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Got this one today. American Standard in cognac burst which is appropriate because I won't be buying anymore cognac until this joker is paid for so I guess that puts me on the wagon.

Blackstar Fly 3 amp works surprisingly good for what it is and nice for sitting on the couch.

Intonation on the guitar seems alright for open strings but the G string goes very sharp when you play an open A chord and the open D chord can be a bit off as well. Part of it might be to do with the frets which are fatter than I remember them on older Teles. I play mostly acoustic I am probably pressing too hard - can hear it go sharp when I press down. Nut width is same as my HD28V but spacing on the Fender is about 1.5 mm narrower than the Martin.

Changed out the 9s for 10s soon as I got home which helped because I could barely feel the lighter gauge strings that came on it.



 

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Everyone loves a nice Tele - well, except for your goddess @Wardo , looking down disapprovingly (probably because you are ignore her now).

As much as I don't want to like Tele's, as much as I don't find then that attractive or comfortable to play and as much as I find them a bit crude and rudimentary - they fricken' RAWK. I took mine out again Friday and got some righteous heavy tones, along with the twang and clean that they're famous for. Leo so got it right on his first 'at bat'. Pure Genius.

Enjoy your tele. With whatever style of music you play.
 

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As you went to bigger strings make sure the G string is seated properly in the nut. The slot may be a little tight.
 

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I'm getting used to the lighter touch so 10s might be OK. Nut slots seem OK with 10s but might need to be done if I go to heaver gauge. Haven't played electric for about 30 years but fell back into it no problem. This thing plays nice all over the neck - nice to have something to riff on again.
 
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