1992 Fender Telecaster Mexican Standard
It's a Standard, it's one of the first Mexican productions, it's entry-level stuff . . . but it looks and plays beautifully, without modification.
Fender began producing instruments in its Ensenada, Mexico, factory in 1990. This is one from those early years.
There's a fair amount of online discussion about the best year for Made In Mexico (MIM) Fenders. Some loving the earlier models for their tone and features (e.g., the vintage style frets and top-loader bridge); some preferring the later 90s models, introduced following the modern rebuild of the factory following a fire. Though the general consensus is "Forget the year - the best Telecaster is the one that you like playing the most".
Everything about this guitar is standard and unmodified. Love the original Metallic Blue finish. And absolutely no issues with build quality and playability - this one plays and sounds like a classic Telecaster!
So much so that this is one of our most popular hires - and that's not just because of the price. In the words of one recent hirer, visiting the UK for a gig: "I've got an American Standard Telecaster - and this Mexican one is better!". Forget the American vs Mexican debate. This one's already won!
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