Hey everyone, I'm looking to get a new (cheap) tele for a backup guitar. I was planning on getting an Xaviere, but then my wife convinced me I shouldn't settle for something that's not exactly what I want and I can't seem to find the exact finish I want there. Anywho, I played a Squier classic vibe today, and I was quite impressed. Never thought I'd like a Squier, but it played beautifully. However, it's about $200 more than the Xaviere. So after that, I'm thoroughly confused and I'm coming to the experts. Give me a recommendation.
I want to keep it under $400, I want a rosewood fretboard and preferably something that will look nice if/when I decide to relic it
and, of course, I want something that plays like a dream. That's not too much to ask is it?
I should mention I don't mind piecing something together (a neck here, a body there), but I'm no good at setting guitars up, so I'd have to figure paying somebody to do that into the price too.
Thanks in advance everyone!!