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#1
I've tried hard to like fenders, but everytime I went to look at them when I was looking for a new guitar, I would pick it up and the neck would feel and look like a chewed out pencil, on a brand new guitar. The wood looks sort of coffee stained on every single one I've ever seen. Why am I the only one who is bothered by/notices this?
#3
Well....wood has decoloration buddy....I personally LOVE the look of a maple neck+fretboard. I would trade my currents guitars board for one.
#4
Personally , the look of some Fenders with a maple neck with finger marks all over, due to an intense and passionate use ( just think of Keith Richards and his old Tele ) is so COOL . Just love it ... The feel must be just as good .. just like an old baseball mit
#6
yeah fenders are pretty ugly lol. I hate that naked headstock seriously they need to die with their twangy country music.
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#7
Quote by sylent
yeah fenders are pretty ugly lol. I hate that naked headstock seriously they need to die with their twangy country music.



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#8
I have an American tele, and ive noticed a difference in the quality of the necks between the us and mexican models. This might be what you have noticed. Otherwise, imo i love the feel and playability of a fender neck. And as for country music, thats nothing a humbucker wouldnt solve lol
#10
Simple answer: Get one with a rosewood neck.

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#12
Quote by T_R_A_P_T
Why do you TRY to like a guitar? Are you trying to fit in or something?


Yeah that's it. All the cool kids have fenders. Well, maybe not. I bought an australian made telecaster with australian wood, it looks much better than any fender I've seen. All my guitars are australian made, and the woods they use are a lot better than those piss/coffee stained fenders. Gibson necks look pretty good, but fenders just look trashy and.......yellow.
#14
It's just opinion really, some like Fender necks, some don't.

Personally, I love old Fender maple necks.
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#15
Quote by T_R_A_P_T
^^ Buy a Gibson, problem solved.


Nah, you can buy a decent maton/cole clark/belman for less than a gibson or US fender, that's what I've been doing, why pay through the ass for american **** when it is taxed and marked up so high for some arbitrary reason
#16
wtf does it matter what the guitar looks like

as long as it plays well and sounds good who ****ing cares
#17
Quote by dimebag7
Yeah.



Youve got a quote of Jimi Hendrix in your sig, yet you agree that all strats are good for is country music?

Sounds like someones either

1. Mentally Retarded\downsyndrome
2. Blind, and pecking at random letters, happend to strike ''Y e a h''
3. Schizophrenic
4. Dumb
5. A bandwagon jumper
6. On drugs\other substances(like big hairy Dimebag-penis lodged up his ass)
#18
Quote by Johnnyboy66
Youve got a quote of Jimi Hendrix in your sig, yet you agree that all strats are good for is country music?

Sounds like someones either

1. Mentally Retarded\downsyndrome
2. Blind, and pecking at random letters, happend to strike ''Y e a h''
3. Schizophrenic
4. Dumb
5. A bandwagon jumper
6. On drugs\other substances(like big hairy Dimebag-penis lodged up his ass)

Or all 6?
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#20
Quote by R_H_C_P
I don't usually do this, but...damn you!

I just looked at your sig, and that's like.. all my dream gear, how is it all?


Nobody in this thread has their gear in their sig man...
#21
The headstock is even patented so i guess most people must like it.
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#22
i dno... like its awesome but its just so unoriginal

still sounds good lol
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#24
Umm...Fender created the Strat and Tele. It's not a matter of them being unoriginal, it's just that every single guitar company at one time or another with the exception of Rickenbacker has ripped off the Fender Tele or Strat design. Not their fault they came up with the most popular body style EVER. I prefer Teles over Strats, but I think Fender necks are wonderful things. The choice between a PRS wide-thin and a classic Fender neck is a difficult one, to say the least.
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#25
Quote by T_R_A_P_T
^^ Buy a Gibson, problem solved.


nooo. dont buy a gibson. cause than you lose your house because you cant afford to pay for it after you bought a half assed guitar. so now your homeless but at least you have half assed guitar to burn for firewood.
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#26
hahahahahaha

Yeah, if you want to blow that kind of money, PRS. Fer shizzle. Paul Smith uses only the finest firewood for his guitars. But yeah, you'll never hear anyone EVER complain of PRS's quality control. If you do, they've probably been the victim of massive head trauma.
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#27
Quote by T_R_A_P_T
^^ Buy a Gibson, problem solved.


this guy knows where its at


I actually have a Fender and i think the maple necks look awesome.. i have a rosewood fretboard, so it might look a little different, but Fender necks certainly do not look like ****.

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nooo. dont buy a gibson. cause than you lose your house because you cant afford to pay for it after you bought a half assed guitar. so now your homeless but at least you have half assed guitar to burn for firewood.


dude you know theres something wrong in ur life if u would have to sell ur house to pay for a $2000 Gibson. Its called a JOB.

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#29
^^yeah im homeless. its pretty neat that im still able to post on the internet (ghostly voice:how does he do it?! whoooo)
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#30
I love glossy tinted maple necks. I wish Fender used them on their modern models. Natural satin finish is just not the same.

Speaking of which, does anybody know if there is a safe way to make your maple neck age/turn yellow faster? Exposure to light or some sort of chemical, maybe?

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#31
Warmoth has a description of how they do the vintage tint on their necks. But I'm the opposite of you. I like the whiter, new maple look with a satin finish better. Glossy is a little too sticky.
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#32
Yngwie Malmsteen needs to quit his jangly country tones and get a real guitar!
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#33
Art, i saw a site that explained how to do just that.
let me see if i can find it again. the plastics age nicely with tea dips or hena.
hang on....


^DARN U PETE! always jumping my posts.

http://www.tdpri.com/resourceRELICING.htm
besides warmoth i saw this one. (not the one i originally saw)
didnt see maple necks anywhere tho.
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#36
Quote by thatguy147
do you know the mexican fender necks are made in america



That's actually true, and there's only about a twenty five minute journey between the Mexcian factory and the American factory. It's not so much quality of the parts, but price of the labour.
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#37
sure all of that, the mexican and american division came from the japanese fender factory in the 70's/80's/90's but like the mexican guitars american guitars and japanese guitars were all made in the same machine, fender dont build them from hand anymore
#38
Quote by jj1565
Art, i saw a site that explained how to do just that.
let me see if i can find it again. the plastics age nicely with tea dips or hena.
hang on....


^DARN U PETE! always jumping my posts.

http://www.tdpri.com/resourceRELICING.htm
besides warmoth i saw this one. (not the one i originally saw)
didnt see maple necks anywhere tho.


Thanks, Jenny! It looks like there's no easy way to do it. lol Polyurethane finishes appear to age naturally, but it takes a really long time and I was hoping to speed up the process to give a MIM neck some colour and warmth.

Btw, has anyone ever tried to buff a satin Fender neck to a full gloss? I'm pretty certain that it can be done sucessfully using a buffing wheel and polishing compound. But, I guess it's a little early to be thinking about this, considering my Strat is still on its way from the Fender factory.

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#39
Just leaving it out in the sun will yellow the finish; and I've read about people putting guitars in tanning booths.
#40
Yngwie Malmsteen needs to quit his jangly country tones and get a real guitar!

HAHAHAHAHA! That's just what I was thinking!
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