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Ever get a Real Telecaster that did not measure up to your expectations?

Discussion in 'Telecaster Discussion Forum' started by Skydog1010, May 3, 2019.

  1. Dennyf

    Dennyf Tele-Afflicted

    Feb 9, 2011
    Mt. Holly, NC USA
    Yes, the only fender tele I ever owned. A mid 90s mim. The strings did not go through the body, and it did not twang like i thought it should. I played it for maybe a year, discovered I liked the neck on a peavey reactor much better, and haven't owned a real tele since.

    I've played some teles since that I thought were really nice guitars, but the necks are just not my preference.
  2. fenderchamp

    fenderchamp Friend of Leo's Ad Free Member

    Jun 17, 2008
    I'm not sure what a "Real Telecaster is", what does that even mean?

    Why would you buy any guitar you hated in the first place?

    But I pick up and strum all sorts of guitars, teles included and am pretty underwhelmed, but I know that (within limits) if I only have one guitar and have to keep it long enough, eventually I seem to tweak it enough, and replace enough stuff (even necks are cheap and very available now days). I learn to make it sound good, play good and stay in tune somehow.

    "Little puppet full of pine...awake"

  3. oceanblue

    oceanblue Guest

    Yes, 2 different Player teles last year, had to return both, issues with the bridge and twisted/bowed necks. Even the techs I brought them to said they need to go back, can't be made playable. So instead, built the one in my avatar and love it!
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