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CME Exclusive Fender AO ‘50s Telecaster “Thin Lacquer” Blackguard with Roasted Maple Neck

Discussion in 'Telecaster Discussion Forum' started by RYAN1987M, Jan 18, 2020.

  1. Telepirate86

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    Fender should just make em all poly.
     
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    I'm still really tempted by these!!!

    Just ordered a Road Worn LE in Classic Copper though...so I may have to be a bit patient.
     
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    Wildwood has them as well.

     
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    Has anyone snagged one of these? Or at least played one?
     
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    I don't like that darkened spot in this flat sawn neck. That's evidence of a void/soft spot.

    I'm not sure about this precise body finish. Too much like the early 50s blonde furniture that doesn't sell at the Antique Mall anymore.

    But the skunk stripe in "Butternut/Italian Walnut" is really cool. Never seen one like that before.
     
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    What are the benefits of having a nitro undercoat vs a poly undercoat? Is it an acoustic, aesthetic or visual difference? I'm genuinely curious to know.
     
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    Would someone please tell me what AO means, probably obvious but I don’t know.
     
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    American Original, replaces the American Vintage series.
     
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    Ta!
     
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  10. Telepirate86

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    Anyone buy one of these?
     
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  11. Mike Eskimo

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    See : the 1950’s, also “Fullerplast”...


    This new $2,000 guitar ?

    Remember how everyone grew to dislike the ridiculous orange tinted necks on some years of ‘52 RI’s ?

    Seems like they figured out how to do it without the tint ! :lol:
     
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  12. Telepirate86

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    I'm impressed with this one. The roast isnt overdone. And the blonde looks really good. This is done way more tastefully than the reissue Broadcaster, IMO.
     
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  13. Mike Eskimo

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    But why roast/torrefy it ?

    to make it more stable ? Resonate more ?

    When I have that recurring dream of walking into a mom and pop music shop in 1952 or going into a big honky tonk or dance hall in the same year and seeing someone onstage playing a Telecaster, the brand spanking new guitar I imagine looks like this

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