A couple of years ago, I began itching for a telecaster. I loved the twang especially with subtle distortion applied. However, I didn’t want to get one and be bound by the limitations I assumed it had. I love playing blues and country, but I need to rock as well, and sometimes hard.
As I researched the models, I was first mesmerized by the look of the 2012 American Deluxe. As I dug deeper, I found the magic piece that sold me instantly…the S-1 switch. I went to the local guitar store and played one, and the infatuation started. This guitar felt and played so good, I felt at home. Then I plugged her in and found all the lovely sounds that a tele is known for. But then, I hit the S-1 switch, turned up the gain on my amp, and I was playing metal on a tele….completely mind-blowing. So, I started saving.
I don’t buy guitars on a whim. I spend a lot of time researching them and I let some time pass to make sure I still really want that kind of guitar as my next one. Well, it’s been over a year, and as surely as I love my wife and kids, I love this guitar. She will be mine…soon!!!