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PostPosted: Sun Apr 28, 2013 6:41 pm    Post subject: Fender Special Edition Custom Telecaster FMT HH Reply with quote

Greetings, all. Anyone have one of these, or perhaps has played one, and have an opinion? I'm wondering how Les Paulish they sound. How I wish Fender would make a higher quality Cyclone with a mahogany body and set neck. Or, alternatively, that Gibson would make a neck that's not a baseball bat...

http://www.musiciansfriend.com/guitars/fender-special-edition-custom-telecaster-fmt-hh-electric-guitar
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 28, 2013 6:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Go for a Gibson with a 60s neck profile. These Fenders look okay. Have you considered a Toronado?
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 28, 2013 7:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Well, to me anyway, the 60s necks I've tried don't feel all that much better than the big 50s. Maybe I just need to keep trying, though. As for the Toronados, they do look interesting, alright, but I've never actually gotten to get my hands on one.
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 28, 2013 8:37 pm    Post subject: Re: Fender Special Edition Custom Telecaster FMT HH Reply with quote

Most Gibson necks are not "baseball bats", they haven't really done that too often since the '50s (as in the actual 1950s, even the vast majority of their current "50s profile" necks on new guitars are comfortably tapered like a '60s profile and just a bit thicker). A lot of SGs have very thin necks too. On that same note, most modern Fenders tend to have pretty chunky necks. Everything's becoming sort of generic unless specifically noted otherwise or a vintage reissue.
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 28, 2013 9:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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I wasn't going to chime in, but I'm with you, I've never played a modern Gibson that I've thought had a substantial neck. I was kinda confused by the op's lament.
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 28, 2013 9:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

im sure ive seen some kind of special edition mahogany body/set neck cyclone on ebay before.
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 28, 2013 10:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

THIS

master series chambered tele



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PostPosted: Mon Apr 29, 2013 2:32 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Well, I certainly agree that Gibson's so-called 50s and 60s neck profiles don't feel very different, but I have to say that, to me anyway, they both feel much thicker than a Fender c-shaped neck. Perhaps it's the shape or radius rather than the thickness that's the problem.
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 29, 2013 2:33 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

What you want is a Fender JA-90 telecaster. Sounds like a Gibson Les Paul Special.

Fender JA-90 Telecaster

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PostPosted: Mon Apr 29, 2013 3:00 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

or not waste 1,000 dollars and get this instead

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PostPosted: Mon Apr 29, 2013 3:03 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

if you are going to blow 1,000 at least get a nice one like this



the Fender JA-90 is made in Korea. right in the same damn factory with the Squier's. just like back in 1996 when fender Japan was putting out the vista series
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 29, 2013 7:05 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

the ja-90 is made in indonesia iirc
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 29, 2013 8:20 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Who on earth are 'Jimmy Eat World'?
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 29, 2013 10:48 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I tried one that was on sale locally (Gumtree) it wasn't very good at all. It keeps cropping up every few months. I guess the guy can't get rid of it, at least not at the price he's looking for.

It reminded me of the old Indonesian Squiers, and felt about the same quality.
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 30, 2013 12:38 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Your suggestions are nice, but the op wanted something that was close to a les paul and the JA-90 unlike your suggestions has a set neck and same scale length as a les paul and in my opinion sounds very much like a les paul special. Oh and they are not $1000. They go for like 800 new 600 used.
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 30, 2013 1:12 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

timhulio wrote:
Who on earth are 'Jimmy Eat World'?


TRUFACT: I always thought they were a spinoff show of "Everybody Loves Raymond".
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 30, 2013 1:26 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

chemistforhire wrote:
Your suggestions are nice, but the op wanted something that was close to a les paul and the JA-90 unlike your suggestions has a set neck and same scale length as a les paul and in my opinion sounds very much like a les paul special. Oh and they are not $1000. They go for like 800 new 600 used.


Exactly. I really like the 24.75 scale length. I need to get my hands on one of those. Or just break down and get the Pawn Shop Mustang Special, which is still the nicest feeling guitar I've ever played, notwithstanding that it's not terribly LPish...
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 30, 2013 1:34 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

And, robroe, what is that beautiful blue (or green or whatever, I'm color-blind) model?
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 30, 2013 1:52 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Fine Swine wrote:
And, robroe, what is that beautiful blue (or green or whatever, I'm color-blind) model?


Its a custom shop Tele Jr
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 30, 2013 1:59 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Figures. Crying or Very sad I guess the black one is the Squier Tele Custom II with P-90s...
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