I fell in love with this guitar when I first saw it a few months ago, and when circumstances worked out, it became my birthday present today. It’s a Fender Pink Paisley Telecaster, 1968 Reissue, Crafted in Japan instrument and is nearly as high in quality as American made Fenders.
It tuned up very nicely, with no slippage, and is fun to play. The sound is great, and I like the bridge/neck combo the best I think. The neck pickup may be a bit weak compared to the bridge, but it may also just be the difference in output volume.
I took advantage of a 30% off the already discounted price sale at Sam Ash a while back; for once I got one of those killer deals that you always read about! You do get what you pay for I guess; the neck switch is a little dodgy, but that is a very easy thing to resolve.
Anyway, I don’t really know what it was that attracted me to this guitar, but I like it as much as the first day I saw it, and it helps make this a special birthday. One thing, if I ever start performing in public (not any time soon) folks will remember me as that guy with the crazy pink guitar!
Oh, and the pink paisley design? I don’t know for sure, but have read that it may be a fancy wallpaper that is mounted on the top of the guitar body after which the whole thing is finished with a clear coating. If you look closely you can see the silver foil background. Wild stuff!
On to the pictures (more on flickr):