00t4lz than yours

Squier Strat
ESP B-10 Bass
Peavey Backstage
just a few more opinions...please?
My metal is more br00t4lz than yours

Squier Strat
ESP B-10 Bass
Peavey Backstage

plus are you sure the vj is the right amp for indie? a fender champion 600 or peavey valveking royal 8 might be better...
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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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Presumably because the CCF (Combined Corksniffing Forces) of MLP and Gibson forums would rise up against them, plunging the land into war.

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Et tu, br00tz?
Try em out, see how you like em all.

Highway Ones strike me as the real 'players guitar' with no frills, just straight playability. If you haven't tried it out yet, do so before you make your decision.
If your budget is short of an American Standard, I've heard great things about MIJ Tele's.
The Highway 1's are great guitars, but you could probably get a used American Standard if you saved just a bit more. But if you're really on a budget, Squier Classic Vibe Tele.
Baja or Highway One. Nothing else. Both are AWESOME.
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