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50's Thinline ?????????????

Discussion in 'Fender Custom Shop Tele Forum' started by Gary in Boston, Jan 2, 2017.

  1. Rock-Ola

    Rock-Ola Tele-Meister

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    I'm waiting for the reissues of the reissues. "2017 Limited Edition Relic ‘50s Tele Thinline Rosewood Custom, now available in the 2036 lineup as it could have been released back in 2017!" Already saving my pennies...
     
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  2. BorderRadio

    BorderRadio Doctor of Teleocity Silver Supporter

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    You read my mind. In 25 years I want a reissue of the reissued Coronado, but with 50s Strat pickups and a Floyd--think 'Coronado III--empire strikes back'. Progressive!

    Are you listening FMIC web marketers? Get on it!
     
  3. Nick Fanis

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    Νο it doesn't.
     
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  4. Mxrk

    Mxrk Tele-Meister

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    Honestly it bothers me 1,000 times less than faux relic finishes, which are just painted-on lies, and you will all be punished.
     
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    Wrighty Friend of Leo's

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    I'm waiting for the 'what if Leo Fender hadn't been born' electric guitar.........................
     
  6. Asmith

    Asmith Friend of Leo's

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    Well Leo's tele was the first commercially available solid body guitar but others had a similar idea, this thing was made by Paul Bigsby at some point between 1947 and 1949. (it is a fretted instrument and not a lapsteel)
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  7. Gary in Boston

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    Oh, but they used flathead screws, so the ruse is believable :D

    Just My Point

    Gary
     
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    Do they make f hole decals? ...
     
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  10. christhebrit

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    As has been mentioned, the whole point of the custom shop is to create custom guitars, not just slavish reissues. The reality for ages has been that cs time machine instruments don't follow historic specs anyway. For those, the American vintage line is more accurate.

    It's also worth pointing out that Chris Fleming made a stunning nocaster thinline before and Fender have issued several 50s style thinlines at team built level.
    The only thing that's new about this guitar is the rosewood neck.
     
  11. telemnemonics

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    What is this happy little party all about?
    Every lawn has an open house sign today?
    Can't we all just stop getting along?

    OK my guess is the CS marketing team trolls the TDPRI to see what CS discussions are going on, and they are happy if we are bashing their over priced relics and making fun of players who pay that much for a plank of wood.
    But lately we seem to have forgotten to make fun of them and they're getting lonely for some attention, so they came up with a guitar they were certain we would collectively disdain and ridicule to put them back onto the first page of google.

    What exactly makes this solid RW neck thinline a '50s guitar?
    Flat poles on the pickup?
    The V neck?
    Is that it?

    They mads a CS partscaster with counterfeit decal.
    Should have given it an unlined truss rod access at the headstock.
    Or maybe the neck heel has "Licensed by Fender" stamped on it?

    This is obviously the CS trolling the TDPRI.
    Hey, they got three pages...
     
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    Actually, several years ago there was a Custom Shop thinline Nocaster designed by Chris Fleming, and I was so smitten with that guitar that I considered selling several pieces of high end gear to get it. (It was over 3k).

    I ended up not getting it, but in my case I did not care that no such guitar existed in the 50's.
     
  13. Zepfan

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    I really like the Thinline Tele, but it just isn't right to me without the original WRHB's. If it has to have single coils in it, I'd rather have P90's.
     
  14. christhebrit

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    I played one in Coda Music a couple of years back. They offered me a ridiculous deal on it and it's haunted me ever since that I didn't get it. I was looking for a solid body Nocaster at the time. I've seen them around since but at crazy money (£3,699). Coda were prepared to go under £2,500. It's one of the best guitars I've ever played.
     
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    i actually like the look, but I think I will make my own
     
  16. ac15

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    Yes, I saw your post about that guitar after I made my comment.

    It really is an incredible guitar. I was seriously obsessed with it for some time.

    Too bad you missed out on that deal.

    Still a lot of coin, but hey, ya only live once....
     
  17. Hari Seldon

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