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Discussion in 'Telecaster Discussion Forum' started by Fuel, Feb 20, 2008.

  1. Fuel

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    Just wait a little longer, buy american... But to answer your question i think mim is a little better... My baja is mexican they r tough to beat...
     
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    It depends. Neck profile seems to be similar except for the 22 frets on the Lite Ash. I would try to compare them side by side if I can and choose the one that speaks to me. Maybe the Lite Ash might appeal a little bit more because of the Seymour Duncans.

    However, sight unseen, I'm more inclined to go the MIM standard. I've never played an MIM standard I didn't like. JMHO.
     
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    Hei Fuel og velkommen til TDPRI :grin: .

    Normally I'd say MIM are slightly better than MIK, but the Lite Ash is the more expensive guitar and gets very good reviews. Of the two, the Lite Ash would be my choice. (But then I prefer the 3-saddle bridge).

    But I would add another 60 bucks (if you buy from a US dealer) and buy a Mexican Classic 50's (if you prefer a maple board) or a Classic 60's (if you prefer rosewood). Those are probably the best bang for the buck that Fender produce.

    Send meg gjerne en PM hvis du lurer på noe ang. Classic-serien, da jeg har god erfaring med begge de nevnte modellene.
     
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    I've got an American Standard Tele and I just bought a MIM 72 Thinline Reissue, the 72 is my absolute favorite to play, the guitar is flawless sounds awesome and plays like a dream. That's my 2cents
     
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    Takk for det Telemarkman :) (thanks)

    First of all - what does MIM and MIK mean?
    I would like to campare them side by side, but the stores in my city is out of those telecasters...
     
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    MIM=Made In Mexico
    MIK=Made In Korea
    MIA=Made In America
    MIJ=Made In Japan
    MIC=Made In China
    CIJ=Crafted In Japan
    CIC=Crafted In China
    etc. etc.

    The ideal thing is to compare them side by side, but most Norwegian music stores only have one or two models of Telecasters, usually only HWY1, maybe American Standard. That is the sad truth :( ...
     
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    Condolances for the Tele shortage in Norway cats. I'll go with Telemarkman and suggest saving a little longer for either one of the 50's or 60's classics. They're very nice axes feel more solid than the MIM's or the Lite Ash if you know what I mean.
     
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    I just bought one made in India.
     
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    Uhhh?
    oh boy now we gotta watch out
    once them dudes get crackin on makin we gonna see some wang dang doodle guitars thats fer sure
     
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    I like my standard. I also have a Mexi Strat. Love'em both.

    I just bought a Thinline Squier (China) with the Duncan Design pickups and I love the bright woody tone of the Thinline; the Duncan Design pickups are very lively.

    If it's you first Tele and you want a good solid guitar, the Mexi models are hard to beat.

    How expensive is a Mexi in Norway?
     
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    A Mexican Standard is almost a thousand US Dollars :eek: :oops:
     
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    Yeah, Im thinking about a Classic Baja, is that guitar ok?
     
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    Welcome and yes, the baja is a very nice version of telecaster. How much do they cost over there?:cool:
     
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    About $1190...maybe it will be a Baja then :)
    ...or the Lite Ash - I think that finish is lovely :)
     
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    A Telecaster Baja is now ordered :)

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    Congrats Fuel!

    I think it's a good choice, and they ARE great looking :cool: ...
     
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    I worked a lot with people from India and they take tremendous pride in there work.
     
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