Noventa Telecaster

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Noventa Telecaster

Post by del » Thu Jan 14, 2021 5:32 pm

Mercy!
These new single pickup telecasters look fantastic to me.
Such a great lo-tek rock, roll, and rhythm machine!
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Re: Noventa Telecaster

Post by MrFingers » Fri Jan 15, 2021 5:29 am

I'm more intrigued by the maple cap neck. Nice basis for a mid sixties Tele-project.

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Re: Noventa Telecaster

Post by Arthon » Fri Jan 15, 2021 6:02 am

Telecaster Jr.!
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Re: Noventa Telecaster

Post by MKR » Fri Jan 15, 2021 6:04 am

i'm not really feeling the pickguard shape too much. I would think a cabronita shaped pickguard would look better.

It's a cool looking guitar though.. especially the blond and maple combo. classic fender.

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Re: Noventa Telecaster

Post by del » Fri Jan 15, 2021 7:31 am

I'm completely smitten with single pickup fender style-guitars

Esquire
Bronco
Musicmaster
And now this Noventa.

I think the Tele Jrs from a few years/decades ago all had stop tail bridges, dual p90s, and set necks. Those are all fine features, but they don't scratch the same itch.
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Re: Noventa Telecaster

Post by tribi9 » Fri Jan 15, 2021 8:27 am

I wish they would do more single neck pickup instruments. I don't really like bridge pickups that much.. 🤔

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Re: Noventa Telecaster

Post by del » Fri Jan 15, 2021 8:49 am

tribi9 wrote:
Fri Jan 15, 2021 8:27 am
I wish they would do more single neck pickup instruments. I don't really like bridge pickups that much.. 🤔
I have a couple of 1960s Japanese/European import guitars with neck-only pickups, but it's not a common design for modern solidbody guitars at all. I think the old Musicmaster (and maybe some Swinger variant?) are the only models from Fender that I know of.
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Re: Noventa Telecaster

Post by marqueemoon » Fri Jan 15, 2021 9:18 am

I’m pretty into it. Interested to see what prices look like once they start hitting the used market.

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Re: Noventa Telecaster

Post by Kent » Fri Jan 15, 2021 9:33 am

tribi9 wrote:
Fri Jan 15, 2021 8:27 am
I wish they would do more single neck pickup instruments. I don't really like bridge pickups that much.. 🤔
I think that Fender aims to sell more than 5 globally. :P

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Re: Noventa Telecaster

Post by tribi9 » Fri Jan 15, 2021 10:29 am

Kent wrote:
Fri Jan 15, 2021 9:33 am
tribi9 wrote:
Fri Jan 15, 2021 8:27 am
I wish they would do more single neck pickup instruments. I don't really like bridge pickups that much.. 🤔
I think that Fender aims to sell more than 5 globally. :P
What are you saying, that only n00bs buy new guitars? :P :P

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Re: Noventa Telecaster

Post by mbene085 » Fri Jan 15, 2021 11:10 am

tribi9 wrote:
Fri Jan 15, 2021 8:27 am
I wish they would do more single neck pickup instruments. I don't really like bridge pickups that much.. 🤔
In the case of Telecasters, buy any Tele with a neck pickup rout you like and put on one of these Glendale plates:

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Problem solved! You now have a reverse Esquire.

Pretty much every other model of Fender has a pickguard, so you can just get a guard cut for the neck pickup only.

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Re: Noventa Telecaster

Post by tribi9 » Fri Jan 15, 2021 12:24 pm

Easy enough to route the extra cavity , if you own a router.

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Re: Noventa Telecaster

Post by mediocreplayer » Fri Jan 15, 2021 5:48 pm

ok -- if the guitar must have a single pickup (which I never personally liked), what can't that pickup be moved a bit towards the neck? Why does it have to be a pure bridge pickup?

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Re: Noventa Telecaster

Post by tribi9 » Fri Jan 15, 2021 6:05 pm

mediocreplayer wrote:
Fri Jan 15, 2021 5:48 pm
ok -- if the guitar must have a single pickup (which I never personally liked), what can't that pickup be moved a bit towards the neck? Why does it have to be a pure bridge pickup?

That's a great point.

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Re: Noventa Telecaster

Post by Larry Mal » Fri Jan 15, 2021 6:45 pm

Because this is Fender's half-ass version of a Les Paul Junior, that's why. Since Gibson hasn't made a guitar that only has a neck pickup that sells enough for Fender to make a Fender version of it, they don't make one.

I don't know why I dislike almost everything Fender tries to do, but man, that company just doesn't have any ideas about anything. Why don't they hire someone?
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