By: Jimmy Johnson from Scotia, NY
Your general opinion of this product.
Very surprised! Usually loosing buzz and hum meant loosing character, tone and feel... not so with these babies. I would say I even prefer them over the new N3 models.
Would you consider this product to be made well? How dependable?
Fender has never been short on quality... what else can I say.
Playability and Feel
How does it feel, Heavy, Fast, Chunky? How was the neck? Are the controls easy to get to while playing?
Bright and snappy? Dark and smooth? Were the pickups hot, mellow, thick, thin?
Overall... very similar to a vintage Tele tone with a slight loss in brightness (which can easily be overcome with an EQ or amplifier tone). No loss to that Tele bridge pickup "spank" :) !
How was the action out of the box?
How did the stain or paint job look?
How has it stood up over time?
Only had these for a couple weeks now, but have no reason to believe that these won't stand the test of time.