I’ve been playing guitar for about 15 years now. And in those 15 years I have gone between playing every style of music you can imagine (except for country). From rock to metal, to djent, blues and shred.
From extended scale Ibanez’s through to solid body Les Paul’s and semi-hollow body guitars. I’ve tried and owned a cocophany of guitars.
For my birthday, my wife surprised me with the Fender 75th Anniversary Telecaster. It comes in the custom “Diamond Anniversary” metallic colour, and it’s beautiful.
Unlike the ash body variant, this guitar is not made in California; it’s made in Mexico. Furthermore, it comes with a gig bag instead of a case. The gig bag is effective, and the metal Fender pick on the zips is a nice touch, but it’s certainly no case.
This guitar comes with Vintera 50s pick-ups and a 6 saddle bridge. The one thing I really dig is the matching painted headstock. I know not everyone will like this, but the matching painted headstock is beautiful. I quite like it.
In terms of sound, the pick-ups have a lovely warm twang to them, not overly bright or fuzzy, and they play really well for rock and blues styles of music. If you’re after a guitar for heavier music styles, you probably don’t want to buy this.
For me, this guitar is a collector’s item and something I’ll have hanging on my wall. I do love the sound of it, but it looks beautiful hanging up on a wall as it stands out from every other guitar I own. I’ll probably spend more time looking at it than I will be playing it.