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Weird new Fender Strat/Tele hybrid leaked before NAMM Show

Discussion in 'Stratocaster Discussion Forum' started by stonevibe, Jan 12, 2018.

  1. usul1978

    usul1978 Guitar bricolo Strat-Talk Supporter

    Dec 9, 2015
    A 70s custom tele with a big strat headstock ! That's really what was needed...

  2. Thrup'ny Bit

    Thrup'ny Bit Grand Master Curmudgeon Strat-Talk Supporter

    May 21, 2010
    Sheffield, UK
    They've been around since '72 :)

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  3. dueducs

    dueducs Senior Stratmaster

    Some not officially licensed...
    Steve Morse...
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  4. usul1978

    usul1978 Guitar bricolo Strat-Talk Supporter

    Dec 9, 2015
    Thank you to illustrate my point ! Ugly and unnecessary.

    EDIT : IMHO :whistling:
    Last edited: Jan 12, 2018
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  5. TangerineDog

    TangerineDog Senior Stratmaster

    Sep 5, 2015
    The EU
    The hybrid? I need it!

    But the one in the middle looks like a Burns and when they finally bring something like the Cabronita back, it doesn't have the simple controls of a Tele but those of a Les Paul? And that's even the point of the thing?
    The world has gone mad, I say...

  6. Jimi Lightning

    Jimi Lightning Senior Stratmaster

    Dec 21, 2016
    Ontario, Canada
    Well not to b contrary, but I really realy like the Tele. Big headstocks belong on all Fenders. :)
    I like the fact that it has the Jag style tremolo as well and the hardtail option.. Beautiful guitar.
    I couldnt tell if it had these or not, but if it had the tummy cut and arm relief contours IMHO it would be the perfect guitar.
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  7. tealsixtysix

    tealsixtysix Senior Stratmaster

    Aug 30, 2015
    Massachusetts USA
    In for the Troublemaker Tele with the maple top. That's very close to a definite buy for me, just on sight.

    Maybe in for that Thinline Super Deluxe, if they do it in a color other than orange. I'd buy a black one.

    The others are mostly hilarious, which I think is the point -- fun guitars to pull out on stage.

  8. fattboyzz

    fattboyzz Senior Stratmaster Strat-Talk Supporter

    Sep 24, 2017
    Newnan ,Ga.
    High priced soup that looks like partscasters.

    No thanks !:eek:o_Oo_Oo_O

  9. mansbestfriend

    mansbestfriend Strat-Talk Member

    Aug 17, 2017
    That Tele Thinline Super Deluxe has piqued my interest. Spectacular name, too! “TELE THINLINE SUPER DELUXE”
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  10. altar

    altar Strat-Talker

    Oct 4, 2016
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  11. Guy Named Sue

    Guy Named Sue Beer me up Scotty Strat-Talk Supporter

    Feb 11, 2015
    Terra Incognito
    Oh dear, who thought that there's big demand on guitars equiped with Jazzmaster bridge systems? The two last ones look attractive but I didn't care for the rest of the bunch.

    Fender-Limted-Edition-Tele-Thinline-Super-Deluxe-1024x685.jpg Fender-Limited-Edition-Strat-Tele-Hybrid-1.jpg

  12. lonegroover

    lonegroover Senior Stratmaster

    Mar 5, 2016
    That was my thought exactly. Cute but a bit rubbish.

  13. stratman323

    stratman323 Dr. Stratster Strat-Talk Supporter

    Apr 21, 2010
    London, UK
    Maybe a little harsh, but fair comment. His guitar isn't much better either.....

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  14. Lone Woof

    Lone Woof Senior Stratmaster

    Nov 30, 2014
    Much as I like the JM trem system, it looks wrong on the Tele. Sits too far back on the body.

    These are all interesting, and at first glance a couple are even appealing (I'm looking at you, Strat/Jag). These are just mish-mashes of existing Fenders, though. The only thing that could really be considered "new" is the Meteora, and it's a fail as far I'm concerned.

  15. usul1978

    usul1978 Guitar bricolo Strat-Talk Supporter

    Dec 9, 2015
    Ok, ok, the troublemaker is not that bad...
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  16. Boognish

    Boognish Senior Stratmaster

    Jan 31, 2011
    This hurts my eyes.
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  17. =KARMA=

    =KARMA= Strat-O-Master

    Feb 24, 2015
    Old England
    In some ways the new Meteora reminds me of this...

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  18. carver

    carver The East Coast Strangler Strat-Talk Supporter

    haha I like how they just went and slapped the worst trem system they have ever put out on THREE new models.
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