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Discussion in 'Fender Custom Shop Tele Forum' started by badfish_lewis, Jul 18, 2016.
Because I need it. Unfortunately, I can't afford it.
So, go ahead and buy it.
Okay...so I am not familiar with okoume wood. It seems that it is a low density wood much like basswood. Interestingly, in this article they note that redwood is much the same. So, if you want a $3000 guitar with sonic properties akin to basswood, go for it. That is not my cup of tea. Basswood tells can be had for much less money.
Teles need pickguards.
How would you ever reverse the controls on that?
The figuring in that top is a little bit hypnotic. I think it's bad for your mental equilibrium to purchase this guitar.
Tell me why i don't need this guitar
As the OP is asking for reasons he doesn't need it,
I offer two of many possible reasons;
Because its an ugly overpriced piece of crap?
Because its fiscally irresponsible to buy another overpriced piece of gear?
after looking at the price...~$4000 is way too much for this guitar. Like someone else said, you can build a guitar for half of that price...
Not enough wood grain showing. Needs more orange. If it had a bright orange fretboard I'd say go for it. Maybe contact the seller and see if they are willing to modify it for you?
Thank you for your brutal honesty Although not ugly (to me) it is certainly overpriced
Because you could shop for (half the fun for me) and buy at least four or five different cool guitars with the same money.
On the other hand, if the money is not an issue and the guitar moves you, I won't stop you!
You can assemble the exact same guitar, even with better pickups, for around $1500 from Warmoth
Guitars should be bought for reasons related to sound, IMHO. I don't buy basswood Teles for a reason.......they don't sound like Teles to me. Ymmv. Like the link noted...those two woods have the density of basswood. Density determines sonics.
Looks can be deceiving. Ime, not all blondes are more fun.
I'm on the other side, I say buy it, in fact if you don't buy it I will.
OK check that, it seems I'm thirty-nine hundred short.
So many reasons, some previously stated.
no pickguard, no control plate, the neck doesn't match the body, someone blacked out the serial number on the neck plate.
It isn't even real tonewood! Who uses decking for a guitar at this price? Really! And where are the other half of the pickups, no one plays single coils anymore.
Walk away satisfied.
I could resist that with one cable tied behind my back and a winning lottery ticket.
First thing that came to my mind is how awesome a complete rig (Tele, amp, pedals and board) I could assemble for that same $4K!
Is it just me? Is the truss rod sporting a plastic bushing? Shouldn't that be walnut, on a CS?
Yeah, looks like an ugly pos to me. Pretty sure they made the body from a RV table. Run away.
Redwood, at least most of it these days, is lousy for decks. Too soft.
The O.P. needs to know, I have found a redwood cap to be about the softest cap that anyone tries to do on a guitar. It is vulnerable, I can assure you of that.
I hear you and I really don't like the idea of being "trapped" with no real way to convert to a 3 barrel or vintage bridge. You know, 3 mount screw below 6 narrowly spaced through holes as opposed to 4 mount screws above 6 widely spaced through holes.
This particular very nice FCS 6 saddle bridge is IMO easily the very nicest one of this configuration. I would convert every American Series Tele I have to this FCS bridge if I could only get some of these for a low enough price.