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PSA: today's stupid deal is a $450 tele

Discussion in 'Telecaster Discussion Forum' started by KC, Nov 20, 2019.

  1. KC

    KC Friend of Leo's

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  2. boris bubbanov

    boris bubbanov Tele Axpert Ad Free Member

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    Wow, it is 2006 all over again.

    If folks like this color, this might be a great time to jump. $ 675 would be the usual price for a Player.
     
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  3. naveed211

    naveed211 Friend of Leo's

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    I do dig that color. Not in the market, but if I was I’d be all over that deal.
     
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  4. Bob M

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    I have bought a couple of stupid deals and have not kept any of them. I think these are guitars that may have hung around warehouses for significant time and they have never felt right. I have found a great independent shop and they have been really flexible on pricing. Going forward I'm buying locally. There really is a need IMHO to play guitars before you buy. Just one man's thoughts.
     
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    teletimetx Doctor of Teleocity

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    OTOH, I've had mixed results given this scenario. If a person had previously had the opportunity to play some samples from this line of Telecasters, it wouldn't be much of a leap to pursue this opportunity. I'm fully tapped and loaded with telecasters or I'd be thinking this over. I live in a town with at least 5 Guitar Centers, so I could put one in my hands relatively easy. hmmm.

    However, this particular color isn't ringing my bell. Maybe it's my computer screen, but kind of looks like maybe a run of these got sprayed without the burgundy flavor in the mix. My evil twin Skippy says, "Hey, that ain't no burgundy mist - looks more like diarrhea mist..."

    Skippy, of course, be crazy. But I think I'll pass.
     
  6. unixfish

    unixfish Doctor of Teleocity Silver Supporter

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    Nice. I would be interested if this were straight burgundy or midnight wine. Still - good price for a decent guitar.
     
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    I’ve 4 nice Teles I’m quite happy with. Maybe a Nashville might get me, maybe not.
     
  8. Greggorios

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    Thanks for posting. Looks like a great way for someone looking to stick their little toe in the Telecaster waters.
     
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  9. tery

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    Thanks for the deal alert - that's a great price for a Fender Telecaster !
     
  10. Southboundsuarez

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    I got one of these a few years ago from a friend. A decent no-nonsense MiM Tele that I leave laying around and out in the open ready for anybody to play. I would call it my thrasher except that it really isnt.
    Other than the nontraditional modern bridge and the tuners its authentic tele pedigree thru and thru... (the bridge and tuners work exceptionally well)
    Stock pups are ok enough that regardless of intending to upgrade I have had no urgency to do so,,, just never get around to it. I wont mention the bargain I recieved mine for used. But I am sure there are other used ones to be had on the cheap if you keep your eyes peeled. I dont purchase new guitars! This price for new is ok.
     
  11. cbh5150

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    Jumped on it!
     
  12. BigDaddyLH

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    At midnight all wine is Burgundy.
     
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    Sorry, I started another thread about this, not knowing there already was one! If I could afford one I'd be all over it, 'cause I love BM and I love the Player Series, and $449 instead of $675? That truly is a stupidly good deal! L53758000001000-00-250x250.jpg
     
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    Good deal ... I'm guessing the color wasn't popular and they didn't sell too well so it's time to clear em out ...
     
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    Is the "Player" series the replacement for the old MIM "Standards"?
     
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    Great guitars for the buck based on the example I played last Saturday. It actually played better than the AmPros, Elites, and Ultras hanging next to it (man, did they need a set up...). Really good fit and finish. $450's a great deal and I could live with the color for that price.
     
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  17. boris bubbanov

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    It sure is.

    I think the pickups are now A4 instead of ceramic, and of course the neck is now a 22 fret "overhang" neck. Some new colors.
     
  18. gkterry

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    Does 'BM' mean bo**l movement? That is what the color is somewhat reminiscent of. Perhaps, the pic is off-color.
     
  19. gkterry

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    It's surf green now
     
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  20. ThinLizzy73

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    On the phone with MF right now changing the order.
     
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