NCTD: New Cheap Tele Day!

Discussion in 'Other Cool Guitars' started by audept, May 17, 2021.

  1. audept

    audept Senior Gretsch-Talker

    Dec 1, 2010
    Sydney, Australia
    I just bought a cheap Chinese made Telecaster knock-off to leave at the office. I won't cry if it goes missing, it only cost me AUD$170 incl shipping (about USD$130) It actually plays pretty well, but I suspect that the pickups will sound like crap. Doesn't matter because I'm not plugging it in at work, just something to noodle on at lunchtime and keep the arthritis at bay a little longer. Pics:
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  2. Stefan87

    Stefan87 Country Gent

    May 20, 2019
    Brisbane, Australia
    Congrats, certainly looks good.
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  3. thunder58

    thunder58 Super Moderator Staff Member

    Dec 23, 2010
    tappan ny
    Admin Post
    Nice looking Tele . Congrats and enjoy lunch
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  4. Ricochet

    Ricochet Senior Gretsch-Talker

    Nov 13, 2009
    Monkey Island
    Very nice Wyn. These fellers are getting increasingly clever in the wood selecting. It almost looks like a one piece back.
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  5. juks

    juks Country Gent

    Nov 26, 2020
    Fremont, California
    That wood grain looks amazing. Congrats.
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  6. Penguin

    Penguin Country Gent

    Nov 20, 2011
    Sydney, Australia
    Surely the only colour a "Haze" tele should be is purple?
    Congrats audept, it looks great!
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  7. fender62custom

    fender62custom Gretschified

    Mar 3, 2012
    Helidon, Australia
  8. Robbie

    Robbie Friend of Fred

    Jun 17, 2013
    Sarnia Ontario Canada
    It’s quite something the guitars that are being produced at that price point.
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  9. ishtar

    ishtar Country Gent

    Quite a fine looking specimen, Audept! Keep moving those hands and fingers and make a joyful, unamplified noise! Just talking about the pups makes me wonder what they sound like and what the possibilities might be!
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  10. nickurso

    nickurso Gretschified

    Dec 24, 2012
    New Orleans la.
    Congratulations. It’s a pretty guitar. I know if I liked the way it played I’d be modding it. I can’t help myself I’m such a geek
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  11. Tony65x55

    Tony65x55 Gretschified

    Sep 23, 2011
    The 'Shwa, Ontario, Canada
    Looks great, Wyn!
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  12. radd

    radd Country Gent

    Dec 27, 2017
    Playing guitar
    Did you say “work”?

    That’s yur problem. If ya stopped doing that you would not need to but buy a very pretty, cheap Tele :D

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  13. G5422T

    G5422T Country Gent

    May 24, 2012
    That's a sweet little bugger.

    Nice "office addition."
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  14. LivingMyDream

    LivingMyDream Friend of Fred

    Congrats on getting a Tele that can help you keep your hands limber, Wyn!

    It definitely has the looks that will get attention. Just out of curiosity, is that a laminate face under the pickguard. or how did that get that look? Any way they did it, it looks cool, and at the price you paid, if you want to do some upgrades, it Could look cool and sound great - wyn-wyn (bet you've never heard that one before :rolleyes:).
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  15. Craftsmanship of child labor is on the rise. :rolleyes:

    Firing up my bandsaw in the garage to see if I can beat the price.
    (Not ripping his purchase, just musin’ aloud. It makes me wonder how the big brands compete at their price point what it really costs to wind a pickup).
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  16. wabash slim

    wabash slim Gretschified

    Feb 10, 2010
    lafayette in
    If that sounds half as good as it looks, you got a great deal!
    You know you're going to get a small amp for the shop, too.
    Too tempting not to.
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  17. I thought you were being whimsical. Then I looked up Peculiar, Mo. :cool: Its real.
    Now I wonder if we know the same Fred.

    As for Wabash Slim, I flipped past an Addam’s Family marathon on Sunday & found myself watching. Today, it dawns on me what pre-loaded my fascination.

    The guitar does look good. Its not necessarily sweat shop prices & don’t mean to detract from poster’s joy. I guess I’d consider one if it plays OK.
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  18. montereyjack66

    montereyjack66 Country Gent

    Feb 29, 2012
    Here's to preventa IMG_8098.JPG tive medicine!
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  19. Preventative Medicine is taking the tele on tour of the canyon.
    Good name for a guitar. Looks good. If you’re in a lawnchair at the rim, careful on the lean.

    Jeepers you got big hands. Obviously classical guitarist.
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  20. JC higgy

    JC higgy Gretschified

    Jun 6, 2008
    Belfast Norn Iron
    Congrats Wyn!
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