2015 Fender Custom Shop Models announced.

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  1. therhodeo

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  2. AParrotLooksAt4O

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    Vanilla for sure.

    Nothing to see here.

    Wish there was a JM in there.
     
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    Hey Vanilla rules!! Those weren't bad, but not exactly thrilling either, but vanilla still is great.
     
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    Good looking guitars.
     
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    A new big headstock Custom shop model is very welcome. The '69 was very difficult to find.

    On a side note, I am really impressed with what Fender has been doing with their brand these last 3 years. Just fantastic. Innovative, yet fresh. Getting their guitars into the hands of respected players and the new popular indie rockers has done wonders for their brand. They are doing everything right it seems and leaving Gibson in the dust. Kudos Fender.
     
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    Well, I mean, I personally love a blonde Esquire or Strat, but these are a reflection of the conservative nature of so many TGPers who cry when Fender or Gibson "don't make 'em like they used to". A lot of people just want that old guitar again. They want what they know. There's nothing wrong with that. Fender can offer you tradition, or it can mix it up. I like that.
     
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    I'm pretty sure you can still order the specs you want from the Custom Shop, no?
     
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    I like that double bound 2015 American Custom Telecaster. I wonder if they could throw daphne blue on it instead of lake placid blue without a significant upcharge.
     
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    I miss the kind of stuff the custom shop was putting out a few years ago, at least they used to have crazy cool finishes like blue-gold flake burst and gold over paisley, along with new model ideas like cabronita, boracho ect.

    They definitely know their audience though, I'm sure the vanilla ones sell 10x as much as everything else
     
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    It's like their in direct competition now with their own vintage market.
     
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    The Artisan series guitars' necks are very pretty. First time I think ive seen a gloss finished roasted maple neck.
     
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    The "Postmodern Stratocaster" sounds interesting...
     
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    Oh well...I'd rather have a Nash anyway.
     
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    Does anyone know why the FCS 2015 Collection 1963 Stratocaster is $3,250, which is $400-$500 cheaper than the previous years' relic strats? For example, the 1960 Stratocaster from 2014 Collection was at $3,900.

    I presume this isn't Fender being nice and lowering prices. What accounts for the notable price difference?
     
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  16. 59Bassman

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    I do miss when the CS would do runs of non-beat-to-heck guitars with modern features and vintage aesthetics....
     
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    Yep! I'm a fan of the Closet Classic models. I have a thinline tele in Daphne blue from that series, it's a keeper.
     
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    Good question... I wonder why their price is down for this specific model as well. Anybody???
     
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    What exactly is the greasebucket tone circuit?
     
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    FCS knows bland works. Let's face it: 80% of the Custom Shop audience wants a close reproduction of the guitar that made them drool back when they were popping their first zits. Very few of them want the wild custom colours or shapes and, if they do, they can always order a Team Built or Master Built.

    The '52 Heavy Relic Tele looks interesting, as does the '59 Journeyman P-Bass, and the American CS Strat. Of course, I have no $$$ to pay for them.
     

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