My first Telecaster purchase.

MonsieurF

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Hi,

Hello to telecaster lovers.

My dream Tele would be a rosewood fingerboard red telecaster with aged white binding. Or any colour with binding

I essentially love the Japanese telecasters but not the fingerboard radius so I was excited about the new JV additions.

I own an Epiphone casino which I love, but Telecasters were giving me serious GAS.

I recently purchased a telecaster used on ebay for £190. It's a Classic Vibe 2014 Made in China with a rosewood fingerboard.

I've just fitted a 4 way switch and also added brass compensated saddles.
I added an F logo as the old one had bubbled and felt rough.
In total I've spent £27 on minor upgrades.
I de-glossed the neck with 360 grit sandpaper and it feels like a fender Player neck but with rounded edges.

It was missing a switch so I added an old strat switch tip from my drawer.

The pick-ups sound ace (tone rider if I believe the mythology) and the 4 way has added a nice warm punchy sound.

After playing tons of teles this year I really don't feel short-changed with this Classic Vibe. It's more than enough guitar for me.

My only major change has been to add 9.5 strings which really brought it to life.


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Skyhook

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That's a beautiful Telecaster! (you took the pictures in very flattering angles with good lighting also)
Happy NGD and welcome aboard!
 

Fenderdad1950

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Welcome from Albuquerque, New Mexico. Classic vibes are awesome, it is always the guitar I recommend for people unsure on what to buy in the 'above-entry' price range. Actually they excellent players in any price range. I have a soft spot for bound Teles, yours is stunning.
 

Shovelhandle

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That's a very pretty tele, M.F.
I've owned a fair number of teles since the first blonde early 60s back in '67. I had a red tc with rosewood neck and a Budman sticker that I removed. No binding, unfortunately. Presently have a '08 chinese 50s CV, blonde w/ maple neck and it's a great guitar (has had USA bridge w/ plate, electronics and switch plate updates).
Good luck with your beautiful, bound telecaster.
 

GeneB

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Beautiful guitar. You might consider a future purchase of compensated brass saddles to help with intonation if you find it a bit off. It's not expensive to do so and it's a worthwhile upgrade.
 

MonsieurF

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Beautiful guitar. You might consider a future purchase of compensated brass saddles to help with intonation if you find it a bit off. It's not expensive to do so and it's a worthwhile upgrade.
Yes they are fitted already. Gotoh brass compensated.
 




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