I guess I am entering my "old man" phase because I never thought I would own a tele, much less a Fender tele. I was sorta wanting to pickup a guitar that wasnt metal, but had humbuckers because I have a series were I go through all the amps in the Axe FX, and using high output pickups for some of the amps just doesnt work all that well. Went drop off my 5150 combo to get checked out at Guitar Center (friend works there) and I found this beauty on the wall at a very nice price. It was around my birthday when I checked it out, so I figured it would make a good birthday present to myself. When I went back and pick up my amp, I just had to get the Tele. Amp just needed new preamp tubes, but I was big dummy and thought it was something more (was making lots of static/noise when turned on)
It has the shawbuckers in it, which I actually like. The neck pickup is nice and thick, while the bridge is hotter but has way less bass. The neck feels great! I owned a rosewood neck JP a long time ago and I didnt really like how the rosewood felt on that guitar, but this neck feels much better. The rosewood isnt as open on this neck if that makes any sense. I will do a full video review of it soon, but for now, enjoy some pics!