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Telecaster Deluxe American Original with CUNIFE 2021?

Discussion in 'Telecaster Discussion Forum' started by Knightrich, Sep 20, 2020.

  1. Knightrich

    Knightrich TDPRI Member

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    Think we’ll see Fender release an American Original Telecaster Deluxe with the CUNIFE WRHs next year? I have to think it’s around the corner since they sell the neck and the bridge pickups a la carte now.

    Would you choose that over the Custom? Trying to decide which I’d go for but need to see what colors they go with first.
     
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  2. FenderLover

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    We can only hope. A Thinline, even. (Mine's a '73 with a C neck.)
     
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    I probably can't find the link again, but in one of the recent online reviews of the new CuNiFe Custom it was leaked that a CuNiFe Deluxe is on the way. The review stated "later this year" (2020) so we'll have to see!
     
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  4. Knightrich

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    Yes a thinline would be great!
     
  5. Knightrich

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    That’s great! I’m guessing they’ll do black, mocha, and maybe a natural ash. For an upcharge of course.
     
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    Why don't they have black as a color choice for the AO 70s Telecaster Custom. Even the Road Worn 70s Telecaster Deluxe has unusual colors. Paint it black.
     
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  7. Knightrich

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    Yeah I may have already ordered one if they offered it in black.
     
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    Fender is always coming up with odd combinations and parallel universe crisp. Why not do something sane like a Thinline with a neck humbucker and a rosewood fretboard? It wouldn’t be a ‘69 or a ‘72. It would be a modern take on an old concept. An alternative to a ES-335.:twisted:
     
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    It's hard to say... The Thinline is a little more sought after as a vintage guitar AFAIK but the Deluxe is perhaps a bit more Indie and Fender like their underdogs at the minute!
     
  10. VillainSean

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    I'm hoping for Thinline, but I'll take a Deluxe, as long as they release it in colors I like.
     
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    owning one of the 70 custom AO models, (and i really like humbuckers), i really enjoy having the diversity of the cunife WRH in the neck and the single coil in the bridge that they put together for this model. it gives a lot of range for different tones. i think with 2 of the cunife buckers, you'll be locked into one platform of tone.

    thats just me after having lived with the 70 AO for a couple months.

    d
     
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    The GAS will be overwhelming if they come out with a Deluxe.
     
  13. Knightrich

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    I’m torn between which I’d get if they released the Deluxe tomorrow. I play through a ‘57 Deluxe RI and have some trouble with muddiness on the neck humbuckers I use (Seths) so I’m wondering if the WRH would have a bit more clarity and match the amp better.
     
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    Any further rumors of these? I actually bought a set of CuNiFe WRHBs to convert my Jazzmaster into a Jazzblaster but I just can't bring myself to rout it for them, hoping to see a Deluxe soon.
     
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    I can't find any information but NAMM 2021 is scheduled for January.
    Hoping to hear something soon.
     
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