I’ve always liked Telecasters. I’m not sure why. Well, I finally bought one.
This model is officially the “Squier (by Fender) Vintage Modified Telecaster SH”. I’d call it a “fat Tele”—a fairly standard Tele with a humbucker in the neck position. This is a configuration that’s been used by...
Fender also used this pick-up combination on the Tele Custom. Though the Custom had a different pick-guard than a standard Tele and separate volume and tone controls for each pick-up.
Fender Telecaster Custom
personally, I don’t care for that pick-guard
Jimmy Page’s “dragon” Tele
Anyway, back to my guitar...
Here’s a Guitar World review:
How does the Tele match up against my Westone Spectrum ST? Even with the coil-split feature on the Westone, the Tele seems to have a greater range of sounds. Generally, the Tele is brighter and snappier sounding. I think—once I get past the “I only want to play the Tele” phase—the Westone will still be better for darker, warmer tones; while the Tele will be better for brighter, snappier tones.
I still plan to upgrade the Westone’s neck pick-up to match it’s upgraded bridge pick-up.