UPDATE Good deal or crap?

Kaihansen76

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Hi guys I am new here and I do not own a Tele (yet). I found this one in a Cash and Carry here in Switzerland. The colour is awful but the price is tempting like 160 usd. UPDATE : there is a hole in the paint as you can see in the picks. The Shop would decrease the price by just 15 usd to 145 usd which I find stupid.
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drmordo

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I would say a bit high in the US, but probly a fair price over there.

They are well made economy guitars. The one caveat is the fretboard on older Affinitys is pretty narrow - made for small hands. But if you played it and liked it, it's probly worth the money.
 

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But if you played it and liked it, it's probly worth the money.
Yes, this.

It's a 2019 Affinity, according to the serial.
Mine is 2017, and the fret-board is fine for my medium/large hands.
The color is not "awful", its "butterscotch blonde".
The Fender Color Charts do not list "awful" as a standard color.
Just joking!
Grab it, in my opinion, the color will grow on you :)

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don't stare you blind on the name Fender.
you have good and bad ones in every serie and every brand.
taken them in to your hands, play if you can without an amp en see if it will challenge/invites you to play
will you be playing mostly sitting down, ore standing?
try and test the comfort for you to fit.
are there guitars that pass the first round, then try it with an amp.
start clean and the guitar will give you its voice, and maybe you understand each other and it will fit the bill for you
 

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Wow! That's a thrift shop????

I'd try to get em to come off the price a bit, say about 120, but as others have said they're not bad for the $$$ and certainly worthy of getting your feet wet in Tele land ;)
 

JeffroJones

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Wow! That's a thrift shop????
I see the "Cash Converters" logo on a price tag, so its probably a Pawn Shop.
My experience with Cash Converters is, bargains are rare, the prices are fair, but you're not likely to get a steal.
Which means if you LIKE the item, you'll pay an average market price to get what you want.
That guitar retails for AU$450-$475. It's being sold for AU$225.
It looks in good shape, and the price is reasonable.
If I wanted that guitar, I'd think I was getting a good deal.

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$160 seems a bit much but inflation has thrown our pre-2019 mental price books out the window. However, it's always worth trying to negotiate a lower price, even if they turn your offer down.

Do check the neck profile and make sure you like it and look for excessive wear on the frets and elsewhere before you buy.
 

Kaihansen76

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I see the "Cash Converters" logo on a price tag, so its probably a Pawn Shop.
My experience with Cash Converters is, bargains are rare, the prices are fair, but you're not likely to get a steal.
Which means if you LIKE the item, you'll pay an average market price to get what you want.
That guitar retails for AU$450-$475. It's being sold for AU$225.
It looks in good shape, and the price is reasonable.
If I wanted that guitar, I'd think I was getting a good deal.

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Thanks ! Yes it is cash converters I just used thé wrong english Name to translate. Thanks for your advice
 

Kaihansen76

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$160 seems a bit much but inflation has thrown our pre-2019 mental price books out the window. However, it's always worth trying to negotiate a lower price, even if they turn your offer down.

Do check the neck profile and make sure you like it and look for excessive wear on the frets and elsewhere before you buy.
What price would be good disregardimg the currently inflation?
 

Call Me Al

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In my area of the States, you can occasionally find them for ~100 but usually only the older models. ~150 seems to be a fair and common price these days. Considering MSRP is 290 now that’s about 45% off.

If you like the neck, and feel in general, I say go for it! They’re good out of the box, or as a mod-and-tinker platform.
 




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