|Fender Mexican Standard Telecaster|
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Price Paid for Fender Mexican Standard Telecaster:
Description of Fender Mexican Standard Telecaster: Stock 2001 Mexican Standard Telecaster with a brown busrt finish on a poplar body, two single coil pick ups.
Tone of Fender Mexican Standard Telecaster:
Comments about Fender Mexican Standard Telecaster: This tele sounds great, granted, I had to paw through four different teles until I found this one! It's bright, clean, and has that tele twang. I played it through a fender princeton 65 as well as an evil twin, side by side with an American Standard Tele... I couldn't tell the diff! However, it has very little low end so I plan to put a Seymour Duncan mini 59 in the bridge and a SD Vintage Rhythm Stack in the neck postion... give me fuller tele sound without the loss of too much of the bright twang
Quality of Fender Mexican Standard Telecaster:
Comments about Fender Mexican Standard Telecaster: The finish is great, the workmanship nearly flawless. However the stock white pick gaurd is a little boring, and although pretty poplar isn't the best wood for a burst/clear finish... a nice ash or alder looks so much better... but hey, sub 400 bucks isn't exactly the place to find a nice figured swamp ash body!
Overall Opinions of Fender Mexican Standard Telecaster:
Pros: For the money the mexican standard tele rocks! It's clean, well made, fit and finish is way beyond most guitars in this range. In fact Fender's entire Mexican built Standard line is one of the best deals in the guitar world. And hey, it goes well with my tricked out strat and gretsch acustic.
Cons: Heavy, I mean les paul heavy, but hey, who cares, I'll get used to it. Also it lacks a low end punch in the sound, but then again I traded in a Ibanez JS100 for this thing (I got a case and some cash too, so I didn't take too much of a loss trading a 700 dollar guitar for a 340 dollar one) But pick-ups can be changed. And the factory set ups was a little iffy... But I put new strings on, adjusted the action, and lowered the bridge pick up and all was fine.
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