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FDP Forum / Fender Guitars: Telecasters / I see the Brad Paisley signature model is on the Fender website

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Pinetree
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Jul 11th, 2017 01:10 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

No G bender?


Hard pass.




stratcowboy
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Jul 11th, 2017 02:41 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Nothing special to look at in my opinion. And, yes...the relic job is totally amateur. Why bother with doing such a crummy, obviously fake, job?

These may be good pickups (Twisted Teles are pretty nice). But if I remember correctly, Brad has Fralins (and perhaps some others) in many/most of his guitars.

A "signature" in name only...

Mick Reid
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Jul 11th, 2017 04:23 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

I'm in the unimpressed camp too.
Heel truss rod adjust, nuh.
Relic finish, nuh.

Not crazy about the all silver theme finish.
Prefer a contrasting pickguard colour myself and those silver paisley swirls look too much like "little Paisleys" under a microscope, IYKWIM!!!

I've never been a fan of "signature" stuff anyway.


BbendFender
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American Patriot

About as ordinary as you can get.
Jul 11th, 2017 06:21 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

I'd rather have my '68 B-bender Tele.

MLC

It's not just good..

...it's good enough.
Jul 12th, 2017 07:09 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

"A "signature" in name only..."

According to Mr. Paisley, himself, he was very involved in the design and specs - and it's based on his refin'd '63 Tele.
I suppose that one has real wear marks, but production-line relic'ing has proven to be.....questionable, at best.

A B-Bender would've been cool - and much more in keeping with a "true" BP model. But that would probably (almost certainly) price it out of most people's comfort zone. And, honestly, that's a pretty limited market so it's not surprising that Fender stayed away from it.

I'm also with M Tracy - that silver could use a little more sparkle.

BP talkin' about it

littleuch
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Jul 12th, 2017 08:03 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Personally I like tasteful relic'ing (I know, mutually exclusive to some, blah-blah), but that sand-through on the upper bout, coupled with the blingy design and finish, is just caca.

ejm

usa

Jul 12th, 2017 08:25 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

I'm probably missing something here, so please correct me if I'm wrong.

They spray/whatever the finish.
Then they relic (ruin) it by sanding it to make it look worn.
By doing so, aren't you adding another step in the production and therefore ADDING to the cost?
Why not just leave the finish alone?
Or is there some voodoo mojo tonemeister secret to the way that they ruin it?

Or better yet, just build one unfinished.
Or with a very light coat of oil or paint or whatever.
Don't spend a lot of time on it.
Put the money saved back into better hardware/electronics.
Or keep the same hardware and lower the price.

(This message was last edited by ejm at 10:26 AM, Jul 12th, 2017)

Pinetree
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Jul 12th, 2017 09:07 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

It's Brad approved.


Don't you worry, they'll sell a ton of 'em.




MLC

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...it's good enough.
Jul 12th, 2017 01:39 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

^^ no doubt ^^

pombrio

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Jul 12th, 2017 05:23 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

And let's not overlook the price of $1200 for a MIM Fender.

Grey Goose
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Jul 14th, 2017 10:30 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Looks just fine to me. Don't need a tele

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Jul 15th, 2017 08:00 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Not suitable for the road worn treatment. I agree that it should be all sparkling and shiny. No lame worn patches.

BbendFender
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Jul 24th, 2017 08:52 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

I just wish Paisley would get rid of that stupid hat he wears.

pcalu

usa metro detroit

Jul 30th, 2017 05:48 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Picked it up and immediately said "Um No!" and put it down. For me the neck was too thick and the body way too light.

I just can't believe the Master of Tele's likes that type of set up. Oh well to each their own.

Probably plays well... just not my thing. IMO.. Cosmetic wise it looks cool, reminds me of the Tele Don Rich used to play for Buck Owens..


TheProfessor
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Jul 30th, 2017 11:08 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

I was more wondering why they're shilling a straight rather than 90 degree angle plug in the "recommended accessories" section at the bottom but evidently according to google images that's what he uses.

I bet he could play better if he switched. At least when he was laying around on the couch.



ejm

usa

Jul 31st, 2017 08:29 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

"For me the neck was too thick and the body way too light."

With those characteristics, if it wasn't for the outrageous price these things would be flying off of the shelves.


pcalu

usa metro detroit

Aug 2nd, 2017 06:03 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

"With those characteristics, if it wasn't for the outrageous price these things would be flying off of the shelves."

I believe you.. but it's not my preference in a Tele. With me... It's the AM Special with a 9.5 modern C and jumbo frets all the way...

reverendrob
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Aug 27th, 2017 09:55 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Realistically if you want an unrelic'd one, wait a year or so.

They did the same with the Cobain Jaguar.

Soon after launch, the "unaged" option appared.

Pinetree
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NW Pennsylvania

Aug 28th, 2017 02:16 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Unaged = market-speak for "new".


That'll cost extra.



reverendrob
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Aug 29th, 2017 02:43 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Nah, it was the same on the Cobain, just more profit since...no time spent mangling it.

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