Coming Soon...Fender SANDBLASTED Finishes...no joke

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  1. surfoverb

    surfoverb Doctor of Teleocity

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    as in earl slick? or hey slick that looks cool?
     
  2. Fearnot

    Fearnot Friend of Leo's

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  3. Gary in Boston

    Gary in Boston Friend of Leo's

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    I dunno, can we just leave the poor Tele alone !

    Offer more colors.......... in general ....... you know you order a Tele and you have like 50 colors to chosse from

    Turn time is say, two weeks.

    Fender could have the bodies waiting and the orders comes in and boom

    They could go back to automotive finishes, flip flop pearls, sparkles you name it.

    There would be an up charge of course but if they offered it on the "Standard" Tele line, MIM and instead of paying the typical $ 499.00 price for this model you pay $ 599. Or instead of the $ 799.00 for the Classic Player series you pay $899.00

    Imagine Thinlines in candy colors or say a BMW blue gray ........ tasty ?

    Anyway Telecasters that look like they belong in "graphic novels " but I'm looking for a timeless finish not a gimmick.

    Gary
     
  4. Obsessed

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    This kind of reminds me of what Harley Davidson started to introduce a few years ago with the "Dark Custom", flat black sandblasted look. With Fender expanding their clothes line too ... well, just sayin':
     

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  5. jmclaren

    jmclaren Tele-Holic

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    Took these shots at the Fender booth at NAMM yesterday:
     

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  6. jmclaren

    jmclaren Tele-Holic

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    Speaking of Harley's, here's a shot I took at the Fender booth at NAMM yesterday. Sorry about the quality.
     

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  7. jmclaren

    jmclaren Tele-Holic

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    Here's an American made thin line from NAMM next to an olympic white Tele that looks exactly like my '78.
     

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  8. bullfrogblues

    bullfrogblues Friend of Leo's

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    Luxxtone has been doing the sand blasted look for some time.
    [​IMG]
     
  9. stephenyi

    stephenyi Tele-Meister

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    These remind me of the stone-washes jeans that went out of style in the late 80s. Not interested in bringing 80s fashion back.
     
  10. grandstick

    grandstick Tele-Holic

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    They tried something similar with their Wildwood series. Not sandblasted, but as I recall, they somehow got the wood to wick up the stain, permeating the woodgrain, not just on the surface.

    [​IMG]
     
  11. drmcclainphd

    drmcclainphd Tele-Afflicted

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    Seen them. Ugh. They range from ugly to Yougly. Best application would be as images on Hawaiian print shirts worn by Don Ho's band, with necks of driftwood and straps of kelp.
     
  12. babalooga

    babalooga Tele-Holic

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    Looks like something Henry J over at Gibson dreamed up :rolleyes:.
     
  13. Skub

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    Fred Flintstone's Tele...
     
  14. 1996Standard

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    First reaction was I hated them. Upon further consideration though I can sort of see the appeal. Some finishes are so think with poly it feels like you're playing one of the plastic guitars from Ampeg: Dan Armstrong. With this you know you're playing a good piece of wood. I do think $999 is a bit much. Seems like something that should be about $399 from Squier.
     
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    I guess it's no good that I actually dig how they look, might be good with a clear pick guard/no guard... But I'd definitely want to knock the price down a bit if they're really MIM
     
  17. Serenity23

    Serenity23 Tele-Holic

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    I really like the look of them. Too bad the Strat has the 70's style larger headstock, that's a deal breaker for me. But the Tele looks sweet, i'd definitely be interested in trying one.
     
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    <refrains from making any reference to rock music>

    Right up yore street then? ;)
     
  19. Journey55

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    Apparently this guy got an early one;
     
  20. 73Fender

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    That looks cool, I would have to get used to the metal deal though.

    Reverends are the latest of my "curious about" guitars. This is not good, usually leads to GAS.

    The sand blasted deal is not for me, but the guitar has vintage saddles and I assume the CS pickups used on the Am Stds? I'd be interested in them with a normal finish but to each their own. At least Fender is trying new stuff.
     
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