My Apple Candy Telecaster is made in China, Squier indeed, but I love the sound of its pickups very true to the original sound of the made in the United States guitars. With this guitar I use to play Blues, Country, Rockabilly and Bluegrass, styles for which the Telecaster is quite good.
Idk if all production models from that year (2004) are like that or not, but I really want them to be. I got it this year from mr music in Boston for 150 bucks and it needed major work done to it. I did. Agathis body, maple neck with rosewood (?) strip.
I have always wanted a Fender American Standard Telecaster, but those guitars go for a price way above what I can afford as a student. I picked up this guitar at a store and started playing. Ever since that moment, I haven't stopped playing it.
Ah, my first Telecaster. I remember when I first got this and for about 2 years it was my first choice of guitar. Build quality can be a bit dodgy, but tonally it's actually not bad for the price.