Cheap Subzero Telecaster with humbuckers.

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  1. Donny Osmond fan

    Donny Osmond fan Tele-Afflicted

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    OK here is a cheap Gear For Music in house brand Subzero. And here is a nice telecaster style with humbuckers. Look. And here is the specs. I love the look and price. Thoughts?

    $254.50excluding VAT
    Available for orderDelivery Information
    Estimated delivery: 10th - 12th March

    https://www.gear4music.com/us/en/Gu...aradigm-Electric-Guitar-Black-Burl-Burst/30LO

    Key Features
    • Luminescent inlays, locking tuners, coil splitting and a burl top
    • All-access neck joint and sculpted heel let you perform comfortably
    • Rock-solid locking tuners
    • Modern humbucking pickups with push-pull coil splitting
    The Subzero Paradigm Electric Guitar brings a diverse tonal pallet to your music. Two medium-high output humbucking pickups give you a biting and clear sound with stacks of power made split-able with a coil tap, while rock-solid locking tuners keep your performance pitch-perfect throughout every string bend and solo. It's finished with a beautiful burl top and matching headstock cap, displaying the one-of-a-kind wood grain that's unique to your guitar. Luminlay Side dots glow when charged under light, ensuring you can see your place on the fretboard on dark stages. The Subzero Paradigm is a modern single-cut electric like no other.

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    So what are your all thoughts on this T type?
     
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    knockeduptele Tele-Meister

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    possibly a reasonable donor body for a partscaster
     
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    Looks amazing though. ;):twisted:
     
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    The market is getting swamped with this cheap crap. I seriously doubt if you bought this guitar you would ever be totally happy with it.
     
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    tfarny Friend of Leo's

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    Buy it if you want to - most people on here won't like it but most people on here are over 70, so, you do your thing (I don't like it either, but who cares).

    It is NOT a telecaster in my book. Humbuckers, no tele bridge, not a Fender, modern look, big body carves, pointy headstock. Too many non-tele features to call it a tele.
     
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    T style. Not a Telecaster.
     
  8. Fourstringclover

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    Agreed tho he did call it a telecaster style an a T type.

    Personally I think it's pretty cool myself, though I couldn't speak to being worth the money. I am curious what the woods an the scale length are now. I'd like to have a T shaped guitar with 24 frets since first I started playing on 24 fret basses, and I really like the neck joint and upper fret acces on it. I dont play metal but it looks like the target market for it.

    If the neck and frets are decent, the other things can be replaced if needed. Maybee ad some HB sized p 90s an use the push pull as a bass cut or somthin if it was me, some brass saddles to "un-modernize" it a bit. The body mounted pups are a cool touch also, and I just noticed the angled headstock from the truss rod cover. Havent seen a T style with that before, nor reversed headstock.
     
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    Specifications
    Body & Bridge
    • Body Material: Alder Body with Burl Maple Top
    • Body Finish: High Gloss
    • Body Colour: Trans Black Burst
    Neck & Fingerboard
    • Neck Material: Canadian Maple
    • Neck Shape: Modern C
    • Neck Joint: Bolt-On with Ultra-Access Contour
    • Headstock: Burl Cap Matching Body Finish
    • Neck Finish: Satin
    • Scale Length: 25.5 inches / (647mm)
    • Truss Rod: Dual Action
    • Fingerboard Radius: Compound Radius - 12" (305mm) / -16" (405mm)
    • Fingerboard Material: Thermally Treated Maple Ply
    • Number of Frets: 24
    • Fret Size: Extra Jumbo
    Pickups & Hardware
    • Nut Material: Graphite
    • Nut Width: 43mm
    • Position Inlays: Luminlay Sidemarkers
    • Bridge Pickup: Humbucker 15.20K
    • Neck Pickup: Humbucker 11.50K
    • Controls: Volume and Tone
    • Pickup Switching: 3-Way Blade Selector Switch
    • Pickup Controls: 1 x Volume, 1 x Tone with Push-Pull Coil Tap
    • Hardware Finish: Black
    • Bridge: Hardtail Bridge, String Through Body
    • Tuning Machines: Locking Tuners
    • Control Knobs: Black Dome Style
    • Strings: D'Addario .010 - .046
     
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    Wow, Gear4Music have gone a bit upmarket.
    That's a very modern take on a 'T-style' guitar.
    It's a bit too 'metal' for me, but I do like it (maybe in another colour - red, blue).
    Whatever you do, don't tell Danb541 that their cheapest Tele' is £79. ;)
     
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    Dont get me wrong, I love my 50s tele, but it's a strange idea to be such a stickler for the original designs.
    Imagine if we loved 55 chevys as much an kept building them to this very day an didnt want anything changed, down to the tail fins, fenders, and brakes, only with state of the art tires (like the modern strings)

    Then china started importing 55 chevys but drove hybrids and rode bullet trains at 300mph. Oh, those crazy Lowai....


    Meanwhile....
    Were going to make cars great again!!!!!

    USA! USA! USA!
     
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    Yes they have.
     
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    Have had a lot of success picking up things like Chord bodies on ebay and at times complete guitars - I wanted a black bound tele and buying it in new for not very much it gave me a well finished alder body for a fraction of the cost of getting a custom one built to then add the neck of my choice etc - sure it adds to the box of bits but they tend to get used on other projects and the Gear4music stuff fits into that bag quite neatly - thanks for flagging it up.


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    It's not strange at all, and a musical instrument is not like a car. And 55 Chevys have their fans, too. Have violins "improved" in the last 200 years? Are violinists stupid for not looking to "improve" the design? Are Breedloves and Taylors "better" than pre-war Martins? What about the antique furniture I own, is it strange to not prefer a new "modern" look?

    The OPs guitar would not be a good tool for making the music I want to make - the pickups are hot ceramic humbuckers, the shredder neck would wear my chord-loving left hand out, and so on. It's a tool to make a certain kind of music, not a piece of technology.
     
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