View Full Version : Would you buy this Partscaster?
05-13-2008, 09:46 AM
I've never owned a tele. I've never owned something somebody has relic'd. Common sense says "if it feels good and plays good, buy it", but I don't have that option when shopping online.
Would you tele guys recommend something like this as a first tele?
ANY input is appreciated - tell me what's good about this considering the parts list, and what's not good.
05-13-2008, 10:02 AM
go out and play some teles. itīs fun. promised.
05-13-2008, 10:12 AM
For the price if I had the scratch right now I'd buy it. This is a good value for what he's got in that guitar with the case.. go for it!!
05-13-2008, 10:29 AM
I guess for the price of the parts it's not bad, but I think you could do better...that relic job is aweful IMO.
05-13-2008, 10:56 AM
I noticed that there's no shot of the back of the neck. That's where I would be touching it all of the time.
05-13-2008, 11:21 AM
If you're interested in a partscaster, PM me.
05-13-2008, 11:49 AM
There are some decent parts in that guitar but the relic job isn't the best and that will make resale difficult. That's probably why he's only asking $400.00.
I love Tele's and have built a few myself. You'll pay more for a nice one than $400.00 but you only get what you pay for.
Good luck in your search.
I think it's pretty cool, nice pickups and I like the color scheme
05-13-2008, 12:05 PM
For a first tele, maybe get a mex for about the same price (used)...Plus I am not a fan of the thinline. Personally, I do not like the look of that pickguard either.
05-13-2008, 12:12 PM
its got a good neck it appears
but a mexi body for 400bucks?
disaster of a relic job too
05-13-2008, 12:27 PM
Would you buy this Partscaster?
Nope. I wouldn't, but, that's me.
05-13-2008, 12:35 PM
you guys are giving me the exact info I'm looking for....i love tgp
05-13-2008, 02:01 PM
I love thinlines - my *other* tele's a mahogany-bodied MIM '69 thinline reissue, but there are tons of these guitars floating around.. As someone suggested, you should hold out for one you can try before you buy..
And that one's over-relic'd imo - looks like he took a belt sander to the upper bout!
But , mainly, if you've got to have only one tele, I'd recommend the "classic' blonde swamp ash/blackguard model. Many reasons, but mainly 'cause they sound better (thinlines have 1meg pots & can be VERY bright sounding) and the control layout allows you to do all those 'tricks' w/the volume/tone controls (wah-wah, train-whistle..) The pots on the thinlines are too far away to grab onto while you're playing
05-14-2008, 12:17 PM
Did a TGP'er buy this? I'd love to hear about how that finish looked in person....pics look like it could go either way.
05-14-2008, 01:19 PM
I'm not a big fan of artificial relicing and I don't like Fender logos on necks that are not made by Fender. Other than that it looked like a pretty good deal.
05-14-2008, 06:25 PM
That's an awful relic job, and if that guy says it's good, I wonder about his skills and/or his honesty.
The other problem: this one's going to be tough to resell, a consideration since you're not (yet) a Tele convert.
I would hold out a little. I'd look for something like a nice MIM 50s tele or even a used Baja. Not very long ago GC was blowing out Bajas for $499 brand new.
I'd think about something like this (no connection.)
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