#1
Just thought I would give you all this info. Fender has announced 3 new models for 07'. Heres a link. http://fender.com/products/search.php?section=guitars&cat=other&subcat=vintagehotrod

The tele looks especially appealing to me, but I wish they had some sort of indication with regards to price. Anyone else heard about these? Are they MIM, MIJ, MIA, or what? Anywho, let's share some opinions.
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#3
i don't really like the tone controls for the strats
can't do anything with the middle pickup.
i like the soft V neck on the 57 strat.
i also like the tele's mini humbucker.
i would like to try it at guitar center.
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#4
I think that Fender's vintage series are all MIA and start at around 1300. It looks like these are going to be part of it, especially with the nitro finishes.
EDIT: yeah here is the tele
http://www.musiciansfriend.com/product/Fender-Vintage-Hot-Rod-52-Telecaster-?sku=512138
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#5
^ Yeah I was considering that as a possibility, but then why wouldn't they be listed with the rest of the american vintage series? They have their own category, and since they are listed as the "Hot Rod" series, I figured they might be like a mid-high end. i.e better than a highway one, but not as good as American. Possibly CIJ? I have no idea, I just hope that I can afford one.

EDIT: Ouch.
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#6
dang man
some hot stuff being released
i want one lol
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#8
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That tele is gorgeous though
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#9
Wow. I love this reaction to the tele. I figured with all the metal/shred heads around here the biggest response would be to the strat with dimarzios. Thank you smart UGers for proving me wrong.
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#10
I've never played a guitar with mini-humbuckers. Anybody know how they sound?
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#11
It's a nice pick/up. Somewhere between a single and a humbucker tonally. They have a nice jazzy clean tone, but they can also dirty up really well, probably to around a p90 level of overdrive. I have one in the Washburn I use for slide. It can get a really good George Thorogood tone.
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#12
whats wrong with pointing out the Strat?
i use strats but i don't consider myself as a metal/shred head...
farthest i go would be ritchie blackmore.
i play blues and i like the guitar.
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#13
Nothings wrong with the strat, it's just that i have somewhat of a hatred to DiMarzio p/ups. IMO you can do much better than those.
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H&K Statesman Quad EL-84
Dunlop Wah (modded to JH specs)
#14
These modern improvements make the vintage "reissues" only more desirable from a functional point of view. Somebody who had to overlook a '52 Tele due to vintage-style frets, for example, can now go for it because it meets their needs.

Fender appears to have really good insight into what today's players want. They listen and they deliver, at reasonable prices. That's what I call a good company.

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#15
i want to some of fenders other models to get new versions. like a jaguar with three single pickups and a telecaster neck or jazzmasters with double humbuckers

^ these are just suggestions, wether they would actually work is something else
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#17
They don't look too bad, I'm despising the hot rail thing in the '57 though.

The Tele seems nice, not as nice as the old '52 RIs tho.
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#19
Ohh the mini humbucker in the tele looks nice, as does the nitro finish.
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#23
The Vintage Hot Rod '57 Stratocaster looks sweet in my opinion. I like the look of the tele, but I'm not too fond of a humbucker in a telecaster so it doesn't really appeal to me.
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