The Kinder, Gentlrr Hate PRS by way of Fender Thread

Discussion in 'Other Cool Guitars' started by blueruins, Sep 14, 2021.

  1. blueruins

    blueruins Country Gent

    May 28, 2013
    Savannah, GA
    Probably the one junior executive moderator who just graduated…I forget her name?
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  2. Ain’t easy being green.

    Green guitars blend into the lawn if you set them down.
    Who’s got the time to hunt for them if you make this mistake?
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  3. blueruins

    blueruins Country Gent

    May 28, 2013
    Savannah, GA
    I do see a clever ploy here on the part of Fender…imagine this scene being played out in homes across the Nation:

    Man: walks through front door with brand new guitar case.

    Woman: hands immediately go to hips, lips pursing in anger and suddenly her right arm shoots up gesticulating wildly in the air
    “I can’t believe it you bought another freaking guitar!! my mother told me you were an idiot but she always overestimated you!”

    Man: calmly places case on floor bends down and starts undoing the latches

    Woman: “ I can’t even right now…are you even listening to me!?! You are such a loser!! This is exactly the reason when you were out of town last year I slept with…”

    Man: stands calmly and confidently holding new Stratocaster.

    Woman: “…Wait…is that OMBRÉ!!! OMG honey…that is so AMAZING!!! Here…Sit down! Where did you find that! I LOVE OMBRÉ!!! Let me get us a couple glasses of wine and you can tell me all about it!”​
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  4. Electrosynthesis

    Electrosynthesis Gretschie

    May 11, 2011
    São Paulo
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  5. stevo

    stevo Friend of Fred

    May 1, 2012
    Makes me think of popsicles.
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  6. jvin248

    jvin248 Electromatic

    May 16, 2017
    Near Detroit

    More women and girls picked up guitar in the last few years, color shades presented are to catch the eyes of that demographic.

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  7. Floo

    Floo Country Gent

    Dec 16, 2012
    Elmshorn, Germany
    What's wrong with two-tone-sunburst or butterscotch blonde? All these fancy new colours, candyapple red, seafoam green and so on, who needs that? You can't see colours on a TV screen... oh wait, there is colour TV? Must have missed something...
    Anyway, these colours are not my cup of tea, but I don't have to buy them, so I don't care too much.
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  8. amp360

    amp360 Synchromatic

    Oct 21, 2012
    The latest FMIC sponsored interview I saw talked about how they’re changing from being a company old white men buy to a more inclusive brand.

    I’m glad 98% of what falls under the fmic umbrella is total garbage. Let them sell this junk on tik tok, which seems to be what they’re interested in doing.

    No thanks FMIC. Keep making your slave labor imported garbage. Maybe they need U2 on the board of directors.
  9. AZBrahma

    AZBrahma Gretschie

    Dec 18, 2020
    While I'm pretty apathetic to Fender in general, I gotta hand it to 'em. Whether you like them or not, they have found a way to repackage the same thing for 70 years and still sell a metric butt-ton of them ever year, all while understanding where to branch out the business and where to reel things in, where the money and interest lies at any given time and where it is drying up. They are marketing and economy of scale masters, have arguably the most recognizable brand name in musical instrument history, are accessible to nearly all retailers, and they do all this without stepping in it the way Gibson does every time they turn around. The guitars I don't care about, but I admire the hell of out them from a business perspective.
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  10. blueruins

    blueruins Country Gent

    May 28, 2013
    Savannah, GA
    Leo Fender absolute genius. Nearly every product he created up to 70 years ago is in common demand in its original state.

    Even after decades of competitors “improvements” the original designs are still among the most popular.

    Pure genius.
  11. amp360

    amp360 Synchromatic

    Oct 21, 2012
    As far as being a guitar company I think Gibson gets it right more often than the internet says they get it wrong.

    If nothing else they continue to prove that you can make a really, really great sounding no frills guitar in the USA that comes PLEK'd out of the box and has a nitro finish for about $1000.

    It blows my mind how great some of their entry level models (like the Faded SGs are).

    FMIC is def better at having friends in Washington or squeezing every last bit of value out of a once iconic name and cheapening it so it doesn't really mean anything.

    I don't really admire much about the way FMIC does business. I would love to go into detail but I come to guitar forums to get away from politics and stuff.
  12. Randy99CL

    Randy99CL Country Gent

    Feb 17, 2020
    Wow I get tired of the negativity around here.
    If you don't like FMIC that's your problem and the rest of us couldn't care less. There are millions of people who like Fender and buy and play their instruments, the minority who don't are unimportant to them.
    You understand that Gretsch is part of FMIC?

    Second, these are not just new paint for $200 more, there is a list of improvements over the regular Player model including rounded fretboard edges, flatter fretboard radius, locking tuners, generation 4 noiseless pickups and additional pickup switching for more tonal options. It's your decision as to whether the features are worth the money but they aren't only repainted old models at higher prices.
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  13. KaHOnas

    KaHOnas Electromatic

    Well, not with that attitude...
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  14. Henry

    Henry I Bleed Orange

    Apr 9, 2014
    I think these are designed for bloom metal.
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  15. TSims1

    TSims1 Gretschified

    Jun 18, 2013
    There’s not one thing here that I like.
  16. sanhozay

    sanhozay Electromatic

    Mar 17, 2014
    i like ALL guitars but some i really LOVE {the ones i keep}

    prs makes outstanding guitars and they get a lot of strange attention by people compelled to make their dislike publicly known
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  17. Gretschtim1

    Gretschtim1 Country Gent

    Dec 4, 2012
    Dundalk, Md
    Are you trying to say those colors are Girly....:D.
    If my wife says "I can't believe you bought another freaking guitar" I just smile and go down stairs and plug it in. Maybe no dinner that night but for the past 45 years she has always gotten over it...:).
  18. blueruins

    blueruins Country Gent

    May 28, 2013
    Savannah, GA
    Ha! They actually remind me of the OP shirts from the early eighties.
    I work in retail so…anyway if you have to explain a joke…
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