Originally Posted by Josephvman
Anybody have any experience with the Telecaster Deluxe, the model with the big headstock and humbuckers, vs. the std. Tele?
I own one but I'm not much of a guitarist. What would you like to know?
I can say that compared to a std tele it is just nothing like a tele at all. Frankly, it has more in common with a Gibson SG than a tele - both in tone and in feel. If you have a thing for teles, you don't want to go near it. If you just like the aesthetic of the telecaster body, then if the SG-esque tone and the strat neck feel work for you, then go for it. Personally, I'm not too terribly sensitive to this stuff, but that's what my friends who actually know what they are talking about have said about it. Played side by side with an SG it was all but indistinguishable, tonally, though.