New 2020 American original 72 Tele custom

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  1. sonny wolf

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    Looks cool. Wonder why no Telecaster Deluxe?
     
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    Sales tout makes no mention of CuNiFe magnets. Wassap?
     
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    Interesting!
     
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    This is all really exciting... I really wanna see a Deluxe or a '72 Thinline...

    I wonder if the CuNiFe pickups will be available on their own? Can't wait to hear them.
     
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    This has been bumped up to the top of my to buy Tele list.
     
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    They're forcing me to buy one with a rosewood board. Then buy a MIM one and swap bodies, so I can have a color other than sunburst. Again.
     
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    I think natural and mocha with maple fretboard. Historically accurate I guess. Not too many color options though.
     
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    Jonesing for the mocha. Can't wait to hear the new WRHB in person.
     
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    Again, it's the same stupidity from Fender. Colors exclusive to the fretboard material. Why not all three colors available to both fretboard choices?

    Yeah, I'm sure there is some sort of bean counter explanation, but why not allow a simple ordering/waiting system to get..say...a natural with rosewood board?

    I'll wait 4 weeks for what I want as opposed to not buying at all because they offer the same **** colors and I won't be stick playing one I hate.
     
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    I'm just wondering why no Mocha Telecaster Deluxe. Nice original examples are twice as much as the reissues. Maybe Fender figured two pickups would waste the precious Cunife?
     
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    Tele Customs are flat amazing. I have a '73 and an AV. Both are superb, versatile gigging machines.
     
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    There's a NAMM every 6 months. Gotta have something new each time. Especially winter.
     
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    I had a couple of the AVs from 2012. Miss those.
     
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    Thanks, Steve, for posting that clip.

    I think Fender could really be on the right track. But I still hate those tuning machines.
     
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    $1,900? CHEESE AND RICE! That's a lot for a bolt neck guitar. I like Fender guitars but for that amount of money you can get some pretty amazing guitars from other companies.
     
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    Gibson 2020 prices.
    Flying V: $1,700
    SG Junior: $1,400
    LP Special DC : $1,600
    LP Special JR: $1,500
    Explorer: $1,700
    SG Special (P90's): $1,500
    SG Standard 1961: $1,800
     
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    I don't know why anyone thinks the humbucker has CuNiFe magnets in it. CuNiFe hasn't been available for ages. Somehow Telenator sourced a teeny bit years ago, but it's basically unobtanium. The sales pitch says that the WRHB has been redesigned by Tim Shaw. Hopefully it has some character to it, unlike the older version that just sounded muddy.
     
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    They think it because Fender and several guitar news outlets have been saying it.
     
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