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outlawlebo

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heyy everybody, i need some advice on buying a new guitar.. iv been playing for around 4 years and the music i play is like a blues reggae jazzy type of thing. I was looking at some fender telecasters which i rather fancied.... my price range is at most $2500 (Australian).... also im left handed. what do you guys think i should be looking at or what type of guitar would suit me best. cheers
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Get a Strat. They are more versatile than a Tele, and should easily cover the styles you want to play. They make lefties, and I think you should be able to afford a good one on that budget.

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If you can find a used Mexican Strat, they are a great deal, generally. You might get one cheap enough, that you could consider putting some cool handwound pick ups in it.

 

The lefty thing will make it a bit tougher, I'd think.

 

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According to my calculator you're looking at $1800+ in U.S. dollars. You can buy a whole lot of guitar for that. Heck, you can buy the parts - Warmoth, etc. - and build your own to your specs.
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I was looking at some fender telecasters which i rather fancied....
If you want a tele get a tele. Bottom line. You (presumably) worked hard for that money - get what YOU like, not what other people like.......

 

If I was into blues and reggae however (I am actually) I would certainly buy a Les Paul though - either a Gibson or Epiphone if you have less cash.

 

A great blues guitar, and I'm sure Bob Marley would have said a great Reggae guitar too

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Outlawlebo...Tele's are awesome axes. I find them a bit demanding on one's technique. I do not mean that they are technically difficult to play. But, I do think that it is tougher to get a sweet sound out of a Tele. However, It is certainly possible to do so. But, I've always felt that a Tele requires a different attack, so to speak. If you play a Tele and it sounds good to you and has the sound you are looking for, I'd buy it! Some people are just made to play a Tele. Also, I've always felt that Tele's like Fender amps.....

 

There are many great guitars. The best approach is to go to a couple of music stores, and play as many as you can. One of them will let you know that it's your guitar.

 

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