the new Player Plus Tele

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  1. doctymie

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    I have not tried one yet but I actually like many of the ideas behind these guitars. I think it is good to see Fender allowing themselves to do some twists and turns while still retaining the original idea to a large extent.

    I have absolutely no problem with the idea of going vintage style on the Vintera guitars and the like. I just don't see why that would be the only option.
     
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    Since. these first leaked back in July, I've been seeing a lot of speculation about them from people who haven't had a chance to play one. Seeing as a 12" radius has become far more of an industry standard than 9.5" or the vintage 7.25", I don't think that Fender aiming at players looking for a more modern feel is a bad thing. The inherent resistance to change that seems to be prevalent amongst guitar players is likely to cause more than a little "But that's not the way Leo designed it" backlash. But that seems to happen with pretty much any new product these days, especially products that are evolutions from previously existing, popular products. I'm willing to reserve judgement until I can get some hands-on time with one.
     
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    Colors and bridge seem neat. Tuners and pickups are less exciting than most vintura offerings. I'm glad they're trying new shades of green.
     
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    I love the 12" radius

    Damn I like that green
     
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    Still want a wider nut :(
     
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    It's an update to the MIM Deluxe line. I don't love most of the finishes. The fades and highlighter colors....not my cup of tea, personally. The aged CAR is kinda cool, though I'd like to see it with a white or parchment pickguard instead.

    There's a very definitely market for noiseless pickups. I'm among the curious. I've played some that were pretty decent. They have their place, and I think it right to be open minded about them, especially when you haven't even gotten a proper spin with them.

    I'd love to try the blue Strat.

    Kinda wish they'd have brought the Thinline back with the line though.
     
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    Nashville increased by $200 in 7 months.

    Hefty increase in exchange for a belly cut and a Gilmour mod/switch.
     
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    It's up to 1.685" wide. How much wider do you want?
     
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    Interesting, these are reminiscent of the US Strat and Tele Plus guitars from the early 90s. I'm really fond of those early 90s US Plus models, and hopefully the new MIM Player Plus models live up to the name.
     
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    Hell I miss when MIMs were affordable lol.
     
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    I love that green but would much prefer it on a body without relief cuts attached to a neck with a smaller radius.
     
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    I like it’s like a car finish. But I like their electron green from 2019(?) better.
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    Haha! That one kind of reminds me of an old Barracuda I used to know.
     
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    I suppose the Thinlines weren't selling as well as they thought so they put in a 2-pickup solid body model instead.

    I'm not sure when they changed but the outgoing Deluxe Nashvilles went up to $999 at some point this year; I thought they were still $899 in 2020.
     
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    I have an ASAT with a 1.75" nut. That would do nicely.
     
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    these look incredible. I'm now torn between waiting on these to drop or not for my next tele

    love the new ideas and advancements. those finishes are not my taste, but they are new, and scream that Fender is a company for the next generation of players

    new, non-traditional approaches are/will be key in getting fenders in the hands of the next crop of players
     
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    I had a 2020 Nashville Deluxe with those noiseless pickups. They were so lifeless I got rid of that guitar in favor of the MIJ Korina Offset tele with P90s. I doubt I would ever consider a Fender with noiseless pickups. But if they work for others, that's all good, too.
     
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    I gather these are a different pickup altogether from the Deluxe models. I get it though. I guess, to me, the average noiseless has about as much life as the average PAF with a touch more clarity. I don't expect noiseless single coils to deliver the same as traditional singles. Much the same way I don't expect PAFs to have the chime of filter'trons.

    I think the marketing jargon is mostly BS. Please, Fender. Stop telling us they sound like vintage single coils without the hum when they fundamentally don't. But otherwise....eh. To each his own.
     
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    I paid $825 on Fender dot com in February of this year. It was the last sunburst/maple I could find at list on the internet. They went up once between now and then to $950.

    Sweet guitar tho and I like the newly available butterscotch blonde color.
     
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