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Swapped Road Worn Tele for American Special - no regrets so far

Discussion in 'Telecaster Discussion Forum' started by cyberglad, Nov 10, 2017.

  1. cyberglad

    cyberglad TDPRI Member Gold Supporter

    Age:
    41
    41
    Oct 14, 2016
    Morges, Switzerland
    Road Worn Tele - the high end mexican model (on my avatar pic)
    American Special Tele - low end american model (in the video below)

    These guitars are comparable, especially in terms of quality and sound. American special has slightly hotter pickups and (just a little bit) better overall built quality. Road Worn however was relic'ed and had more mojo.
    Biggest issue with Am Special is the tuning and intonation. Octaves are terrible, will need to swap the following:
    - Compensated saddles
    - Locking tuners
    - Better pickups

    My video with the new guitar:
     
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