Fender is About to Start Making Some Nice Cuts

Discussion in 'Standard Guitars' started by feraledge, Nov 1, 2019.

  1. KnightBrolaire

    KnightBrolaire bring out your dead

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    maybe you should go hang out at tgp or rig talk instead of here
     
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    Secretly, all guitars want to be an Ibanez JEM when they grow up ;)

    All modern superstrat guitars from the Charvel Guthrie Govan to the Suhr Modern to the Anderson Angel, they’re all one step away from being Ibanez JEMs. I know it’s basically a Strat with deeper cutaways and a couple more frets, or a Jackson Soloist with pointier horns, HSH and a bolt on neck, but however he got there, Vai got the design spot on 30 odd years ago.
     
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    KnightBrolaire bring out your dead

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    Except they're available literally nowhere... and your link doesn't work. Heck I'd even settle for a non-reverse and just putting out an American Elite with a Floyd.

    Don't make me delete all your posts from your account :lol:
     
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    KnightBrolaire bring out your dead

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    aww come on, I almost never shitpost, let me have this one :lol:
     
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    SpaceDock Shred till your dead

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    Heel carve, roasted neck, ss frets, fishman pickups? That’s my guess.
     
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    Like I said looks like more than one new model. That also doesn't have the knurled metal knobs.
     
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    Harry Doom man of Doom. Contributor

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    Fender first offered a contoured neck heel in 1988. Some posts in this thread are making it out like they've literally never done it before :scratch: The only difference now is that they're actually carving away the actual cutaways themselves.
    They dropped it (the contoured heel) for most of the '90s, but brought it back in 2001. Non-signature guitars have had them since 2002.
    In reality, they've been offering modern takes of their guitars (usually at least the Strat) since the '80s alongside a vintage style line/s for those that want them.
    They're also probably the only big brand that has consistently offered a fully scalloped fretboard guitar for over 3 decades (they also have the Ritchie Blackmore model for those that want less extreme scalloping)
     
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    Harry Doom man of Doom. Contributor

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    Ummm, nothing "gives". The 5 screws is the basses, the 4 screws is the guitars. I feel like a broken record now, but again this is NOT new :lol: Seriously, just google image "American Deluxe Jazz Bass". These have been discontinued for years and have these neck plates. The Precision and Dimension basses too.
    The Elite series uses the same neck plate but carved away more wood from the heel itself, and further again the Ultra series is removing wood from the cutaways.
     
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    "Fingerboard Radius 10" to 14" Compound Radius"

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    How about this link?
    https://www.digimart.net/cat01/shop5084/DS05612256/

    Can be ordered from Japan. Lots of used ones available right now.
     
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    I was waiting for a new line (basically just a re-fresh with new name), considering the Elite series has been on sale everywhere for the last few months.

    So this new 'Ultra' line is basically the Elite with #1 new noiseless pickups #2 tapered neck heel #3 new neck profile.

    I wonder if the HSS versions will have a new bridge pickup, or if they'll use the Shawbucker. I really like the Shawbucker with 9-42 gauge strings (sounds fantastic!), but as soon as you put thicker strings on it just gets too muddy. EQ modifications can help tame the excessive low end but I find it still doesn't sound right. I'd like to see them throw in an EVH Frankenstein humbucker for the HSS versions.

    I've always really enjoyed the Elite series. The main downside of this line (aside from the price being too high) was largely the noiseless pickups sounding pretty lack-luster. Hopefully Fender has been able to up their noiseless pickup game.
     
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    finally a decent heel.

    .....(waits till warmoth catches up to it)..... :|


    you would think they would finally move the volume pot out of the pickup by now too, but thats too traditional to be done to it.... but at least ditch the yellow tint maple necks, let maple be maple, or at least roast it
     
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    full contoured tele please.
     
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    Is there anyone that scallops fretboards out there? As in reputable shops I can order from or luthiers who have done a ton of them? Cause these ultra fenders got me feeling some kinda way.
     

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