$350 for a MIM Tele. Should I pull the trigger?

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  1. stormsedge

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    Obviously it depends on the guitar, but I got the MIM natural ash Tele in the avatar from MF for around $500 a few years ago, so the price you see does not seem out of line. I did replace the bridge and pickups, but I’m very happy with it. At least happy enough not to go to the trouble to find another one!
     
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    I paid $300 for my used Ivory 2007 MIM tele 5 years ago and it is the best deal I’ve ever gotten on a guitar. It plays and sounds amazing. Haven’t changed anything except the strings. I’d put it up against any tele out there. Sings like a bird.
     
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    Update. I struck a deal with the guy who has the highway one Telecaster and will be meeting him to buy it at 4:30 today. I’ll be sure to post pictures of it when I get it.
     
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    How'd it work out?
     
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    You're asking a bunch of addicted gearheads if you should buy a piece of gear that this forum is centric too...now what do you really think we would say?
     
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    Bought a new MIM Tele in the early 90s. Paid a little over $200. So, that sounds fair 30 years later, right?

    Maybe you can find a cheaper one? Time is on your side.
     
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    I ended up getting a 2007 Fender Highway One Telecaster for $600.
     
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    That's the going price in Albuquerque, great shape $399, iffy shape $300:D
     
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    They're great guitars, how do you find those giant frets?
     
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    I thought they would be a bit cumbersome as play a Les Paul a lot but it’s pretty nice.
     
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