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New Fender Meteora

Discussion in 'Other Guitar Discussion' started by evangilder, Nov 8, 2018.

  1. evangilder

    evangilder Strat-Talker

    Sep 18, 2018
    Ventura, California
    I'm sure most of you guys are on the Fender e-mail list. Have you looked at the new Limited Edition Meteora? I got excited to see it, but then clicked on the link and wasn't too keen on what I saw. It might be okay in a different color, but for me, I didn't like the look at all. And for $1,999, I'd rather get a killer Strat.

    I'm curious what everyone else thinks.

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  2. Bighump

    Bighump Strat-Talker

    Aug 1, 2017
    I think its cool but i think it needed P-90s to really make it badass. It I like the block inlays and think they are a cool concept for Fender. With that said though i think the inlays would look more amazing on a roasted maple neck or a birdseye maple. It's pretty much a tele with a different body and strat neck with inlays.
  3. Bcorig

    Bcorig Strat-Talker

    Feb 17, 2018
    Chino Hills CA
    Agree about the color and inlays. Tele knobs spaced differently. I didn’t like it till I saw and heard it being played.
  4. evangilder

    evangilder Strat-Talker

    Sep 18, 2018
    Ventura, California
    I will admit I do like the neck and the inlays but the body reminds me of a rounded off Explorer.
  5. Biddlin

    Biddlin Senior Stratmaster

    Feb 11, 2013
    That's what happens when you take MDMA and play with the CnC machine.
  6. G Money

    G Money Strat-Talker

    Jul 9, 2010
    League City, TX
    It looks better in person than in pictures. That being said it's like saying a turd sandwich looks better if you are hungry than if you aren't. Or something like that
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  7. Thrup'ny Bit

    Thrup'ny Bit Grand Master Curmudgeon Strat-Talk Supporter

    May 21, 2010
    Sheffield, UK
  8. elduderinoTF

    elduderinoTF Strat-Talker

    Mar 29, 2017
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  9. Polarbear

    Polarbear Don Poleone Strat-Talk Supporter

    Apr 18, 2011
    How many new shapes can there be? They're trying too hard.
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  10. nungesser

    nungesser They've Killed Fritz! Strat-Talk Supporter

    Apr 28, 2014
    I like strange shaped guitars , but the neck look doesn't quite do it for me rather see a darker neck on it, as someone suggested in the video comments the starcaster reverse headstock would look cool on it. Did you notice in the video the guitar sticking out of the Marshall cab
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  11. Triple Jim

    Triple Jim Senior Stratmaster

    Feb 27, 2018
    North Central NC
    To me, it's an odd looking and expensive Telecaster. I don't see any advantage to getting one, since I have a Telecaster already.
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  12. montemerrick

    montemerrick spiritual birthday, April 1 Strat-Talk Supporter

    it's cute! a jetsons tele!
  13. CephasG

    CephasG Strat-O-Master

    Dec 13, 2017
    Land of Lincoln
    I like it. The body shape has something of a Gibson Explorer? I think a Telecaster headstock shape would suit it better though.
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  14. Stratbats

    Stratbats Strat-O-Master

    Feb 16, 2018
  15. Dare1

    Dare1 Senior Stratmaster

    Feb 16, 2011
    I dig it, but I would prefer CAR with rosewood and block inlays, with P-90s. Just throwin that out there, Fender.
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  16. Mr. Lumbergh

    Mr. Lumbergh needs you to go ahead and come in on Sunday, too. Strat-Talk Supporter

    Jan 10, 2014
    Initech, Inc.
    Agreed. This is really just a Tele with a funky body style. Meh. I have a Tele already.
    Change it up, make it really badass, Fender.
  17. Mr. Lumbergh

    Mr. Lumbergh needs you to go ahead and come in on Sunday, too. Strat-Talk Supporter

    Jan 10, 2014
    Initech, Inc.
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  18. Willie D

    Willie D Pentatonic Hack Strat-Talk Supporter

    So a Telecaster, a Jazzmaster, and a Billy-Bo got into that machine from The Fly...

  19. Stratoman10

    Stratoman10 Most Honored Senior Member Strat-Talk Supporter

    Aug 24, 2015
    Va. Beach, Va
    I don't see one in my future
  20. wayoutjohn

    wayoutjohn Strat-Talker

    Mar 27, 2018
    $2k? I agree with the OP, I'll get a strat or maybe 2 or maybe 3
    Last edited: Nov 8, 2018
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