The Fender Telecaster truly is one of the most iconic guitar styles out there. Though it’s often overshadowed by its brother – the Stratocaster – the tele was the first commercially successful electric guitar and is still popular among fans of this vintage look.
Furthermore, the market for this classic model remains strong, despite the fact that it’s been neglected by most of the budget guitar brands.
Not so with the Aria 615 Frontier!
This gorgeous telecaster-style guitar offers everything you want from a telecaster at a price you can afford.
So how much is the Aria 615 Frontier?
Well, as is often the case, prices do vary depending on the retailer, but right now you shouldn’t expect to pay any more than $400 for the pleasure of owning one of these beauties.
For that much you get two single coil pickups, a 3-way selector, a solid basswood body, and a walnut fingerboard offered in a variety of finishes.
Fancy? No, but with a model like this, you don’t need to worry about having all the bells and whistles. The telecaster speaks for itself!
At the end of the day, if you’re looking for a budget telecaster, then your best choice is either the 615 or a second-hand Fender. Now, this really comes down to personal taste. If you want a pristine-looking, brand-new guitar from a relatively reputable brand then you really couldn’t do much better than the Aria at that price point. On the other hand, if you want a classic model from a legendary manufacturer and you don’t mind a few dents and scratches, a second-hand telecaster would serve you well.
Which is better?
We could weigh in, but here at TonePedia, we like to let the sound do the talking. Why not give both guitars a listen and decide for yourself which one you prefer?
|GTIN 14||00882985065188, 00882985065195, 00882985065225, 00882985065171|
|Manufacturer Part Number||615 Frontier Ivory, 615-FRONTIER|
|Left/Right Handed||Left Handed, Right Handed|
|Body Shape Family||Other|
|Top Material Family||Ash|
|Body Material Family||Acrylonitrile butadiene styrene|
|Fretboard Material Family||Brownwood|
|Neck Material Family||Birch|
|Number of Frets||17|
|Pickup Active/Passive||Active, Passive|