"New" James Burton Signature model

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  1. FredDairy

    FredDairy Friend of Leo's

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    VWAmTele and JackL like this.
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    I like it! Hopefully one of the stores in my area will get one. I'd like to try one out.
    Jack L
     
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    Nice mellow wear on that one
     
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    Pretty cool...I predict there will be one in your collection soon Fred!!
     
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    Nice! Not over the top on the wear.
     
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    Hello, Fred!

    Guys, this is a CME exclusive. I think you gotta buy without trying or get on your bike and go to Chicago!

    $ 799, this jumps straight to the top of current prospects. All we need more info on is, what the neck carve is.

    If you've been looking around, this might be one of the best options out there.
     
  7. theprofessor

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    This looks great to me, but I don't think it's a new James Burton. It doesn't have the James Burton neck, which is a smaller U-shape (not baseball bat U) with vintage small frets and a 9.5" radius. At least that's what the neck is on the signature models from the MIM James Burton signature guitars from the mid-90's. This looks to be a typical Road Worn neck with 7.25" radius and a medium C shape.
     
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    Well, I guess it makes sense that a little FSR like this would not get its own neck carve.
     
  9. archetype

    archetype Fiend of Leo's Silver Supporter

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    AFAIK the JB Standard has the same neck as the Signature, as well. This FSR probably has the usual Roadwork Tele neck, given that FSRs are usually just cosmetic and/or electronic variations of standard models.
     
  10. boris bubbanov

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    But the Brad Paisley is a big ole neck. Maybe they could've used some of those.
     
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    Not too bad for a MIM. I've played a couple each of RW Teles and Strats and the Teles have
    all seemed to have a better feel and sound to me.
     
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