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Discussion in 'Fred's Barcalounge' started by TSims1, Jan 10, 2018.

  1. Wulfgang

    Wulfgang Synchromatic

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    Lol, I don't mind the Charlie Brown headstock so much. Wonder if they will be over a grand like the other offset's?
     
  2. ponca

    ponca Electromatic

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  3. Ricochet

    Ricochet Gretschified

    Nov 13, 2009
    Monkey Island
    The butt looks a bit familiar. I was thinking Lag or Hamer.
     
  4. ponca

    ponca Electromatic

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    Nov 27, 2017
    Pennsylvania
    I knew I saw it before! It was a prototype called the Voyager a few years ago.

    voyager.jpg
     
  5. TV the Wired Turtle

    TV the Wired Turtle Gretschified

    Jul 25, 2009
    so cal
    There is nothing dumb about large fender style headstocks, does the devil have your tongue?! I just spent $$ for a Telecaster Deluxe neck for my new tele build. Is there lead in the water over in Atlanta? :)

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  6. TSims1

    TSims1 Friend of Fred

    Jun 18, 2013
    Atlanta


    I’m so sorry.........maybe.........maybe you can get your money back?
     
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  7. Robbie

    Robbie Country Gent

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  8. stevo

    stevo Country Gent

    May 1, 2012
    Atlanta
    Apparently, this is true.
     
  9. TSims1

    TSims1 Friend of Fred

    Jun 18, 2013
    Atlanta
    You know, I would imagine at a certain point a company such as Gibson or any of the “big boys”........I would imagine that while there is always certain value in the promotional output of a show like NAMM...........it may be an unnecessary avenue for a company like Gibson. The internet provides a mind bending multitude of ways to get your message out, and news travels fast. Is NAMM a necessity anymore? Perhaps for the smaller companies that need or desire the exposure and attention.........but I guess maybe not for the entrenched and invested big brands........

    I guess we’ll see with time....?
     
  10. englishman

    englishman Gretschified

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    Apr 5, 2014
    Detroit
    It would be great if I had a booth there :D

    It does sound like Gibson are concentrating on their consumer Electronics division more.

    You young whippersnappers! I got out of school and started playing in bands in the 70s and that's just how they were! When they went (back) to the smaller version it looked really weird to me.

    Regardless, I still love the CBS (or Dallas-Arbiter as it was where I was) style headstocks.
     
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  11. TSims1

    TSims1 Friend of Fred

    Jun 18, 2013
    Atlanta


    It’s okay. Everything was outsized back then. Cars.....bell bottoms........chest hair.........
     
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  12. englishman

    englishman Gretschified

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    Don't forget platform shoes! I still feel that twinge in my ankle every now and then!
     
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  13. DavidLee

    DavidLee Synchromatic

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    Des Moines
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  14. DavidLee

    DavidLee Synchromatic

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    Oct 11, 2014
    Des Moines
    :D
     
  15. Tele295

    Tele295 Country Gent

    Jun 4, 2008
    Ventura, CA
    New Eric Johnson f-hole Strat looks interesting.

    That band-saw Fender Telemaster is truly hideous.
     
  16. Rock Lajoint

    Rock Lajoint Gretschie

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    Nov 16, 2014
    Sussex, England
    It's OK, though I never like block inlays on maple. But it's leaving me feeling "What's the point of it?" It's a funny shaped Telecaster, who wants one of those?
     
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  17. Henry

    Henry Friend of Fred

    Apr 9, 2014
    Petaluma
    I do. I don't like the phallus on the standard Tele shape.
     
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  18. ponca

    ponca Electromatic

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    Nov 27, 2017
    Pennsylvania
    Everyone who built enough homemade Jazzcasters to prompt Fender to make an official one last year. ;)

    I'm not sure about this one though. I don't hate the body shape, but why is the rest of it so conservative? Why make a weird sci-fi body and then make it butterscotch blonde with a black pickguard? I want to see it in some cooler finishes, and I would definitely want a different neck pickup (it has the windy Fender logo already so why not a Jazzmaster pickup in the neck?). Also those inlays are definitely not for me.
     
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  19. slimwilson

    slimwilson Synchromatic

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    Do y'all have any inkling as to why, or is this another one of those perplexing Henry J decisions?
     
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  20. ponca

    ponca Electromatic

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    Nov 27, 2017
    Pennsylvania
    Why bother? People are going to pay attention to whatever they release anyway. A better question would be, why is Fender going to NAMM?
     
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