|Model Name:||Standard Telecaster® Satin, Rosewood Fingerboard, Flame Orange|
|Body Finish:||Satin Urethane|
|Neck Finish:||Satin Urethane|
|Neck Shape:||Modern "C"|
|Scale Length:||25.5" (648 mm)|
|Fingerboard Radius:||9.5" (241 mm)|
|Number of Frets:||21|
|Fret Size:||Medium Jumbo|
|String Nut:||Synthetic Bone|
|Nut Width:||1.650" (42 mm)|
|Position Inlays:||White Dot|
|Truss Rod Nut:||3/16" Hex Adjustment|
|Bridge Pickup:||Standard Single-Coil Tele|
|Neck Pickup:||Standard Single-Coil Tele|
|Controls:||Master Volume, Master Tone|
|Pickup Switching:||3-Position Blade: Position 1. Bridge Pickup, Position 2. Bridge and Neck Pickups, Position 3. Neck Pickup|
|Bridge:||6-Saddle Standard Strings-Through-Body Telecaster with Block Saddles|
|Tuning Machines:||Standard Cast/Sealed|
|Control Knobs:||Knurled Flat-Top|
|Strings:||Fender® USA 250L, NPS, (.009-.042 Gauges)|
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This is a Mex made Tele, absolutely defect free and with a perfect finish in all details, that I ordered through a web shop. The colour, Arizona Sun satin, took me by surprise when I opened the box, as it is VERY satin, and less orange/ warm than I expected. It is basically a bronze colour, quite unusual for a guitar. Probably if I had seen it in a shop I'd have a second thought, but since the guitar has not defects whatsoever and plays excellently, I decided to keep it.
The satin neck (with rosewood fingerboard) is very playable and smooth. The tuners works fine and smoothly but must not have a high ratio, maybe only 12:1 or max 14:1. The strings are 9-42 which is the size I like but I ended up with dirty fingers after a few hours playing. I will replaced them with coated strings. The set up was fine, no fret buzz, and no excessively high action. The pick up tone is excellent, very Tele and twangy, with a pronounced difference between neck and bridge. The sound is very good, both on the clean channel of my Bugera valve amp, and with a Boss distortion pedal, and makes the guitar very versatile - from country to hard rock. All strings deliver an equal tone (I had a guitar where the high "e" was standing up over the others).
All in all it is an excellent instrument, simple in design and construction - as a Tele should be - and capable of many different styles of music.
Considering the relatively low price, I dare to say it is a highly recommended buy for all, beginners (like me) as well as more experienced players.
FabioStar owns this item
Ordered this as I hadn't got a Standard MIM Telecaster and I wanted a no frills Tele (finish excepted).
These colours are great, probably for the more extrovert player.
I went for the Arizona Sun Satin. Orange. It's the first guitar I don't need to keep polishing my greasy fingerprints off.
As a standard Tele, the pickups are as expected - perhaps a little weak but nothing I can't live with.
I am really happy with my purchase. It's a great guitar, very playable and the Rosewood Neck is a great feature too.
VintageBrit owns this item
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