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Fender now has a Brent Mason replica tele...

Discussion in 'Telecaster Discussion Forum' started by rjtwangs, Aug 11, 2020.

  1. Nick Fanis

    Nick Fanis Poster Extraordinaire Ad Free Member

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    Why in the world should he do it?
    Because the "internets" have magically decided one day that you "can't bend" on a 7 1/4 radius neck?
    7 1/4" radius is AWESOME.
    If you CAN play guitar and if the guitar is set up the right way you "can bend" in ANY radius.....like a bazillion Fender players did before the internets decided they....didn't..

    :lol:
     
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    I'm still saving for a Wampler Hot Wired II...this is out of the question :confused:.
     
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  3. That Cal Webway

    That Cal Webway Friend of Leo's Silver Supporter

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    I do a lot of radical multi-screen contrary motion bends.
    I find... for me, a little bit flattered radius does facilitate smoother transitions.

    I guess a valid question is, why would he have a 14" radius on his Valley Arts model (a very close model to that Tele),
    And a 10" radius on his PRS model?
    (not a T clone).

    whatevs. He's a phenomenal player... and I'm not!!
     
  4. bobk

    bobk Tele-Meister

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    A great pedal!
     
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    I like it. I'd never buy one, but it's a classic example of a great player who modded the heck out of a nice Tele and ended up with what he wanted. Told a buddy of mine many years ago it might be cool to build a replica using a nice playing MIM as a platform. Never did it, but still have that idea lurking in my brain. I also have an old mini-humbucker in a box in a closet somewhere in this house. ;)
     
  6. knopflerfan

    knopflerfan Tele-Afflicted

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    Can't even begin to afford it, but really want, due to it having a B-Bender. Really wish Fender/Squier (or someone) would release a reasonably priced(sub $1,000) B-Bender. I really love the sound of Clarence White.
     
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    Nice guitar. I like that they’re doing a signature model that is quite unique and usable. Instead of another standard Tele/Strat with just cosmetic changes.
    It’s cool that they understand that a Brent Mason guitar, while it may not have a great deal of built in fans, it certainly has integrity and offers a real choice in the large field of telecasters.
    I hope I can try one.
     
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    Engraver-60 Friend of Leo's

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    JazzDreams Tele-Meister

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    Audiowonderland Tele-Meister Silver Supporter

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    You could certainly play any country gig, as that guitar basically already has....
     
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  12. Nick Fanis

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    The stock model isn't overpriced:

    A B bender costs $500 (with installation)
    The 3 SD pickups cost $250-$300
    Gotoh bridge $60
    Spertzels $80
    Case $150

    So $1000-$1100 only for hardware and pickups without US LABOR cost for assembly and set up,neck and body cost,finish cost and of course BRANDING cost (or more correctly added VALUE)

    Also an inflation calculator will show you that Telecasters were anything but "throwaway" guitars when they were introduced..(in 1952 a "simple" blackguard sold for $230 new ,with case,the equivalent of $2250 today)
     
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    Mr. St. Paul Tele-Meister

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    Pardon for potentially derailing the thread, but what's the difference between the Glaser B-bender and the Parsons/White version?
     
  14. Nick Fanis

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    About 1 kg :)
     
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    Geez, 12,500 k for a tele??? If you're that financially comfortable with this go for it. Or, if you want to get into debt buy it on time. If you're even thinking of spending that much money I would recommend keep playing what you've got and save up for a vintage Tele. In that range you could get a really good guitar. I'm playing a 58 swamp ash (translucent white) Tele and I'd be hard pressed to want another guitar. I kind of get tired of all these "custom" guitars being offered. The prices are ridiculous.
     
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    Yup, it's a different world out here. Never heard of him but now I know.
    DD
     
  18. Daddy Dom

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    Well, Nashville is also known these days for a lot of great indie music, nothing to do with its usual traditions. Also I'm global and I like country, just not 'that' country. It's an immensely fractured scene with countless sub-genres, so no, never heard of him until now.
     
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    I bet #blue water girl will buy one, or be given one.
     
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    Wash your mouth, this is the internet man, there is no such thing as too far here! :)
     
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