Amazing tone machine
By: blaine from SF,CA, USA
Would you consider this product to be made well? How dependable?
The quality of mine was perfection. Fit and finish were excellent - action was perfect right out of the box. Beautifully made.
How has it stood up over time?
Only had a week - but, its a Tele and they are rock solid. Do not anticipate any problem for the next 50 years. Make that 100 years.
Your general opinion of this product.
Beautiful Telecaster with amazing tone.
Playability and Feel
How does it feel, Heavy, Fast, Chunky? How was the neck? Are the controls easy to get to while playing?
This has a 50s style fatter neck which is my favorite on any tele. Its a just right in the hand and adds a nice sustain to the guitar. In my view this is why you buy a tele - the neck wants to fit in your hand and sing.
Bright and snappy? Dark and smooth? Were the pickups hot, mellow, thick, thin?
Like all telecasters - this has a wide range from mellow to bright. I love tele's for this reason - you can pull most any tone out of a telecaster. That's why so many major players use tele's and some of the greatest songs ever recorded were on a tele.
How did the stain or paint job look?
Amazing finish - nitro over ash thin skin with a little wood grain showing. A beautiful, beautiful guitar to look at and play.
How was the action out of the box?
Action was perfect when received. No fret buzz, not bridge tweaking required. The factory setup was perfect.