Weird new Fender Strat/Tele hybrid leaked before NAMM Show

Guy Named Sue

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Feb 11, 2015
27,636
Terra Incognita
The color, fretboard inlays and pickups look very Gretsch to me...
That's the reason why I like it, looks like a gretsch but not as big as one. Something about gretsch pickups on a telecaster that I like very much. Reminds me of la cabronita
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navigate40

Strat-Talker
Jan 2, 2017
168
SE FL
Well...that Troublemaker tele...combines the worst parts of the Gib LP: mahogany back and maple cap. Which makes the LP HEAVY. Too heavy for quite a few, even with Gib's new weight reduction. Extra controls...great for some, needless for others. And the increased price.

But...no denying the popularity of the LP. And the great sustain (though a good strat is not at all far behind).

I have a Gib LP that I am selling for a Fender FSR HH TELE, because of the weight and controls. AND....since I already have two strats, I am looking forward to a Tele being a classic tele in style, with that classic tele head stock.

Just my 0.02

[afterthought: it seems to me that the last time Fender tried to make an LP competitor, the HH strat, it did not do all that well. The HH strat had the second tone control and so really did not lack for much, in terms of controls. And still...no LP killer. A Tele with a thick heavy body and different HH pups, along with identical controls.....I still don't see it. I had an HH strat, and the one other strat player I showed it to said, "if you want an LP, why not just get an LP."]
 

navigate40

Strat-Talker
Jan 2, 2017
168
SE FL
If the Troublemaker had a standard tele headstock and body, so that it was just the addition of the humbuckers, LP bridge and controls, I would like it better.
 

John C

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Jul 17, 2012
7,814
Kansas City
Interesting stuff - the Jaguar Strat and the Jazz Tele are new concepts, but the others have been done before (either by Fender, the Fender CS, or other small bolt-on builders). I like the Whiteguard Strat and the Strat/Tele Hybrid, but I would have to wait and see what the prices are going to be here in the USA before pulling the trigger on them.
 

Stratoholic

Senior Stratmaster
Mar 30, 2010
3,263
somewhere
haha I like how they just went and slapped the worst trem system they have ever put out on THREE new models.

All it takes is knowing how to set it up properly. If you don't know how, and don't try to learn, it'll never work right. If you do know how to set up a guitar with that bridge/trem system, it'll stay in tune as well as a guitar with a floyd rose, locking nut and locking tuners. The only down side to the Jazzmaster/Jaguar trem is you can't really divebomb.
 

carver

Gone strangling
Jul 19, 2011
14,772
A van down by the river / Canada
All it takes is knowing how to set it up properly. If you don't know how, and don't try to learn, it'll never work right. If you do know how to set up a guitar with that bridge/trem system, it'll stay in tune as well as a guitar with a floyd rose, locking nut and locking tuners. The only down side to the Jazzmaster/Jaguar trem is you can't really divebomb.
Oh I can set them up. doesnt mean I like them.
 

thxphotog

Strat-Talker
Aug 22, 2012
441
Los Angeles
More marketing hype/BS to suck money from the public.

You just described every american business. Without new ideas, new customers, growth.... companies die. So when sales are flat or suffering, throw a hail-Mary.

Seems like folks here of all people would root for company's like Fender and Gibby to make money and stick around. Nobody's putting a gun to anyone's head to buy guitars, which you're implying they're doing.
 

lloyd

Strat-Talker
Feb 3, 2016
124
Fresno ca
I like the strat jag thing only because of the full scale neck and jag electronics where real jags have student scale necks and I'm not a kid
 


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