Fender is About to Start Making Some Nice Cuts

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

  1. Musiscience

    Musiscience Hail the Ibbyborn!

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    Oh hell yeah! I hope they are going to add SS frets to the lineup too!

    Also hope that they will extend these modern appointments to the Tele (like they usually do when releasing a new series).

    First time in years that I'm excited about fender.

    Edit: nevermind. Found the specs. Meh, will eventually go for a Warmoth tele.

    Edit2: Or an AZ 2204.
     
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  2. gunshow86de

    gunshow86de Beef Jerky Time

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  3. r3tr0sp3ct1v3

    r3tr0sp3ct1v3 SS.org Regular

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    Hm. Would it be hard to replace the 2 point trem with a hipshot contour? If so I may not order and still go with my original choice of warmoth with a fender neck lol
     
  4. TonyFlyingSquirrel

    TonyFlyingSquirrel Cherokee Warrior

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    I'm sorry, but it's like Fender & Gibson are learning how to make their own guitars all over again.
    At the end of they day, it's still Strats, Tele's, Les Pauls, & SG's.
    There's nothing new from them, no new body styles, just re-branding a model name or series on the same old headstock & body shapes, with a hefty price tag.
    If I want Strats & Tele's made with stellar quality, I'll defer to Warmoth.
    Sorry for the rant, no disrespect meant, just my own .02 cents.
     
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  5. broj15

    broj15 SS.org Regular

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    I've said it before and I'll say it again. Fender and Gibson would have my attention if they did some reissues of lesser known models that aren't in production anymore. If fender dropped the Lead or the Toronado I'd be all over it, or if Gibson did a new L6 of SG1 that would be cool too. Tired of the same old shit with different pickup configurations and very slight tweaks to the specs.
     
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    mlp187 Burrito Master Contributor

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    Well that was entirely underwhelming. I was hoping for more than a heel cut and pickup change.
     
  7. HeHasTheJazzHands

    HeHasTheJazzHands greg rulz ok

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    So just basically better fret access?

    Yaaaaaaay?
     
  8. AkiraSpectrum

    AkiraSpectrum SS.org Regular

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    The question we all want to know: but will it chug?

     
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    AkiraSpectrum SS.org Regular

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    Just noticed. They no longer have the truss rod adjustment at the butt-end of the neck like they did with the Elite series... BOOOOO!!!!!!
     
  10. gunshow86de

    gunshow86de Beef Jerky Time

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    Fender should have hired Isaiah to demo all the models;


     
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  11. possumkiller

    possumkiller Square Dance Caller

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    So is this the replacement for the American Elites?
     
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    AkiraSpectrum SS.org Regular

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    yes
     
  13. AkiraSpectrum

    AkiraSpectrum SS.org Regular

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    Agreed!
     
  14. r3tr0sp3ct1v3

    r3tr0sp3ct1v3 SS.org Regular

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    No one:
    Fender: "Hey kids, can our TELECASTER CHUG? HELL YEAH BROTHER"

    This is like when your grandfather learned to use facebook and tried to be hip to relate to you.
     
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  15. nsimonsen

    nsimonsen SS.org Regular

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    They're all just so goddamn boring!
    Give me some cool shit like a hardtail Jag/Jazzmaster or a Baritone Tele.

    This is just rehashing the same old shit with a fancy new series name.
     
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    danpintos SS.org Regular

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    I mean, nearly $2k USD price tag for features that come standard on a $1k Charvel? I like my Fender but jeez, I'll pass. You pay too much for country of origin when it comes to Fender.
     
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    gunshow86de Beef Jerky Time

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    Bunch of negative Nancies in this thread. I get that this is just the updated Elite series being overhyped, but this is exactly what I would want from a Fender (the traditional look with minor performance updates/improvements).

    Gibson should take notes, I would love traditional looking LP's and SG's with a headstock that doesn't snap off and has straight(er) string pull.
     
  18. possumkiller

    possumkiller Square Dance Caller

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    Yeah. Way to much hype. If you make some dramatic teasing announcement of an announcement you better have something to back it up. This turning out to be the replacement for the elite series with a pickup swap and slightly different heal carve and ditching the spoke wheel truss rod was very underwhelming.
     
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  19. gunch

    gunch Riff Chugman

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    All that posturing of being on the bleeding screaming edge and they're using plain old string trees? :lol:
     
  20. BigViolin

    BigViolin breakfast foods

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    Guys and Gals...really...it's not overhype until they announce the announcement of the announcement of the announcement. Get with it, it's almost 2020.
     
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