"Tele it like it is!"
The pickups on this guitar have a nice clean tone,but sound muddy when you're using any type of distortion.This guitar would be good for blues,country,or classic 70's rock.I don't think this would be a metalhead's axe.
It has 2 humbuckers,3 way pup switch,2 separate sets of volume and tone controls,which I think could've been better made.The pots on this guitar do not fade or rise gradually,but either,you have volume and tone,or you don't!Mine came with some allen wrenches for the saddles,and the neck.
Ease of Use:
This guitar is very comfortable to play,once it's set up properly.The tuners stay in tune very well.I play this through a 1997 USA,made,Peavey Studio Pro 112,which really goes well with this guitar.
When I got this,I had to tighten the tuners,the neck plate,along with the bridge plate also.The bridge saddles were very high and needed to be lowered,but I've since replaced them with a set of Graph-Techs.The intonation was off,and the neck needed a truss rod adjustment.Once I took care of all of those,I ended up with a great sounding guitar which I have since gigged with as a backup to my Fender Strat.
Never had to deal with Fender.
For $200.00,this could've been better set up at the factory.IMO,these are just assembled and thrown in a box to be shipped off to where ever.
The Wow Factor:
This axe has a way cool 70's retro look that I like.
I don't see this guitar going anywhere.After I did all the adjustments,I was pleasantly surprised at this guitar.I expect to have this for a long time.