Fender Marketing Dept. playing the color game again!

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  1. DougM

    DougM Friend of Leo's

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    Looking at Fender's website, I see that the Player Strat SSS is no longer available in Sonic Red or Sage Green, so the PF board version is only offered in Black, White, Sunburst, or Silver. The Capri Orange, Buttercream and Tidepool are only offered with a Maple neck, the Silver only with PF. But, on the HSS version, the Capri Orange is only offered with PF, and the Silver only with a Maple neck, both the opposite of the SSS version. WTF Fender? I've said it before a thousand times, and I'll say it again a thousand more, they're the same Frickin' guitar. Bolt either neck on any color body! I'm sick and tired of the game where the maple neck only comes in these colors, and the PF/rosewood only comes in these colors. Any models should be available in all colors with either neck. How hard is that? And they play the same game with Teles. The Player Tele is only offered with a PF board in SB and White, not even Black. And there's only six colors available on it, no Silver, only SB, Black, White, Buttercream, Tidepool, and Capri Orange. And how about this? The Player Strat with a Floyd Rose has the tilt neck adjustment, AFAIK the only Mexican/non-USA model ever with this feature.
    Correction- the Vintera 70s Strat, and the Blackmore model (being based on a three bolt 70s Strat) have the tilt neck. However, despite that, why does the Floyd version have it, and none of the other Player series?
     
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    Try being left handed .
    Care for some cheese to go with your whine ?
     
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    I will sit this one out since I'm not in the market for a new Strat.
     
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  4. Hobs

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    I never got that joke until I got old enough to travel a bit. "Whine"and "wine" don't sound much alike as spoken around here.
     
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    Yes , but you are much closer to Sourwood honey country than I am .
     
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    It seems like they love the color game. However, Black and Sunburst are a constant.
     
  7. jrblue

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    Your frustration = their profit. The idea that Fender would ever use a simple, comprehensible plan for organizing their models, and then stick with it for more than a few months, is absurd. Their whole approach is to pump out a blizzard of guitars, changing specs all the time, somehow miraculously improving the same models they're made for half a century. This keep people (AKA "suckers") buying new models so that Fender doesn't have to compete with its own product in the used market, where the values are and where there are always thousands of instruments available. "But the Vintera is the only place you can get that particular string tree in a Fender painted in Dusty Armadillo!" I buy used, non-mint Custom Shop Fenders because that's where the value lies, by far.
     
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    How do they sound different?
     
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    We pronounce the h in "whine"and stretch out the i a bit. The i in "wine" is sort of short and with closer to the "a" sound. So "huwiine" and "wayn".
     
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    Fender has always offered any model in any color

    It is called the Custom Shop now. In the open days if was 5% more

    If you make the decision that you do not want to pay for it, that is on you. It is not failed marketing. :)
     
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    Interesting! I was only aware of the "h" in "wh" being pronounced by some Irish and Scottish speakers.
     
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    Maybe Sage Green and Sonic Red are at threat of extinction so the use of those colors needs to be restricted to more expensive guitars?
     
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    You find a considerable quantity of Scotch-Irish heritage in Tennessee as well as Kentucky . In the end , it's about that Southern drawl . I hope you get it now , eh ?
     
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    So you want Fender to ship the necks and bodies separately?
     
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    Would be nice if Authorized Fender Dealers could swap necks for you without it affecting warranty, etc.

    But I do not see it happening
     
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    One of my strats is Blizzard Pearl and I think one of the nicest finishes they ever produced.
     
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    I prefer bheer over whine.
     
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    They follow the KIA color roll out.
     
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    I can only imagine how long it took to actually type that all out, you might just call them or call your local dealer.
     
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