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I like the Jazz Tele.Shelton Electric Instruments do a similar thing but with a Cabronita-style scratchplate, and a cutoff ashtray bridge, which is very nice.https://images.reverb.com/image/upload/s--CCIHLgaF--/a_exif,c_limit,e_unsharp_mask:80,f_auto,fl_progressive,g_south,h_620,q_90,w_620/v1494222037/dhijg1tcgbpta0ha2sl5.jpgI have to say, I think their take on it is better resolved than Fender. I do like the idea of having some fantastic Jazzmaster pickups without all the associated faff of a Jazzmaster like the weird bridge and trem etc.
JerkMoans said:Jazzmaster trem on a tele? Why the hell not!?!
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Love them all, especially the green tele
The blue tele looks nice too
stickyfiddle said:Though what I’d really like to see is a Tele with the contours and body edge radius of a strat. Maybe even humbuckers too. I think that’d be a great combination.
Now that's nice
ICBM said:I'm still hoping that these are just a Photoshopped joke and they're not actually guitars.
Jesus Christ I thought this was a photoshop fest by a fan, I didn't realise these were actually real Fenders!
The original Fender designs are masterpieces of integrated form and function, and not just because we’re familiar with them. This becomes obvious when you see some of the preparatory drawings, before they were quite finished - things that weren’t right were then changed.These are just a mess. If you take the individual elements of those classic designs out of context and bodge them together you end up like the children’s game where you mix and match the parts of different people so you end up with things like a baker wearing a policeman’s helmet and diver’s flippers.
The Whiteguard Strat and Strat Tele Hybrid look much more modern and, perhaps, more practical than the others. Incidentally, Warmoth have been making similar bodies in both those styles for several years now.
The others really do just look like the results of messing about on Photoshop. That said, I think they look OK, apart from the Jaguar Strat which is just stupid, the scratchplate and hardware don't go with the body shape at all.
I don't think I'll be buying.
It certainly is a leftfield move, but I agree with DrBob when he says about the saturation point.
I particularly agree with him when he says it's a shame they are not Squires. If they had been cheaper I reckon they would fly off the shelves.