Outstanding quality instrument!
By: OkieBassplayer from Claremore, Oklahoma from Claremore, Oklahoma USA
Would you consider this product to be made well? How dependable?
Very well made....One of the finest guitars I have ever owned. Superb from strap-button to tip of the headstock. Only time will tell on it's dependability but I got a hunch it's gonna be fine, 'cause it's a USA made Fender.
How has it stood up over time?
Again, only time will tell. But I have no doubts.
Your general opinion of this product.
I think it's the best outside the realm of Fender's Custom Shop. For the money....you won't beat it.
Playability and Feel
How does it feel, Heavy, Fast, Chunky? How was the neck? Are the controls easy to get to while playing?
Not near as heavy as my American Standard Tele, and the neck & the action is a picker's dream. Love the thin neck & with the bridge-cover that comes with it I actually have a place to rest my hand. Sweet!
Bright and snappy? Dark and smooth? Were the pickups hot, mellow, thick, thin?
Tone is everything from deep, throaty tones to ear-piercing, biting trebles. Play anything from Don Rich and James Burton to Ace Frehley and Eric Clapton. You will love this guitar.
How did the stain or paint job look?
I went with the "Candy Apple Red" and not a flaw anywhere on this guitar. Absolutely stunning!
How was the action out of the box?
I had to adjust the action slightly, a little too high for my tastes, but that was no problem. After a few tweaks with the allen wrench that came with it & about 15 mins. I was set and jammin' like a man possesed.