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Send it back if you can..
If he will take your MIM parts Tele in trade that would be a great deal for you, even if you need to add a couple of hundred bucks.
The guitar matters.
But the amp and effects have the largest affect on the tone.
If you can exchange it do it.
You may not be concerned about resale now but in the future you may be.
The strumming/picking hand requires far more speed and coordination than the fretting hand.
I think the pickups in the 2008-2011 American Standards are great.
Time travel is movies usually always causes inconsistencies.
And I agree about "The Godfather II", best sequel ever made.
If you replace your worn American Standard with a new neck, it is a Fender guitar with a replacement neck. USACG and other companies are licensed...
Here in lies the problem.
You want to pay a "little" more, Fender wants you to pay "a lot" more.
The consumers goal is to get the most possible...
Information and entertainment, not necessarily in that order.
Yes, they have the parts.
But to pay there employees to do Custom work costs money.
As geetaruke says, the Performer replaced the American Special, which itself had replaced the Highway One series.
I probably an a little off on...
Actually none of those parts are the same.
The American Standards had Custom shop Fat 50s pickups.
The American Standard bridge block is steel the...
Strat bridge pickup put to good use:
Pabst as a brewer doesn't actually exist.
PBR is brewed by MillerCoors....
I remember trying Stegmier....once.
A source of information and entertainment.
Great color! Enjoy!
But after building more than a few partscasters I wouldn't do it again.
For the price to build a decent partscaster you can easily...
If it has a unique sound you like it is certainly worth considering.
One thing it can do better than a 60s Strat is cost much less.
I would suggest you offer to trade him a 12 pack of Guinness for the Tele.
Prices on used gear have been rising quickly.
But I will say with the changed pickup it would be worth maybe $900.