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Just for fun - which option would you choose?

Discussion in 'Telecaster Discussion Forum' started by DHart, Jun 15, 2018.

  1. 71Tele

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    One more vote for 7

    And BTW, the name of the color is Sea Foam Green, NOT Sea Foam Cream... ;)
     
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  3. moosie

    moosie Doctor of Teleocity Silver Supporter

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    Numbers 5 or 7, but I'd do *something* about the trim ring around the bridge pickup. Eliminate somehow. Understood it's photoshop, but that part looks funky (in a bad way).
     
  4. moosie

    moosie Doctor of Teleocity Silver Supporter

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    Is it? He said it was a FSR color. Perhaps it's the recent Sea Foam Pearl?
     
  5. RoyBGood

    RoyBGood Doctor of Teleocity

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    All of them.

    But if I could only have one, it would be 1 - the uncovered pickups look meaner.
     
  6. The Birdman

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    Yet another vote for 5...... :)
     
  7. GuitarGeorge

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  8. RoCkstAr256

    RoCkstAr256 Friend of Leo's

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    # 3
     
  9. Ira7

    Ira7 Doctor of Teleocity

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    I know. It's a ridiculous, stupid prejudice I have.
     
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  11. Mike SS

    Mike SS Poster Extraordinaire Silver Supporter

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    Beautiful guitar. Plays like a dream.
     
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  12. Fuelish

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    Oh, I dunno …. one of 'em
     
  13. Crobbins

    Crobbins Friend of Leo's Ad Free Member

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    Number 6 for me.
     
  14. Lake Placid Blue

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    That’s my favorite pic on TDPRI. You’ve got two awesome Telecasters, a cool hat, a cool shirt, and your one of the best guys on the forum!! No lie[emoji57]
     
  15. DHart

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    Actually, it is a Fender Special Run color and the color is called Sea Foam Pearl.
     
  16. DHart

    DHart Poster Extraordinaire Gold Supporter

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    moosie... you are right. It is the recent Sea Foam Pearl.

    This is the way Fender builds the guitar: maple neck, black guard, covered humbuckers with trim rings.
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    I opted to buy this one as “body-only” because I prefer a rosewood neck and have enough maple neck Teles already.

    Interestingly, Fender most often assembles with white pick guards, which I almost always change to black. In this case, Fender went with a black guard. With this light pastel body color, I think I will go with a cream pick guard.

    I also generally replace pickups on Fender guitars with different pickups of my preference, and change the pickup selector switch to a Les Paul style toggle switch. With these mods, made to my preference, I really bond with the instrument.

    I plan to bolt on one of my Fender necks and play the guitar, as is, for a while before changing anything.

    Three aspects of this particular FSR model that made me want it:

    1) The color is awesome and nothing at all like any of my other guitars in color

    2) The HH format. I only have one other HH Tele and it’s a Candy Apple Red Blacktop, with the rib/belly cut on the back, in which I’ve installed a pair of Gibson Classic ‘57 pickups - I LOVE it!

    3) The body has the rib/belly contour on the back. Very few Tele models have this and I much prefer having it. I play sitting nearly all the time, have a fairly lean build, and the rib cut hits me right at the rib cage. I find the rib cut on the back makes the guitar noticeably more comfortable against my body. Fender put the rib cut on American Standard Teles for a while (and on the Tele Blacktop), but stopped doing that when they changes the American Standard to be the American Professional.

    Being a Fender Special Run (FSR), it is not likely to be available very long.

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  17. DHart

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    I’m not sure what you mean. Fender builds this with trim rings on both humbuckers, as you can see in the photo in my previous post.

    It was a quick and dirty Photoshop job just to give me a general idea of the overall look in the various permutations that I’m considering.
     
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  18. DHart

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    I generally prefer rosewood boards, the darker the better. I do like maple boards, as well, and like you not the pale ones. I’ll take a tinted maple board over a pale maple board any time.
     
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  19. moosie

    moosie Doctor of Teleocity Silver Supporter

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    I realized it was photoshop, and I don't care what Fender does :rolleyes::lol:. I just don't like the look of that ring on the bridge. It looks like square binding extending from the pickguard or something.

    I should add that I've always had trouble with the look of bridge HBs on Teles, for similar reasons. It's not you, it's me :D
     
  20. jtees4

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    Number 2 for me, but I'd love to see it with some zebra pickups too...but that's not a choice.
     
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