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Leftee

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Feb 6th, 2017 05:15 PM        

I like a traditional/vintage sounding Tele tones. What's the market these days? It doesn't have to be a Fender.



reverend mikey

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Feb 6th, 2017 05:39 PM        

There's the new Professional Series (USA) - I've seen a couple, but haven't plugged on in. $1399 - $1499 if you want the Butterscotch on an Ash body.<br /> <br /> There's the Squire Classic Vintage 50's Tele for $399. I have one of these, and it's a fine playing, nice sounding Tele. Traditional bridge with intonated barrel saddles standard! Pine body, butterscotch finish. The only very minor complaint I might make is the neck in on the thinner side, but not as bad as some, and I haven't experienced any cramping from playing it. <br /> <br /> MIM Tele - are they $599 now? A serviceable Tele, but I'd want to change out the pickups, and it doesn't have a traditional ash tray bridge<br /> <br /> Squier Affinity Series Tele - $199. Cant' tell you anything about the quality on these.<br /> <br /> Those are the lefty options I know of - although the link below also has a couple Custom Shop lefties - if your budget extends to somewhere north of $3K !!!



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Feb 6th, 2017 07:03 PM        

G&L



Leftee

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Feb 6th, 2017 07:14 PM        

Yeah, been looking at the G&L Tribute ASAT. Seems like a MIM-slayer for a little less money.<br /> <br /> I had a Squier Vintage Vibe and it was all that. I also consider it better than the MIM just on the pickups. I would go that way again/ Probably shouldn't have sold it.<br /> <br /> Actually I do have a nice Agile Tele clone with some GFS Lil' Killers in it. I could swap those out for some nice vintagey Tele pickups and be quite happy.<br /> <br /> If I was going CS I would do a Warmoth build first - like my current Strat.



Leftee

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Feb 7th, 2017 05:35 AM        

I really think my foregone conclusion here is to build one. I do like the G&L option though. Anyone here played/owned one? What are the pickups like? I know they're a bit out of the ordinary design.



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Feb 7th, 2017 11:06 AM        

I'd go G&L over MIM, too. <br /> <br /> I haven't played one of their Tributes in years, but I believe they use USA pickups (and hardware?) on them - that's a plus.<br /> <br /> So are you starting to play more again, Eric? I know you took a break for awhile...<br /> <br /> ...maybe we should talk if you'd be interested in the Squier Vintage Classic 50's Tele. I like it, but I don't play Tele that much, and I have my Warmoth for those times when I do. Mine's mint and, as I mentioned above, it's pretty impressive for it's price point - much more so than the MIM. <br /> <br /> Let me know if that sounds interesting to you.



Leftee

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Feb 7th, 2017 01:11 PM        

Yes, I am. But not much (really any) electric these days.<br /> <br /> That does sound interesting. :-)



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Feb 7th, 2017 02:29 PM        

I've got several acoustics that need a new home as well...



Leftee

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Feb 7th, 2017 05:25 PM        

You're a baaaaad man! Lol



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Feb 7th, 2017 07:51 PM        

We aims t' pleeze!



Leftee

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Feb 27th, 2017 07:48 PM        

This is cool



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Feb 28th, 2017 01:13 PM        

Looks nice...am I reading that right that it's currently out of stock?



Leftee

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Feb 28th, 2017 01:37 PM        

Adirondack has them in stock, but it's the older model with the 3 position switch and not the 4. Same price as the manufacturer.



Cal-Woody



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Mar 22nd, 2017 09:39 AM        

Those Michael Kelly's are so sweet and are built really well!<br /> I've had my eye on these for quite some time and they also have a few that have Fralin's installed and as you know, they are a really responsive pickups and bring out all of your picking dynamics and are quiet. So yeah, I've had my eye on their Fralin Special for a while, but they also do a TV JONES Tele that rivals the Carbonita Tele but with more pickup selector options, but would have to try it out first before I would modify it toward Fender specs, but that's the one I would sell off something to help with the purchase. <br /> Michael Kelly's have really upped their game and other than finding the way I would want it configured, would have No Reservations in buying one.



Leftee

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Mar 22nd, 2017 08:12 PM        

They don't offer those lefty, unfortunately. <br /> <br /> I'm still leaning towards snagging a '53 when they have them in stock again.



bikerboy94



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Apr 12th, 2017 10:40 PM        

I own the Michael Kelly. Nice guitar I picked it over a G&L.



Leftee

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Apr 13th, 2017 12:52 AM        

Where did you buy yours?



Leftee

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Apr 18th, 2017 09:01 PM        

I really really like the new Fender American Professinal in butterscotch with the black guard. <br /> <br /> What I can't get past is the price. I would give $999 for a new one. Not the $1499 they are listed at. I just don't see $1500 there.



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Apr 19th, 2017 05:58 AM        

"What I can't get past is the price. I would give $999 for a new one. Not the $1499 they are listed at. I just don't see $1500 there. "<br /> <br /> Give it 12 to 18 months and they'll drop in price because they won't sell any.<br /> <br /> edited to fix spelling



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Apr 19th, 2017 10:11 AM        

Yes, but it will be really hard to find a lefty that's been hanging on the wall somewhere - they just won't order them. Maybe MF and Sweetwater might have some later for a lower price...



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