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The Meteora - another offset Tele from Fender...

Discussion in 'Other Guitars, other instruments' started by Zuzax, Jan 10, 2018.

  1. Widerange Hum

    Widerange Hum Tele-Meister Gold Supporter

    Age:
    43
    479
    May 14, 2016
    San Diego, CA
    I like it. I even like the colors. But the block inlays are jarring. Shark fins would be more in keeping with the overall vibe, though I think this is the first time I've ever spoken in favor of shark fin inlays. I'm not sure about the bridge either, but overall, I think it's a nice plank.
     

  2. BelairPlayer

    BelairPlayer Tele-Afflicted

    Jun 22, 2010
    Ca
    That heap makes Baby Jesus cry.
     

  3. src9000

    src9000 Poster Extraordinaire

    I really dig the body, but I'm not pleased with the neck.
    And I'm sure I can't afford it.
     

  4. slinger

    slinger Friend of Leo's

    Mar 7, 2013
    wild west
    looks futuristic but I will guess, no compensated saddles, no compensated nut, no locking tuners
     

  5. dreamingtele

    dreamingtele Tele-Afflicted

    I kind of like it, but I think I'll put some new pickups in there. not tele pickups.

    If they want to bling it up, then they should've put bindings on it,
     

  6. Doug B

    Doug B TDPRI Member

    Age:
    64
    75
    May 29, 2017
    Canada
    That looks like George Jetson's guitar!
     

  7. ebb soul

    ebb soul Poster Extraordinaire

    Age:
    58
    Jun 7, 2016
    Smyrna georgia

  8. MickM

    MickM Friend of Leo's Silver Supporter

    I want one, the top loader.
     

  9. Fearnot

    Fearnot Friend of Leo's

    Jan 17, 2010
    Decatur, GA
    I agree... it's like they put all that work into the body, and then just slapped whatever they had laying around on it. Funnier still, when Fender seems intent on installing mediocre humbuckers on everything else.
     
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  10. El Marin

    El Marin Tele-Meister

    312
    Mar 19, 2014
    Madrid, Spain, EU
    I Like it, I could gig it
     

  11. funkysoul

    funkysoul Tele-Meister

    176
    May 14, 2013
    greece
    better with a tele headstock
     

  12. Paul Jenkin

    Paul Jenkin Tele-Afflicted Silver Supporter

    Aug 17, 2017
    Essex, UK
    I can't say it's something I'd rush out to buy but fair play to Fender for producing something different that has an element of modernity / freshness about it but enough familiarity to be recognisably "Fender", at least IMO.

    What the balance, playability and sound is like, I have no idea - but you'd expect that the "powers that be" would ensure all is well on those aspects before releasing it to market. Personally, I think it'd look good in brighter / solid colours - or maybe black.
     
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  13. Anode100

    Anode100 Friend of Leo's

    May 9, 2014
    Behind my beard.
    I like it - but it's not different enough, if that makes sense.

    I *know* guitarists are a conservative lot, but if you're going to release a new body shape, why stick with established pickups?
     
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  14. acrylicsuperman

    acrylicsuperman Tele-Holic

    851
    Nov 17, 2010
    Arizona
    I think it is too early to judge it yet. We can look at that pic all day long and assume it is a tele (which it probably is, knowing Fender) but we really have no idea what is under the hood yet. It may not be simply standard tele wiring either.
     
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  15. HoodieMcFoodie

    HoodieMcFoodie Doctor of Teleocity Ad Free Member

    Age:
    56
    Oct 22, 2007
    Tamworth, 'straya.
    I actually had one (Aria 1532) it was my first electric, the neck was all wrong - big fat D shaped thing like a baseball bat. :(:mad:
     

  16. cabra velha

    cabra velha Tele-Afflicted Platinum Supporter

    Jan 21, 2016
    estados unidos
    I like it, I'd like better in a heavy sparkle finish with some different pickups.
     

  17. hellopike

    hellopike Tele-Afflicted

    Age:
    38
    Oct 3, 2015
    Philadelphia
    Outside of the original
    Student guitars, and before all the endless variations, the main Fender models- Telecaster, Stratocaster, Jazzmaster and Jaguar all had their own body shape, but also had their own specific pickup types and layout.
    This guitar has half the equation.
     

  18. studio1087

    studio1087 Telefied Ad Free Member

    May 10, 2003
    Near Milwaukee
    I like it. All dressed up!
     
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  19. 985plowboy

    985plowboy Tele-Afflicted

    Feb 5, 2012
    South Louisiana
    I dig telemaster offset type guitars, but this one is it for me.
    Pass.
     

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