Been hankering after a 'sensible' guitar for a while now, and in particular have been looking for a sunburst MIJ Tele in decent nick, so when this one cropped up for less than I was anticipating, with a matt black pickguard and Fralins I couldn't help but pull the trigger... Excuse the hastily-taken photos!
First impressions: firstly, goddamn the neck is thick on this. I haven't owned anything but shredders in a while, and this thing feels like playing two Kramers at once. Thusfar, certainly not uncomfortable, but certainly a change from what I'm used to!
Secondly, the tone of this thing is miles apart from the humbucker and hotrail-equipped, mahogany-bodied guitars I'm used to. Has a wonderful snap to it, and I'm particularly loving the clean and lead sounds on the neck pickup at the moment. It sounds absolutely fantastic through the Blackstar with a little bit of TS dirt.
Won't say any more for the moment, as I only got it today and will inevitably be in the honeymoon period for a little longer, but so far, so good. Very, very happy!
Classy as fuck.