So is that Squier pine tele worth looking into?

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  1. seiko

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    Heard some good things, should I take some time to try one out?

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  2. TNO

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    Getting mine tomorrow. I don't think they're in many stores yet.
     
  3. shally

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    interesting how pine had a bad rep until recently.. now it has become a "pinecaster" and has panache...

    who knows what comes next ? let us know your thoughts
     
  4. TNO

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    OK, I just got mine. It's amazing how they got everything right on this guitar...not just for the money either. It's like Fender set out to see just how nice a product their Chinese factory could put out. All the hype over on the TDPRI is true.
     
  5. coldfingaz

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    Yeah, I'm with TNO. Ridiculous guitar for the $. Blows away the MIM standard. I doubt this deal/quality will last.
     
  6. Glowing Tubes

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    Love to hear more thoughts on these too...
     
  7. KBR

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    are they 6 lbs Feather weights ?? or 8 LB BOAT ANCHORS?
     
  8. Boris Bubbanov

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    7.5 is what I am hearing. Real nice fret work.

    Looks great with a white single ply PG as well.

    Counts against it?

    1) Neck is slim (normal nut width, minimal taper first to twelfth);

    2) Made in a country I don't buy from because we owe 2 much money there.


    Bubbanov
     
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    How much are they?
     
  12. Glowing Tubes

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    Well since my strat is going to college I may have my next guitar.
     
  14. Structo

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    I wonder if the body is 1 1/2" thick like the original tele?
     
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    I popped for one to try out.
     
  16. belair

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    Sadly, they're boat anchors, if that matters to the purchaser. It sure does to me. (See other current thread re: weight.)

    I guessed (correctly, evidently) early on that they would run heavy, so I ordered six, three each from two different suppliers. I was hoping to cull one or two out of the pack that would be 7.5 lbs. or less. Wrong! The lightest of the six was 8 lbs. 3 oz., and the heaviest was a little over 8-1/2 lbs. All six went right back.

    It's a shame, because otherwise I would say they represent the most value for the dollar that Fender has introduced in a long time. If you love vintage style Tele's and don't mind 8 lbs.+, well here you go...
     
  17. candid_x

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    Maybe it's some kind of Chinese swamp pine, lol. I'd expect most pine to be light. Unless is not cured?

    I canceled the order. I'm a little old guy, can't deal with boat anchors no mo.
     
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  18. belair

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    Yeah, I'm a big old guy.

    That may be worse.
     
  19. gkoelling

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    7.5-8 pounds is ridiculous!

    I spent way more than $300 but my pine partscaster is a feather. I never did weigh the completed guitar but the body weighed 3 pounds, 3 ounces.

    It sounds great too.
     
  20. KBR

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    another case of a Company gettin a deal on heavy wood...
    best, imo to have a piner made from a Pro, like Jaydawg, or the other builders.

    ymmv, I doubt it
     

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