Since you are buying online, I believe the return policies of any of the major chains are much more generous than those of Guitarfetish. I had mine for 2 weeks now, and it is a great sounding axe, pickups are excellent. I like the look and feel of my contoured sx ash tele. Ive tried 2 gfs guitars. It seems to stay in tune nicely, intonation is just fine. If you are looking for a guitar that is actually playable out of the box Squier wins. He absolutely loves this guitar! I bought an 835 blem and it's pretty good.
The pickup are decent but not twangy. If you do not agree with something someone else said, please either have a polite discussion or do not comment at all. Son of Frankentele Nice, I love my Xavieres. Chris Kroenline began building his K-Line branded F-style guitars as a sideline in the early 2000s, and made it his full-time occupation around 2009. Please report any comments or posts violating these rules. Your content will be removed!!! I've had no problems with mine, absolutely no regrets. It was good but I can't say it was great.
Nice to see some first hand reviews of these popping up now. The body is a full thickness, and the fretboard is not thin, as compared to the Affinity which has a thin body and a thin fretboard. Senn has built guitars for Bruce Springsteen and John Fogerty, among others. Jay finally gave me a discount on the return shipping because of the finish run, the tuners seem to hold tune okay but I have a set of pings laying around I'll probably swap in when I get the replacement. I've had a Telecaster Squire 7 or 8 years ago.
Everyone is entitled to their own opinion. I like squies a lot but im a wood guy and they tend to use boring wood. Someday I may replace the saddles with black graphite, but that'd be more for aesthetics than for tone. Remember that everyone is a beginner at some point. So it depends on what you like. Although Fender originated the design—and owns the trademark to the precise shape of the slim, elegant Telecaster headstock—the T-style contributions of several other manufacturers still enhance the wonderful variety of bolt-neck single-cuts available to the player today, from extremely affordable options to the most detailed, high-end, hand-built examples.
Set-up seems to be very good--the action is fairly low and quite fast, no fret buzz that I can hear, and the intonation sounds good, though I haven't checked it yet with a tuner. I have tried the Squier and there really isn't anything I don't like about it but I have no way of trying the Guitarfetish example. Finish of Body: Flawless Finish of Neck: Almost Flawless. This is where their product line starts to shine. They do a really nice finishing job on these new Xavieres, and I think the guitar is quite striking in appearance. Action is high for me which is an easy enough adjustment to make and the stock strings were 9's.
Failing to abide by this will result in a ban. I own top end guitars, was looking for a beater good enough to gig with and this axe more than fits the bill. Can't wait to get my xv-890 back from the shop. Easily worth half the guitar's value. That said, I too have been looking at these and appreciate the review - thanks and congrats on a great looking Tele! Get what you pay for. Some are fantastic, some are dogs. Market research is strictly prohibited.
We are a friendly bunch, and there's tons of great information in here. He greeted me immediately as I entered the building and my guitar was sitting there, ready to go. When I left they were still being dealt with this way. I am constantly amazed at how much decent inexpensive gear is available to musicians today. If you're willing to buy used, this is an excellent price point and the number of models available really opens up to you. Doesn't look like a cutting board. If this is your first visit, be sure to check out the by clicking the link above.
There are a few clams. Had a American Ash Telecaster for a few weeks 5 years ago: Hated the sound at the time. I think a retainer bar would have been a lot cleaner looking. I will be posting a very detailed review on Harmony Central this weekend. We hope you become a regular here! Still, for the money I payed it was a great deal. This means no linking to anything that is commerce related, your blog, web site, bandcamp, facebook, instagram, snapchat, twitter, etc.