Parallel Universe Strat-Tele Hybrid

Discussion in 'Telecaster Discussion Forum' started by Mike_LA, Apr 3, 2018.

  1. fendrguitplayr

    fendrguitplayr Poster Extraordinaire

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    I like the guitar but not the price tag.
     
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    All the worst parts of both!
     
  3. BigDaddyLH

    BigDaddyLH Tele Axpert Ad Free Member

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    You sound like the guy, who with his buddy, caught a mermaid. They split it and so he complained, "I got the part that eats!"
     
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    RoyBGood Doctor of Teleocity

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    Look out for Fender using this as a headline in a magazine ad! :eek::lol:
     
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    Looks like a cow with a saddle.:)
     
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    With that price tag, I’ll be sticking to my cheap hybrid
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    Played one at my local Fender dealer a couple days ago. I basically like it, feels and sounds great, but not crazy about the deep-C neck with glossy varnish on it. If Fender is going to Strat-ify a Tele, especially at this price point, they need to finish the job--an Elite Strat variable profile neck with the satin finish, consider rosewood as an option, and the rounded-off neck-body joint. I have hands that are terminally sticky, and the gloss varnish neck didn't like me very much, and I'm not likely to take steel wool or sandpaper/gunstock oil to the neck finish on one of these.... fix the above squawks, add a black-on-white-on-black pick guard option, and I would be plunking down the legal tender on one of these!
     
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  8. tfarny

    tfarny Friend of Leo's

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    This is the least exciting "mashup" I have ever seen. It's just a slight variation on the strat formula. Warmoth has been selling tele bodies with strat routs for at least 20 years.
     
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    jackal Friend of Leo's Gold Supporter

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    I can live without the Strat headstock, the vibrato tail piece, the strat wiring, and the strat bridge pickup. Love the strat neck pickup, the middle pickup is OK. Nope, wouldn't even buy the Squier version.
     
  10. boris bubbanov

    boris bubbanov Tele Axpert Ad Free Member

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    If they have to blow 'em out, I guess I might be waiting with some coins.

    But I won't pay that price.
     
  11. John C

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    I would imagine that if there are any left at the end of the year that they will be blown out. All the Parallel Universe models are going for $1,999 - same MAP as the AO '60s Tele (probably due to using the same finish as the AOs) but it seems like dealers are discounting them even though they are "limited run" models (and you can use the 15% off/20% off coupons at GC on them if a mom & pop dealer won't discount them).
     
  12. tlsmack

    tlsmack Tele-Afflicted

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    They should just call it what it is: A single cut strat, not too much tele Dna on this one.
     
  13. Ricky D.

    Ricky D. Doctor of Teleocity

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    IMO Strats are the most comfortable guitars around to play standing. S I think Fender missed the boat on this and combined the wrong parts of both. A Strat body with Tele hardware and electronics would be very cool. A nice fat neck would make it almost irresistible. Not at that absurd price, though.

    I may have to DIY something here. I have a SRO-FAT Allparts neck and an old ESP 400 Strat. And I have the hardware. Might be time for a little chisel and mallet surgery.
     
  14. Lobomov

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    They've made that too in the parallel universe series :)

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  15. tlsmack

    tlsmack Tele-Afflicted

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    If this came in almost any other color, I would want one. Black,CAR, LPB, Seafoam, anything but this.
     
  16. Ricky D.

    Ricky D. Doctor of Teleocity

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    Desert sand with a gold anodized pg would be too cool to resist.
     
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    This is better. Much better. ^^^
     
  18. Owenmoney

    Owenmoney Tele-Afflicted

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    I agree, I love the tele body way more than the strat body . I like strats, but not the body and contours !
     
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    I love this version
     
  20. nicod98

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    They are way out of my price league, and at those prices, I wouldn't think of buying one.

    I'm very fond though of the ideas they represent. Even before these were announced, I was playing with the idea of putting two jazzmaster pickups in a telecaster body. And I have most parts for that. And as I have sold all but one of my strats, I was also planning a more strat-like tele, but with a hot tele bridge pickup and a strat neck and middle. Technically that's not a Nashvile tele, because of the strat neck pickup.
    I couldn't agree more... stratocasters are the perfect guitar for many players, but they are just way too slippery for me.
     
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