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Fender now selling necks and bodies

Discussion in 'Telecaster Discussion Forum' started by chipbutty24, Jun 28, 2013.

  1. chipbutty24

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    Their prices are not very competitive, plus half the fun of assembling one is the finishing of the body and neck..
     
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    Ya baby! USA Fender necks! Only 499.99. Let me get my checkbook.

    Not!
     
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    I think it's a step in the right direction, though I hope they eventually start offering more vintage-spec parts. I want a few more options than just the ability to assemble my own standard series guitar - at the prices listed, you could easily find a complete used instrument with the same parts for less money. Honestly, I think they should just focus on necks -- most of the allure is in having a Fender logo on the headstock. There are plenty of good body suppliers out there and the logo isn't an issue.
     
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    I noticed the fender you tube channel has lots of guitar building tutorials being loaded to support the launch....


    I think it's great that they are having a go at new areas of the market, like parts.....
     
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    $500 is pretty expensive just to get a stock neck with a Fender logo. There's plenty of places that you can spec out everything about the neck to your taste and come in less than $500!

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    The bodies and necks for the Standards look decently priced.
     
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    Are the bodies being finished in nitro ? or polly ?
     
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    Wanna cracker?
     
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    I'd like to see a Baja-type neck, with a little girth to it and 6105 frets. Now, that's something I'd get the checkbook out for.
     
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    The bean counters know that you'd rather buy the parts cheaper and build a guitar than to pay $2000 for a Telecaster. So it's not likely that you'll find any bargains over thar at Fender.com
     
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    Yeah, I was psyched at first, but the prices...
     
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    I built a Warmoth with the specs exactly like I wanted. It is every bit as good as my American Standard. I paid a LOT less for all the parts than I did to buy the AS off the shelf. I had to mod the AS. The Warmoth was built to my specs. Logo or not, that's still the best way to go for top-of-the-line quality.

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    Which is better? I like 'em both.
     
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