May 1st, 2010, 12:47 PM
Just wondering if I'm the only one...
September 14th, 2010, 07:20 AM
That is a Beautiful guitar, Justin!
You may be the only Koahead here.
Best to you, belatedly.
September 14th, 2010, 07:36 AM
I'm considering one of these. Would you recomend it beyond its obvious beauty? Have you had other teles to compare it to? May I ask what you paid for it? Cheers.
September 14th, 2010, 11:18 AM
I really like the koa tele, and have been keeping my eye out for the right one. As a proud owner of an original 98 taylor koa acoustic, I love to get a tele to macth it. I am a little picky about the grain and color. I look forward to getting one one day, even if it is just a veneer. Fender did a decent job with this, and I think they look great. Have seen one or 2 locally for sale on craigslist, just never had the money ready. Great guitar and club!
September 14th, 2010, 11:23 AM
Oh WOW! That is one beautiful Telecaster. Congratulations!
September 26th, 2010, 12:18 PM
You are no longer alone. I got lucky and stumbled on this 06 at GC just recently. It's in mint condition and knowing that I'd probably never come across another that I could actually play before I bought it I just couldn't resist.
In comparison to my Am. Stdrd. I think it has a little more growl but still enough twang to make anyone happy and the finish is even better. The birds eye maple neck is a thing of beauty.
September 26th, 2010, 01:16 PM
Beachbum, nice looking koa tele man! Congrats. I don't blame you, as I would have bought it too if I had the cash. All koa has it's own unique look and wood grain flow, and yours looks great. Enjoy. I hope to have one in the future...
September 26th, 2010, 06:24 PM
Thanks for that. I know you will find what you're looking for. The going price on these is really a bargain considering the guitar. Happy shopping.
September 30th, 2010, 02:37 PM
February 16th, 2011, 09:36 AM
I picked one up (used obviously)this past December 2010 at Guitar Center. It caught my eye on the rack immediately. Then when I saw that they only wanted $299 for it, I just had to play it. There are no dents or scratches, it was in perfect condition. Once I plugged this baby in to a Princeton Reverb that they had on the floor, I was sold. I had to wait 30 days to pick it up, I guess that's a used merchandise policy so that it clears any stolen goods police reports. I haven't stopped playing it since the day I brought it home. This guitar is my first Telecaster, and my only electric guitar at the moment. I think I'm and becoming one of the telecaster cult members. This guitar is sweet. I was concerned about it being made in Korea, but it is flawless and over the past couple of months, there are no discernible problems. The electronics and wiring are great. The neck and body are perfectly assembled. The Seymour Duncan Pickups are amazing. The bridge pickup could be a bit hot for some traditional tele owners, but It still has that twang, and for me they sound great. I am extremely happy with this guitar.
March 10th, 2011, 01:10 PM
I'll join the club! I've actually had a Koa Tele for a month or so now. Got it in a trade for some fishing gear. Really like the guitar, and it's beauty just goes without saying. IMO one of the prettiest tele's out there. One day I'm going to put some Texas Specials in it and put these p'ups in my CVC. If I remember, I'll put some pics up later.
March 10th, 2011, 02:06 PM
Love mine. I bought mine over two years ago. Someone had scratched it up in the shop so they took a couple of hundred dollars off the price. It was my first telecaster, but it now has many friend. Love the Seymour Duncan pick ups and I also really like the neck. Just a great guitar.
March 10th, 2011, 04:57 PM
Made some changes to mine. She now sports a Gotoh modern bridge a matte black PG and a couple of black dome knobs. A standard Tele PG won't fit because of the 22 frets with no overhang so I had to have "Pickgard Heaven" make one for me.
By the way they have now added this PG to their standard pattern list.
March 10th, 2011, 06:03 PM
Beachbum, that looks pretty cool, how does it sound with the modern bridge and what were your reasons for goiing to it? Most people go to the vintage style.
Adding this pic of mine, with the family. :grin:
March 11th, 2011, 01:50 AM
For my ears anyway the modern bridge didn't change the sound all that much one way or the other. I like it cause it's just more comfortable on my right palm and for me it works better for muting. I got used to it on my American Standard and I guess that's part of my preference for it as well.
That's some nice looking koa you've got on yours.