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Discussion in 'Telecaster Discussion Forum' started by rze99, Jul 3, 2020.
So, no more ash bodies?
I think the "no more ash" was just for regular production line USA and MIM models; Fender is saving ash for Custom Shop and limited edtions - plus I would be really surprised if they don't save some for the American Original '50s Teles.
I like it!
Looks a lot like the copper or “penny” colors they’ve been putting out. I love those colors. I also really dig the Midnight Rose color that PRS is doing on the Silver Sky model.
Rose gold is iPhone slang for anodised pink?
Makes me feel like I need to drink a pint of butterscotch out of a U shaped glass - which I will set down on a bakelite mat
The stress of this means I need to seek release from my 50s baja. Brb
I don't like the Pearloid pickguard - I can't get past that, so..........
You would think, if there's only a limited amount of ash available, that they would stop doing solid finish color offerings.
However there's always at least some ash that's just cosmetically not pleasant to see - paint grade ash, if you will.
What does this tell us about the quality of the wood in this body?
Looks like faded burgundy to me
I’m with @Fretting out here — looks a lot like Burgundy Mist, which Fender are doing on the MIM Mustang and the AO 60s Tele, maybe a bit more muted.
I don't think it tells us anything about the quality of the wood. A given grade of wood that's additionally categorized as "paint grade" is still the same grade of wood.
My very first Strat.....a MIJ....was Burgundy Mist Metallic. VERY similar to this color.
Just for reference, and for those wondering why the ash isn't used for a blonde finish...
The photographs are what I found when I stripped a Fender MIM stratocaster body. (The blue/green stuff is from me spilling "miracle gro" on it). This is what "paint grade" means. It means 4 or 5 pieces of scrap wood are glued together, and those strips have knots in them and can't be used on a finish that shows the wood.
IMG_0743 by Kloun posted Jul 3, 2020 at 4:57 PM
IMG_0742 by Kloun posted Jul 3, 2020 at 4:57 PM
Makes sense.........in so far as these things ever do!
Fender did a run of these for Guitar Center/Musician's Friend late last year; I suspect that this run for the UK (or maybe EU) was probably already in the works before they instituted the ash restrictions a couple of months ago.
I like the color! I wonder how solid rosewood would feel on the neck. I'm not a big fan of the solid mahogany necks I've tried, they feel too "grainy" for me. I have some furniture made out of rosewood and it is quite smooth...hmmm
I can't be the only guy who looks at a piece of wood or joined up pieces of wood, dislikes what he sees, abandons his plans to coat it in a clear or toned finish and just paints it in an opaque coating.
When a guy owns a body, that's his property and he can rusticate it or paint over beautiful grain or whatever he likes. But I reserve the right to disapprove.
Btw I'm not talking so much about the quality of the wood - I'm talking about the appearance.
Right. That's what I'm talking about, too.