If you want a more traditional shape in a high-performance LTD guitar, try out the LTD TE-202. It draws from designs including ESP's Ron Wood Signature model. It features a thin-U neck shape, jumbo frets, a single-coil in the bridge, and a humbuck...
In this video Rob and Lee challenge eachother to buy and mod guitars. The are given a budget of 600 british pounds. this includes guitar and any mods. Rob setled on an esp tele after asking a guitar assosiate at andertons. Rob had a bareknucle mule placed in the neck, and a duncan quarter pounder in the bridge. He also had the fretboard scalopped.more
I recently nabbed one of these bad boys for a good price, after finding out about it out of nowhere. I had been looking for a Tele for some time, but didn't have the money for a Baja or Nashville edition. So, the LTD model, with it's distressed look, came thru. It's a pretty standard Tele, black with a maple neck and white pickguard. However, what makes it stand out is its 22 jumbo frets, humbucker in the neck, a slim D-shaped neck, and only single body binding. The guitar itself is very comfortable and smooth. It took me a little to get used to the bridge, but now it's all good. Soundwise, the stock pickups aren't bad at all. The bridge has got that nice little twang, and the neck is pretty creamy and full. Overall, I am impressed, but will eventually replace the stock pickups and tuners, aiming for some Seymour Duncans and locking Sperzels. I definitely would buy another one if lost, and I would definitely recommend it to anyone looking for a different kind of Tele :)
Note: I no longer have this Tele anymore lol
I call her "Caroline" on my guitar. In my country, the lefties find it hard to get good guitars in terms of quality / price. I bought this guitar a year ago and still can not believe how comfortable and versatile it is, the D-shape neck, the jazzy neck pickup and the pretty bridge pickup, make it an ideal guitar to play any genre. The only thing that would change him are the pickups for some Dimarzio and the tuners. I use it to play Experimental Rock, Progressive Rock and Jazz but I recommend it for any style.