Fender is About to Start Making Some Nice Cuts

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

  1. gunshow86de

    gunshow86de Beef Jerky Time

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    I said it before, but Isaiah should have done all the official Fender demos...

     
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  2. Kaura

    Kaura biding his time

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    Meanwhile in Japan (once again)... :lol:

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    They're apparently reintroducing the Swinger model. I honestly thing it looks pretty cool apart from the terrible headstock. If money was not an issue I'd get one and swap the neck into a Mustang neck or something.
     
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  3. sirbuh

    sirbuh SS.org Regular

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    So, um, anyone buy one? Asking for a friend.
     
  4. technomancer

    technomancer Gearus Pimptasticus Super Moderator

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    Almost but 1) they sold out fast and 2) I saw an insane MIJ FSR run that I had to have :lol:
     
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    Mayhew SS.org Regular

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    My Dad bought the Ultra series Tele in Texas Tea. Looks beautiful and plays great.
     

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  6. MaxOfMetal

    MaxOfMetal Likes trem wankery. Super Moderator

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    Played a few Ultras at CME.

    Just as suspected, they play great and sound great and feel more "traditional" as far as the vibe, versus the series they're replacing.

    I'm not really going to harp on upper fret access as I have no problem with regular square heels, but you can definitely feel the difference if you spent a bunch of time in the upper double digits.

    Just an overall nice permutation of the Strat and Tele. I can see these being different enough for folks to favor them over other iterations.

    The biggest standout to me was probably the fretwork and fretboard edge. Noticeably better than Fender has been doing lately. Not museum quality or anything, but it's nice to see the attention to detail.
     
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  7. jwoods986

    jwoods986 SS.org Regular

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    I've played an Ultra Strat recently, it's nice but not $1900 nice. The heel IS different from the Elite, even better access.

    Lucky for me, I just grabbed a used Elite from GC, that looks to be like new (still has plastic the on the pickguard), for $1030!! And 0% for 36 months :) Should be here in a few days.....
     
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  8. sirbuh

    sirbuh SS.org Regular

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    Looks like a new batch hits second week of Jan.
    BTW never pay retail for gear and sick price on that elite.
     
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  9. AkiraSpectrum

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    I just played an Ultra Jazzmaster. It was great. I must say, I didn't think the cutaway was all that 'game-changing' when I saw the announcement at first but I was very impressed with it after feeling it! In the world of Fender, it is a HUGE difference, and felt really comfortable.
     
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  10. Hollowway

    Hollowway Extended Ranger

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    That must translate better in Japanese. I can’t hear that name and not picture a mustached ‘70s dude into wife swapping.
     
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  11. KnightBrolaire

    KnightBrolaire bring out your dead

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    I went to guitar center a couple of days ago and tried out the new ultra lineup. Meh. The neck heel is barely carved down from a standard strat/tele neck heel. For the pricepoint they were just meh all over. I'd rather buy a used USA or a couple squiers for that price.
     
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  12. MemphisHawk

    MemphisHawk Japan's One And Only

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    New stuff from Fender in 2020?

    Word on the street is a Tom Morello sig. (Soul Power)
     

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