Fender is going back into shred this NAMM...

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Fender is going back into shred this NAMM...

Post by Larry Mal » Sun Jan 12, 2020 8:33 am

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Post by parry » Sun Jan 12, 2020 8:42 am

Image

...is all I see :fp:
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Post by Larry Mal » Sun Jan 12, 2020 8:54 am

Aww, I kind of liked it.

Not enough to ever buy one, though. I don't like Fender very much at the moment and if I wanted a shred guitar there's literally tens of thousands of them out there. I could just get a Jem or something.
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Post by parry » Sun Jan 12, 2020 8:57 am

:D

Sorry. It literally is just me.
Every time I see that "Pep"-py colour, that's what I think of. :whistle:
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Post by Larry Mal » Sun Jan 12, 2020 9:06 am

Fender seems to be throwing a lot of things at the wall this NAMM, don't they?
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Post by PorkyPrimeCut » Sun Jan 12, 2020 9:10 am

There's not one thing I like about that guitar. Absolutely fucking hideous in every sense of the word. I don't even particularly like maple necks but if I did I'm pretty sure the easiest way to fuck it up would be to paint the headstock black. Badabing!
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Post by Lamar Fandango » Sun Jan 12, 2020 9:54 am

Doesn't Fender own Charvel/Jackson for the very purpose of making shred guitars?

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Post by Danley » Sun Jan 12, 2020 4:52 pm

Lamar Fandango wrote:
Sun Jan 12, 2020 9:54 am
Doesn't Fender own Charvel/Jackson for the very purpose of making shred guitars?
They are ‘limited,’ at least for now. I always thought they were sort of cool.
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Post by mackerelmint » Sun Jan 12, 2020 6:01 pm

Well, OK, but I could get a guitar just like that down at the pawn shop down the road for a lot less money.
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Post by mbene085 » Sun Jan 12, 2020 10:37 pm

Fender has way too many nice designs to ever bother putting a Floyd on anything.

The colour is fine, the pickguardless HSS Floydness of it is just plain silly.

Plenty of nice things they've made don't have current reissues, they don't need to revive this.

Now, a Performer reissue with the covered splittable HBs? Now that is an 80's design worth revisiting.

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Post by JVG » Sun Jan 12, 2020 10:53 pm

Don’t underestimate the power of nostalgia. I was a teenager when the HM strat and similar guitars were in their hey-day. I never liked them, but i must admit that seeing them now i do feel a pang of nostalgic fondness, because of the time they remind me of. You might not see many bearded hipsters playing them (unless they become ironically “cool”) but i reckon there will be blokes in their 40s ready to throw cash at these. If the article is correct in saying that only 300 have been made, i think they will sell them all easily.

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Post by Telliot » Sun Jan 12, 2020 11:30 pm

Hard pass.
The cool thing about fretless is you can hit a note...and then renegotiate.

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Post by natthu » Mon Jan 13, 2020 3:53 am

A friend of mine has one of the original HMs from the 80s (his is a burgundy /dark pink colour). It was his first "decent" guitar. It's ugly as shit, but I must conceed for what it is it's not a bad guitar and it does play nicely. They've cut a few corners on this reissue - mainly the trem (this is according to my friend, I would have no idea). I also have to wonder whether the reissue plays anything like the original...

At the end of the day, if you've got big hair, wear spandex and like to play pinch harmonics, this guitar is likely for you.

Otherwise :k .... probably give it a miss (easy to do since I hear they're only making 500).

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Post by MechaBulletBill » Mon Jan 13, 2020 4:51 am

natthu wrote:
Mon Jan 13, 2020 3:53 am
Otherwise :k .... probably give it a miss (easy to do since I hear they're only making 500).
i'd be shocked if they sell 5

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Post by Flurko » Mon Jan 13, 2020 5:02 am

I think they're onto something reissuing them.

IIRC Ibanez reissued the neon colored RGs and JEMs recently, and they seemed to sell pretty well. There's a market for fluorescent guitars, and I personnally find 'heavy' (meaning humbuckers, floyd roses etc) guitars funnier when they're done tongue in cheek like this rather than with either matte black finishes or figured wood and gaudy abalone binding all over (looking at the recent BC Rich rebranding, ugh).

The color matching swoosh on the headstock is a pretty nice touch, and ties it wellto the whole "solo cup" aesthetic of 90s nostalgia.

My main concern is that the black hardware and pickups look pretty tame, but it's supposed to be a faithful reissue so... I still would have preferred cooler looking pickups, with mismatched bobbins, or cool covers, etc..

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