Over the last few months, I've been downsizing a fair bit, having sold off a bunch of stuff I haven't been playing... but I've been wanting some single-coils for a while now, and have been playing every Tele I could get my hands on to find "the one" at a price that's not going to kill me.
Unfortunately, every one that had jumped out at me has been over $800, which is more than I can reasonably spend at this point. So, a few weeks back, I swung by the Albany GC on my way down to NYC and tried a few Teles. Then I grabbed this thing off a stand in the "Used" section, and promptly forgot about everything else.
G&L Legacy Tribute. A 12" fingerboard radius with 22 gigantic frets and a two-point trem. Plays GREAT, neck feels awesome, and it's very resonant acoustically. Sounds just like a great Strat electrically too.
The electronics package is interesting. It has the standard three single coils + five-way selector, hooked up to a master volume and a master tone. The third knob is really cool though, as it rolls off the bass response. Great for getting a punchier sound out of the neck pickup or getting some cool sounds out of the other pickup positions.
And, the G&L pickups sound fantastic, so I don't even need to swap them; the trem is super stable as well, although if I needed the action any lower (which I don't, thankfully) I might have to shim the neck.
Total cost? $300. No-brainer. I would have preferred a maple 'board and/or a less traditional color (and it's heavy for a Strat) but I'd be an idiot to let a great one go over little things like that.
grats on the beautiful strat and it's maple fingerboard not maple neck