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How do I find a MiM Tele?

Discussion in 'Telecaster Discussion Forum' started by boydwgrossii, Dec 27, 2019.

  1. AndyPanda

    AndyPanda Tele-Holic

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    Where did you have it last?
     
  2. reckless toboggan

    reckless toboggan Tele-Holic

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    That's impossible.
     
  3. Pat D

    Pat D Tele-Meister

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  4. Pat D

    Pat D Tele-Meister

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    And, BTW, a Squier version costs about half as much. I have an MIM Tele HH from a few years ago, and a brand new more traditional Squier Affinity Tele. The Affinity is really good. Not sure the MIM is worth the extra money. Don't get me wrong, I love my MIM, but this Squier is much nicer than I expected.
     
  5. Fendereedo

    Fendereedo Poster Extraordinaire

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    Happy hunting. The new Player series I tried yesterday in my local was out of this world. I may have to snag it. The only thing that put me off was the orange colour, but it played so well. The frets were nicely done, unlike my Vintera 60s.
     
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  6. Urshurak776

    Urshurak776 Tele-Afflicted

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    I was just going to suggest a used Squier Affinity. If the sound doesn’t grab you, throw in a set of pickups (Tex-mex, toneriders, bootstrap, etc.). You would
    get a nice player for less than $200.
     
  7. 985plowboy

    985plowboy Friend of Leo's

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    Go to Mexico.
    Employ a shaman.
    He will lead you on a vision quest to the small farming village of Ensenada.
    There you may find the perfect telecaster for your needs.
    Return to your home.
    Go to the nearest Fender retailer.
    There it will be.
     
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  8. radiocaster

    radiocaster Poster Extraordinaire

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    The one in the video has a neck humbucker, it's in the comments section in a couple of places.
     
  9. boydwgrossii

    boydwgrossii TDPRI Member

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    What does deluxe mean?
     
  10. skydog6653

    skydog6653 Tele-Meister

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    Turn left at Greenland.
     
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  11. bobbyfg

    bobbyfg TDPRI Member

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    try mexico telecaster classic 60s if you found one around you. I changed mine with a dunlop 6150 fret wire. it is the best telecaster I've played. atleast no other guitar can replace my tele for me.
     
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  12. Skydog1010

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  13. Colo Springs E

    Colo Springs E Doctor of Teleocity Ad Free Member

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    Surprisingly there aren't that many used ones around me. Usually the same 2 or 3 show up on Fbook Marketplace or craigslist, and they're typically way overpriced. I was looking for one prior to buying my PRS SE, and I couldn't land on one that suited my needs for a price that was decent. They used to be all over the place here, and for really good prices.
     
  14. OldDave

    OldDave TDPRI Member

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    This. To the OP, MIM's are everywhere. Be patient, check your local Craigslist and FB Marketplace and you'll find a nice one at a bargain price. This one $450 with case and already upgraded pickups.

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  15. Chiogtr4x

    Chiogtr4x Doctor of Teleocity

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    My only Tele ( now) is my 2004 MIM Midnight Wine Standard.

    I made enough $$ to buy it from our band gig that NYE! ( $400 each, Tele was $369!)

    It has been a great all-purpose guitar for me, an all-purpose player. ( all kinds of good, old music- R&R/ Blues/Country)

    Never any issues ( had frets crowned many years ago) all original parts, but like me, it is too heavy!
     
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