CEB Posted November 20, 2013 Share Posted November 20, 2013 Around late March early April 2012 I picked up a Modern Player Tele to use as a Slide/general purpose guitar. I got it for around $300. I think with a Fender hardcase after tax it was $459. I didn't like the tuners and had trouble with the 4th string tuner so I replace them. Other than that I kept it stock. EXCEPT the jack and wiring was ****. I had to replace the jack and rewire the guitar in the first month. After the 3rd gig the jack fell off and there were no locking nut or washer or anything in the stock hardware to have prevented this from happening. I took a picture while changing strings. The hardware does not look good. If you are working guitar player that does heavy outdoor schedules the hardware is crap. I don't know what they plate the hardware with in China but it doesn't hold up like Mexican or US hardware. Even these Chinese knobs have rust on them and they feel like plastic. LOL. I still like the guitar. It does what I wanted. But it is cheaper for a reason. Though it seems the price has gone up this year or I got a really good deal on this last March. If you are a hobbiest who plays at home and does not spend Memorial Day thru Labor Day playing out in the elements sweating like crazy this is a fun guitar. Frets and Neck hardware still look fine. I changed the tuners It is just the body hardware that is deteriorating at a rapid rate. My main Tele is over 20 years old and the hardware still looks great except the saddles which I change when they corrode. You get what you pay for. If the guitar doesn't leave home then it is a fun guitar. http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y70/CEB2/MPTele2_zps487ba3e5.jpg "It doesn't have to be difficult to be cool" - Mitch Towne "A great musician can bring tears to your eyes!!! So can a auto Mechanic." - Stokes Hunt Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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