New Fender Meteora offset at NAMM?

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Re: New Fender Meteora offset at NAMM?

Post by BoringPostcards » Fri Jan 12, 2018 6:29 am

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Some people will buy them and reshape the headstock themselves. Some will do a hack job of adding a vibrato. Some might even try to "improve" the shape of the body. Then 30 years later they will show up in the "Why did you do it? Why did you do this thing to me?" thread.
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Re: New Fender Meteora offset at NAMM?

Post by parry » Fri Jan 12, 2018 7:45 am

to all the "...would look better with a ___________ shaped headstock" comments. Yes. Agreed.
Or how about something original, instead of just playing pin the parts? I mean... that's why they got there, in the first place - right?


At this point, I'm going to infect this thread - and while slightly OT... and I assume it'll go nowhere...
counter to Fender's pin the parts style - builders like Millimetric are actual designers and you can see it from start to finish. Every detail. Nothing is overlooked. Sure, he's taken cues from classic designs... but put his own aesthetic spin on them to make something unified, complete, fresh and unique. And if a small-time guy like that, can get nearly every aspect of his hardware custom made and still keep his cost below something like a Custom Shop (which, again... pin the pre-made parts) - what the hell?? The list extends beyond Millimetric (Harvester...)... why isn't this place blowing up over guitars like that? Instead it's the big boys and boutique builders patchworking away the big-boy classics.
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Re: New Fender Meteora offset at NAMM?

Post by HNB » Fri Jan 12, 2018 7:50 am

I like it. I would buy one assuming they won't be $3-4k...... I think the design is kind of cool. Makes me think of an axe.
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Re: New Fender Meteora offset at NAMM?

Post by HNB » Fri Jan 12, 2018 7:51 am

I agree though that a headstock like their Arrow shaped one would make more sense with the pointy body.
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Re: New Fender Meteora offset at NAMM?

Post by clef051 » Fri Jan 12, 2018 8:33 am

dren68 wrote:
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It's kind of cool, but it needs a trem instead of a hardtail.
that was my thought

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Re: New Fender Meteora offset at NAMM?

Post by offkeyericdee » Fri Jan 12, 2018 9:32 am

BoringPostcards wrote:
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I like it, but it needs a JM vibrato and a Swinger/Arrow/Performer type headstock!
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Re: New Fender Meteora offset at NAMM?

Post by tribi9 » Fri Jan 12, 2018 2:42 pm

Worst designs ever or rather, worse mashups ever.
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Re: New Fender Meteora offset at NAMM?

Post by soggy mittens » Fri Jan 12, 2018 6:58 pm

this is a good comprehensive over view of the leaks, and... that jazz tele is kinda interesting....

https://www.gearnews.com/leak-fender-pa ... jazz-tele/

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Re: New Fender Meteora offset at NAMM?

Post by PixMix » Fri Jan 12, 2018 7:19 pm

Metrora is not moving me at all. Totally indifferent, but don't hate it. I think Gibson is way more capable when it comes to producing really awful goofy guitar designs.

That tele above, I really don't like the pickguard and the way trem plate looks like it's about to fall off the edge.

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Re: New Fender Meteora offset at NAMM?

Post by CROSS_guitars » Fri Jan 12, 2018 7:43 pm

callum wrote:
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Well, I like the neck! It's better than this abomination anyway....

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Re: New Fender Meteora offset at NAMM?

Post by tealsixtysix » Fri Jan 12, 2018 7:49 pm

I’m tempted to buy the Jag Strat and bring it to every uptight blues jam ever, just because.

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Re: New Fender Meteora offset at NAMM?

Post by tribi9 » Fri Jan 12, 2018 8:27 pm

CROSS_guitars wrote:
Fri Jan 12, 2018 7:43 pm
callum wrote:
Wed Jan 10, 2018 10:32 pm
Well, I like the neck! It's better than this abomination anyway....

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This is the worst thing ever!
It's like guitar fan fiction.

Fuuuck, those Chinese Fender mongrels on alliexpress look way better than this thing. :wtf:
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Re: New Fender Meteora offset at NAMM?

Post by PixMix » Fri Jan 12, 2018 10:37 pm

Looks like this will be the lineup.

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Re: New Fender Meteora offset at NAMM?

Post by soggy mittens » Sat Jan 13, 2018 5:07 am

soggy mittens wrote:
Fri Jan 12, 2018 6:58 pm
this is a good comprehensive over view of the leaks, and... that jazz tele is kinda interesting....

https://www.gearnews.com/leak-fender-pa ... jazz-tele/

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but imagine if this had body contours, holy shit, with a pick guard swap out it would be a nice chunk of instrument.
If OSG has tort me anything...

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Re: New Fender Meteora offset at NAMM?

Post by Zork » Sun Jan 14, 2018 6:15 am

The more I see this tele the more I want to open photoshop and fix the design.

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