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Fender Telecaster £429 @ Dawsons
Fender Telecaster £429 @ Dawsons

Fender Telecaster £429 @ Dawsons

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Looking for the best guitar money can buy for under £500 - the Fender Telecaster MIM (Made in Mexico) from my research is the best you can get - this looks a cracking price for the money - price includes delivery. Also Finance packages available. Let me know any comments.

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Decent guitars indeed, I remember when new ones could be had for £300 so when I see the prices these days I'm always shocked

Lovely guitars, keep an eye on the amazon Gibson deals, picked up a Les Paul with hard case for £270 this time last year

lucas

Lovely guitars, keep an eye on the amazon Gibson deals, picked up a Les … Lovely guitars, keep an eye on the amazon Gibson deals, picked up a Les Paul with hard case for £270 this time last year


Me too

Tempted, if only it had a rosewood fingerboard.

lucas

Lovely guitars, keep an eye on the amazon Gibson deals, picked up a Les … Lovely guitars, keep an eye on the amazon Gibson deals, picked up a Les Paul with hard case for £270 this time last year



​Surely not a genuine Gibson though....?

Nice but Id rather buy a secondhand tokai, sounds more like a strat than these

Mrepg

Nice but Id rather buy a secondhand tokai, sounds more like a strat than … Nice but Id rather buy a secondhand tokai, sounds more like a strat than these



Er... it's a Tele, why would you want it sound like a Strat?

Halloway

Er... it's a Tele, why would you want it sound like a Strat?



Well well well - I thought I read strat, no more port and cheese for me

I know this isn’t a guitar forum but if anybody wants a Fender made/endorsed Tele then you could do worse than consider a Squier Classic Vibe for £340 from Absolute Music. If headstock isn’t important then the Harley Benton TE-80 NT Deluxe Series (from Thomann) get excellent reviews and is amazing value for money at under £170 delivered.

Not voted either way because the best guitar money can buy for under £500 is subjective...
Edited by: "Llyllyll" 29th Dec 2016

schall81

​Surely not a genuine Gibson though....?



It is indeed, a yellow Gibson Les Paul junior in a hardcase £230 is what I bought last December from Amazon

Edited by: "Underdog19" 29th Dec 2016

Underdog19

It is indeed, a yellow Gibson Les Paul junior in a hardcase £230 is what … It is indeed, a yellow Gibson Les Paul junior in a hardcase £230 is what I bought last December from Amazon



​Wow! Bargain.

schall81

​Wow! Bargain.



Great guitar too, it gets played more than my 2 Les Paul's, SG, strat etc

Mrepg

Well well well - I thought I read strat, no more port and cheese for me



Easily done!

There is a good argument that for the money G&L are better value than Fender and just as good, if not better. For those that are not aware of G&L, this was the company set up by Leo Fender after he sold his original company Fender. G&L Tributes are usually around the £400 mark and some you can get under that. Here is a good alternative to a Fender MIM G&L Tribute Asat Special

Donald Trump does not like this deal...Build the wall of sound!

Great guitar for great price and very good company to deal with. Also worth a look on Andertons are the prs se standards for around the £350 mark if looking for something a little different.

Hot only if you buy few and test them. Remember that Fender is an American brand and it's best to buy a one Made in America. When you buy a Made in Mexico one you can get a very good guitar or a rubbish one and as such it is best to test few of them and decided which one sounds best for you.

zajdel

Hot only if you buy few and test them. Remember that Fender is an … Hot only if you buy few and test them. Remember that Fender is an American brand and it's best to buy a one Made in America. When you buy a Made in Mexico one you can get a very good guitar or a rubbish one and as such it is best to test few of them and decided which one sounds best for you.



This also applies to USA made Fenders, even Custom Shop ones. Or indeed any guitar from anywhere.

schall81

​Surely not a genuine Gibson though....?



Gibson put their name on a whole load of Les Paul shaped guitars that sell for less than usual. The Tribute, the 60s Tribute, the Studio, the Less and a few others. The Junior with a single pickup and an odd shaped pickguard barely qualifies as a Les Paul....

The ones that cost a few quid are the Standard and the Traditional, and 2016s are being sold off now for £1500 and £1200. The Customs and the true historics for quite a lot more.
Edited by: "androoski" 30th Dec 2016

androoski

Gibson put their name on a whole load of Les Paul shaped guitars that … Gibson put their name on a whole load of Les Paul shaped guitars that sell for less than usual. The Tribute, the 60s Tribute, the Studio, the Less and a few others. The Junior with a single pickup and an odd shaped pickguard barely qualifies as a Les Paul.... :pThe ones that cost a few quid are the Standard and the Traditional, and 2016s are being sold off now for £1500 and £1200. The Customs and the true historics for quite a lot more.



Absolute tosh. Looking at your previous freezing cold Les Paul deal proves you don't know what you're talking about :P

I'm waiting for the Parfitt edition (rip)

BlueHaze

I'm waiting for the Parfitt edition (rip)



Amen brutha! Best you can presently get are these signature Telecaster overlay stickers which Rick and Francis both authorised
http://thumbs3.picclick.com/d/l400/pict/172307256866_/Guitar-Facelift-re-usable-body-overlay-vinyl-for-Fender.jpg

If you're on Facebook, check put the Fender UK group for loads of used bargains and helpful advice from other members: facebook.com/gro…99/

Cold, not as cheap my air guitar

androoski

Gibson put their name on a whole load of Les Paul shaped guitars that … Gibson put their name on a whole load of Les Paul shaped guitars that sell for less than usual. The Tribute, the 60s Tribute, the Studio, the Less and a few others. The Junior with a single pickup and an odd shaped pickguard barely qualifies as a Les Paul.... :pThe ones that cost a few quid are the Standard and the Traditional, and 2016s are being sold off now for £1500 and £1200. The Customs and the true historics for quite a lot more.



Barely qualifies as a Les Paul? Its a Les Paul Junior? Of course its a Les Paul? Different from a standard, but still a Les Paul, My old Junior is a tone monster! - anyway, I can't get on with the weird cricket bat necks of the 2015's, but if you can, then that was a cracking deal!!

As for the Tele, good deal, not sure about the best guitar for under £500, but that is subjective as someone else said. Voting hot.

androoski

Gibson put their name on a whole load of Les Paul shaped guitars that … Gibson put their name on a whole load of Les Paul shaped guitars that sell for less than usual. The Tribute, the 60s Tribute, the Studio, the Less and a few others. The Junior with a single pickup and an odd shaped pickguard barely qualifies as a Les Paul.... :pThe ones that cost a few quid are the Standard and the Traditional, and 2016s are being sold off now for £1500 and £1200. The Customs and the true historics for quite a lot more.



I have a standard, an LPJ (not a junior) and an SG (which were of course Les Paul's when released) the junior gets played more than all of them.

Juniors have been around since the 50's so of course it's a Les Paul

Also worth noting that often "cheaper" models are structurally identical to more expensive models minus time consuming extras like binding, gloss paint etc

Edited by: "Underdog19" 30th Dec 2016

androoski

This also applies to USA made Fenders, even Custom Shop ones. Or indeed … This also applies to USA made Fenders, even Custom Shop ones. Or indeed any guitar from anywhere.



True but to be fair (and in my opinion) there is a lesser chance to get a rubbish MIA one than MIM. MIM were really good in the 90s though so it's always worth to check the aftermarket!

zajdel

Hot only if you buy few and test them. Remember that Fender is an … Hot only if you buy few and test them. Remember that Fender is an American brand and it's best to buy a one Made in America. When you buy a Made in Mexico one you can get a very good guitar or a rubbish one and as such it is best to test few of them and decided which one sounds best for you.



I had a Mexican Tele for years, and the build quality was superb! Just a beautiful guitar and amazing sound. Eventually gave it up because it was quite heavy and gigging day after day for hours on end became a ball-ache!

Curlyman83

gave it up because it was quite heavy and gigging day after day for hours … gave it up because it was quite heavy and gigging day after day for hours on end became a ball-ache!



Sounds like you have a different technique to most

zajdel

True but to be fair (and in my opinion) there is a lesser chance to get a … True but to be fair (and in my opinion) there is a lesser chance to get a rubbish MIA one than MIM. MIM were really good in the 90s though so it's always worth to check the aftermarket!



Worth noting that the fender Mexico and USA factories are a stones throw away from each other (relatively speaking) just 3 hours by car, not like they are being built in China or Indonesia
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