Price paid: € 68
Purchased from: Thomann
Sound — 10
I play funk, which this guitar can do very well. No matter what pickup you use, it sounds awesomely funky. The bridge pickup cuts thru like a HOT knife in butter, and the neck pickup is very percussive. I play through Vox amps, sometimes with WAH effect. The sound of the guitar is extremely bright and good. No noise AT ALL. Extremely good pickups, no need to replace them.
Overall Impression — 10
I have been playing only for 3 years, but I have a range of guitars. I have 1984 Fender Japan Stratocaster, Williams Les Paul copy, Epiphone Explorer GT and this guitar. I own also basses. If this guitar would be lost, I would buy it again. This guitar is totally awesome and totally worth your buck. Flawless thing except the plywood body and strap buttons. Compares at least the Mexican Tele. This guitar would have been even better with maple fretboard.
Reliability & Durability — 9
I think it will last very well. I just suggest that you don't drop it, the plywood body will shatter if it happens. The strap buttons are one of the only flaws in this guitar, they drop off easily. Otherwise, no complaints again. Awesome guitar. The finish will last.
Action, Fit & Finish — 10
The guitar was very well set up and in TUNE. The action was perfect out the box. The pickups are well adjusted. Finish, neck setup... Everything was perfect, this guitar feels and looks just as good as a Fender American Standard Telecaster. This guitar is totally awesome. Only one complaint is the plywood body, which sucks in means of tone, but is at least light. It is not a very bad body but I hate the thought that it is a glued together pile of wood. The electronics are flawless, the tone control and the volume control REALLY WORK. can't say the same from any other guitars or basses I have. The fretboard is really fine and soft, pitch bending can be done way better than on most guitars.
Features — 9
This guitar was made in 2011, in China. It is a typical Telecaster guitar with black finish and 22 frets. It has a rosewood fretboard and SS pickups. The switch layout is the standard tele configuration with one tone ony volume and a 3-way pickup switch. Very versatile guitar.