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Which guitar should I get?

Discussion in 'Squier Tele Forum' started by Manly wimp 17, Sep 24, 2017.

  1. Manly wimp 17

    Manly wimp 17 TDPRI Member

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  2. john_cribbin

    john_cribbin Tele-Holic

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    Personally I'd say it's what feels best is far more important that what sounds best.

    For example, I really don't like the modern C profile on most Fender necks, they just feels to small in my hands.

    Find a model that fits you like a glove and play. Changing pickups to get the sound you want is a secondary issue to my mind.

    Hope Slovenia is as lovely as it looks, I should be flying into Ljubljana in a few weeks for a short holiday :)
     

  3. el cheapo

    el cheapo Tele-Afflicted

    Jan 13, 2011
    Southcentral Pa
    It's been said before, but play as many guitars in your price range as you can and pick the one that feels best to you. They all feel different, even ones of the same model. Good luck!
     

  4. Sparky2

    Sparky2 Tele-Holic

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    That candy apple red Telecaster is a fantastic and versatile guitar.
    I don't think you can go wrong with that particular guitar.

    As the others have said, it's all about how it feels and plays in your hands.
    If you can't get your hands on it a play it in person though, then you will never go wrong with that model of Fender.
    As long as the mail order company does a decent job of set-up and shipping, you will be one happy guitar player!!

    :)
     
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  5. Mimmo_CVC

    Mimmo_CVC TDPRI Member

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    For that budget, you can consider a G&L Bluesboy, too.
     

  6. Rookery

    Rookery TDPRI Member

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    I took ages to choose my SX STL50. It's a brilliant guitar and not expensive. With the money you can save, you can buy yourself a very decent amp too and still have some left over for a fish supper.
     
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  7. Ira7

    Ira7 Poster Extraordinaire

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    That candy apple red is a great Tele, and doing the currency exchange in my head, it seems like a very good price.

    Unless you guys have to add certain taxes and high shipping costs onto it.
     

  8. brogh

    brogh Super Moderator Staff Member

    Jun 26, 2010
    italy
    Hi,

    If this your first telecaster, you better be trying out some before settling for one, there are many options available (besides colors ) on telecaster models that are around, neck shapes/sizes, frets pickups.

    Narrowing the list down is a to do job, it may take some time, but my best advice would be trying out in local shops some teles and understanding what you like and don't like, then get the one the pleases you the most.

    Cheers
     

  9. boris bubbanov

    boris bubbanov Telefied Ad Free Member

    If you really cannot get to a shop to try something, that MIM Standard is as good a place to start as anything.

    It is a known property - so if you happen not to like it, you can trade or sell it.

    It is also super easy and intuitive to upgrade - the only problem is the neck section is Modern Thin C and I for one, like something fatter in the girth of the neck - the cross section of it.
     
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  10. Manly wimp 17

    Manly wimp 17 TDPRI Member

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  11. theprofessor

    theprofessor Friend of Leo's

    Aug 8, 2016
    Chattanooga, TN
    If the choice is between those two, I'd definitely go with the Fender tele. Easy to set up to your liking, and if you end up not liking it for some reason, it should be pretty easy to move along.
     
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  12. Zepfan

    Zepfan Poster Extraordinaire

    Nov 30, 2013
    Horn Lake, MS
    I'd look for one with 2 P90's.:D
     
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  13. Rookery

    Rookery TDPRI Member

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    Agreed. A MIM Fender Tele will sell all day long and not likely to lose much money from new.
     

  14. Rob DiStefano

    Rob DiStefano Poster Extraordinaire Vendor Member

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    squier bullet - tele or strat flavor. a good platform to learn on - easy to set up, easy to mod later on for better tone for cheap. in every way as good as any canoe paddle guitar for a fraction of the cost of peer pressure ego-centric guitar head stock labels. :eek::lol:

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  15. Rookery

    Rookery TDPRI Member

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  16. Ira7

    Ira7 Poster Extraordinaire

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    I would go for one with no P90s!
     
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  17. Mxrk

    Mxrk TDPRI Member

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    My first guitar was a standard telecaster and it never let me down. If it feels right in your hands, I’d go with that.
     

  18. Manly wimp 17

    Manly wimp 17 TDPRI Member

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    My current guitar is bullet strat... :x
     

  19. Minimalist518

    Minimalist518 Tele-Holic

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    +1 on all the comments that the *feel* of the guitar should be your primary consideration. With the understanding that the action can be corrected with a good set up, the way the neck fits your hand is the most important (and most subjective) with the weight and how the body of the guitar fits you coming in second. Personally, I love the feel of a MIM Fender.
    One other factor I haven't seen mentioned is the bridge style. I see that the guitar you've got your sights on has a modern six saddle bridge. Is that your preference? Many here, myself included, prefer the traditional three saddle "ashtray" bridge for a variety of reasons both sound and silly. Just another thing to consider.
     

  20. Rob DiStefano

    Rob DiStefano Poster Extraordinaire Vendor Member

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    yep, no question about it - with electric guitars, it's all about the playability (aka "feel"). the sound/tone is in the engine/s and the onboard circuit it/they feed. canoe paddle electrics like strats 'n' teles have a whole buncha non-invasive components to tweak for that playability, too.

    acoustics are all about the whole enchilada - playability AND sound/tone - and with far less non-invasive components available to tweak. acoustics can be buggers, for sure.
     

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