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Discussion in 'Telecaster/Esquire Forum' started by emoshurchak, Nov 19, 2012.

  1. emoshurchak

    emoshurchak Strat-Talk Member

    Age:
    66
    12
    Feb 13, 2011
    Canada
    I'm curious about the Modern Player Tele. Looks like a pretty versatile instrument. Are their any vintage tele tones in it?
     
  2. MEXbluesGUY

    MEXbluesGUY Senior Stratmaster

    Aug 25, 2014
    New Yoke
    I hear many people say they suck
     
  3. SethStratMan

    SethStratMan Senior Stratmaster

    May 17, 2012
    Two Rivers, WI
    I played one at GC. I loved it. The finish was beautiful, set up really well, tons of sustain, and the pickups were very versatile. Thumbs up here.

    Edit: Saw your question. I wouldn't say "vintage" tones, of course it's a "modern player". However, once again very versatile so I would suspect you'd be able to achieve vintage tones.
     
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  5. MEXbluesGUY

    MEXbluesGUY Senior Stratmaster

    Aug 25, 2014
    New Yoke
    Well majority of the people do not like it!
     
  6. SethStratMan

    SethStratMan Senior Stratmaster

    May 17, 2012
    Two Rivers, WI
  7. MEXbluesGUY

    MEXbluesGUY Senior Stratmaster

    Aug 25, 2014
    New Yoke
  8. SethStratMan

    SethStratMan Senior Stratmaster

    May 17, 2012
    Two Rivers, WI
    :confused: it gets 4.5/5 stars...how does that turn you off?
     
  9. MEXbluesGUY

    MEXbluesGUY Senior Stratmaster

    Aug 25, 2014
    New Yoke
    Well you obviously haven't looked into it deeper than I have :)
     
  10. SethStratMan

    SethStratMan Senior Stratmaster

    May 17, 2012
    Two Rivers, WI
    Okaaaaaaaayyyy....maybe. But to the OP, I say you'd have to try one yourself and be the judge. Seems like some hate em, some love em.
     
  11. emoshurchak

    emoshurchak Strat-Talk Member

    Age:
    66
    12
    Feb 13, 2011
    Canada
    It's the same with my Highway 1 strat. I love it but I know a lot of folks don't like the pickups on them. Next time I'm at the GC I'll check one out.
     
  12. MrPoppa2

    MrPoppa2 Senior Stratmaster

    Age:
    74
    Apr 5, 2011
    Sun City, Az.
    Not worth arguing about, go play one , and be your own judge! I always look at reviews and You-Tube demo's, but don't put too much faith into them. .....poppa
     
  13. Boris Bubbanov

    Boris Bubbanov Most Honored Senior Member Strat-Talk Supporter

    I would be extremely skeptical of these "reviews". Sometimes I think these guys write in, talk about how great the guitar is, and they don't own it or if they do, they don't own a decent amp. Or, they're "pumping up" the model so they can dump the one they have or be consoled that it isn't so bad.

    There aren't too many guitars getting beat up worse, the things I've read. And it agrees with my demos, what I hear from talking to players in stores. I was just talking to a guy in person who returned his last week.

    The other thing that is very strange is, this model has a 22 fret ZERO overhang neck and so you are not even going to be able to sell the pieces parts. The guitar is isolated, can't be mixed matched, and this sort of situation will give it really awful resales value IMO.
     
  14. AlexEP

    AlexEP Strat-Talker

    346
    Nov 26, 2012
    Genoa - Italy
    I've tried a MP Thinline Deluxe and it's a beautiful guitar for the price. It was 3CSB with white guard and P90, very well sounding
     
  15. randypttt

    randypttt Senior Stratmaster

    Jul 3, 2010
    Ohio
    I have the transparent black Deluxe and it kicks some major arse. Very similar build, the neck especially, to the Classic Vibes but I know they were built somewhere else.
    Really fine guitar. Have had no compulsion to change pups or anything. Can't speak about the Tele plus. Haven't seen one yet but heard the same praise for it as the Deluxe.
    (think we got ourselves a troll here)
     
  16. randypttt

    randypttt Senior Stratmaster

    Jul 3, 2010
    Ohio
    Hahahahahahahaha. I love that last part: "The other thing that is very strange is, this model has a 22 fret ZERO overhang neck and so you are not even going to be able to sell the pieces parts. The guitar is isolated, can't be mixed matched, and this sort of situation will give it really awful resales value IMO."
    Resale on a $400 Asian made guitar. What resale value? lol
     
  17. Ash-Man

    Ash-Man Senior Stratmaster

    the reason I don't read reviews is because, everyone is so over-opinionated.. how do you really know what the deal is with these idiots reviewing these things
     
  18. inkedintville

    inkedintville Senior Stratmaster

    Nov 10, 2010
    North Carolina
    I always like to read reviews. If something I'm interested in get bad reviews from the general public I usually love it. If it has good reviews I will think it sucks.
     
  19. bloomz

    bloomz Senior Stratmaster

    Sep 17, 2012
    yer mom's house
    I read hundreds of reviews, but most are so glowing - basking the the thrill of a new purchase. I try to discount that - who wants to feel bad after they've dropped $500 or a thou on something? Of course they "love it to death"

    I too am always totally jazzed about new purchasers - too bad they don't have to wait a month - then post a review
     
  20. crapthatsloud

    crapthatsloud Strat-O-Master

    747
    Apr 1, 2011
    West Palm Bch FL
    I've played the white HSS strat and the Tele. They were pretty awesome...especially for the price. I'm considering buying myself one for my birthday in March.

    When they hit the used market they'll be the deal of the century. lol
     

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