Why have Fender not made a Jeff Buckley Signature yet?

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  1. beninma

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    I'd be curious more about the 1983-84 Standards being Toploaders.

    I went looking for them on Reverb and couldn't find any that looked like they had the toploader bridge, they all had string through bodies with normal bridge. Maybe they were all replaced?

    This is a weird thing as it's not mentioned in the Tele history books I've read. When they tried this in the late 50s it was not popular.. why did they try it again?
     
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    This ^ or just build a parts caster to match his
     
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    Jeff Buckley was an unbelievably talented and innovative songwriter, singer, and guitarist. I cherish the memory of when my brother made me discover "Grace". His death saddened me deeply at the time when it happened, and still does. I wonder what he might have brought us, although already as it is he left behind a legacy of wonderful songs and recordings.

    Reissue tele or not … toploader or string-thru … that’s his legacy.

    To those who had to google him up, take one more step and listen to his music.
     
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    Ya gotta read the right books son... My avatar guitar is a mod'd '83. imgres.jpg 00K0K_8azdf4j9yQd_600x450.jpg 00Y0Y_6g5KwGwFGnl_600x450.jpg
     
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    This 83 of mine will hold it's own in any company.... don't believe the bs about them.... :lol:

    they are Teles like any other Fender is....:twisted:

    83 tele6.jpg 83 tele4.JPG
     
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    Why hasn't FMIC Brea California quit the side stepping and just reissue the '53 Roy Buchanan?
    Really. Isn't "Nancy" The Relic of all Relics." I mean think about this: Fender sells a Jeff Beck Esquire Relic for anywhere between $3500 and $17K (a guitar that JB traded to Seymour Duncan for a Telecaster with two humbuckers without much of a fight.) And now the reproduction will cost You more that what Stan paid for the house in '48 I was raised up in.

    I've been raising this injustice since joining up with TDPRI.

    In fact it would nice if all the players who have their own Signature Models weighed in on the subject with the opening question being: "Hey how does it feel having Your own model before Roy Buchanan?"

    For decades I hear the whispers..."well Roy took his life..."
    Strange how Curt Cobain puts a 12 gauge in his mouth and does The Hemingway - but in his case it's...different? ... the tragic end of The Grunge Poet...3 signature models.

    Sometimes the Horse Manure is insurmountable ain't it? :lol:
    Like Steppenwolf not being enshrined in Cleveland, arguably The Band Of The Revolution (a tragically failed coup...is Jerry Rubin really a hedge fund guy now? Is that true?)

     
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    Because no market for a reissue of an 83 standard tele would be my guess. Not a desirable instrument in the First place and what would they charge for it when you can pick up a 83 standard tele dirt cheap any way.
     
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    Could it be because Buckley's legacy seems more connected to his vocals than to his playing? It's a shame, because he was a spectacular player. His voice just overshadowed everything.
     
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    Good point, that probably has something to do with it coupled with what's been shared above.
     
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    Spectacular?
     
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    One of these has neck pickup adjustment screws in the p'guard. One does not. How did they come from the factory back then?
     
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    Sans adjustment screws.

    Mine's been modified with an APC pat pending neck pickup, a Fender Lace Sensor blue in the bridge, and a Godin made tele 22 fret rosewood slab neck with grover tuners...

    Trev333 is bang on IMB. Great guitars!
     
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    It just comes down to sales numbers regardless how good he was a song writer and vocalist he doesn't immediately spring to mind as a great guitarist. Plus it wasn't say like he played a vintage esquire or something it was a mass produced not very well liked mid 80s standard no market in that . Bit like Jeff Healey should have signature strat hell of a player and greatly missed , but there is no market for a reissue of a mid 80s squire e series even though those mij squires are excellent instruments in there own rights there wouldn't be any market for them as a reissue.
     
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    single ply white guards stock.... body mount pu's...

    I got this one from a local recording studio when they needed funds to get some new digital desk gear....

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    Guess I'd rather see a Don Rich or Roy Buchannon model first.

    A lot probably goes in to signature decisions. Authorization of estates and projected sales.

    The bean counters at Fender probably weigh in the heaviest.
     
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    I can think of a good number of people that I might put before Buckley to get a sig, but neither of them was Lincoln Brewster or Britt Daniel, both names I had to look up.
     
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    Because he's dead and Janie Hendrix doesn't run his estate.;)

    Same goes for Buckley et al, They or the estate have to want to do it. Fender can't just make signature models without permission. That's why there is no Keith Richards model etc. Only the lame inspired by versions.
     
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    Such Good guitars you changed everything except the body:p
     
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    Obviously everything is subjective, but yes. I think so. Far worse players have gotten signature guitars.
     
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