well I did play a new Vintera yesterday

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  1. T Prior

    T Prior Poster Extraordinaire

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    At GC yesterday, I didn't buy it but I did lay hands on it. Being very anal AND overly opinionated about Telecasters, I will say that it wasn't bad ! The neck wasn't bad, a tad thick for my tastes but very playable. It reminded me of the Classic 50's I had many years back. Body weight seemed appropriate, tones, all good to my ears, plenty of bright with a good roll- off. Quality was decent, finish was good, overall it was a very nice guitar. It was some sort of a mild reddish/orangish color, not sure what they call it. It was nice.

    Nice axe, ya never know.

    Oh yeah, I went to GC for a new compressor, came out with the Keely which was on sale.
     
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    I've not played any but checked out a good few hung up. Looks wise, there's something a touch more vintage-feeling about these than the older ones. I can't put my finger on it. I think the MiM finishes have just got a touch thinner over the years and they've mastered a decent neck tint. They definitely beg you to buy them!
     
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    Sounds like you were playing a Fiesta Red 50s with the big U neck. I went into GC a few weeks ago not looking to buy anything and went home with it...
     
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    What's vintera about it?
    Another reissue?

    A CS Fender for under $1K?
     
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    Oh it's a more expensive MIM?

    Sorry I genuinely do not understand how this is a new model/ line from Fender.
     
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    They are really nice guitars.I played several Fiesta red 50s Teles in shops recently and quite enjoyed them for the thick round neck shape and great Tele tones.I wouldn't buy the red one however...not my cup of tea.I do own a Vintera 60s Strat and it is amazing.
     
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    it’s just something renamed . What the something is I don’t know . Classic Player maybe ?
     
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    From the name "vintera" I guessed it was some $179 import.
     
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    deytookerjaabs Friend of Leo's

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    I played one a while back, great little guitar.


    Saw another with that gloss fretboard with a satin neck back...yuck. I mean, if anything I'd want the board satin and the neck gloss. Weird but if ya like it kudos to you. Sill...weird. So weird. Again, weird. It will be in a dream of mine and that dream, of course, will be weird.
     
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    It reminded you of the Classic '50s because it's the same thing with a name change (and a significant price hike). They just added a few models (most notably, the Mustang and Mustang Bass), shuffled things around a bit, added some colors, changed some names, and changed some prices. General specs and construction quality are just like the old Classic line.
     
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  11. T Prior

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    Doesn't much matter, its called marketing, changing the offerings. Fender has a very good strategic plan in place. Are these guitars better, different, etc ? Probably not . But we're talking about them which is actually what the big plan is ! We can no longer acquire the guitars that are similar to these new models so, what do new or interested players purchase ? These !

    I think they are ok but I don't see me owning one. They are not marketing to me, I'm odd guy out. I'm not part of the BIG picture. New blood is what they are chasing. If I was a brand new player I would be very interested in these guitars.
     
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    I thought these were the classic series with a few small changes.
     
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    You know how the car companies have new models every year? Its loosly like that.
     
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    Exactly, just marketing. The Vintera Series is basically rebranding of the better grade MIM guitars with some spec and color changes. Covers the same basic ground as the Classic Series in the 799-1000 USD range.

    This is just how things are sold. What's important is that, IMHO, Fender has done a very admirable job in developing the MIM guitars. Yeah, they're factory made guitars and probably need a little tweaking, set-up, etc. but they really are a solid value. ;)
     
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    Only thing i dont like about these classic series is that truss rod is back of the neck, rest is lovely. Yea i known it used to be like that
     
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    "Back of the neck?"
     
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    Truss rod nut is on the back of neck at 21 th fret
     
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    From the pics online it looks like the truss rod adjustment is at the butt of the neck, like it was on old 50's and 60's Fenders, not the "back" of the neck, except for the 70's models with the bullet adjustment at the headstock.
     
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    'Vintera' is really a stupid name.

    My $.02.
     
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    ...and toothbrushes
     
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