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New - Fender Road Worn Vinteras

Discussion in 'Telecaster Discussion Forum' started by rze99, Aug 10, 2020.

  1. nicknklv

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    Haha up until half a year ago I was on the hunt for a 50s Tele with a 7.25" U neck. Finally went for a Vintera 50s Mod which I'm very happy, but still... You never know what they've got around the corner. :D
     
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    Looks kinda both underwhelming and overpriced to me...
     
  3. TwangerWannabe

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    Huh. Thought people were over the "road worn" thing. Guess not.

    I'll admit I do like the looks of all of them except for the Tele Deluxe. Think a sunburst or black Road Worn Tele Deluxe would look better.
     
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  4. rze99

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    Missing word is nitro
     
  5. Matthias

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    I like that LPB Strat but it seems odd many of the colours are so off for the periods.

    I was never impressed with the previous RWs as the size and shape of the dings were too uniform, like someone had gone to town bashing it repeatedly with a single tool. The wear looks pretty similar on these but I’ll reserve judgement until I see one up close.
     
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    Looks cool, but maybe overpriced for getting a guitar that’s pre-beat up? To be fair, I’ve never really understood road worn, because I don’t get buying something that’s been faked to look like it’s been played a lot. I think they should be road worn legitimately, over many years on the road. But I feel the exact same way about pre-distressed denim, clothes, etc... why pay for something new that’s been half destroyed already? I’m hard enough on my clothes...

    but to each their own, and I don’t care if other people buy the road worn, and I’m sure they will be great players and I wish anyone who buys them many years of fun playing them!
     
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    The color choices seem odd. First, with only two colors available per model, they've repeated Lake Placid Blue on the 50s Tele and 60s Strat. And 60s custom colors on 50s instruments? No sunburst for the Strat?

    I wonder if they'll add a Jazzmaster and/or a bass to the line eventually?
     
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    I think the Road Worn 50's Tele neck is my overall favorite, of all Fender-production necks. I very much prefer the 7.25" radius, and I like the smooth feel of the finish on the back and so forth. I'm hoping the treatment on these new Road Worn Vintera's 50's will be the same. As far as the whole shebang goes, I think I prefer the 50's Road Worn Teles I've seen to these, if these are urethane. But that's definitely prejudging the matter. I'd _love_ to have one of these Road Worn Vintera Strats in Fiesta Red and Teles in Lake Placid Blue.
     
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    When the first Vinteras came out last year, this guy said at 41:20 in this video there would be road worn FSR and these would be lacquer---although it's not completely clear to me he's talking about a Vintera road worn. If so that would presumably explain the uptick in pricing of these from the standard Vinteras. But the press release about says aside from the road worn treatment specs are the same. So who knows.

     
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    Good spot. Mind you, “Lacquer”could mean different things. But it’s hard to imagine the new ones would not be nitro. What would be the point?
     
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    Yeah it’s a lovely neck. And for Japan and Europe they did an FSR 50s called the “Taxman” that has a 9.5 radius and bigger frets but same rest of profile. That one is a cracker! Pretty rare.
     
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    Yeah, I thought LPB was more of a 60s color - what's it doing on the 50s Tele? They could have gone with something like White Blonde.
    That was exactly my thought - I loved the old Road Worn Jaguar when I tried it out. Candy Apple Red. I was just too broke to afford it at the time! So I'm hoping for Round 2...
     
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    If you're going to put 7.25 on models other than the straight up vintage reissues again bring back the Pure Vintage line!

    Used they go quick on Reverb.
     
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    I really liked the Tele I used to have but I’m covered for single coils at the moment so I’d be interested in trying the 70s Deluxe, looks great I think.
     
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    The specs on the Fender site indicate these are nitro finishes.
     
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    I’m not an advocate of manufactured relics, but for the fans of this stuff I think these are super, especially the fact they’re nitro. This at least offers an opportunity for players to add their own personal “relicing” through general wear and tear to the manufactured relic. It’s still a bizarre concept to me, but to each their own. I think the price point is acceptable.

    Spec wise, these have hotter output “vintage style” pickups and the Teles have what they’re calling a “Slim U” neck which intrigues me.

    Now, if Fender came out with a non-reliced Vintera Tele which had a nitro finish, I’d be all over that!
     
  17. rze99

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    thanks yes I see that now
     
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    Apparently the necks will be Road Worn nitro as well. Not urethane like previous. The vintage blond is pretty nice looking.
     
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    I think these look great, I’m pleased they’re doing vintage style spec with some different colours, how many BSB Teles does the world really need?
    In another recent video Lee Anderton mentioned they were getting some FSR versions of these so I think I’ll hold out and see what they come up with.

    I’d love a gold 50’s Tele!!
     
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