And are the Fender Custom Shop ones worth checking out?
Good points. For a modern T style, in addition to Suhr, etc., also consider US Master Guitar Works Super T.it depends on what you are looking for a more modern tele or a vintage style tele?
modern I would go for a suhr or anderson or melancon etc,
vintage I would go Rice, Vinetto, K-line, Nash etc.
also consider relic or not?
I'm with you, John. It took years of fidgiting around to learn exactly what I like. I paid my dues with modded Fenders...made some nice guits and ruined a few too! I would say that if you know exactly what you want, Suhr, Nash, Melancon, etc. can all make you a great axe, but don't discount talented local smaller builders. My #1, and the best Tele I have ever owned or played, was made by a local luthier (Who, sadly, had a brain injury and can no longer make instruments). I treasure it.So ... if you know exactly what you want now, sure, go ahead and order it, but if not, consider finding a pick-of-the-litter Fender and have fun with it!
Yep Steve, I played one at last year's winter NAMM. I walked away wanting one of each...decided to start with the "S"-type first; but when funds allow, there's a contoured Bakersfield in my future.Great looking guitars! Have you played one? I know many have played his S-style, but have not heard much about the T.