Price paid: C$ 1650
Purchased from: Long & McQuade
Sound — 10
As many people know, Telecaster's have a distinctive twangy-sound. A very bright sound that country-players are attracted to. But it also has a GREAT rock-tone. The S1 Switch on the volume knob creates a parallel mode in the middle pick-up selection. You can get a lot of sounds from it. I use it for progressive and garage rock.
Overall Impression — 10
This guitar is amazing! There's a reason why Telecaster's have been around since the 50's! It's because they are amazing guitars! It's packed full of features and can be playing on just about every genre! I personally use it for Progressive Rock, Garage Rock and Hard Rock. If you got the cash, and the need for a Telecaster, no question, get this guitar!
Reliability & Durability — 9
The reason why I gave this a nine instead of a ten, is because mine has a few minor problems (that where fixed for free). Some of the rings you put the strings through fell off. Easy to put back in though. Also, my tone knob it's hard to move from the full-treble setting. That cause the knob to fall off. These are probably due to shipping to Canada or just a screw-up. It wasn't much of an issue though.
Action, Fit & Finish — 10
This guitar was well set-up, though, I had a professional set it up. I also adjusted the bridge pick-up to give more treble. Everything was great from the start. When you buy a Fender, you buy one the best!
Features — 10
This particular guitar was made in 2010, it has 22 frets and the scaling is 25.5 inches. It is a very nice guitar, it has a 3-tone sunburst finish. Very nice. It has Schaller locking tuners, and WOW they help A LOT! The noiseless pick-ups sound AMAZING. The S1 Switch is really cool too, it adds some more versatility to a already versatile guitar. The fretboard is made from BEAUTIFUL Brazilian Rosewood.