The most lustworthy Fender right now is a... Squier?

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  1. Clifdawg

    Clifdawg Well-Known Member

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    Seriously, look at this Jazzmaster.

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    The surf green, the matching headstock, the black chrome hardware, the tune-o-matic bridge and stop tailpiece, the active humbuckers, the 12" radius...

    Maybe Santa Claus will think I'm a good boy this year.:naughty::naughty:
     
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  2. Chubbles

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    Those new Squiers do look very cool...

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    I must admit I like the blue and surf green.
     
  3. AngelDeVille

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    I’m not too up,on the current ones, but the Vintage Modified line of guitars, is excellent, even down to the pickups and electronics.

    I have had a few of them.
     
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  4. plankton

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    There's a surf green Squier Jazzmaster? :bowdown:

    I can't see any image on the original post and looking on the Squier website I see no such beast.:hmm:

    Please tell me more!
     
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    Clifdawg Well-Known Member

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    Clifdawg Well-Known Member

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    For me, the most lust worthy Fender guitar was the original Starcaster:
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    Fender was trying to invade Gibson Territory with this, during the dark
    CBS years. I saw the above poster on display at an amp repair shop in
    the '70s, and was struck with instant G.A.S. ...even though I didn't know
    the name of the syndrome then.

    Also, I was to pore to consider buying one. Fender wanted about $800 for
    one in like 1976... an outrageous amount of money. I didn't have it. Musicians
    didn't get paid much then... (that hasn't changed, has it)

    So the unrequited guitar lust continued on the back burner, just warm enough
    to stay alive. I played the guitars I had, and didn't buy anything for a long
    time. Finally, in about 2008 I noticed that Fender had re-issued the
    '72 Telecaster Deluxe, which was issued with the same pickups as the
    old Starcaster. I was immediately intrigued. I'd never actually seen one
    of the original Fender Tele Deluxe... Fender (CBS) was still attempting to invade
    Gibson Territory by creating a "Telecaster" that was wired like a Les Paul.
    All the big stars were playing Les Pauls in those days. Fender's attempts to
    seduce Les Paul guys with a Telecaster masquerade didn't sell.

    Hah! I'm not a Les Paul guy. So I took a belated interest in this Tele Deluxe.
    I bought a used one in like 2009, and have been in love with it ever since.
    It turns out to be an excellent guitar. (I did replace the wiring with 500K CTS
    pots). Fender has since re-issued the Starcaster, but I like my Tele better.
    To me, it's a more practical version of the same idea.
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    This one still inspires lust... for me anyway. The change to 500k pots
    was all I needed to open up the tones. it's got a wide range of tones,
    just like the name of the Seth Lover designed hum buckers.

    This is the only guitar I own with a maple fretboard, and I'm very
    fond of it, and very comfortable on the neck. In addition to being wired
    like a Les Paul, the Tele Deluxe has a very Gibson-like 12" radius
    to the neck. MIM in 2006.
     
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  9. plankton

    plankton Well-Known Member

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    A nice guitar for sure Clifdawg, but it just doesn't give me the feelings.

    This one however was hanging on the wall at my local and I instantly fell in love.

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    Alas, it was not to be, as she was a fancy lady and I'm just a boy from the wrong side of the tracks.

    I've always liked the Tele deluxe and customs Col, especially the black on black with maple neck. It's sooo purdy! Personally though I'd prefer the one with the regular Tele bridge and pickup and the full range in just the neck position.
     
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    The only Jazzmaster I'm lusting after is this one:

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    Love the colour and the maple board combination. But there's no way I'm going to pay USA prices for a guitar I don't especially aspire to owning - it would just be a bit of fun for me... Very pretty fun.
     
  11. Col Mustard

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    A Telecaster with a humbucker in the neck position, and a regular Tele p'up at
    the bridge is a very lust worthy Fender indeed. Here's a link to the Squier version:

    https://www.musiciansfriend.com/guitars/squier-vintage-modified-telecaster-custom-electric-guitar

    So the world's most lust worthy Fender might be a Squier all right, maybe this one:
    Tele vintage modified.jpg
    I think Fender should issue the Keith Richard Special Telecaster, with the above configuration
    ...executed with flair and aplomb, of course. And Five Strings... and five Tuners
    Keith Richard is one of the guitar heroes who has defined the sound of this excellent
    idea. Lots of less well known guitarists have done it too, and he didn't originate it.

    He just made it famous... and likely sold a lot of Telecasters to guys like me. I like the sound.
    And another one of my guitar heroes also played a Tele like this: Albert Collins (the Iceman).
    He had a style and tone all his own. Treble on ten...

    But a Telecaster like the above is lustworthy because it's got the Tele bridge p'up,
    which most guitarists would agree is the heart of the Tele sound. Add a hum bucker
    in the neck position, and you get a range of tones that Old Leo never dreamed of. Very cool...
    and very interesting, and very useful IMHO.

    I'm happy with what I've got, but this model has something else. Who else has
    a lustworthy Fender in mind? Such as a Kurt Cobain style Jag-Stang...
    Fender Jag-Stang.jpg
     
  12. plankton

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    Yeah, that's the one, but in black. I always thought the burst finish looked strange being half hidden under that pickguard, like hanging a painting where it's partially behind a door.

    Keith is always thought of for his connection to Teles, but my favourite sounds of his came from when he was still using Gibsons, Let it Bleed/Sticky Fingers era stuff. On Exile he adopted the Tele more heavily and you can really hear the difference. The Stones are amazing how many times they've reinvented themselves musically, and now they've come full circle with that blues album they put out a few years ago.
     
  13. tomwilson74

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    I have a Squier II Stratocaster. It’s a great guitar for only $150.
     
  14. rotorhead

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    I just picked up an all-but-new Vintage Mod Jazz bass about a month ago. Very good piece for the money!
     
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  15. GrumpyOldDBA

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    I think im done with fenders but this one looks pretty sweet to me!

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    There are some KILLER Squiers now, buddies. Gotta play them!
     

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