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  • Best Cheap Telecaster?

    Of the lower end telecaster options, which are best?

  • #2
    Squier Telecaster Custom II with p90's.
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    • #3
      I like the SX ones from Rondo. As with all cheap guitars, it's hit and miss quality-wise but overall they've gotten good reviews, considering the price. The hitches with them are: (1) Many aftermarket parts won't fit them exactly and will require a little skill to get them to fit, (2) The headstock shape is non-Tele, and (3) the frets are jumbo frets (and I mean jumbo) and this throws some people off.

      The Tradition Teles seem to have a following around here too and I've heard good stuff about them.

      The Squier line seems to have been upgraded within the past year or two and are holding their own against other lower end imports where before they were losing ground fast.
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      • #4
        Here's my thinking!..........Watch the price's NOW! The 06 Fenders have to go! The MIM as with EVERY YEAR will be knocked down $100 bucks. The 06 upgrades to the MIM Standard line were significant! They sell at $399. At $299, you can't get a better Telecaster! Thew Squie you are talking about above sells for $229. I seen one this week, And it needed fretwork. The MIM is the ticket!!
        Damn Right I got the BLUE'S

        Ordinary . CAN BE . EXTRAORDINARY.. follow your DREAM!

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        • #5
          Thanks!

          I was wondering if the cheap brands are known for different positive attributes. What I mean by that is, say, budget telecaster brand X is known for it's necks; whereas, budget telecaster brand Y produces great bodies or pickups.

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          • #6
            one of these days:



            unique yet vintage...kinda george harrison~y
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            • #7
              Originally posted by GarysBlues
              The MIM as with EVERY YEAR will be knocked down $100 bucks.


              Since when?

              Originally posted by GarysBlues
              The 06 upgrades to the MIM Standard line were significant!


              For instance?

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              • #8
                Get your car keys, drive to sam ash or guitar center, get the squier affinity telecaster (preferably in the honey finish).

                best under $200 guitar ive ever played. amazing action and playability for such a cheap instrument.

                looks amazing, just put in a nice 3 ply pickguard and you're all set. the pickups on it are pretty impressive. all in all i am happy as hell with mine.

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                • #9
                  The Standard MIM line was upgaded for 06. M-J frets instead of Vintage, Improved Bridges. The price's at MF and Sam Ash will go dowm, if it follows suit to the last two years! Last Year was the Electron Blue Standard Tele and Satin Finish Strat.
                  Damn Right I got the BLUE'S

                  Ordinary . CAN BE . EXTRAORDINARY.. follow your DREAM!

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                  • #10
                    BTW I was looking at that JT Tele a couple weeks back on E-Bay! Nice tele. they wanted like $4 and change though? Is that what is usually go's for?
                    Damn Right I got the BLUE'S

                    Ordinary . CAN BE . EXTRAORDINARY.. follow your DREAM!

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                    • #11
                      There are Blemished Standard MIM's NOW on MF for $339.
                      Damn Right I got the BLUE'S

                      Ordinary . CAN BE . EXTRAORDINARY.. follow your DREAM!

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                      • #12
                        i agree with bjcarl.it looks very george harrison ish
                        John Lennon Was Once Asked By A Interviewer Why He Finds Songwriting So Easy. John Replied "...well they are only so many notes..."
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                        Blues is easy to play, but hard to feel.
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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by GarysBlues
                          BTW I was looking at that JT Tele a couple weeks back on E-Bay! Nice tele. they wanted like $4 and change though? Is that what is usually go's for?


                          $4???

                          Whats the listing number?

                          Was the auction over?

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                          • #14
                            Ya its gone. I was looking at 52 RIs and it came up. It was like $419 BIN.
                            Damn Right I got the BLUE'S

                            Ordinary . CAN BE . EXTRAORDINARY.. follow your DREAM!

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                            • #15
                              .....

                              I am lookin for a MIM 60s Rose neck/White w/mintguard..
                              any suggestions?

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