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Fender Signature Brad Paisley Tele In Near Future!

Discussion in 'Telecaster Discussion Forum' started by tele_pathic, Mar 22, 2016.

Would you buy a Fender Brad Paisley Signature Tele?

  1. Yes

  2. No

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  1. Informal

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    If it's not equipped with a McVay g-bender. (Obviously it won't)

    Then it could hardly be a representation of Brad Paisley, I would say 90+ percent of the time he has a tele on stage (be it a Fender or Crook) he is playing a McVay bender equipped guitar.
     
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  2. dtermined2play

    dtermined2play Tele-Afflicted

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    I would prefer something like this but in Dakota red not sparkle red

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  3. Ron R

    Ron R Friend of Leo's Silver Supporter

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    I voted no, but just because I'm not too into signature series guitars in general. This is just my opinion, and ymmv, but I find signature models in general to be overpriced.
    I'd prefer either finding a standard model I like enough to leave 'as is', or to have any mods be exactly what I choose.
     
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  4. burntfrijoles

    burntfrijoles Poster Extraordinaire

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    My bad, and plainly I meant to say Strats. (Senior moment) My apologies. (not really)

    I seriously doubt that's what got Eldred fired.

    I don't care what guitar you use, your sound is your sound: fingers, dynamics, phrasing, amp, effects. Signature guitars may have features that you view as desirable. For me it was the soft V neck of the Jimmie Vaughan Strat, the Tex-Mex pickups etc. I didn't pay for the signature. I paid for the guitar. It was (is) a great value.

    Plenty of folks will pay for the Paisley for the paisley design itself as many find that appealing. I don't and a Paisley Tele would only appeal to me if it had features that I found appealing in a standard color.

    But hey, to each their own.
     
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  5. backporchmusic

    backporchmusic Poster Extraordinaire

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    I didn't vote. I can't answer until I see the actual guitar--and the price tag.
     
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  6. Deckard

    Deckard Tele-Afflicted

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    If it's got a double bender totally, G or B bender maybe the rest nah
     
  7. surfoverb

    surfoverb Doctor of Teleocity

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    niche guitar that does one thing? what cant a tele do? You dont have to play brad paisley songs on it.
    they arent all overpriced. Muddy Waters is perfect example. Joe Strummer another one.
    Dirt cheap look for a Avril Levign.

    The reason Fender USA doesnt sell paisley teles is because nobody buys them.
    Actually the pink and blue paisleys are one of the few MIJ Fender sold here
    and they are perfectly fine. I think there was a MIM Paisley as well at $700.

    Pink paisley is a hard sell unless you're a diehard Brad Fan.
    Most other sigs are not that recognizable. Muddy Waters just looks like a red tele,
    Danny Gatton is not that crazy looking, albert Collns etc;

    Hes not 90% on a bender. Maybe 50% but still most dont even know what a bender is or that hes using one.
    Theres no way to sell an affordable tele with a b-ender let a lone a b and g bender.
    They would be like $1500 if MIM, $2500 is USA.

    Its probably gonna be a relice'd pink paisely with a baja neck and 52PV pickups.
    $999
    done.
     
  8. PaisleyAddict

    PaisleyAddict Tele-Meister

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    sounds good to me. i can live without the relic thing though. it sounds a lot like my #1, a baja telecaster with an allparts pink paisley body and a set of keystones.

    it probably wouldn't hurt to have a few other colors for the poor souls who can't cope with the majesty of a pink paisley telecaster.
     
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  9. surfoverb

    surfoverb Doctor of Teleocity

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    yeah im thinking very light relic not like a joe strummer.
    Just relic on the body.
    Personally id put a set of Fralin Blues Special in it.

    maybe a black paisley colour

    It be hilarious if it was his water tele color scheme
     
  10. surfoverb

    surfoverb Doctor of Teleocity

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    ok this is it, the official surfoverbXpaisley collab signature tele

    its got OC Duff Plank'ster bridge and OC Duff Big Boy neck pickup
    wired 3-way 1.bridge 2.neck3. bridge+neck in-series
    electrosocket, all hardware PV52, and PV52 switchtip
    nitro finished
    ...comes with a huge 1970s fender 'F' belt buckle in the case candy
    and a sheepskin lined, cordovan leather poodle case
    weighs 7bs even
    cost: $3,999 (street)

    [​IMG]
     
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  11. Informal

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    Well, I've only seen him live 4 times, but between that, and his road gear list (linked below)

    If he doesn't have an acoustic, or a Strat slung over his shoulder...... I'll stand by my statement.



    http://www.bradpaisley.com/gear-road-guitars
     
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    No, Bill Crook did not build the '68 pink paisley that Brad is famous for. Brad, himself, bought 'Ol Pink years ago.
     
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    100% agree on that!!!!


    Dang, still too expensive. :(
     
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    We know that... guess you didn't read the whole thread :p
     
  15. surfoverb

    surfoverb Doctor of Teleocity

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    i never realized his 68 pink paisely had a bender in it. I guess he really is bending 90% of the time.
     
  16. surfoverb

    surfoverb Doctor of Teleocity

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    without the case and case candy its only $1650 MSRP :cool:
     
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    Why don't Fender bring back the MIM paisely not black but in Butterscotch!!!!!!
     
  18. LB-Cnt LB-RnR

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    I'd put money on the new BP signature Fender being like the new black one he's touring that was posted above. He played it on The Today Show and it was in his latest video. I highly doubt that it'd be a pink paisley, especially as Fender can't even get the paper right on their "master built" $5k Teles, let alone an "affordable" one. A G bender is very unlikely, too, and if it ain't a McVay, I don't want one. If it ends up being what I think it'll be, I'll buy one but I'll wait for people to buy them new and start whining that the neck is too big and get one cheap on Ebay. Here's hoping!
     
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    Yeah I'd consider if the spec'd guitar was priced the same as a non-signature model[​IMG] of the same spec's!

    Wonder would it be based on this?

    J5
     
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  20. Informal

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    I'll stand by my statement, A Brad Paisley "Signature Model" without a G-bender (internal McVay type) Is simply just an inflated run of the mill Tele.

    There is nothing ground-breaking/unique (except his McVay benders) about any of his T-style guitars, From my observation (at least live) he doesn't favor any particular one, and swaps out often.

    So if it's not a 68 Pink Paisley model, and you consider that he uses multiple pickup brands.... Where is the starting point??
    This isn't like reproducing "Blacky" or SRV's beat to hell sunburst..

    I'm 1000% sure that he has a Crook in his hands, far more often than a Fender.... at any given show. (That may suddenly change lol)

    I'll be shocked if it's anything I would even sniff at, unless it's affordable (unlikely)


    Cash grab by both Fender and BP, He simply does not have a Fender guitar that he favors enough, to justify it as his "Signature" guitar.


    If you want a BP guitar, call Bill Crook lol



    EDIT########
    Bwhahaaa, it's already started.

    In the few weeks since I posted his "Gear list" his website has already been overhauled.
    The gear list link I posted still works (as of this moment) but it used to be predominantly placed on the top of his home page, and now I can't even find it.... A few weeks ago, a lot of his promo shots had him with Crook in hand... Many have been replaced with pics of him wielding an actual Fender. :p
     
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