One guitarist, who has been playing for about thirty years and has used a myriad number of guitars, loves his Fender 62 reissue Telecaster, which he bought in the UK. Designed in 1983, this Fender 62 reissue Telecaster is a very different color of cherry grain and lighter than a Les Paul, which he likes.
As a guitarist who dabbles in country, rock and roll and even blues, he appreciates that the Fender 62 reissue Telecaster is a great instrument for all three. When playing country music he uses the pickup of the bridge; for blues the neck pickup. A Roland processor and two twins operating in stereo is how he started out using his Fender 62 Telecaster, but lately he employs an Ibanez compressor with a Fender Hot Rod, 40 watt, and straight out of the amplifier.
The only negative thing this experienced guitarist has to say about his classic Fender 62 is that the factory vintage tuners make it difficult to change strings very quickly.
The 62 reissue Telecaster earned a ten (out of 10) for reliability and durability from this reviewer. He has never had to call on customer service for any repair or support.
This accomplished musician calls his Fender 62 Telecaster the best musical investment he has ever made.
Another guitarist, who has owned his 62 reissue Telecaster for twenty years, said the same thing about reliability. He has just never had a problem with it and is interested in finding out just how long it's going to last. While he says it's the Jeep and not the Ferrari of guitars he truly loves the sound and action of this instrument. One negative note from this reviewer - the strings break often.