Tele or a Tele

Discussion in 'Telecaster Discussion Forum' started by Willy Took, Apr 21, 2017.

  1. Crobbins

    Crobbins Friend of Leo's Vendor Member

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    Congrats.
     
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    Lobomov Friend of Leo's

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    I responded with more talk about resale value, totally missing that a MIM tele was already bought!

    Congrats! .. It looks killer. I'm a sucker for warm colors like red and orange .. enjoy it! :)
     
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  3. boris bubbanov

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    Steve, the guy in Sweden bought a brand new one, a 2016 or 2107. Your description of an early MIM is arguably correct but that was 20 years ago and I don't think FMIC was importing those to Europe, then.

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    Anyway, I tend to buy what I like and won't buy what I don't like no matter how good a value it is. But, I know price will have some impact and since I really don't know what prices these guitars can be had for in the shop in Sweden, my advice is sort of conditional. Since Sweden doesn't to my knowledge have a huge trade imbalance with China, if I was there and the Classic Vibe was 65% or less of the price of the MIM Standard, I'd be sorely leaning towards the CVC. On the other hand the CVC neck is pitifully thin and limp - I guess I'd end up buying the MIM or something with an even larger, fatter neck.

    Congrats to the O.P.! May I ask, what was the price differential (in percentage) between the MIM and the CVC? Much obliged!
     
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  4. Willy Took

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    Thank you, it is a great guitar. Very different from my affinity Tele. Great sound from that but weak. Maybe I change the pickups later this year.

    The price for a Squire classic vibe custom is 573 Dollar. And a Fender standard Telecaster is 646. Not such a big difference, and you can always trade with the guitar shop guys. And these days, more or less, they behave quite descent LOL.

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    Well... I'll say save some bucks for the US later... you'll never regret the wait... the US is for a lifetime once you get it. I recently bought an American Standard Tele from 2004 and it sounds just awesome compared to the cheap versions I used to have ( both MiM and Chinese )
     
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    ho. you already bought the MiM... half the good choice. congrats anyway... but you could have bought The US for 700€ 750$ or so used in perfect shape. I found mine at 700 € and in perfect shape not even a mark on the pickguard
     
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    I'm shocked those prices are so similar. I'd go with the MIM, no doubt about it.
     
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    Yeah, it is good idea to save money for att better guitar. A Classic 60´s Telecaster is about 800, classic baja Tele 900, American standard 1300 (Tele professional 1700) USD. But you know, I can´t play as I want to on an expensive guitar, stupid maybe, but expensive things has more "aura in a way and I treat them with more care than I really want to. Guitars around 400-600 is much more fun. It´s like a farmer in Ireland I used to know when I lived there in the 90´s - he had an expensive dog with a "royal" history, and he had an ordinary dog, nuthin fancy, just a dog. The royal dog was always in a cage howling and the peasant dog ran around happy just as dog should do. I told my girlfriend at the time that "that dog is the most unhappy dog in Ireland".
    The farmer wouldn´t use the expensive dog do in fear of whatever misery could happen to him. Same with guitars. Even dough a howling guitar could be a good thing;)

    Scuze me for rambling, but I think you get what I mean. Nevertheless, that black baja Tele is a wonderful piece of guitar, I just have to buy it next time...but before that can happen - a new porta and a better amp...

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