Fender's new "Vintera" series guitars

Discussion in 'Telecaster Discussion Forum' started by telerocker1988, Jun 25, 2019.

  1. John C

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    I guess that would be a question for Leo; he started using the name in 1962. Not sure where he was sourcing the Jaguar name; the Mustang guitar was named for the WWII plane (P51 Mustang) not the Ford car.
     
  2. John C

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    Fender had made that a bit easier now - those "ClassicGear" tuners found on American Performers are Kluson looking, split post tuners that are direct fit for Fender's standard 2-pin "modern tuners". Plus you get the 18:1 ratio on the ClassicGears. I have an American Performer Mustang and they are great on it - keeps the guitar stably in tune with trem use. For full disclosure I'm not really a trem guy; I only put the bar on when I want to make silly trem sounds and I can't really knock it out of tune.
     
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    Looks like my MIM is getting new tuners now.
     
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    Is it bad to call Fender out over what is essentially a major price increase on a product they've sold for years under a different name? I'm not knocking the product only the gross deception.

    Exactly how does an ash body '50s Ventera now listed at $1050 differ from a Classic Player Baja listed at $825? What more am I getting for my $225/27% price increase? Nothing it seems.

    https://shop.fender.com/en-US/elect...ntera-50s-telecaster-modified/0149862357.html
     
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    Sure looks like it to me as well right down to a CS bridge pickup and Twisted Tele neck pickup.
     
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    I see now that the modified versions have a 9.5" radius, and are the CP replacements. But, they're $200 more than the CP, at $999. For only $100 more, you can get the awesome Am Performer (my avatar).
     
  7. Gary in Boston

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    Hmmmmm

    Kinda reminds me of Gibson issuing the "Original Series" .................

    Which, in my opinion, is just fine

    It is, after all, what people ultimately want.


    Gary
     
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    noah330 Friend of Leo's

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    More low end copies of what were once classic guitars. Nothing new to see here.
     
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    They look cool, and are priced reasonably.
    That’s the idea, methinks.
     
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    Just might be time to start assembling lefty partacasters if I want another guitar that doesn't cost an arm and a leg, not to be weird but maybe Fender thinks us old lefties are dying off anyway, lol!
     
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    Omg I might have to buy one of these Mustang Basses!
     
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    Sweetwater says they’re Alnico V.
    This seems like a really stupid mistake on the part of MF.
     
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    I pulled the trigger.

    I haven't bought a new guitar in over ten years, or even a used one. But, I've always wanted a lake placed blue 60s Telecaster and dammit, Fender goes and makes one that's affordable.
    I don't care about the S1 switching or the fourth position in the pickup selection. I have an American Telecaster that I swear is the best guitar in the world, but this one should be a bit of a change, mostly because of the bridge (my 2002 American is the flat bridge, non-ashtray).
    The one thing I really wish was different was that the fretboard was Rosewood instead of that Pau Ferro stuff. Maybe I'll love it, who knows. It's going to be a while before it's shipped, so there's something to look forward to.

    I recently won an award for my work and it came with a check. I was planning on purchasing my first Gibson, but what do I go and do? I buy another Telecaster.

    Ain't she a beauty?

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  14. John C

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    Agreed - the "modified" ones took a large increase. The more vintage-spec ones went from $825 to $900 -which is pretty much in line with Fender's recent price increases for a model change.

    It seems like Fender believed (and probably rightly so) that the Classic Players were underpriced as they were the same as the "regular" Classic models. But that is a huge jump - particularly factoring in the change from ash to alder bodies for most colors and now an upcharge for the one color that gets an ash body.
     
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    Did you notice that those specs are not correct?
     
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    I love the fact that the 50’s vintera has a 7.25 radius and 50’s U shaped profile.

    Wonder how that differs from my American Original 50’s? The pickups in the AO are amazing, but it has a 9.5 radius. I’d love a white guard.

    But me wonders about a used Baja or CP instead?
     
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    Wow! I’m loving that 50’s strat too!

    I’m not a strat guy but I might sell my jaguar for one of those.
     
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    fender conference meeting "The internet calls the mexican made stuff "MIM" - that sucks! We need a snazzy name!"

    some idiot "I got it I got it!! VINTERA!"

    Sounds like a really cheap 80's super strat knockoff.
     
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    Mostly renaming then — but some good colours! The Sonic Blue Telecaster Custom looks great... so does the Fiesta Red (except for having too many knobs, and the switch in the wrong place...;)).
     
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