The TelAir sports all the features that a pro expects for that distinctive vintage tone: solid alder body, and solid Canadian maple neck. Wide vintage frets that make it effortless to bend notes. Cust... Read More
The TelAir sports all the features that a pro expects for that distinctive vintage tone: solid alder body, and solid Canadian maple neck. Wide vintage frets that make it effortless to bend notes. Custom ToneRider pickups that punch with rich harmonics, and a sustain that drills back to the roots of rock. All this in an easy to carry, easy to play guitar.
The TelAir is acclaimed by both students and pros. Fold it open, check the tuning, and in seconds you're ready to rock, with a guitar that's lightweight, road-tested and travel tough.
Reviewed by 2 customers
Displaying reviews 1-2
ok, I got 2 of these, One was very playable, the other not so great. The neck is difficult to separate if you want to work on it, and one had too much of an angle to lower the strings to where the bridge screws could be lowered so as not poke thru, as they do sometimes on these Fenderish bridges. Neck is a little chunky for me, but can sand down. Quality is upper middle. Tolerances and metrics, other than just mentioned, are very good. I like a guitar at 7.5 lbs or less (personal preference) so this is a little heavy compared to my other instruments, but the best thing about this guitar is that it sounds a lot like a Rickenbacker. :)
Well I put it thru the paces - it works well, amazingly close to in-tune after breakdown and re-set. Case could be even maybe a little smaller. Sound is like a Rickenbacker to me: the neck scale is the shorter one, like Gibson, so it has some bass authority, but the maple neck and alder body give it the Fender clarity as well, and this reminds me of a Rickenbacker solid body I used to have. Has the noise-cancel only in the middle setting (both pickups) but overall pretty quiet anyway. Quality is medium-high, about like a Fender American or $700 Ibanez, but has the 1.42mm nut width, (sort of the one in the middle) which is my preference, and comes set up .10-.46 strings, intonation spot-on. Of two I tried, one had the neck angle set too high (thus 4 stars), but the other was just right. The one I have set up to play feels solid and balanced. The neck is too thick for me, I will surely sand it down to the more modern "C" shape. Overall, good "piano tone". I would like a chambered version personally, but this one is medium weight. Finish is nice. Overall, a good experience, glad I bought it. Nice tuners, but not locking. Fingerboard maple, gloss on front. Used Vox amps to try it out. Sound is more balanced than a tele.
Our product catalog varies by country due to manufacturer restrictions. If you change the Ship-To country, some or all of the items in your cart may not ship to the new destination.