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Discussion in 'Telecaster Discussion Forum' started by Johnw33, May 17, 2019 at 2:37 PM.

  1. Johnw33

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    Hey guys looking for some advice from Tele experts!! I've always been a stray guy but always like the telecaster, I'm in a bit of a quandary!
    A couple of guys have told me for the money to go for a brand new player Tele?
    Yet in a second hand store I came across a Mexican Tele Nashville? Upgraded tuning and bridge! Middle pick up is iron gear? I had a quick play but couldn't use an amp as shop is tiny and getting deliveries at time!
    There's about 150 difference in price player being more expensive?
    The second hand Mexican feels like a dream and I'm going tomorrow to check it out through amp?
    Yet my mates tell me "NO" buy the player?!
    HELP
     
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  2. Marc Morfei

    Marc Morfei Tele-Holic

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    Nashville Tele is fine. But you really should listen to it through an amp. The two guitars you mentioned have different pickups.
     
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  3. memorex

    memorex Friend of Leo's

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    I wish I could help you. I've never played a Modern Player. But I have a 2018 Nashville Deluxe with the Vintage Noiseless pickups. I also have a total Nashville partscaster with SX body and bridge, GFS Lil Puncher (Lil Killer middle) pickups. The one I play most is the partscaster. None of this stuff matters if it sounds good through whatever amp or modeling pedal you use.
     
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    nojazzhere Poster Extraordinaire

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    Personally I would go with a guitar that FEELS good.....anything else can be changed, but if the neck doesn't feel right, it probably never will.
     
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  5. Johnw33

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    Well said bud
     
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    guitartwonk Tele-Meister

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    I second that. The neck is everything. Pups can be changed.

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    memorex Friend of Leo's

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    I forgot to mention, the necks on both of my Nashvilles are Musikraft necks, and both are superb, better than Fender necks.
     
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    Its all bout what feels good

    Upgrades are a plus if they sound and fit what your going for
    I always prefer the used market if i can get what i want
    But seriously take your time and play them all,,,itll pay off in the end
     
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    I'd also listen to see if one sustains better than the other (unplugged) which in my experience often separates the men from the boys, so to speak...



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  10. Mur

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    Just get what you like and not worry about the rest.
     
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    Lord_Ingipz Tele-Meister

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    The MIM line is still pretty great. Especially the nashvilles but I agree to play it out in the store first. If you want a rosewood board you're not going to get that on the player series. I can't stand them with shoddy electronic work, dry and brittle pau ferro fretboard, misaligned screws and poor QA. That's at least in my area. Could be different for you.
     
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    Thanks dude
     
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    That's interesting man! Seems to me some people are shouting from the rooftops about the player but yet guys who know teles saying it's not all its its cra up to be? Thanks man
     
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    Wise words my friend
     
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    I meant to say:
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    I'd also listen to see if one sustains better than the other unplugged...



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  16. Otis Fine

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    I have a Deluxe Nashville Telecaster and I love it.
     
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    Thanks man
     
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    If the OP is still around.....my two cents on sustain is.....I don't understand when people say they want a guitar that "sustains forever"......I have played a couple guitars, with good strings,that just sounded DEAD, so that's not good. But I find my HANDS can make almost any guitar sustain acceptably for what I do. I'm not talking about "e-bow" type sustain, or Santana Soul Sacrifice sustain, but I don't play like that anyway. I want a guitar that sounds "alive" and crisp, but not necessarily "rings" forever.....just me, though.
     
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    To me sustain = lively, so, no, it doesn’t have to sustain “forever”, but like you said, doesn’t sound “dead”...


     
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    All good advice ^^^. 5 of 6 if my guitars were bought used. The one bought new is an Ovation acoustic I bought in ‘74 that’s so well used it really makes 6 out of 6. The only good advice I can give you is to play guitars, new and used, until you find the one you can’t put down. It has to feel and play right. It also has to have tone that calls out to you. I’ve modified guitars as my needs and preferences changed but I never bought one I didn’t love when I first played it. You’ll know the one when you find it.
     
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