New Fender Chrissie Hynde Tele!

Discussion in 'Other Cool Guitars' started by rze99, Jan 12, 2021.

  1. Highroller

    Highroller Synchromatic

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    Jun 11, 2015
    Portland, OR
    Fun Chrissie story ...

    We were at a bar in Richmond, Virginia one night in 1980 to see local favorites The Memphis Rockabilly Band.

    The Pretenders, who at that time were just beginning their ascent to stardom, were in town to do a show at a much larger venue that same night. Apparently, it didn't go that well, sparsely attended, and after their gig Chrissie and the gang (which included James Honeyman-Scott) showed up at our bar, which was packed wall-to-wall for Memphis Rockabilly!

    She proceeded to climb on a tabletop and loudly give everybody in the bar a hard time for being here instead of at her show, berating the crowd, the band, and anything else within earshot! This went on for about a half hour, then they left.

    I thought it was hilarious, but in truth she was being pretty much a jerk. I guess sometimes you gotta blow off some steam and that was her way of handling it, but I'll tell ya - it was something else to witness!

    40+ years later, it doesn't matter, I'm still a fan! But I'll probably never buy her Tele.
     
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  2. thunder58

    thunder58 Super Moderator Staff Member

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  3. SAguitar

    SAguitar Gretschie

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    Jan 17, 2020
    Jack Plate, Oregon
    Hah! That's a good one Highroller! I guess we all have our off nights. It reminds me very little of a night when my band was playing in bar and Elvin Bishop was playing a concert down the road. We were hoping that Elvin and his band might wander in, but although we played loud and long until the usual 2am he never showed up.
     
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  4. Mr Swisher

    Mr Swisher Synchromatic

    651
    Jun 12, 2012
    England
    I do like that Tele'. But not at that price.

    Looking at the new Fender range it's clear the zoom meetings have stunted the creativity. "Paint every headstock" seems to be the main idea.. :D
     
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  5. wabash slim

    wabash slim Gretschified

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    Feb 10, 2010
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    I've never understood why the fascination, tho. It's not like having their name on a guitar will make you sound like them. You're going to sound like you.
     
  6. Wayne Gretschzky

    Wayne Gretschzky Country Gent

    Aug 27, 2008
    East Coast
    I love Telecasters... and I love blue finished guitars... and I love The Pretenders!! But that guitar does nothing for me. Weird!
     
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  7. thunder58

    thunder58 Super Moderator Staff Member

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    Exactly ...except my Melissa Etheridge tribute ... yes , I paid an outstanding fantastic price , and that was agreed by the Ovation / Adamas rep but ........ sometimes I sound like a girl anyway :p
     
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  8. aFriendbFrosty

    aFriendbFrosty Gretschie

    137
    May 22, 2020
    West Coast
    Like the idea of a "Road Worn" tele with a rosewood fingerboard...
    but that price is a non-starter.
     
  9. G5422T

    G5422T Country Gent

    May 24, 2012
    usa
    Well it does have a lacquer finish.
     
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  10. radd

    radd Country Gent

    Dec 27, 2017
    Santa cruz
    I agree, buying a name, silly. But, I have purchased two signature Strat’s, not because of the name but because each artist had Fender make a strat that had features I liked and could not be found on another Strat. One, the Eric Clapton Strat, and the most recent a truly stunning Eric Johnson Strat. those two artists worked closely with Fender to develop those guitars.

    It looks like this current artist model is nothing more than a name, very little else.
     
  11. wabash slim

    wabash slim Gretschified

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    Feb 10, 2010
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    Closest thing I have to a sig guitar is a '89 Peavey Generation 3, the same model that Steve "The Colonel" Cropper picked as his sig the next year. It just shows he's got good taste in guitars.
     
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  12. Scott

    Scott Country Gent

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    Jun 27, 2008
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    Buy a Tele, then find an aftermarket mirror pickguard. Same thing, less money
     
  13. dlew919

    dlew919 Synchromatic

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    Jul 18, 2016
    Sydney, Australia
    well, he probably fooled around and fell in love, right?
     
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  14. Waxhead

    Waxhead Country Gent

    Aug 30, 2014
    Australia
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  15. englishman

    englishman Gretschified

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    Apr 5, 2014
    Detroit
    I see Fender are right on the ball when it comes to picking an artist that is current and relevant.
     
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  16. Mr Swisher

    Mr Swisher Synchromatic

    651
    Jun 12, 2012
    England
    I kinda like this...but all it's done is lead me to a 60s Original in Lake Placid blue..

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  17. Stefan

    Stefan Country Gent

    Jan 20, 2016
    Germany
    Uhhh, here are some Setzer Signature players...
     
  18. Scott

    Scott Country Gent

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    Jun 27, 2008
    Winston-Salem, NC
    I agree with Slim. Playing a sig won't make you sound like that particular artist. That said, I have no Setzers(not that big a fan) but I do have several guitars with Chet's name on the pickguard and a coupla Duane Eddy models, mainly 'cause I like the particular features on these guitars. I ceertainly know for a fact that I'll never be able to play like Chet or Duane.
     
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