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

  1. fraz

    fraz Synchromatic

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    Nov 21, 2010
    New Jersey
    Pretty sure I'm going to get one. I got a thing for offset guitars, and the maple fingerboard with the black inlays looks killer in my opinion. Looks-wise, it ticks all my boxes. And in the end, it is essentially a Telecaster. What's not to like?
     
  2. Wulfgang

    Wulfgang Synchromatic

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    Does it come in sea foam green? :p:cool:
     
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  3. Synchro

    Synchro The artist formerly known as: Synchro Staff Member

    Jun 2, 2008
    Tucson, AZ
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    I've met Tavo before and can vouch that they is modeled on his actual brain. :)

    Speaking of brains, mine must be in trouble, because I'm having a hallucination that there's a gorilla playing a double bass. :)

    I'm thinking Gibson RD.

    I like the JazzCaster better, but if the price were on the ground . . .

    So there won't be an armed encampment inside the Anaheim Convention Center. Awwww!
    That alone should raise property values in Orange County.
    Why do I have the impression that someday he will undergo court-mandated psychiatric examination?
    I think it's a social thing as much as anything else. I've been to several and found them interesting, but even the first time, one day was enough.
     
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  4. MRey

    MRey Electromatic

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    Feb 7, 2011
    IL
    I am 100% in agreement. People are crying it signals the end of Gibson but they forget what NAMM is, it’s a venue to show your wares and hopefully get dealers to buy them, plenty of other avenues for that these days.
    NAMM could disappear tomorrow and the big brands would be fine, the smaller guys would have to get more creative.
     
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  5. thunder58

    thunder58 Gretschified

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    Dec 23, 2010
    tappan ny
    No , the better question is " why am I not going to NAMM " .... just once I'd love to go
     
  6. TSims1

    TSims1 Friend of Fred

    Jun 18, 2013
    Atlanta

    I’ve not done the NAMM in Anaheim, but I’ve played for several companies/times as an “artist” at the SumerNAMM show in Nashville. That show is much smaller than the California ordeal, but it’s pretty fun nonetheless. Plus it’s in the greatest music city in the country.......so the after parties and available live music all over is pretty awesome.

    You’d love NAMM man. It’s a ball for a day.
     
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  7. TV the Wired Turtle

    TV the Wired Turtle Gretschified

    Jul 25, 2009
    so cal
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  8. Scott Fraser

    Scott Fraser Country Gent

    Jan 14, 2012
    Los Angeles
    OK, that body, in a 3 tone sunburst, with a rosewood fingerboard, & maybe a trio of P90s. Then it would be unique enough to warrant my attention. Oh, the headstock is fine, properly proportioned to the body.
     
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  9. Tony65x55

    Tony65x55 Gretschified

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    Sep 23, 2011
    The 'Shwa, Ontario, Canada
  10. TV the Wired Turtle

    TV the Wired Turtle Gretschified

    Jul 25, 2009
    so cal
    c'mon now it looks like a 70s fender guitar instead of some half melted pointy 80s Katana meets Lace guitar reject :) :)

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  11. WannaGretsch

    WannaGretsch Gretschie

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    Small color change and some P-90s and THIS version is perfect for Unknown Hinson!!
     
  12. WannaGretsch

    WannaGretsch Gretschie

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    So is NAMM like a shopping mall? Does it need the "anchor" on each end for the smaller retailers to survive? Just thinking that if the big brands are not there, does it strain the show as a doable deal?
     
  13. Ricochet

    Ricochet Gretschified

    Nov 13, 2009
    Monkey Island
    Other than the cheap looking Tele hardware, pickguard and those ‘70s block inlays I love it!
     
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  14. TSims1

    TSims1 Friend of Fred

    Jun 18, 2013
    Atlanta

    How DARE YOU?!? I just urped on my favorite shirt.

    You have RUINED my wife and I’s date night to the Golden Corral!!!!
     
  15. ponca

    ponca Gretschie

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    Nov 27, 2017
    Pennsylvania
    big headstock.png
     
  16. ponca

    ponca Gretschie

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    Nov 27, 2017
    Pennsylvania
    It's essentially a Telecaster. That's fine, Telecasters are good and an offset one is a good idea... but that's why they did a thing called the Offset Telecaster last year. This is called the Meteora, so why is it basically a Tele? It just seems like if they're going to launch a whole new model with a new Jetsons body shape they could do a lot more to set it apart. Imagine if this had a Broadcaster bridge pickup and a Jaguar neck pickup. And the four way switch and phase switch from the AmPro Jaguar, while we're at it. And a trem. And imagine it came in two finishes: purple sparkle with a pearloid guard and silver sparkle with an anodized gold guard, both with a rosewood board and matching headstock. That would be something different.
     
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  17. TV the Wired Turtle

    TV the Wired Turtle Gretschified

    Jul 25, 2009
    so cal
    I have spared a good person from the Golden Food Additive! My live is complete
     
  18. Tony65x55

    Tony65x55 Gretschified

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    Sep 23, 2011
    The 'Shwa, Ontario, Canada
    I like the big Strat headstock. It's my Fender fav. I don't like the goofy Starcaster one. Bring back the big CBS Strat headstock.
     
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  19. wildeman

    wildeman Friend of Fred

    May 10, 2015
    norcal
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