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PostPosted: Thu Feb 02, 2012 12:11 pm 
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I'm selling a load of stuff on ebay to try and raise some money to buy a fender telecaster.

The question is should I get a Mexican one or search for a cheap second hand American one? Is the step up in price good value for money?

Would you go for a new Mexican (that has the right feel) over a second hand American bought off ebay that I wouldn't be able to try out for example?

Are there any copies that are worth getting? I've heard that Greco (1970s Japanese) copies are the business.

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...well I went out to buy a strat there was about twelve in the shop. The best one by a mile was one of the Mexican ones. I don't think they are all great but some are. I think it's worth getting down to a Fender shop and trying some just to see if there is much difference. I also like the fact that the Mexican Fenders generally don't have thick coated polyurethane on the necks, feels more organic. Buying unseen is always a risk , liking the feel of a guitar is such a personal thing. Many say the Mex Fenders have worse electronics, although it didn't seem too different to me.

Watch out for late 70's Fenders, some of em are right pigs

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Cheers for that. I reckon trying it out in the shop might be the way to go.

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I got one of these Squier Classic Vibe tele's a couple of years ago, cost me £230, it's loosely based on the very first JV series teles that came out in the 80's, it's a lovely guitar, it's my main guitar for Roaming Son and has seen a fair bit of action. the necks lovely and the pickups sound great too.
well worth checking out!
i've got this one -

they've just brought it out in blonde too, and they do a nice bound sunburst & a thinline as well.

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PostPosted: Fri Feb 03, 2012 12:37 pm 
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The Baja telecasters look good and thanks for that forum, I'll be reading through that for sure.

Nice guitar MR L. A mate of mine said he was bought a Squier and he tried loads and then he picked up one that felt head and shoulders better than the others. Interesting how guitars can be so different.

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yeah it's surprising how so many 'cheaper' guitars sound & feel better than the more expensive ones.
Few years ago i was after a Strat and i was after a proper Fender, i tried out loads and saw an old Tokai for around £100 cheaper, and it sounded ace, pissed all over the Fenders really. ended up buying it!

will be expecting pics of the new addition when u get it!

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I'm pretty keen for one of these new Squier teles with a Jazzmaster neck pickup

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i like the look of them! not sure about the big headstock tho.

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yea they have jazzmaster necks on them- an aquired taste with teles, im a fan personally- chuck a bigsby on and you have a really versatile guitar i reckon

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just been on the fender site and they are now doing a J Mascis Squier Jazzmaster too!

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