Saito telecaster - blown away at the store!

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  1. CapnRex

    CapnRex Member

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    I went to the store today (in Japan) to check out the Fender Hybrids, American Pros and see which would be the better tele. I liked the pups on the AmePro better...but I wasn't all that crazy about it to be honest.

    Then the sales rep handed me a Saito. Holy moses! Just instantly the feel of it was so much nicer. Super satiny neck, perfect fret edges (and Jescar), inlay work, woods. It was a "light ash" model.

    Just floored me. I tried another, in alder. Also great - but the ash had a bit more snap that I liked.

    Only thing is I need to sell some guitars to fund one. I think I'll do so. About $2500 to get the color I want.

    This was it: https://www.saitogakkikoubou.com/s622tlc.html

    For about 30 minutes after leaving the store, I felt like I just saw my crush - like my organs were being pulled to the ground by extra gravity or something. I guess it's a sign.

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  2. deejayen

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    It looks great! What colour are you going for - Hydrangea?
     
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  3. frisco

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    The new color: Infected Cut.
     
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  4. CapnRex

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    Well I was thinking about it until the infected cut thing... I was also looking at combining rosewood fretboard with black and yellow on the body. Not sure.
     
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  5. the swede

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    Burnt!!! Looks great imho
     
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  6. johnsav

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    That's a fresh look for a Telecaster, really cool!
     
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    Nice guitar, but if I was going to get one, it would be this one.

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  8. CapnRex

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    I think I will sell my unneeded guitar(s?) and take my time to see if a used one comes available. Their strat types are often available used but teles are harder to come by. If not, I will consider buying new.
     
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  9. rhinocaster

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    The unusual finishes are not appealing to me but I dig that they're trying something different...would enjoy playing one. :)
     
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    LOLOLOL that's great
     
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  11. AltecGreen

    AltecGreen Silver Supporting Member

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    Saito makes great guitars. They do have interesting finishes. Keep an eye out for used one. They come up all the time on Digimart and Yahoo Auctions Japan.



    I have a S622-JMC
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    Finally a headstock to rival Tyler! Great guitar though.
     
  14. jwguitar

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    I subscribe Saito guitar’s page on Instagram. They make some fantastic guitars from what I can see. I just wish they would come here to America!
     
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    Is there a photo of Infected Cut? I'm curious as to what that would look like.
     
  16. CapnRex

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    P90s would be neat too. Looks great man
     
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    A friend of mine was Stationed in Japan .. Always bragging about Saito guitars .. He planned to bring 2 home and sell me one .. That plan fell apart when his car was stolen when he returned stateside enroute back here to Massachusetts .. He stopped to grab a meal in a diner off the interstate .. Gone .. Car .. Clothes .. And a couple of what he assured me were great players

    I lost a guitar in the ordeal .. I felt bad .. Good guy .. so I sold him my Guild S300D on the cheap .. Loved that thing .. but I couldn't leave a buddy guitarless ..that SOB still has it ... Thanks me all the time
     
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  18. C-4

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    These Saito Teles look great!
    How much are they charging for one?
    I would like the hydrangea one or the white one, but I would like them with the control plate and pickguard and a rosewood board.

    However, I realize the top is arched.
     
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    They're about $2000-2500 usd. Rosewood for me too. Wish they had ebony. A white/black would be super cool with black hardware.
     
  20. AltecGreen

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    You can ask Saito. My S622-JMC has an ebony fretboard.
     
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