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Look At Fender Getting All Imaginative

Postby Doctor Turn » Wed Jan 10, 2018 6:01 pm

I give you the Meteora, leaked ahead of NAMM:

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From Reverb:
Two weeks ahead of the start of the NAMM convention, an image of a new guitar from Fender has leaked to the public. The new model—dubbed the Meteora—is an entirely new design from the historic guitar builder.

The guitar sports an offset body-shape similar to a Jaguar or Jazzmaster but with somewhat sharper angles. Like Fender's earlier American Standard Offset Telecaster, the pickups and control set reflect classic Telecaster appointments.
The pictured guitar also features a maple fingerboard with block inlays (in the style of a '70s Jaguar), though it is possible that Fender will be releasing a rosewood version as well at some point.

There have been some other rumors of Fender's planned NAMM releases already circulating, including full details on Ryan Adam's new signature Strat. Check back on Reverb for full coverage of all NAMM releases as we get closer to the show.
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Re: Look At Fender Getting All Imaginative

Postby spudmunkey » Wed Jan 10, 2018 6:07 pm

I don't hate it. I kinda wish the pickguard didn't curve down to the knobs and instead stopped between the switch and the knobs...and think the bottom horn could be SLIGHTLY more pronounced, but otherwise I wouldn't kick it out of bed for eating crackers. I'd give it a shot.

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Re: Look At Fender Getting All Imaginative

Postby arahobob » Wed Jan 10, 2018 6:09 pm

Fernandes did a similar guitar a while back.
I forget the name.

I dig the tele vibe.
Plus is that a bevel on the top?
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Re: Look At Fender Getting All Imaginative

Postby spudmunkey » Wed Jan 10, 2018 6:12 pm

arahobob wrote:Fernandes did a similar guitar a while back.
I forget the name.

I dig the tele vibe.
Plus is that a bevel on the top?
Lol


Oh yeah, the JG? I forgot about this thing.

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Re: Look At Fender Getting All Imaginative

Postby Doctor Turn » Wed Jan 10, 2018 6:17 pm

Very Jazzmastery, thats what the Fer is riffing on for sure.

Not a bevel, just a plain old school comfort contour which Fender really made their own w the Strat especially.

I kind of dig it myself, too.
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Re: Look At Fender Getting All Imaginative

Postby Lacking Talent » Wed Jan 10, 2018 6:26 pm

Lace Music and Fender have a long history together, and Lace has been making this guitar for years...

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http://www.lacemusic.com/CybercasterSS/

Just sayin'.

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Re: Look At Fender Getting All Imaginative

Postby arahobob » Wed Jan 10, 2018 6:53 pm

spudmunkey wrote:
arahobob wrote:Fernandes did a similar guitar a while back.
I forget the name.

I dig the tele vibe.
Plus is that a bevel on the top?
Lol


Oh yeah, the JG? I forgot about this thing.

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Also the vertigo
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Re: Look At Fender Getting All Imaginative

Postby spudmunkey » Wed Jan 10, 2018 7:10 pm

The vertigo looks cool until you turn it horizontally. It looks like you're trying to carry a turkey under your arm. It's sort of like a squashed V turned 90° clockwise.

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Re: Look At Fender Getting All Imaginative

Postby Lacking Talent » Wed Jan 10, 2018 9:04 pm

Lacking Talent wrote:Lace Music and Fender have a long history together, and Lace has been making this guitar for years...

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http://www.lacemusic.com/CybercasterSS/

Just sayin'.

Oh, and here's a look at Fender's prototypes for this now new model, from back in 2012 when it was going to be named the "Voyager" --

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-- more pix at https://surfguitar101.com/forums/topic/17722/.

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Re: Look At Fender Getting All Imaginative

Postby Naked Ape » Wed Jan 10, 2018 11:54 pm

I"ve been on a Tele kick lately. That said.....I Like it!!!
I'm curious about that bridge. A new take, on an old classic.

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Re: Look At Fender Getting All Imaginative

Postby UnexplodedCow » Thu Jan 11, 2018 8:18 am

Looks like it'll be a comfortable piece, and my guess is that it will sound super similar to a Tele, which isn't a bad thing. Love the T sound, don't care for the shape due to the harder edges, so this strikes a chord (we'll call it an Fmaj7) with me.
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Re: Look At Fender Getting All Imaginative

Postby Brock » Thu Jan 11, 2018 8:42 am

Overall I like it.

I could go either way on the pickguard. With or without.

The only thing I hate are the black rectangular inlays but I'm sure there would be other options. In my opinion black circles would look better.

Plus I think it could look good with a variety of bridges and pickup options.

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Re: Look At Fender Getting All Imaginative

Postby ElfDude » Thu Jan 11, 2018 8:52 am

Doctor Turn wrote:I give you the Meteora, leaked ahead of NAMM:


I like this one!
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Re: Look At Fender Getting All Imaginative

Postby hallwayminstrel » Thu Jan 11, 2018 9:29 am

Wouldn't the switch be in the way of palm muting? Have to say, I like the look, and the tele-ness of it.
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Re: Look At Fender Getting All Imaginative

Postby UnexplodedCow » Thu Jan 11, 2018 10:03 am

I like the switch location; much better than the Tele, and doesn't block the controls so much (I have been a reversed control plate fan whenever I've owned a Tele).
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Re: Look At Fender Getting All Imaginative

Postby Doctor Turn » Thu Jan 11, 2018 12:37 pm

Lacking Talent wrote:Lace Music and Fender have a long history together, and Lace has been making this guitar for years...

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http://www.lacemusic.com/CybercasterSS/

Just sayin'.


Now that, more than anything (esp the front end), reminds me of the Hanson Cigno (which, interestingly, is a Les Paul styled build.. short scale, thick sound, mahog slab body):

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