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Fender Palo Escrito Telecaster Electric Guitar
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This Fender Telecaster has eye-popping cosmetics and solid Classic Series Specs. Palo Escrito is an indigenous tonewood to Mexico; often used on Mexi...Click To Read More About This Product
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Eye-popping cosmetics and solid Classic Series Specs.
This Fender Telecaster has eye-popping cosmetics and solid Classic Series Specs. Palo Escrito is an indigenous tonewood to Mexico; often used on Mexican folk instruments. This unique guitar marries this historically revered local wood with the iconic Telecaster. This wood has unique properties and its grain pattern and hue can vary drastically- so no two will be alike. Special indeed.
- Palo escrito top on alder body
- Distinctive headstock and body shape
- C-shaped maple neck
- 3-ply pickguard and rosewood fingerboard
- 21 vintage frets
- Chrome hardware
- Dot inlays
- One volume, one tone, 3-way switching
- Vintage Tele pickups
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This is a Made in Mexico Classic 60's Telecaster with a 3/32nds veneer of Palo Escrito or Mexican Rosewood bonded over the alder body. The neck is a two piece construction, with the rosewood slab board layed over the rout for the heel access truss rod. Mine even has bookmatched 2 piece alder body, walnut trans gloss finish, which is gorgeous from the sides and back.The Palo skin is bound in black, top binding only, impeccable.Each veneer will be quite different from the next.The polyester finish on these Palos will tend to be thinner than a typical MIM Tele because the wood underneath is smooth and just so.Study the comments on other 60's Classic Teles for general specifications.I give a 4.5 on features because this veneer is really striking, and because I'm tired of giving Teles low features numbers just because it can do more with less gadgets. Quality is 4.5 because mine has a tiny flaw on the lower left bout. Value is 5.0 because this model is serious good value for money and has fabulous resale value, plus I did not pay MAP, not even close.You can tell the workers got a real kick out of building this special model, the pride really shows. This is the closest thing to a 'Custom Shop' Ensenada guitar you will find. On top of everything else, mine is light in weight. Sure, she plays and sounds great, otherwise what is the point.
Set up out of the box was so so. Had her professionally set up and all I can say is wow! What a guitar. The fit and finish of this tele is flawless. On par with my American Standard strat in all respects. Pickups sound fantastic, great twang in the neck positon, and excellent singing rhythm and growl in all positions. It shakes the earth through my Blues Deluxe reissue amp. Neck is extremely fast. Holds tune well. The veneered top is striking, black binding surrounds it, flawless. Just one great guitar
I have reservations about buying guitars online, but I had to get one. This guitar is beautiful and the workmanship is top notch. It could very easily pass as American made. I took it to my tech for the initial set up and he agreed. Top notch woods, perfect neck, perfect neck/body joint. The only thing someone would probably find wrong with it is the fact that you pay so much for a Mexican Fender. It's worth it though!
I personally got this guitar at my friends shop and i have loved it ever since i picked it up, the maple looks perfect and the back pickup on it screams perfectly for any blues player out there, also is an amazing gutiar for jazz, rock, and funk i have found out.
This guitar is beautiful. The online picture does not do it justice. It has the old tele sound. Simple pickups and a lot of crunch. So far I have played it through an old Fender Harvard reverb and it sounds great. I can't wait to use my crybaby wah wah with it. I did have to return the first one I got because it had a bad buzz on one of the strings. The new one seems much better. The quality is excellent (it is from Mexico). I haven't had a lot of time to play with it but I can't wait to give it the time it deserves. You can't go wrong for the price. It's a very distinct looking and sounding guitar.
This has everything you could ever want in a tele, vintage pickups, vintage tuners, sexy finish. Only drawback is that its not american made. Add an ashtray bridge cover and a handtooled leather pickguard (which you can get here, wink, wink, nudge, nudge) and you have pure AMAZINGNESS. Buy it I know I will.
mmmmm it's pretty. the grain pattern on mine is nice. beautiful fit & finish all around. The black pick guard scratches a bit easy but it goes so nice with the wood grain. sounds like a vintage Tele, stays in tune even with the vintage tuners. the neck is silky smooth & fast, especially for small hands. I like the neck better than the one on my American Deluxe Strat. It's very light weight, maybe due to the wood or just the minimal hardware. Just needs some decent strings so order those too if you take the plunge.