Anyone Planning On Getting A Page Mirror Tele?

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  1. OzShadow

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  2. Mike Eskimo

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    I just got the mirrors
     
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    I'm surprised there aren't a million partscasters like it already.
     
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    Tried one the day they came in at the local GC, hated it. The American Professional, on the other hand.....
     
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    I used to have a Vespa with a lot of mirrors.
     
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    Well, Here's one... Mine. And no silly mirrors. Or, indeed, silly price.

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    hahahha no one surely is EVER going to put the dopey mirrors on... surely to goodness.
     
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    ^ I sure hope not.

    I view it as an AVRI of an interesting set of features that hasn't really been commonly reissued before...that happens to be more limited in production, and probably will be more sought after in future decades. Nice to see the option of a slab board again, too (though I have nothing against Round-Lam boards). I'm not even a huge Jimmy Page fan. I think he is incredibly overrated for his work in Zeppelin, and his most brilliant work was in the studio before Zep, under the direction of others.

    Pretty sure mine (if I keep it) will be one of the few that gets treated like any old Tele, and not like a case queen.
     
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    RadioFM74 Friend of Leo's

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    I’m thinking that if I were on the market for a Robben Ford tele I'd buy yours :D
     
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  12. t guitar floyd

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    Lol! Saw that movie when I was in college and thought "Wow! What genius!" I watch it now and think "WTF?" That audience is unbelievable . . . totally sad and almost catatonic until Beck throws the guitar neck. Then they immediately start screaming like lunatics in an asylum about to be thrown raw meat.
    (Or some exotic delicacy) Actually that whole scene is pretty unbelievable. o_O
     
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  13. EsquireOK

    EsquireOK Friend of Leo's

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    The film uses lots of surrealism, intentionally. The crowd was not supposed to be "believable." It was made unbelievable with intent.
     
  14. Mike Eskimo

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    Page copied the mirror bit from Syd Barrett .

    I am a big Page fan, I like very little Floyd (of any era) but in an era defined by lies/obfuscation I thought I’d set the record straight.

    Yer welcome.

    Tiny frets/round fretboard/big price tag is enough for me to pass.
     
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    I played one extensively today at Long and McQuade, through a Vox AC15C1 and a Deluxe Reverb 65.

    Here are my thoughts:

    The Good:
    -Neck is very nice-shape/frets
    -Pickups sounded great
    -Overall look(subjective I know)

    The Bad:
    -Extremely heavy. I probably got one that was 8 or a bit over 8lbs. But weight varies, so that's just a normal thing. Although on the WildWood website they were maybe 7.15-8.25lbs, so I don't think getting a sub 7lb is realistic.
    -Price. This has been beaten to death, but I'll briefly touch on it. They are $3250 Canadian. In comparison, the 2012-2017 Pv's were $2700, and the AO's are $2400(50's) and $2600(60's).

    The Ugly:
    -The finish. It is very thick. I had WildWood call Fender and ask about the finish the day they came out and my guy confirmed that they are poly under the nitro like the AO's and the pre-2012 AV's, but honestly I can say it was super thick and almost matte. Yes it will last longer, yes finish preference is subjective, but for that kind of money I think it's pretty bad it's not Thin Skin like the WW TS's or Flash Coat like the 2012-2017 PV's(there is a very small difference between these 2, the Flash Coat being very slightly thinner than the TS-according to WildWood).

    So where does this leave me? Well in my opinion, we have a very nice looking, sounding and playing guitar, that is overpriced and has a thick finish.

    The price point is strange in that in Canada, it's priced between what the PV and AO are and what the cheapest priced Custom Shop Tele is(51 NOS Nocaster-$4300). For comparison, you can get a used 64 PV without any chips for around $2000. You can also get a CS level crafted Suhr Tele for $3000.

    If these were generally lighter, had PV finish, no signatures, and maybe 400 less, I'd jump all over them.

    Just my thoughts, please don't crucify me for them!
     
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    I played one today at GC. It was pretty light weight..I didn't really love the neck/frets. I agree,seemed alittle overpriced.
     
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    No!

    Maybe one of the Dragon ones if I found a used one cheap.
     
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    Meh, not really. Regardless of being a big Zep fan, it's not much of a custom to me. Much more of an RI-type that you're paying extra for some $2 mirrors and a signature. Yes, the pickups are neat, but there's always somebody that will yank them out and sell them at some point.

    And I bet that given a few years, those pickups will become available via CS and perhaps the rest of the interesting feature combination will resurface in some form of '59 AVRI-type offering, for a good bit less.
     
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    I want not to own one.
     
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    Not for me; no mirrors or phony relicing. I'll stick with this.

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