Zion Fifty?

Discussion in 'The Small Company Luthiers' started by atquinn, Jun 20, 2008.

  1. atquinn

    atquinn Supporting Member

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    So, I've decided to get into the world of Telecasters. I've never had one but I have played a couple here and there and enjoyed them. I'm a picky guy, so a regular Fender Tele won't do. I want something with some heel contouring and a bellycut (contouring on the front is optional). I'd also like a rosewood board since most maple ones don't agree with me. Anyway, I know there are Andersons, Melancons, and Suhr's out there that will fill these requirements and even a Fender model or two. I stumbled upon a Zion Fifty on eBay that would also fit my specs, but I don't have any direct experience with these guitars and there's not much info out there on them. Anybody have any experience with these? Like I say, the specs look nice, but specs don't tell the whole story.

    -Austin
     
  2. Darth Tater

    Darth Tater Supporting Member

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    Zion is the best kept secret in the guitar world. That blue one on eBay is easily on par with any Anderson/Melancon/Suhr...you name it. If it were not blue and had a maple board I'd already have it as I'm looking to add a Tele as well...a Zion to be specific. I gotta have that maple board though.

    You can probably get it for about a grand. Jump on it. The guys at Zion are anal about setup and fretwork....it's all top notch.
     
  3. atquinn

    atquinn Supporting Member

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    Thanks for the info. The color doesn't bother me at all. I'd like a more classic look, but as long as it isn't any kind of burst and I can see the wood grain, I'm fine with any Tele finish.

    -Austin
     
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