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Discussion in 'Stratocaster Discussion Forum' started by stonevibe, Jan 12, 2018.
I like them all!
I actually like the blue one.
No..that's ugly alright. I hope Fender makes up for that eye sore with a decent color selection for guitars this year.
I think they are cool, nothing wrong with trying something different.
Not really different, just usual, but mixed randomly.
The Jaguar Strat makes me think of the second version of the Fender Marauder which, like the first version with the pickups under the pickguard, never entered production.
The Whiteguard Strat is an old idea that's been done several times already. ESP might have done it first in the mid '80s with their Hybrid I.
Drop any one of these into the hands of a current popular artist with a hit and BAM, everybody will want one.
Not with me...I hope this isn't going to be an on going trend with Fender. The only thing nice about the red guitar is that it's red....
I don’t even need that.
I’m kinda digging the blue Troublemaker and the green Jazz Tele as they sit.
OK, I’m really digging them. Especially that denim colored Troblemaker.
Now, if it had a carved top, a 24.5” scale and 3x3 tuners, I’d be preordering it right now....oh...wait.
Some of those would be cool if I didn't suspect I'd have to turn around and spend $200 on a Mastery bridge.
They play them ironically.
And the same comment applies equally well to any of the new Gibson guitars that so regularly get slagged off on here.
I agree that people will pick up things that their heroes play, but it doesn’t always work. I haven’t seen anyone play Joe Bonamassa’s “Bonabyrd” other than the man himself, although to be fair Bonamassa has so many signature guitars that it’s difficult to keep up, most of which are far more conservative tweaks on existing Gibson designs.
Maybe this is Fender's attempt to prove that however Gibson screw up, they can do it better?
I think Fender is getting its money's worth out of these already. There are like 5 of these threads on every guitar forum. Not bad for a bunch of silly parts-bin mashups.
I predict that most of these will sell briskly; that one or two (the Troublemaker Teles in particular) will be quite sought after, with demand exceeding supply; that a few will show up in the hands of pro artists who use them in interesting and different ways; and that at least one (and I won't predict which) will be in enough demand a few years from now that Fender brings it back.
I smell a rat. This whole thing smacks of a hoax.
Maybe this is Fender marketing for their traditional shapes? Make franken-tars so ugly and oddly specced so that the demand for the traditional shapes increases. All prices being equal, after seeing these new options, I want a strat or tele even more now.
In what way?
Like whomever has leaked all these photos made them up. Meaning I suspect Fender might not really be creating these new models. Even the accompanying text doesn't have a ring of truth to it.
I'm very suspicious.