Brad Paisley Silver Sparkle

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  1. golfnut

    golfnut Friend of Leo's

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    I'm seriously thinking of picking this guitar up next month when Long and Mcquade has their "Fender" month. I've played one and it sounded fabulous. Of course I was playing it through a vintage 65 Deluxe reverb.
    The one thing that just bothers me more than it probably should. Why the hell did he have to go and put that cowboy hat on the headstock. Maybe others think its cool but I think its about the stupidest thing Fender could have done.
     
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    I played one at Cosmo Music. Great sounding guitar! I like the weight too.

    Nobody will notice what's on the headstock.
     
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    To me the cowboy hat is cool and belongs there. It's a Brad Paisley model, right?

    The fake wear is why I don't already have one.
     
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    Probably a fine guitar. I'm a little down on the Paisley vibe since I'm sick of his insurance ads and cowboy hat schtick, but I'm just cranky. Sure can play.
     
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    I've had one for a while and I don't even notice the 'cowboy hat'.

    I'm far more obsessed with the great neck!

    Cheers
     
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    THIS!
     
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    I have to be honest, I’ve been seeing these for years now and never even noticed that. But I get it, might be like talking to someone with a giant zit on their nose to you, you just won’t be able to stop lookin at it. If you like the guitar, don’t let that deter you..my 2 cents anyway.
     
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    Haha, I didn't even realise it was meant to be a hat. I thought it was his initials.

    I have been lusting over one of these but can't stand any relic'ed guitars. Wud buy one in an instant if it looked new.
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    I'd play the crap out of one.
     
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    It's totally a paisley cowboy hat.
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    I thought I would love these, since I like my Baja neck so much.

    The Paisley neck is a bit too much, though; too deep, too much V - for me at least.

    The hat is not something I like, but I could probably look past it.

    The fake wear? Not me. The silver sparkle with a black guard would be cool.
     
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    The cowboy hat doesn't bother me - I've never noticed it actually. Just went and found a photo of one and, yup, there it is. But the sparkle bothers me past the point of distraction. I just could never play a guitar with all of those shiny bits with light bouncing off of 'em. I liked the feel of the neck and the incredibly light body, but I'd have to replace the body. I usually don't care much about the looks of a guitar - different degrees of OK and really nice just never mattered to me. But BAD matters and I just couldn't play a guitar with all of that sparkly stuff and still respect myself. I don't know why, but it's a pretty visceral reaction. And then I got a 50's roadworn anyway and I like that better in every regard. Not AS light, but reasonably so, but I love the pickups and love the neck even more than the Paisley. Not crazy about the look of the relic either, but I'm not offended by it, and if it's the price for the sublime feel of that neck, I'm good with it. It didn't come close to keeping me from getting the guitar (although the purple one Guitar Center also sells wouldn't have worked for me), but the sparkly silver on the Paisley knocked that one right out of contention.
     
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    FWIW, there's one listed on my local CL for $700. Even has an extra, black, guard. Pretty good price...
     
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    Can anyone tell me why this guitar is significantly more expensive than a regular roadworn? In Canada here it sells for $1,599 and a roadworn sells for $1,199.
    Is it more expensive body woods, better pickups...?
     
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    The guitar is made to look like one of his favorite guitars, which happens to be silver sparkled, and worn in certain places. I understand if people don't like it, but to condemn it because it's made like his, would be like getting the EVH Frankenstein, and complaining about the stripes, or the Page guitar, and complaining about the mirrors...lol. I have one, and love it. One thing I really dig is how it made me look at big necks, I've always sought out skinny thin necks, but after playing this baseball bat I have a new understanding.
     
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    This is one of 2 reasons I'm thinking of picking it up. I love big necks. The other reason is how good it sounded, even if it was plugged in to a vintage 65 deluxe.
    I don't mind the silver sparkle. The only 2 things I'm not fond of is the cowboy hat on the headstock, which is minor and the way the arm wear relicing was done. It looks a little too cleanly sanded off. Not very natural looking. Although this is a bit more of a problem for me than the cowboy hat I'm still considering it. Above all I put playability and feel above any appearance.
     
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    I was just watching a youtube vid of Brad playing his silver sparkle and it has a rosewood fingerboard. Thats odd. If they were copying it why would the change that?

     
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    Seriously? That a cowboy hat. Still looks like a squiggle to me.
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    Haha... Silver sparkle is the best part for me.
    Each to their own.
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    I like big necks and I cannot lie... IMG_20010119_070758.jpg
     
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