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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. Bluestrat83

    Bluestrat83 Strat-O-Master

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    I like them all!
     
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  2. strat_strummer

    strat_strummer Senior Stratmaster Strat-Talk Supporter

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  3. ChatNoir

    ChatNoir Strat-O-Master

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    Dec 11, 2010
    Peabody, MA
    No..that's ugly alright. I hope Fender makes up for that eye sore with a decent color selection for guitars this year.
     

  4. Jamie

    Jamie Strat-O-Master

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    Jun 18, 2015
    Australia
    I think they are cool, nothing wrong with trying something different.
     
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  5. usul1978

    usul1978 Guitar bricolo Strat-Talk Supporter

    Dec 9, 2015
    France
    Not really different, just usual, but mixed randomly.
     
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  6. tim gueguen

    tim gueguen Strat-Talker

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    Sep 3, 2015
    Canada
    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.
     

  7. CigBurn

    CigBurn Most Honored Senior Member Strat-Talk Supporter

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    Drop any one of these into the hands of a current popular artist with a hit and BAM, everybody will want one.
     
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  8. ChatNoir

    ChatNoir Strat-O-Master

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    Dec 11, 2010
    Peabody, MA
    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....
     
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  9. GunMonkeyINTL

    GunMonkeyINTL Senior Stratmaster

    Feb 5, 2015
    NC
    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.
     

  10. Willie D

    Willie D Senior Stratmaster Strat-Talk Supporter

    Some of those would be cool if I didn't suspect I'd have to turn around and spend $200 on a Mastery bridge.
     

  11. Mr. Lumbergh

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

    Jan 10, 2014
    Initech, Inc.
    They play them ironically.
     
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  12. stratman323

    stratman323 Dr. Stratster Strat-Talk Supporter

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  13. stratman323

    stratman323 Dr. Stratster Strat-Talk Supporter

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    And the same comment applies equally well to any of the new Gibson guitars that so regularly get slagged off on here.
     
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  14. TimJ

    TimJ Strat-Talker

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    London
    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.

    [​IMG]
     

  15. Thrup'ny Bit

    Thrup'ny Bit Grand Master Curmudgeon Strat-Talk Supporter

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    May 21, 2010
    Sheffield, UK
    Maybe this is Fender's attempt to prove that however Gibson screw up, they can do it better? :D
     

  16. tealsixtysix

    tealsixtysix Senior Stratmaster

    Aug 30, 2015
    Massachusetts USA
    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.
     
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  17. 8barlouie

    8barlouie Strat-Talk Member

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    I smell a rat. This whole thing smacks of a hoax.
     

  18. mansbestfriend

    mansbestfriend Strat-Talk Member

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    Australia
    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.
     

  19. stratman323

    stratman323 Dr. Stratster Strat-Talk Supporter

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    Apr 21, 2010
    London, UK
    In what way?
     

  20. 8barlouie

    8barlouie Strat-Talk Member

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    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.