Fender Classic '50s Telecaster
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Fender Classic '50s Telecaster

Classic '50s Telecaster, TLC-Shaped Guitar from Fender in the Classic series.

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All user reviews of 4/5 for the Fender Classic '50s Telecaster

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Average Score:4.4( 4.4/5 based on 9 reviews )
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fredcaster09/07/2011

fredcaster's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)" good scratch"

Fender Classic '50s Telecaster
Mexico again in 2001!
ash body (ash north), not the swamp but heavier! so guitar heavy enough! maple neck, no complaints!

UTILIZATION

see above

SOUNDS

see below

OVERALL OPINION

since 2001
correct the poor has had several upgrades that I get to the sound I wanted! I already turned the bridges of origin for brass bridges to mitigate the side of too loud beast ... then I choose on another of my TV (US standard 92) the microphone that seemed too dull on us, but give an optimal view on this because I think cele unlike the wood used for the body! then tuning in Open of G and it has become more than well ....
brac03/08/2011

brac's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)"Good little "reissue" of the original model"

Fender Classic '50s Telecaster
see features on other reviews which are also very close to mine but cool micro switch to change the basic pots vintage mechanical hold well so I will change not

UTILIZATION

the handle is very roots and that's what I like. thick and round (not in C and D or "parenthesis rather flat like that =)) and the key is also very round (radius or curvature radius short enough so important). all this is that it fits comfortably in your hand without adopt "strong." It's definitely not stick up down to 30000 notes per second but I know not play like that then I do not care and comfort is top for me (thumb on top rather as barred with the index if you see what I mean) and lots of my friends grateux elsewhere. That says a great big stick can help sustain more important when you shake well. The weight of this channel but not good , need to exercise to beef up the back ... The access to treble is "normal" but you can do with (go and see the boss springsteen which reproduces video the song "She's the One" with solo funny)

SOUNDS

Then the sound: it's true that good microphones origin are somewhat arbitrary, so I quickly changed for texas special and it's nicer, less aggressive in keeping the color of the Telecaster, which I wanted. I did not change the mechanisms that are not bad but not perfect, nor the knobs and it should not delay. It must be said that nowadays, the guitars of this price (550 € it is 3600 bales) manufacturers are all subject to problems of "capitalism" basic: not too expensive but not too perfect. So the violin is not too bad (it's not 40 years of wood drying either, in those ranges it's still kind of autoclave garden (a little while baking and drying for 1 month if it was By the time ...). cons they catch on pretty crappy electronics in general. I saw it on 2 other free "low end" that I purchased: the Flying V reissue epiphone guitar 67 = from 360 € rigolotte but I changed the pickups to seymour duncan 2 and knobs are still changing and it sounds better already. Ditto ibanez AFS75T (half body with bigsby) for the moment but I have not changed any electronics is to discard (without micro "body" knobs for the deco ...) In conclusion I have neither the means nor the desire to buy guitars over 700 € so I take these small models ( for the look and sound especially) but I always end up changing the pickups and knobs and cables (see cables shit when you open the plates, I would not in my house is so cheap. anyway we will ever have the quality of a vintage these prices

OVERALL OPINION

Another thing: the paint and that's where we can have fun. I had white blond because I already form a sunburst Stratocaster (the 2 colors proposed for these Mexican classic. And I wanted wood color I appeal to the varnish ... it's not vintage at all these varnishes : from the wood was first a layer of silicone or Teflon but I know it's been almost 1 mm thick and it should not make the sound. Then the final nail color, very fine. So while I napped. Here's how for those who do not like these varnishes (note the neck has a lacquer "classic" that I have not touched). So I started everything off the plate pickups, bridge, knobs of the plate. I have not touched the handle (so much for the layer remaining between the handle and the table). I started back with a hairdryer and a small chisel (take a spatula or thin), not to cut, just to take off. Heat gently about 10 cm and then with a chisel without attacking the wood, raise the silicone coating of shit that comes off easily if broadband was well heated whole area. As soon as it resists, you must warm up. and that's LOTS more beautiful now. reassembling the bridge and setting the top rope has since turned almost 1 mm. and after the final walk on the forums violin, I applied to cloth or wax Carnoba Karnoba I know. It Boooo. Well it sure is scratching at the 550, the microphones 115 and knobs made it to 20-30 € 695 € but it makes a good tv come I love them notice a bit long but I am glad to find reviews when I then sought must be given a bit too. I've been playing for 35 years, I have a takamine folk a seagull machine performance (very good guitar at 650 €, an Epiphone Flying V 1967 reissue for the basic look, ibanez semi bigsby fund, an imitation Start the 1993 Tour a box that has disappeared (and valley blues Van Zandt with microphone (it's expensive and it's great ...) and amp Marshall JCM 800 Lead Series, koch amp studiotone 20 W (the ball) photos soon on my profile thank you to the other notice me always help
cortmgm03/02/2009

cortmgm's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)

Fender Classic '50s Telecaster
As in the photo, 2 tone sunburst I changed the plate

UTILIZATION

Channel access to proper limits without acute ergonomics mean: no chamfer playing comfort means: the bends have to be earned, you have to play violently agreements to ring

OVERALL OPINION

A good guitar rock 'n roll arrangements out great for rhythm is the top is much more rock, more powerful than a strat ..... more chest attention, it still blows a lot when one or other of distortion nice neck pickup (this is not a Stratocaster neck pickup) pickup: SOUND .... it stings the ears, c too good a change of pickups and it's great for nirvana rock, blues, funk not good for metal EDIT: a change in pickups and even better, a chgmt easel and after it's all good
Philou3702/26/2007

Philou37's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)

Fender Classic '50s Telecaster
Everything has been said I think about this little Mexican.
I have white blonde model since 2000.

UTILIZATION

I love this handle typical tele U 50 '. It will not suit all hands. To try before you buy.
The weight is quite big. The body is ash, not ash swamps.
The violin is very correct.
The frets are thin and sharp. I play a lot, and the handle has already suffered a correction, and the frets are very worn, I'm good this year for a refrettage. It is true that I go very thick ropes, and I play a lot in Bend with a vibrato that does not help ...

SOUNDS

The original pickups are average ...
Given the quality of the violin, do not hesitate to change them.
They are not made for amateur use.

OVERALL OPINION

For me, one must be telecaster ash handle with Mapple. It's silly, but I love that sound twangy and very sharp medium.
Models alder and ebony or rosewood are a bit too muffled for me.

All that to say that it is difficult to find € 750 for a violin corect ash.
With a change of pickups (+ bridges in brass) you get a very good instrument that does not blush with the highway and see the same concurencer standard inquiry us ...
This choice I would do without hesitation, knowing that there is now a version already equipped with Miros worthy of the violin: the classic player 50 'tele ...
BertiB03/17/2005

BertiB's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)

Fender Classic '50s Telecaster
Version mexico then, bought new in 2002 for € 800. It is white (white blonde they say). This is a reissue of the 50's as the name indicates the color and slightly translucent and deep reveals the wood grain filigree. It is beautiful and enhances the mood Holy buddy, what 50s. Channel crude form of time (flatter than the current TV), two simple microphones, a volume, one tone and a three position selector. no vibrato strings through the body and are accorchées back. Quality of the finish very good.
I do not see why j'mets 8 to let the US more likely :-)

UTILIZATION

The handle is very nice, large flat, very easy to wander nothing n'accorche the 18th to the first box. The access to the latest boxes is harder because the handle screw fixation gene hand (it's a TV in any case not a shredder guitar ...) or to 9 / 10

SOUNDS

For pop, vintage rock blues is great and a fender amp it sounds a hell or 10/10 (on a marshall bof but I do not like the sound marshall matter of taste)

A round very bright and clear with the bridge pickup. The neck pickup gives a warm / smooth (roico what) medium / bass blues perfect for my taste and for solos like David Gilmour. The sustain is very good at his clear, beautiful arpeggios and all the strings ring. there is not much bass on this guitar.

If we're talking, of course saturation is limited because the microphones are simple. Chuck Berry sound up or Gilmour Police perfect sound Satriani or Metallica forget (or buy a pedal?)

OVERALL OPINION

I play the guitar for almost 15 years, this is my second guitar. I also have a Rickenbacker. I bought this guitar because it is very complementary of Ricken (have you ever tried a bend on a Ricken ... hello string tension). I use it for solos and arpeggios for sounds brilliant (like police) or low-saturated medium and hot (such Pink Floyd). If I had to buy it back, I'll do it with eyes closed .. and then it's so much more beautiful and less banal than a Start (matter of taste but life is nothing else ...)