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NGD: Sonic Blue Performer Series Tele!

Discussion in 'Telecaster Discussion Forum' started by Ydwen Jones, Jan 11, 2019.

  1. Ydwen Jones

    Ydwen Jones Tele-Meister

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    Finally had a chance to pick up my new Performer Series Tele at the store, today! Played it for a bit, right after I got home and then I had to take some pics to share here. First impression: gotta say I love it! Feels great, the twang, the warmer tones, it's all there and that color (it's hard to capture in a pic)! This one's definitely a keeper!

    Tele hot rod.jpg
    Tele 2.jpg
    Tele 3.jpg
     
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  2. adjason

    adjason Friend of Leo's Silver Supporter

    Jan 9, 2010
    virginia
    Beauty! congrats
     
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  3. brookdalebill

    brookdalebill Tele Axpert Ad Free Member

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  4. thatteleguy

    thatteleguy TDPRI Member

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    Awesome! Looks fantastic. It is a difficult colour to photograph isn't it!
     
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  5. rze99

    rze99 Poster Extraordinaire

    Feb 26, 2014
    South London UK
    Dark Rosewood and Sonic Blue. What's not to love? ;)
    Plus they threw the toy car in. Nice of Fender.
    What are the pickups on these?
     
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  6. RoCkstAr256

    RoCkstAr256 Tele-Holic

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    Looks dark white rather than blue :p
     
  7. Telekaster

    Telekaster TDPRI Member

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    Faded Sonic Blue, really great color. Thats my favorite custom color.
     
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  8. LocoTex

    LocoTex Tele-Afflicted

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    Very nice! That is a very subtle blue.....nice dark fretboard...I like.
     
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  9. Ydwen Jones

    Ydwen Jones Tele-Meister

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    I know, right? I think it's a great color combination! And yeah, the little hot rod was a nice gesture.:)
    The pups in this one are the newly developed Yosemite, alnico 4 ones. I really like how they sound.
     
  10. dustoff

    dustoff Tele-Holic Silver Supporter

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    Nice guitar....Enjoy !
     
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  11. rze99

    rze99 Poster Extraordinaire

    Feb 26, 2014
    South London UK
    Cool. I've not heard them yet.
     
  12. Treynor

    Treynor Tele-Meister Gold Supporter

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    Two thumbs up...enjoy!
     
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  13. orangeblossom

    orangeblossom Tele-Afflicted Silver Supporter

    Love the colour. Congrats.
     
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  14. Ydwen Jones

    Ydwen Jones Tele-Meister

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    Guitar.com says: "New alnico-magnet pickups designed by Fender’s resident pickup guru Tim Shaw grace the entire [Performer] range. The balance between a Tele’s pickups is of huge importance. The new Yosemite pickups are voiced bright and clear, for sure, but there’s enough power down at the bridge to satisfy snarling Jack White impersonators and enough clarity at the neck for ghostly Radiohead arpeggios. The middle setting provides a satisfying range of sweetness and twang that rewards right-hand dynamics, while the Greasebucket tone control extends the range of usable sounds further than usual."

    And I couldn't have said it better!;)
     
  15. telemaster03

    telemaster03 TDPRI Member

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    Great looking guitar, congratulations!
     
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  16. neilshane

    neilshane Tele-Meister

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    Wow, I really dig that color! Very nice!! I love the bridge on these too.
     
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  17. Bluego1

    Bluego1 Tele-Meister

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    Schweet. Same faded sonic blue as my Baja, but they used the mint green pick guards. Can’t decide which guard I like better. I do love the “blue”, though.
     
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  18. Mid Life Crisis

    Mid Life Crisis Friend of Leo's

    Jan 12, 2007
    Cambridge, England
    The Performer's a great model isn't it? Enjoy!
     
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  19. Ydwen Jones

    Ydwen Jones Tele-Meister

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    The blue is really nice. Looks pretty good with the mint green PG, too!

    So far it seems to be exactly what I was looking for. Don't think I'll ever need another Tele. Although I'd like a road worn Tele and maybe I need project Tele, too. And a butterscotch/black pg one and....:eek::cry:;) No, this will probably not be the last Tele I'll ever buy.:)
     
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  20. Fendereedo

    Fendereedo Friend of Leo's

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    Absolutely swinging! Enjoy.
     
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