In the early years of Fender, the Telecaster quickly became an everyman's guitar because of its versatile sound, ease of playing and reasonable cost. The new Classic Vibe Telecaster '50s in Butterscot... Read More
In the early years of Fender, the Telecaster quickly became an everyman's guitar because of its versatile sound, ease of playing and reasonable cost. The new Classic Vibe Telecaster '50s in Butterscotch Blonde delivers on that original promise. Features include a gorgeous new Butterscotch Blonde finish on a pine body, and a vintage-tint gloss fast-action maple neck with 21 medium-jumbo frets and modern 9.5" fretboard radius. Setting this guitar apart from its Classic Vibe Telecaster '50s Vintage Blonde brother is a custom set of alnico 5 single-coil pickups that provide warmth and clarity and enough punch for country, blues, rock and jazz.
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I first found about this guitar from Youtube videos of older men putting these tele's through their paces while clouding praise upon the instrument. I liked enough of what I heard to take the gamble on to make the purchase. This axe is a joy to play. The body (I have the vintage blonde)looks fantastic with the pine wood grain peering through the clear coat. It is a nice weight and does not feel too square on the edges (a trait that turned me away from mim tele's). The 50's style neck has amazing feel to it, although I do have smaller size hands. The lacquered neck was sticky at first, but that goes away after some playing to make it really fast. The electric guts of the rig all work well and are well put together. The pickups are some of the best I have ever heard, granted the output is curtailed a bit, however they are crisp, clear, and capable for any application (from jazz to crunchy blues they have yet to fail me). If I had to give it a black mark, I would say that the tuning pegs are the ONLY cheap thing on it. Now that does not mean that it loses tune, since I've only had to tune it maybe twice in two months or so after near daily play. The issue is that the machines move a little too easy, for instance if you bumped a tuner while picking the guitar up it will need a tune. Lastly if I were to say another bad thing about the Classic Vibe, in my opinion, it makes me regret buying a Gibson LPJ (that needed to spend a little more time in quality control) last year for near double the price.
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