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

  1. DavidLee

    DavidLee Synchromatic

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    Oct 11, 2014
    Des Moines
    How about this version?

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  2. Wulfgang

    Wulfgang Synchromatic

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    May 22, 2009
    Seattle WA./Omaha NE
  3. TSims1

    TSims1 Friend of Fred

    Jun 18, 2013
    Atlanta

    Whoa. That Jazz Tele will be mine.
     
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  4. DavidLee

    DavidLee Synchromatic

    716
    Oct 11, 2014
    Des Moines
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  5. Synchro

    Synchro The artist formerly known as: Synchro Staff Member

    Jun 2, 2008
    Sorry Vista
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    I want a guitar with a trim-OH-low. Speech impediment, stroke, lousy English teacher? :)
     
  6. Roger49

    Roger49 Country Gent

    Feb 18, 2015
    Germany
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    What the heck?!
    It's so ugly that that big Strat headstock looks almost attractive.
    Trouble is, once Leo came up with the Telecaster, Stratocaster and Jaguar/Jazzmasters he'd covered all the bases and it's virtually impossible to get any better. This offering is just, well, totally unnecessary.
    I'd even rather buy a Reverend than this....nothing wrong with Reverend guitars I'm told but they all look ugly to me.....but I'm thinking any Reverend's better looking than this, probably plays and sounds better too!
     
  7. Synchro

    Synchro The artist formerly known as: Synchro Staff Member

    Jun 2, 2008
    Sorry Vista
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    I honestly think I have come up with the ultimate Fender, and no, I'm not kidding around. I played one of those Jazzcasters and really liked it. It's the first solid-body which has caught my eye in quite a while. So . . . what if . . . you used a Jazzmaster body, Tele neck with maple fingerboard, Strat Trim-OH-Low, Tele bridge pickup and either a humbucker or hot Tele neck pickup? I'm not kidding, man.

    That would be one HOT Fender. Nothing sounds like a Tele bridge pickup and I love a Strat trem'. The JM body can be very comfortable to play, and the Tele control set is hard to improve upon.
     
  8. giffenf

    giffenf Synchromatic

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    Oct 26, 2008
    Los Angeles
    Well I'll be there all 4 days and this year my band isn't playing at the Show so I'll have a little more time to wander around (though we are playing across the street at Downtown Disney on Sunday evening, after the Show closes). The tempting tidbits Reverend has been throwing out are intriguing, and just hanging around the booth makes for great guitarist-gawking, as all manner of players stop by and schmooze. Quilter is hinting at some new stuff they'll be introducing, and Gretsch always has something up its sleeve. The Convention Center has never needed an "anchor," lately Gibson, Fender/Gretsch/Jackson/etc., Taylor, et al ensconce themselves in upstairs (enormous) suites so the main floors can remain the mind-numbing din they are so deservedly reputed to be. This isn't the first time Gibson bailed on a NAMM Show, so I don't think their absence be that big a deal.

    What I look forward to most are the new, goofy, probably-their-only-time-at-NAMM vendors and the products they (attempt to) bring to market. And if it's goofy, quirky, or just plain silly, you can bet I'll be there to make fun of it.

    And the post-Show live entertainment in the surrounding are is astounding at night. It often starts a week beforehand when people coming for NAMM book other gigs so they can make a little more during their trip to the Show. Gretsch will have to really have something spectacular if they intend to outdo last year's Darrel Higham/Jeff Beck/Duane Eddy show, though.
     
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  9. Synchro

    Synchro The artist formerly known as: Synchro Staff Member

    Jun 2, 2008
    Sorry Vista
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    OMG, I would have loved to see that.
     
  10. pilgrim

    pilgrim Country Gent

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    Jun 15, 2010
    Mississippi
    Actually the MODERNE looked a lot like that
     
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  11. TSims1

    TSims1 Friend of Fred

    Jun 18, 2013
    Atlanta

    The only problem with this is I really don’t like the Jazzmaster body(just kinda big...awkward...)and a Strat NECK pickup tone is one of the best things Fender offers!
     
  12. Synchro

    Synchro The artist formerly known as: Synchro Staff Member

    Jun 2, 2008
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    The Strato-Tele is sorta cool. I can dig some of the Teles, but that Jag-Strat just doesn't look right to me.
     
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  13. Synchro

    Synchro The artist formerly known as: Synchro Staff Member

    Jun 2, 2008
    Sorry Vista
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    I never think that I look as if I'm wearing a white dress when I play a Strat. A kilt, maybe. :)
     
  14. radd

    radd Gretschie

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    Dec 27, 2017
    Santa cruz
  15. Tony65x55

    Tony65x55 Gretschified

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    Sep 23, 2011
    The 'Shwa, Ontario, Canada
    I'll covet the Jag-Strat
     
  16. Tony65x55

    Tony65x55 Gretschified

    Age:
    62
    Sep 23, 2011
    The 'Shwa, Ontario, Canada
    You should be coming to Las Vegas to see the Stray Cats show. If I can make it, you can make it. :)
     
  17. Tony65x55

    Tony65x55 Gretschified

    Age:
    62
    Sep 23, 2011
    The 'Shwa, Ontario, Canada
    I like it too. Replace the Tele neck pickup with a P90 or a TVJ Filter'tron and you have a guitar that would be hard to beat
     
    Last edited: Jan 12, 2018
  18. TV the Wired Turtle

    TV the Wired Turtle Gretschified

    Jul 25, 2009
    so cal