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Player series Tele.. opinions

Discussion in 'Telecaster Discussion Forum' started by krb813, Feb 11, 2021.

  1. krb813

    krb813 TDPRI Member

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    How are the current Player Tele's? I don't have a way to try them out locally.

    Thanks.
     
  2. Joshtheguitarguy

    Joshtheguitarguy TDPRI Member

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    Great value, even with the new price point, tried one and found the neck very comfortable, modern feeling. Actually, the whole guitar is a modern feeling, you have the block saddles, modern radius, modern pickups. I liked it, but I found myself looking for more in the pickups, they just didn´t get the tele sound I wanted them to, but your mileage may vary, I didn´t end up buying one, but it might be perfect for you. What are you looking for in particular with a tele?
     
  3. Blues Twanger

    Blues Twanger Tele-Afflicted

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    The quality is there, don't let the internet scare you.
     
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  4. Sotakoira Musti

    Sotakoira Musti Tele-Afflicted

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    I’ve got 2020 MN Tidepool. Bought new, cost about 550€. As said earlier, very comfortable satin finish neck with modern profile. I didn’t care too much about pickups though. The build quality is good, but the body is on the heavier side.

    My other Teles are quite vintage orientated, so I decided to make it ”modern” Tele. Changed tuners to Fender locking tuners, pickups to Texas Specials and installed 4-way switch. Left the original modern bridge. It turned out really nice.

    Overall, I see them as cheap and great quality modding platforms for non-vintage style Tele.
     
  5. vanr

    vanr Tele-Afflicted

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    <<<<Managed to find the HH one in Sonic Red last April. It's a great guitar. Was looking to maybe get another one in a different color and noticed they have gone up in price $80 since April.
     
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  6. Fendereedo

    Fendereedo Poster Extraordinaire

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    Nice guitars, now that the fiasco with original first run is over.
     
  7. Southpaw Tele

    Southpaw Tele Friend of Leo's

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    Here’s mine. I have a 2020 in Butterscotch. I love the modern bridge and the vintage one but this one is so good for palm muting, I’m leaving it as is. I like vintage tuners, but the modern ones on this guitar are just fine the way they are. Pickups are great for what I play (rock, alternative, worship music at church, etc.). I’ve tried to play some Luther Perkins/Johnny Cash stuff and it’s not as twangy as my old CV Tele, but I don’t need it for that. Fit and finish are way better than my old MIM Standard from ‘07. Neck is perfect and I prefer the thinner necks. The only thing I have going on that needs work is the noise I get from the neck pickup. I’m going to shield the guitar this weekend and see if I can quiet it down a little more. It’s nothing horrible or anything. Just nit picking here. I got mine for $699 and really enjoy it. Weighs in at 7 lbs. 13 oz.
     

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  8. Willie Johnson

    Willie Johnson Tele-Holic

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    I played one of the HH ones in silver sparkle in the store and really liked it--rally want one.
     
  9. DLReed

    DLReed Tele-Meister

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    I love mine - IMG_3731.JPG IMG_3661.JPG With both the white Pick Guard and Black. The Pau Ferro fret board on mine darkened up a lot after some lemon oil and lots of playing.
     
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  10. Audiowonderland

    Audiowonderland Tele-Meister Silver Supporter

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    I am pretty damn happy with mine
     
  11. Footsore

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    Here's a pic of mine that I took when I bought it. FSR with a Sienna Sunburst flamed maple top. Plays nice too. IMG20210126094319.jpg
     
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