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has any one tried austin or tradition tele copy

Discussion in 'Telecaster Discussion Forum' started by sdlotus, Mar 11, 2004.

  1. sdlotus

    sdlotus TDPRI Member

    Jan 5, 2004
    :rolleyes: does anyone out there own or have played either an austin or tradition tele copy. What do you think. I can get an austin for $149.00 the tradition $259.00 Am i wasting my time? :cry:
  2. rusticman

    rusticman Tele-Meister

    Mar 16, 2003

    why not try a squier? they are in the same pricerange and have more fender "vibe".
  3. Brad

    Brad Tele-Afflicted

    Mar 17, 2003
    Tacoma, WA
    I've tried out a few Austins in a local shop, but not the Traditions. The Austin was a nice cream ( blond ) color. Not sure of the wood, ( probably plywood cause it was heavy one! ) but the finish looked pretty good. I did not plug it in, so I can't give you any opinion on the tone of the pups. The action was a bit high and the fret work was not the best, but it actually played pretty darn good for the $$. Check out the Nelsoics and the Agiles from Rondo music. I have not tried them, but there are many good reviews on em for cheap tele clone. One low price one I did like was a Schecter tele copy. A local store had a "reps" sample one for $159.00. If I did not already have too many guitars, I would have bought it on the spot. Several cut's above most of the low priced tele clones out there. Good luck. I hope you find one that does it for ya in that price range .
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