If you could have only one Fender guitar

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Re: If you could have only one Fender guitar

Post by Shadoweclipse13 » Sat Dec 09, 2017 7:02 pm

I love my Tele Custom and really love the sound of a JM neck pickup, so my ideal would probably be a Jazzcaster (Tele single coil bridge, JM neck).
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Re: If you could have only one Fender guitar

Post by Maggieo » Sat Dec 09, 2017 8:47 pm

OK, Fender-branded guitar? Nelvis, my ECJM.

Fender style? Kelly Bowery Pine Snakehead Tele.
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Re: If you could have only one Fender guitar

Post by shoule79 » Sun Dec 10, 2017 10:37 am

Jazzmaster, with a Tele close behind.

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Re: If you could have only one Fender guitar

Post by BlixaFan » Sun Dec 10, 2017 12:53 pm

hahah shit, well....if you'd asked me a year ago, i probably would have said my US Strat...but i bought a japanese Tele a few months ago, and man.... if I could only have one and had to get rid of the rest of them, i'd keep the Tele. :D
(and if i could only have one bass guitar, it would be my japanese P)

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Re: If you could have only one Fender guitar

Post by tribi9 » Sun Dec 10, 2017 4:04 pm

Fender Mustang of course.
I put Fender decals on Epiphone relics

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Re: If you could have only one Fender guitar

Post by sirspens » Sun Dec 10, 2017 7:31 pm

Shadoweclipse13 wrote:
Sat Dec 09, 2017 7:02 pm
I love my Tele Custom and really love the sound of a JM neck pickup, so my ideal would probably be a Jazzcaster (Tele single coil bridge, JM neck).
This. But with the rhythm circuit added.

The JM neck pickup is indispensable. As is the Tele bridge. And, it's honestly a crime to have a JM neck without a rhythm circuit.

The Tele neck can be pretty closely reproduced with the JM rhythm circuit. And the JM bridge... well, I guess I can turn down the volume on the Tele bridge and get something close.

Also, the JM body has contours. As someone already said... a long session with a Tele can leave your arm bruised.

The question is... to trem or not to trem?

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Re: If you could have only one Fender guitar

Post by Shadoweclipse13 » Sun Dec 10, 2017 9:12 pm

sirspens wrote:
Sun Dec 10, 2017 7:31 pm
Shadoweclipse13 wrote:
Sat Dec 09, 2017 7:02 pm
I love my Tele Custom and really love the sound of a JM neck pickup, so my ideal would probably be a Jazzcaster (Tele single coil bridge, JM neck).
This. But with the rhythm circuit added.

The JM neck pickup is indispensable. As is the Tele bridge. And, it's honestly a crime to have a JM neck without a rhythm circuit.

The Tele neck can be pretty closely reproduced with the JM rhythm circuit. And the JM bridge... well, I guess I can turn down the volume on the Tele bridge and get something close.

Also, the JM body has contours. As someone already said... a long session with a Tele can leave your arm bruised.

The question is... to trem or not to trem?
Absolutely on all counts! I was mostly generalizing outside of pickups. If I was going to do a perfect guitar (and I still might even though I already have a Tele, and am planning to build a JM-type as well). If I was actually doing it, this is what I'd do: JM body shape with front and tummy contours, in either Candy Orange or Shoreline Gold. Hybrid Jazzcaster/Jag-caster pickguard (short Jazzcaster guard with cut-out for upper Jaguar plate, maybe also lower diamond plate) in mint. Matched set of Novaks (Tele bridge, JM-V neck). Bigsby type Tele bridge plate, JM-shape hardtail tremolo plate. 4-way Tele switch (B, B+N, N, Series), with rhythm circuit that would work in every position, and PTB (volume, treble cut, bass cut) pots. Might be too much chrome though :D

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Re: If you could have only one Fender guitar

Post by sirspens » Sun Dec 10, 2017 10:32 pm

Shadoweclipse13 wrote:
Sun Dec 10, 2017 9:12 pm
sirspens wrote:
Sun Dec 10, 2017 7:31 pm
Shadoweclipse13 wrote:
Sat Dec 09, 2017 7:02 pm
I love my Tele Custom and really love the sound of a JM neck pickup, so my ideal would probably be a Jazzcaster (Tele single coil bridge, JM neck).
This. But with the rhythm circuit added.

The JM neck pickup is indispensable. As is the Tele bridge. And, it's honestly a crime to have a JM neck without a rhythm circuit.

The Tele neck can be pretty closely reproduced with the JM rhythm circuit. And the JM bridge... well, I guess I can turn down the volume on the Tele bridge and get something close.

Also, the JM body has contours. As someone already said... a long session with a Tele can leave your arm bruised.

The question is... to trem or not to trem?
Absolutely on all counts! I was mostly generalizing outside of pickups. If I was going to do a perfect guitar (and I still might even though I already have a Tele, and am planning to build a JM-type as well). If I was actually doing it, this is what I'd do: JM body shape with front and tummy contours, in either Candy Orange or Shoreline Gold. Hybrid Jazzcaster/Jag-caster pickguard (short Jazzcaster guard with cut-out for upper Jaguar plate, maybe also lower diamond plate) in mint. Matched set of Novaks (Tele bridge, JM-V neck). Bigsby type Tele bridge plate, JM-shape hardtail tremolo plate. 4-way Tele switch (B, B+N, N, Series), with rhythm circuit that would work in every position, and PTB (volume, treble cut, bass cut) pots. Might be too much chrome though :D
I'd keep the 25.5" scale. But I REALLY like the 4 way switch idea.

Also, I solved my "to trem or not to trem" question. This is a question of sustain ... An operable buzz-stop! Put in position, you get sustain, out of position, classic JM. (sure you have to tune, but if you only get one, what's a bit of tuning.)

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Re: If you could have only one Fender guitar

Post by Flippersotherguitar » Wed Dec 20, 2017 12:52 am

A competition Mustang, for sure.

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Re: If you could have only one Fender guitar

Post by Whiny Minotaur » Wed Dec 20, 2017 7:41 am

Probably a Jag, bone stock except with a Cobain style 3 way switch plate I guess.

I like Jazzmasters, but short scales fit my Trump size hands much better, and I miss having a trem when I'm playing a Tele. Strats are cool and all, but I never bonded with one, and I never tried a Mustang before.

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Re: If you could have only one Fender guitar

Post by Arthon » Wed Dec 20, 2017 11:38 am

Jazzmaster. If I could only have one guitar, it would be a standard Jazzmaster. The neck pickup and the Trem are just sublime. The "B+N" position is very versatile and the bridge pickup is also great with the tone roll down 3/4 way.

I have a Telecaster. Great guitar. Sounds better with my Orange then my 2 JM. But people who say that a standard Tele is more versatile then a JM are crazy IMHO.
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Re: If you could have only one Fender guitar

Post by Hiwatt Bob » Wed Dec 20, 2017 7:20 pm

Jazzmaster.

Hands down. Tele is 2nd.

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Re: If you could have only one Fender guitar

Post by burntumber » Tue Dec 26, 2017 8:34 pm

https://reverb.com/item/7443831-1959-fe ... slab-board

that.

When it sells, I'd go buy 80 different $600 guitars, Fender or otherwise.
Maybe some amps & pedals too.

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Re: If you could have only one Fender guitar

Post by derekstudt » Mon Jan 15, 2018 5:20 pm

Currently available guitar? Baja Tele. 4 way switch and S1 switch gives me 6 different tones in guitar.

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Re: If you could have only one Fender guitar

Post by B » Mon Jan 15, 2018 11:58 pm

Jazzmaster

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