Asher Guitars WD Music Products Amplified Parts Mod Kits DIY Nordstarnd Pickups
Asher Guitars WD Music Products Amplified Parts Mod Kits DIY Nordstarnd Pickups
Asher Guitars WD Music Products Amplified Parts Mod Kits DIY Nordstarnd Pickups

NGD: American Standard Telecaster

Discussion in 'Telecaster Discussion Forum' started by nosuch, Dec 10, 2016.

  1. Lef T

    Lef T Tele-Meister

    Apr 24, 2016
    Ontario Canada
    Very nice.
    I bought one just like yours at the beginning of 2016.
    The only difference is it is left handed.
    I like everything about this guitar and love the Twisted Tele,Broadcaster pickup

  2. nosuch

    nosuch Friend of Leo's

    Apr 4, 2008
    So I did a gig and a rehearsal with the new guitar. Unsurprisingly it works flawless like a workhorse should and sounds very good.
    I like the more transparent (compared to my tried and trusted AVRI) neck pickup and the clean but beefy broadcaster pickup at the bridge. Most of all I like how easy it is to tune with the sealed tuners with their accurate ratio (the vintage tuners work well but with their cruder ratio the tuning process itself is less comfortable) and the perfect intonation that let's the instrument blend much better with keyboards (well I added compensated saddles to the AVRI so there's improvement there too). And I love the neck.
    The bridge seems to be a clever design. I think due to the bend steel saddles it has the zing not unlikely a traditional bridge (when I tried a heavy gotoh brass bridge on my AVRI the zing was gone).
    The only thing I might change is the no load tone pot ... the notch bothers me a bit and I work a lot with tone ...
    Last edited: Jan 1, 2017

  3. fender68

    fender68 TDPRI Member

    Jul 12, 2011
    That's a gorgeous color!

  4. GK34

    GK34 Tele-Meister

    Dec 20, 2010
    Pearland, TX
    That's a good looking Tele. Congrats

  5. arielyitus

    arielyitus Tele-Meister

    May 4, 2016
    Clarkston, Mi

  6. tele_pathic

    tele_pathic Friend of Leo's

    Aug 18, 2009
    St. George, UT

  7. 5mile

    5mile TDPRI Member

    Mar 21, 2011
    Grand haven
    My guitar center has one that color and in gassing big time
    How are you liking the belly cut?
    Its actually the only thing I didn't care for from a cosmetic standpoint
    I love the chunky tele look from the back
    Nice guitar and congrats!

  8. fatcat

    fatcat Friend of Leo's

    Jul 6, 2010
    Very Deep South
    HNGD! I just got an American Special for Christmas too.

  9. Vintagebrit

    Vintagebrit Tele-Holic

    Great guitar. Lovely colour. HNGD.

  10. metalosophy

    metalosophy Tele-Meister

    Dec 21, 2016
    Dublin, CA
    I actually love the belly cut and I miss it a lot on my other Tele.

    A very pretty tele.
    5mile likes this.

IMPORTANT: Treat everyone here with respect, no matter how difficult!
No sex, drug, political, religion or hate discussion permitted here.