Fender Modern Player Telecaster... choices

Discussion in 'Telecaster Discussion Forum' started by JackL, May 16, 2019.

  1. JackL

    JackL Tele-Meister

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    Tried out two used Fender Modern Player Telecasters. Couldn't make my mind up to purchase either one.

    #1 Honey burst, newer model very good condition. Played well.

    #2 Charcoal finish- older model- Upgraded with bare knuckle bridge pickup(?) & grover locking tuners, strap locks and maybe a little heavier weight.


    Which do I purchase the newer or the upgraded one?
    Both are same price..


    The charcoal Tele is pretty marked and dented in the back. The neck is slightly darker in amber tint.

    Choices....



    Jack L
     
  2. Wrighty

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    The honey burst, you can change out the pups and tuners if you want too. You can even relic it, if you want to.
     
  3. JackL

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    I do like this guitar better, I think it needs a little heavier strings and a setup. The other guitar had heavier strings and sustained a little better. I'd prefer to do the mods myself.
     
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    The honey burst is pretty (I have one) ... but the upgrades on the charcoal are pretty tempting. If price is equal, I'd consider the charcoal.
     
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    The Honeyburst, all day long.
     
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    I have the Modern Player Plus in Honey burst and just love it. As nice as an American Standard I had a few years ago.
     
  7. boris bubbanov

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    I wouldn't buy either one.

    If one or the other was meant to be bought, you'd already own it. Something told you to keep looking - listen to that voice.
     
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    But which ever one feels dearest to you. If that's neither of them, then pass, and keep looking.
     
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    Visually i'd go for charcoal, but since it's been "modded"/"upgraded", I would go for the sunburst. usually other people's upgrades tend to be downgrades for me.

    I have never had the luck to find a charcoal MP in the second hand market...
     
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