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post #1 of 19 (permalink) Old 06-09-2008, 01:59 PM Thread Starter
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Cheap Tele suggestions

I just bought a Yamaha Saxamophone for my daughter Lisa ...no, my daughter Aoife , so my early 80's Artist funds are almost gone. I was hoping to get a nice hardtail guitar and I'm now looking at getting a Tele. I had one in the 70's and it was nice, so why not?

So, if you wanted a maple fretboard and had 300 to spend, where would you guys all be looking?
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Re: Cheap Tele suggestions

The usual suspects, I guess, evil bay, craigslist for used ones.

Consider a Squire or find another hundred bucks for a Mexican Strat. The cheapy Fenders are decent guitars. Oh, and Guitar Center has been selling older Highway Ones for good prices. I got a Hwy1 strat for $430.

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The usual suspects, I guess, evil bay, craigslist for used ones.

Consider a Squire or find another hundred bucks for a Mexican Strat. The cheapy Fenders are decent guitars. Oh, and Guitar Center has been selling older Highway Ones for good prices. I got a Hwy1 strat for $430.

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I think he wants a tele
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An older Highway 1 would be cool though...I'll have to check some stores I guess.
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Re: Cheap Tele suggestions

Sings: Saxamaphone... Saxamaphone...

Anyway, the bay of evil quite often has the Japanese made Squiers from the mid to late 80s in the $300 to $400 range, sometimes a little cheaper. That's certainly a good route to go.
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Re: Cheap Tele suggestions

Has anyone ever heard of this company, Hefner? they make licensed Fender bodies. I might just buy a body for my MIM Strat and convert it or something.
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Has anyone ever heard of this company, Hefner? they make licensed Fender bodies. I might just buy a body for my MIM Strat and convert it or something.
I'm pretty sure Telecaster and Stratocaster neck joints are really different. Besides, you might end up going over when you add the finish price and the hardware you can't use because it is the wrong shape or size.
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Re: Cheap Tele suggestions

Eh It's a Charvel Model series neck, so it should fit close enough so that it doesn't move.
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Heh, too bad it isnt a strathead, you could have ended up with a Morse kinda custom
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Re: Cheap Tele suggestions

Not sure of the quality of these, but they look pretty impressive,
http://www.saintblues.com/Bluescaster-IV-p-4.html

Thought you might be interested =]
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Re: Cheap Tele suggestions

Hohner made a great tele copy (TE Custom, I think), but they are modeled after the 60s custom, so no maple. If rosewood doesn't bother you, they seem to be a great choice for a cheap tele knockoff...
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I think he wants a tele
Doh! You're right, Freudian slip.
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Re: Cheap Tele suggestions

You can get a used MIM Tele in that range, and you can tweak it as funds become available.
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Re: Cheap Tele suggestions

You could build your own Saga Tele kit, if you wanted to. They're relatively cheap.
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Re: Cheap Tele suggestions

Here's a real Fender tele for you....

2000
ManufacturerName Fender®
ModelName Telecaster®
Case: None
Color: Deep Red
Condition: Good
Price: $275.00
Description: FEATURES: Maple neck & fingerboard/ strung thru body design for extra sustain/ 5-ply tortoise shell pickguard/ modified...extra pickup installed along with 5-way pickup selector switch makes this a great blues guitar/ master volume & tone knobs. Professionally setup by my Guitar Maintenance Department and ready to rock.


http://www.gbase.com/Stores/Gear/Gea...x?Item=1789147
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