Price paid: $ 220.5
Purchased from: strings and things
Features: Made in China
-volume, tone ,3-way selector
-1 Ryhtm Pickup/1 lead Pickup
-Non locking tuners
-Guitar-stand // 10
Sound: First of all,I love this guitar. I have played millions of other guitars, from Peavey to Gibson and I must say I ENJOY playing this one. I love to play RHCP and Led Zzeppelin.
I bought an Roland Cube 15watt amp to start with, it contains 4 Drive modes. When I play it dead-clean on the ryhtm pick-up it sounds exactly like John Frusciante in my ears.
What I find strange, I don't know if every guitar has it, I can push my rythm-pickup down! // 8
Action, Fit & Finish: The action is small but just not to small so I like it. There's a very noticable diference between the 3-tone's you can select from. The pickguard wasn't cut out perfectly, it was really messy on one side. // 6
Reliability & Durability: I wouldn't trusth the guitar completely live. It seems very solid and it's very heavy but a bit too heavy. The strap buttons are pretty good but my strap is kinda wearing off. I would use a backup at a gig.
Just because that way I would have 2 guitar's. And 2 guitars are more than one!
Overall Impression: I play RHCP a lot and not only does the guitar make me think of RHCP it sounds like it. I've been playing a year now. I only have this Telecaster and a wooden piece of acoustic arse. I would get another Telecaster because I just love the sound and the looks. I wish I had more frets and a Tremelo bar.