Search for a new Custom shop Tele

Discussion in 'Fender Custom Shop Tele Forum' started by golfnut, Oct 5, 2019.

  1. golfnut

    golfnut Friend of Leo's

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    So I'm on the hunt for a new custom shop 52 type tele or Nocaster. I visited Cosmo music here in Canada, who always has a wide variety of fender custom shop guitars.
    I tried out several teles but nothing really stood out to me as "The One". But this one here, I really liked the finish. Its a relic so maybe not for everyone. Although I felt it was light on the relic. It did look old but the wear marks are minimal. Its probably my favorite type of factory ageing. The back of the neck was nice and worn down. The paisley finish is very nice. I didn't like the tones much but its hard to tell as I was playing through a mesa boogie which is nothing like my amp. The nut was terribly cut. Some behind the nut bends I was doing strings were easily getting caught up in the nut. The neck was a tad slimmer than I liked.
    Oh well the search continues. Likely I'll buy used if something comes up locally that I like.

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  2. Lord_Ingipz

    Lord_Ingipz Tele-Meister

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    That's purty..
     
  3. DanDII

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    I like it. I'd like it better with the standard Tele guard with the paisley pattern.

    Some of the paisley Strats have the matching paisley guards and I think I'd rather have that than see the gap around the neck pup.

    Either way it's a way f'n cool Tele. Just my personal preference.
     
  4. TeleTex82

    TeleTex82 Friend of Leo's

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    Save a couple of grand and get a 2012-15 AV 52.
     
  5. golfnut

    golfnut Friend of Leo's

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    Don't want 7 1/4 radius or vintage frets. I had a 52 thin skin wildwood but the edges were so rolled and the frets so beveled that it was virtually unplayable. I got it used from Wildwood and I'll guess thats why the original owner traded it in as it was less than a year old.
    How do you like this one here. $3,000 CA ($2,300 US) He says its a special edition. I don't know whats so special about it that it would cost the same as a used Custom shop.

    https://www.kijiji.ca/v-guitar/guel...46/1461162433?enableSearchNavigationFlag=true
     
  6. golfnut

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    I think it would have looked better with either no pickguard or a clear pickguard.
     
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    I agree, don’t see anything “special “ about it other than the neck plate. And, you’re correct, you can find a used CS for around that price, at least here in the US.
     
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    May i know Why u suggest this av5?
     
  9. VillainSean

    VillainSean Tele-Meister

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    That is just plain sexy. Congrats!

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    That is so nice. Does the case look as good as the guitar? Agreed about the 7 1/2 radius. I've tried a few and didn't like any of them. You made the right choice. :)
     
  11. MilwMark

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    I have nothing against relic's. "Real" wear vs. "fake" wear seems like a tiresome subject to me. I'd happily rock a Roadworn and owned a Paisley signature Mexi Tele.

    The thing I don't get is the back of the neck "wear". I am lucky enough to own a beat up '69 Tele, and a couple '88-'90 Strat Plus's that have been rode hard and put away wet over the decades. They have wear something like that on the fretboard shown above (not that extreme, but in the ballpark). But I have literally never seen a back of the neck like that on any vintage Fender, no matter how beat up. I wonder why Fender does that?

    Happy hunting.
     
  12. tweedman2001

    tweedman2001 Tele-Afflicted

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    Not going to get into the relic debate. But as far as the back of necks I don't think they are trying to simulate real wear. Back in the day quite a few players would sand off the nitro finish on the back because it would get sticky when temps and sweat were involved. After awhile it would get dark. Personally IMHO I do like the feel of a bare neck. YMMV
     
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  13. golfnut

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    For me the back of the neck is the best part. I don't really care what it looks like. I'm the only one that will see it from the stage. But the feel of near bare wood on the hand is beautiful.
     
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    I have a japanese Tokai in that silver black paisley, it's freaking gorgeous.
    I wasn't even planning on buying a Tokai but the body was just so damn beautiful, impossible to convey the 3D depth details in photos.
    The guitar is super solid too, feels much more professionally made than a bunch of fenders I own or have touched so far.
     
  15. Woollymonster

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    I think the Fender Custom shop is making better and more consistent guitars today than ever before in history. Yes, better than vintage. There are a variety of finishes, colors, neck shapes, pickups, etc. to suit anyone looking for a nice guitar. Not sure what your availability is in Canada but in the US they are limitless.

    Here are my two Wildwood 10's that I will take with me to my grave.

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    100%.
     
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    I agree!
     
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