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When looking for my first quality guitar, I knew it had to be a telecaster. The question was which one. Coming across this several times in local stores, I was compelled to try it out. It's a beautiful guitar itself, and plays especially well with many different varieties. I use a half-decent amp with it (Fender Champion 40) and it can create a wide range of sounds, with and without pickups.
This guitar at first glance is a clear nod to a '50s blonde Tele but then you see the reverse control plate, modern tuners and c profile neck and you realise this has all the specs you'd expect from a modern guitar with the classic look from a Tele. Plugged in, the pickups have plenty of bite with a nice humbucker-type growl. This is a fantastic instrument