New Tele...? Day

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  1. bassetman

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    JA-90

    Indonesian or not this thing is well put together. It plays very well, after a few tweaks it should be really good....I can’t find the blemish on it so I’m happy. It does feel a lot like a les Paul .

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  2. brookdalebill

    brookdalebill Tele Axpert Ad Free Member

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    Yeah!
     
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    Ooooo...it’s fun...love the neck....needs a touch of fret work and the nut is high.
     
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    mimmo Friend of Leo's

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    Very nice telecaster, congrats.
     
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  5. nicod98

    nicod98 Tele-Afflicted

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    Congratulations!

    It is one of the most atypical telecasters in my book (and my collection) but I love it! I love the sound of it...
     
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    Lonn Friend of Leo's

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    I had a Korean made white one of those a few years back. Really nice guitar.
     
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    Same here...I’m quite liking it already.....whoever set it up in Indonesia had no idea. Thirty minutes work and it plays nice.
     
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    Ira7 Doctor of Teleocity

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    Never saw one like this, and # indicates 2017. Labeled Fender, not Squier, yet made in Indonesia. And no plug in truss hole.

    You learn something new every day here.
     
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    Lots of weirdness about the JA90 Adkins. But it all works together.
     
  10. nicod98

    nicod98 Tele-Afflicted

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    The first Fenders were made in Indonesia around 2009... From that moment on the Squiers had an ICS-prefix instead of IC, and the Fenders got ICF-prefixes.
     
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    sonny wolf Friend of Leo's

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    Cool...A thinline Tele and a Les Paul special had a baby...
     
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    Very much the best of both.
     
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    Only real gripe is the soldering. The pots are not CT’s but are full size. I’ve heard complaints these are noisy guitars. Every solder joint was cold. I reflowed all the joints now it’s very quiet.
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    It also now has a switch craft switch.
     
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    Fendereedo Friend of Leo's

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    Very nice, never seen one in the flesh. Happy playing. :cool:
     
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