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I used this guitar for most styles of music. It sounds incredible and its so simple that I never have to worry about it breaking when taking it on flights and trains. Purchased in 2005 for $250. I put Fender Vintage Noiseless pickups in it in 2009. Responds amazingly to subtitles when I play, and sounds beautiful with OD pedals.
When I began to play electric guitar back in 2009, and also being a big Bruce Springsteen and Elvis Costello fan, there was no question I'd start off with a Telecaster. Does just about everything I could want except vibrato a la the Stratocaster. Am in process of replacing its pickups with Zexcoil Convertibles to go noiseless without losing that single coil brightness.