somebody at Fender is smoking crack...

Discussion in 'Other Cool Guitars' started by ruger9, Jan 12, 2021.

  1. thunder58

    thunder58 Super Moderator Staff Member

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    Dec 23, 2010
    tappan ny
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    eeewwwww ...... it just looks ugly too . Not for me thats for sure
     
  2. englishman

    englishman Gretschified

    Age:
    63
    Apr 5, 2014
    Detroit
    I think it should have the four knob Tele DeLuxe pickguard but it doesn’t look that bad to me.
     
  3. ruger9

    ruger9 Country Gent

    Nov 1, 2008
    NJ
    "wide range" humbuckers that are NOT "wide range", and a Floyd Rose? On a tele? What's next? Jazzmaster tremolo and a tele bridge on a Strat?
     
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  4. Duo Slinger

    Duo Slinger Gretschie

    172
    Sep 11, 2020
    California, USA
    Hehehehe this is like the Charvel Supertele my buddy was thinking about getting. I'm justing basking in the absurdity of this thing. It's like a Chibson joke.
     
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  5. ruger9

    ruger9 Country Gent

    Nov 1, 2008
    NJ
    Fenchibson
     
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  6. Duo Slinger

    Duo Slinger Gretschie

    172
    Sep 11, 2020
    California, USA
    Would it be Chider or Feina?
     
  7. Chmason85

    Chmason85 Synchromatic

    501
    May 1, 2018
    Philadelphia
    I’m not sure what to say.... I like teles and I like Floyd’s, but never together. This is something else
     
  8. wildeman

    wildeman Gretschified

    May 10, 2015
    norcal
    They been smokin it a while then.
    This from '85
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  9. ramjac

    ramjac Synchromatic

    839
    Aug 14, 2011
    Wisconsin
    Agreed on the four knob deluxe setup. And I like Floyd Rose trems, and if I ever get another one, I’d prefer not having to buy a pointy guitar.
     
  10. Scott Fraser

    Scott Fraser Country Gent

    Jan 14, 2012
    Los Angeles
    A trem on a Tele works for me, but not a Floyd Rose. And not humbuckers. Otherwise, I got no problem with it.
     
  11. Randy99CL

    Randy99CL Synchromatic

    947
    Feb 17, 2020
    Albuquerque
    I like the look, black body/pickguard with maple looks killer to me.
    But I have no use for that trem and way too expensive for my budget. I'd drop the Floyd and buy the MIM version or a G&L for less and like it just as much.

    But that is Fender's thing these days (and they are good at it!); making strange models with odd mixtures of parts just in case someone wanted one like that.
     
  12. Mr. Lumbergh

    Mr. Lumbergh Country Gent

    May 14, 2013
    Initech, Inc.
    I just threw up a little. Defo didn't need to see that.
     
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  13. YouFellowRebels

    YouFellowRebels Gretschie

    334
    Jun 17, 2020
    Minnesota
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  14. slickfaster

    slickfaster Synchromatic

    893
    Dec 29, 2009
    USA
  15. radd

    radd Country Gent

    Dec 27, 2017
    Santa cruz
    Every year Fender throws a bunch of poop at the wall to see what sticks. Most of the new stuff is short lived.

    Every company looks to release something new each year but Fender does it in such a weird way, almost mix and match see what ya get. I’m a little nervous that Gretsch is doing some of that as of late.
     
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  16. wabash slim

    wabash slim Gretschified

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    Feb 10, 2010
    lafayette in
    At least it wasn't the same stuff they're smoking at Gibson.
     
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  17. NJDevil

    NJDevil Synchromatic

    667
    Jul 9, 2014
    Commack, NY
    Oooofff.....and $2,500. That's rough!
     
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  18. Ricochet

    Ricochet I Bleed Orange

    Nov 13, 2009
    Monkey Island
    I kinda like it LOL! I’d probably remove the neck pickup and put a 5-screw Esquire guard on there.
     
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  19. Gretschmen65

    Gretschmen65 Country Gent

    May 20, 2016
    QLD Australia
    Seriously? Gretsch is Fender as far as the marketing goes. You shouldn't be nervous, Gretsch probably wouldn't exist if it wasn't for the partnership with Fender.
     
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