They change Player Series Telecaster again?

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  1. RoCkstAr256

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    I was looking around Fender site to check new Vintera series and Squier Clasic Vibe 70, something in my mind told me to check PLayer series. I have tidepool tele and was thinking of polar white... what i have noticed they removed Sonic Red. Guess it didnt sell. I deeply wish they bring back Candy Colla or Wine red, any dark red with both maple neck and pau ferro.

    Check the site, also most of stores do not offer it. Not long time ago i messaged Fender abotu Wine Red tele, they said "its possible in future"

    https://shop.fender.com/en-US/electric-guitars/telecaster/player-telecaster/0145212506.html
     
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    DougM Friend of Leo's

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    They still have the Strat in Sonic Red, and Sage Green Metallic too.
     
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    I think Sonic Red fits strat. I Rather have darker red shade
     
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    Introducing or deleting colours doesn't mean they changed the series. I guess it's just checking out what works, and what doesn't.
    There are some colours that are great, and some that look like ... well, let's not call them names....
     
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    I havent said they remove series, its their biggets deal mate. Just colours :) I wish for dark red and maple neck!
     
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    John C Friend of Leo's Silver Supporter

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    It does, however, list that the sonic red Strats are out of stock as it says "Notify Me When In Stock" instead of "Add To Cart" like the Sage Green Metallic. That could mean that they are waiting to run a new batch, or it could be that they are going to drop the color for the Strat as well. Actually any other model in Sonic Red shows the "Notify Me When In Stock" (the Jaguar and the HSH/Floyd Rose Strat) except the the left-handed Strat. I forget if it was available on the HSS Strat, but it's no longer listed on the site.

    Sonic Red sold out twice on the Tele - that was the color I had with the screwed-up bridge, and they couldn't get me a Sonic Red replacement from the second batch (mine was one of the ones that couldn't be fixed by just replacing the saddles).

    The NAMM show is coming up this week (18th-20th) so they could be getting ready to drop a couple of new colors for the Player series.
     
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    I would love to see dark deep red colour tele or strat avaiable with pau ferro ore maple
     
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    They removed strat in sonic Red too
     
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    You can still get the Squier Affinity Telecaster in Race Red. I was thinking about it, but it's kind of expensive if you want to swap everything including the neck.

    This is much better if you want to make a partscaster:
    https://clandestineguitars.com/en/t...aster-en/red-basswood-telecaster-guitar-body/
    (not that you particularly want to make a partscaster)

    I was also thinking about that Squier Bullet HT strat in Fiesta Red, but then it's also kind of expensive if I want a maple fretboard neck. Except that HT bodies are very hard to find at that price finished.
     
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    Dude its Fender forum not squier, other. Just about mim option
     
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    Anyone for a return of Mystic Red? (A very loved favorite of mine.).

    I was able to snag both a Strat and a Tele in this color. They are American Standards.

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    You never fail to deliver lovely photos. I want it, seems darker than Car. Hoping for both maple and Pau ferronoption. NAMM in 3 days, lets wait
     
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    No, it's a Telecaster forum, maybe you should be banned for using the Str$%$%%$$ word. :lol::lol::lol::lol:

    Also, you own several Squiers, or have owned.
     
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    Nice couple of guitars and nice looking dog dhart.
     
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    I mean not forum, just this thread . Im not lookin for squier or other bodies. Just been wondering about changes of Red colour Shade.

    About squier. I will hace cv 70s strat next month in oly white
     
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    Mystic red, black pickguard, YOWSA! Add a maple board and that would be perfect.

    I would also like to see Midnight Wine return. I like the deep reds.
     
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    My favorite, had a midnight wine. It was really nice looking.
     
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    This, this this. Yes
     
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    No, but you said change.

    Normal parlance at TDPRI is we say a model has changed when its specifications change. Especially given FMIC's misadventure with the bridges on these Players, your thread title was misleading. Colors will come and go, but so long as the model remains available, there's no "change".
     
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    I have a Candy Apple Red Tele also. There is no comparison between CAR and Mystic Red. They are quite different.

    CAR has little to no metal in it and is quite noticeably lighter in tone - it’s one-dimensional and “flat”. Mystic Red has a good bit of metal and is as dark and MYSTerious as blood - deep, 3-dimensional, rich and enticing.

    I did have a Midnight Wine, which I liked, but not nearly as much as I like Mystic Red.

    A lesson I’ve learned with Fender is, if the offer a color you really love, you’d better buy it when you can, as Fender sometimes offers a color for a very limited time and then it’s gone.

    The other color I like as much as Mystic Red is Candy Cola - a very similar color.

    I’m not a fan the brighter, one-dimensional reds, even CAR is a little “blah” for me.
     
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