Overly Glassy Telecaster
A couple of years ago I purchased a warmouth/partscaster telecaster from a shop while visiting Texas. I received the guitar in the mail in Florida, and opened it up, and started playing. I was horrified by the sound. It was overly bright, brittle, glassy, metallic, harsichord-esque, the tone was bleached sounding. It even sounds lifeless and glassy unplugged. I enjoy the telecaster twangy bright sound, but this tele lacks a warmth I find in most telecasters I play. My non-guitar playing friends and family even notice a difference between this tele and others.
I worked with the shop to no avail ( and I would prefer to not discuss the shop or my decision to buy the guitar ). I have been playing the guitar since I received it, but now I am determined to turn it into something I like or sell it.
The specs: Thick maple neck, bone nut, ash body, Lindy Fralin stock pups, 250 k pots, one .05uf cap, D'Addario Nickle Wound .10's.
I have tried .11's and .09's to no avail. I assume since the guitar sounds glassy unplugged, the neck or body may be the cause to the problem, but I would like a second opinion.
Thanks for your response and suggestions in advance,