Price paid: A$ 1800
Purchased from: Musos Corner
Sound — 8
It was okay to begin with, but then I changed the strings and it's great now (Not sure what they were, but now I have Power Slinky's). I probably would get some Seymour's or DiMarzio's but I haven't thought about it. You can get a good tone with it, but my amp isn't very good, so it's probably very good.
Overall Impression — 10
I play a lot of KOL, Strokes, RHCP, stuff like that, and the Tele is kinda the Indie flagship. I have been playing for exactly 1 year, but I am very musical, get lessons and practise for 2+ hours a day and this fits me fine. I would get something else if it was stolen because I would like to try other guitars but I would consider it. It really stood out because of the neck. It is a f--king big update from my crap little Squier Strat, so yeah, and it's as good acoustically as my Maton.
Reliability & Durability — 9
I think this would be fine, but I would have a backup for strings. I would like to get another guitar with humbuckers as the single coils can be a bit "thin" sometimes. I think this guitar will last as well, as the screws are all well done and the like. I haven't played it at church yet but I might in a couple of days and it will be alright.
Action, Fit & Finish — 10
Set up when I bought it. The strap isn't very good because I Tye it to the guitar with it and it comes undone sometimes. It has a good neck which is what initially brought me to this guitar because it a wonder to slide and jam on this neck. And it has a big scratch on the pick guard but that is my fault hehe. I was taking off the stickers. Oh and it's a sunburst color.
Features — 9
I believe this is a 2008 Fender American Deluxe Tele from Corona, Cali. It has a fairly long neck of 22 frets made of maple. It has just a simple 3 way pickup selector, volume and tone. The pickups are noise canceling and are very nice. It came with a hard case that looks like a WW2 bunker.