New Fender and Squier electric guitars, basses, acoustics announced!

Discussion in 'Telecaster Discussion Forum' started by newmachine, Jun 25, 2011.

  1. newmachine

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    Nice. Thanks for the info.
     
  3. Urban

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    Good to see those thinlines and custom Tele made in Usa too.
     
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    Ummmm, given the fact that Fender took SO much grief in the 70s for the "Period-correct early-’70s details including a three-bolt neck plate with Micro-Tilt adjustment" what would make them different today? Was the early '70s crappiness just shoddy QC or was there an inherent flaw in the 3 bolt design?
     
  5. newmachine

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    Does anyone really use that micro-tilt?
     
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    i do. it's on my '96 P/G bender Nashville. once i caught on how to properly adjust the tilt, it works a treat.
     
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    They are still Alnico. I will try them, but I do not expect much.
     
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    Aren't there enough (or too many) Fender and Squier models all ready? Good grief.

    If they scaled back on R&D and marketing they could knock some money off during these tough times. I know, common sense isn't all that common.

    I am glad to see some more MIA stuff though, a step in the right direction in my opinion.;)
     
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    But at a price. If I'm doing the fx correctly £1919 is something like $3065 MSPR. According to Fender's website the MSRP for the AV '52 RI is only $2199 and $2399 for the '62 RI. Are UK MSRPs higher than US prices?
     
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    I don't really see the point with these new American Vintage models.
    Everyone was perfectly happy with MIM.
    Now they 're just going to cost a lot more.
     
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    They seem rather expensive... interesting, pretty, but seemingly over-priced.

    D.
     
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    It was shoddy workmanship that made the three bolt neck notorious, because Musicman guitars...
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    And G&L...
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    Also employed three bolt necks and nobody ever complained about those.

    The problem was neck pockets that were routed too wide, making the neck shift, with Musicman and G&L there were never such issues.
     
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    Poked around on the net a bit. No mention of these new models by any US dealers (or on Fender's own website for that matter). They are only showing up on UK and european dealers websites. Special run just for european dealers? Wasn't there a short lived FSR AV 69 Thinline a few years back?
     
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    I agree, my MIJ 84 SQ squier had a three bolt and it was just fine. Real fine!
     
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    Yeah I also owned a strat from that make and period, really good guitar.

    Anyway, I'm digging that Squier Mustang bass. I'd go for that.
     
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    I see two new basses I want. Its a shame the one I want more has a jazz bass neck
     
  17. BradL

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    So much money! I could buy an original 70s Tele Custom for what they're asking for these with a proper WR HB and have no worries about resellability worst case.
     
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    I use it on every guitar I have that has it. I wish all axes had it. The more adjustment options, the better.
     
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    / The more to go wrong.

    .... :D Though I've never had a problem with my telecasters without micro-tilt...

    D.
     
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    I think i will pass on these. What i am waiting on is a regular single coil neck pickup and a coil humbucker in the bridge that is not a blacktop.
     
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