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Discussion in 'Telecaster Discussion Forum' started by Loobs, Dec 17, 2014.
I've been offered one at a good price. What's it like? Thin/fat?
I had a MII LAT a while back and I really liked the neck on that one. Wasn't too thin but definitely not thick. Pretty comfortable after a little work on the edges. Birdseye figuring was almost too fancy for me though.
Forgot to mention. For me the worst things about the neck were the tuners and that oh-so-fake looking Fender script. I upgraded the tuners to Fender vintage replacements but the logo stayed.
Given Teles cost more in Germany, if you can get it for under the equivalent of $ 350, do it anyway. If like new, go to $ 400 if you like it.
I agree absolutely with everything Pondcaster says but it is a decent guitar. It just doesn't seem like a genuine Fender product, is what throws me off. I'd have bought one anyway but the intermediate sized neck while big enough for many, wasn't big enough to thrill me. It seems like a solid product by some competitor or something - oh and those genuine Seymour Duncan pups are Alnico 2 and are a little more mellow than what 95% of Teles have.
Hah, you're from Berlin too.
I have a MIK Lite Ash.
The neck, it's neither thin nor fat. it's medium, all the way through.
not tapered but straight.
smaller necks are on my Classic Vibe Vintage Blonde and slightly bigger on the CV Butterscotch Blonde.
I have a baseball neck on one partscaster and medium necks on a:
2003 Squier fat Standard
a Hoyer Black Lady, more tapered
and a Cheri, which is slightly bigger & flater radiused, more tapered.
The Mik Lite Ash neck has annoying tall frets and the tuner holes need 10,5 mm bushings if you were to install Vintage Tuners.
What do you consider a good price?
I'm a big fan of these Lite Ash Teles.
Used models on eBay UK tend to sell for around £360 (560 USD or 450 Euros) - they seem to hold their value more than MiM Telecasters.
I passed on it and got an Allparts TMO FAT instead.
Alamo, where in Berlin are you? I'm actually originally from London.
I'm in Kreuzberg and originally from Manchester.