Everything you would expect from a professional instrument; sustain, good intonation, good quality pieces. When you change the strings you notice that every part is well finished, nothing is left to casualties. The best guitar for all kinds of genre. I play indie rock and it suits perfect with a good reverb, or delay pedal.
Bought one of these used for $480 at guitar center, except it was brown sunburst. Unfortunately, after tax and 2 year warranty the price went up to $600, which is the same as the guitar brand new. The glossed maple fretboard has a great feel to it, and the pots are very smooth. Although the pickups are stock, the bridge pickup is great with some gain. For those questioning the value of the Mexican range of Fender, don't be fooled. These guitars play just as well as the Americans for half the cost.
The fender telecaster has sound, playability and feels that have survived since the beginning of the solid body guitar history, this is an insurance of great quality. The sound of the Tele can be heard across all decades, from the 50s to present, and this standard model is worthy of this legacy.
The best word i could use to describe this guitar is potential, being the standard its easy to change parts with any after market tele parts (of which are many in stores), feature that is great if you want to create your own version of the telecaster