Telecaster - what model is this (possible Nashville)

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  1. grolan1

    grolan1 Friend of Leo's

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    Locally for sell... best pics I have but you see it's got 3 pickups like a Nashville, but has a humbucker in the bridge. Also it seems to be made in China but yet has a Fender logo on the headstock.

    Any ideas?

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    Partser.
     
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    It is modern tele plus. No longer avaiable, they didnt sell. Not half as good as Squier Classic Vibe 50. Trust me
     
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    Modern Player Tele +. I LIke mine BUT:

    22 fret no overhang neck. Incompatible with most fenders.

    Pickups are chinese Squier quality Not ususal Fender.

    Made in China. A lot of parts "Pickguards etc are not interchangeable.

    Tuners are 7 or 8 to 1 Kluson copies.

    Like I said I like mine but it has diffrent pickups PP switches (to get neck/bridge back,) and different tuners. I got mine as a demo sale cheap.
     
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    archetype Fiend of Leo's Silver Supporter

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    Keep in mind that it's a 22 fret neck with no overhang and unique to this line of Teles. You'd never be able to put another regular Tele neck on it.

    I'd pass.
     
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    Man those are ugly
     
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    I think they didn't sell because every one of them I ever picked weighed like 12 pounds.
     
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    call Fender with the serial number, they will give you full information, and it will be accurate, No "It might be..." Beautiful guitar BTW..

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    Mur Tele-Afflicted

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    Great looking ash. And grain on the neck, should be a nice stiff neck.
     
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    I had a stiff neck once, Viagra got stuck in my throat
     
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    Figure is a good indicator of some maple that's denser than the average maple used on overseas Fender types.

    But the neck carve or section on this guitar is quite thin. So no, don't expect this neck to be real stable over time, even if it outperforms other examples of this same model.
     
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    Strangely, other models from this same Modern Player line are feather-light. As is, actually too light. Yes, it is just my opinion and yes, you cannot strictly know the sound of a guitar by knowing its weight, but the Thinlines were light enough to blow away in strong winds - I wouldn't expect a guitar that light to be able to do its job. Just the weirdest experience when this product line hit the stores: Strictly a "multiple personality" product line that sort of challenges our sense of the builders having a "vision".
     
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    I don't really disagree with this, but sometimes when we tell people the full and honest truth, it is just too much.

    Some of these were good enough, the 6 string electrics but the MP basses I played were awful. The Squier Classic Vibe vastly exceeded our expectations and then this model came along and FMIC told us "we like these even better" by giving them a Fender label. In general a Modern Player is inferior to a Classic Vibe, even though the price was more, and then we got hustled and FMIC didn't correct the record insofar as the MP actually being made not by the Classic Vibe people, but by some other folks who may or may not be associated at all.

    Half as good. What does this even mean? All I know is, even though I'm not buying the products from China, I smile when I pick up a Classic Vibe. The people who made these, really worked hard, and paid attention to what makes guitars good. But when I pick up a Modern Player I experience various amounts of disappointment. It reminds me just how hard it is to get the product right, sometimes. Btw, this is a contractor guitar. Fender sets the specifications, inspects the process, inspects the finished product but it ain't their plant or their workers - just a product of someone else they vouch for.
     
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    I have a modern player and just love it. And The fact it's made in Fender's China plant doesn't diminish the quality at all. I5lt is a tele through and though.
     
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    Bit of trivia.
    The Chinese company is a subsidiary of Grand Reward called Farida not Fender.
    Grand Reward (full name is Grand Reward Education and Entertainment) is probably the largest guitar manufacturer in China. They also make Squiers. Output is around 13,000 instruments per month, many of which end up in the US under well known brand names.
     
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