Player vs Vintera series

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  1. horax

    horax Tele-Afflicted Silver Supporter

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    Which do you prefer and why?

    I like the specs of the vintera, but the colors of the player.
     
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    Vintera all the way. Dat thicc neck.
     
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    I saw this a month or so ago and I'm really GASing for it. '70s Vintera Thinline in Vintage Blonde. Very cool, not cheap though - a little over a thousand bucks.

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  4. Andy_White_83

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    Vintera. Specifically, this one . Three barrel ashtray bridge and thick U-shape neck probably the main reasons. I dig the fiesta red, too.
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  5. horax

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    Is the neck on those like the one on the American originals?
     
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    Not really. They’re probably similar thickness from neck to neck, although think the vintera 50s might be a bit thicker overall. But Vintera is 7.25 radius, vintage short, narrow frets, and gloss poly finish, where AO is nitro, 9.5 radius, and vintage tall frets.
     
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    I haven't played the Teles, but the Vintera Strats have beefier necks and better sounding pickups than the Player Strat, which itself has great sounding pickups. I really liked the Vintera 70s Strat with three bolt neck and Ash body. I might have got it if it had rosewood instead of PF, 'cause PF feels too hard to my fingers, which is one of the reasons that I sold both my Player Strats. Now you guys are making me want to try a Vintera Tele. Must resist (says my bank account).
     
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    The vintera mod 50s is 9.5, same as the Vintera mod 60s.
     
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    I also found the lack of rolled fretboard to be very noticeable. My only complaint.
     
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    My frets were very sharp on my 60s modified. I would have loved rolled edges, but then again it all adds up to cost I suppose.
     
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    Good point. Should have mentioned that. That’s something that usually would bother me on MIM tele’s, but for whatever reason, on this big U shape and 7.25 board I don’t even notice it.
     
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    Right. I was describing my standard 50s that I posted above. The differences in 50s and 50s modified would be that the modified has a satin finish, soft V profile, medium jumbo frets, and 9.5 radius. They really don’t share anything in common other than being maple.
     
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    I bought a 2007 Classic 72 Thinline last year for $600... One of my favorite guitars! Good luck.
     
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    I just picked up the suburst version one of these (50s Vintera Tele) a few hours ago, at a great price ($800 out the door). I loove the nice chunky shades of a Nocaster neck! It sounded fantastic through the Mesa Express, and Filmore amps I used to give it a test drive. Now I just need to wait for the obligatory refret job to get done (I'm severly allergic to nickel, and almost all guitar frets are made out of nickel alloy - I get my guitars refretted Jescar EVO Gold hypoallergenic fretwire [and I use Ernie Ball Cobalt strings]), and I'm good to go.

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    I have both and they’re very similar. Maybe the Vintera is a skosh bigger....the AO feels nicer with nitro and rolled edges.
     
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    wonder if the Vintera neck could be worked with to make it feel like the AO?
     
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    possibly, but if you really like the AO, man start saving and get it instead.. you dont want to buy something you just want to settle for because its the cheapest one.. been there, done that, save up and get what you really want in your heart. hehehe..

    Ive played the 50's vintera in fiesta red.. I love the neck, but good thing I prefer necks with rosewood/pau ferro boards than one piece maple necks, otherwise, I wouldve bought it in an instant.
     
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    I already had the AO 50. Loved it but now that I’ve been there I don’t think I will go back.
    Was considering mod shop to get the neck on a different setup, but bought a les paul standard instead. Vintera will help scratch the itch until further down the road perhaps
     
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    I have never understood the complaints about sharp fret ends. My Squier CV 70s Strat has some seriously sharp fret ends on a few frets, but it doesn't bother me at all, 'cause I don't run my hand along the edge of the neck when moving up and down the neck while playing.
     
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    ?? I think you're the only person I've ever known of that jagged fret edges doesn't bother.
     
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