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Old 12-18-2013, 06:15 AM
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Hey Guys,
I am in the market for a new guitar. I have decided on two but cant choose between the two (Buying both is not an option). I am looking at either an Fender American Telecaster or a Fender Japanese Mustang(kurt cobain edition).
I have played the telecaster and loved it. I have played a mustang (not the KC edition) and also loved it. Both are excellet guitars. Here is the thing though, the Kurt Cobain Mustang which is a little different cannot be found in any stores and would have to be ordered online. Buying something I have never played before is tough.
Any suggestions or ideas?
Thanks

I currently play an Fender American Stratocaster.
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Old 12-18-2013, 06:16 AM
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Get the Tele.
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Old 12-18-2013, 08:08 AM
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You play a Strat now, why not get the KC edition, read up on reviews of it, you should be able to view clips of how it sounds and buy from a reputable dealer. You may have to eat shipping costs if you want to return it but it will also be a good conversation piece.
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Just a thought - buying out of store, the guitar should be set up at least to manufacturer's, if not your specs, included in purchase price. Ordering online, it may have been set up when it left for shipping, but odds are it will need tweaking when you get it if it goes through some temp extremes during shipping.
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Personally, I'd get the Tele in a heartbeat. But then again, I'm a Tele guy.
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Time to switch it up, have you tried a Les Paul? I've got an 1986 LP Custom in mint condition I'll be selling if your interested
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What kind of music are you looking at play? If you are into modern country music, I would go with the Tele.

I play the Fender Tele myself.
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Originally Posted by FASTFJR View Post
Time to switch it up, have you tried a Les Paul? I've got an 1986 LP Custom in mint condition I'll be selling if your interested
Just curious, what does one go for these days.
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Telecaster through a tube amp.... what could sound sweeter. Probably the most versatile guitar ever made. Can go clean and get very dirty. The first two Led Zeppelin albums were recorded with Page's dragon Telecaster. I love mine!

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Originally Posted by FASTFJR View Post
Time to switch it up, have you tried a Les Paul? I've got an 1986 LP Custom in mint condition I'll be selling if your interested

Or an SG if you want a similar sound/action and a lighter guitar.


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Tele is too twangy for me- I prefer the tone of a Les Paul or a PRS..
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Originally Posted by 08087 View Post
Just curious, what does one go for these days.
I've seen them from $1500 -$4000.00
My local place will buy mine for $1800, which means I can get about $2200 on a private sale
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Originally Posted by pau-hana View Post
Tele is too twangy for me- I prefer the tone of a Les Paul or a PRS..

But he didn't ask about one of

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Tele .
You can make them sound anyway you want them to sound with a mixer and if you play enough , you'll have one. They open up a whole different world of options.
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There are a couple of threads on here about THT guitarists, and some members have some damn nice twigs.

I had a Tele, and I still have an '89 Strat Plus Deluxe. I love it because it's so versatile. I liked the twang of the Tele, but I have a Ric 360 as well, so that covers the twang/surf/60s jangle.

My vote would be for the Cobain, if for nothing else, for the "collectibility" factor.

I have a Kokocaster that is pretty versatile too (pics in my "Random" album in my profile)



My personal dream guitar (this week) is the Johnny Marr Jaguar:




There are rumors (started by me!) on Twitter about a Ritzy Bryan Signature Strat... I'd like to see that someday.

Go for the Cobain...
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i have 6 guitars -i never play the less paul i have [ to heavy] never play the 2 235 semi hollw bodys -- my favorit is the strats -- get the tele --
\ btw - i have 2 fender studio lead amps for sale - cheape - they both have been run thru the shop and both work as the should --
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Telecaster all day long...
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Here's a pic of the Cobain that showed up in my Twitter feed from Fender:

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If you buy a fender american standard series, allow some extra $ for fret work. I bought two new american standard strats over the past 4 yrs and both of them needed a fret level, crown and polish right out of the box. Fortunately, there's a guy in the area that does top notch fret work. I liked the guitars after that. And a pick up change of course, but the new one come with the custom shop pick ups which seem decent. I'm hooked on Fralin's blues deluxe pickups myself.

If I were to pick between the two guitars your considering, I would probably go with the tele. That mustang looks too complicated for me. Lol. Plus, I'd rather have single coils. That mustang is a lefty btw.
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