Fender Custom Shop not making friends with Nels Cline

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  1. Seth L

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    Hard to say since it doesn't have his name on it.
     
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    RayRay Gold Supporting Member

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    Actually, no. He didn't have good reason for his post.
     
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  3. Seth L

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    Not to mention that Nels Cline is a bad ass and one of a kind.
     
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    For what it's worth they also did the same thing to Keef this year. They did the '51 w/ Gibson PU ring humbucker in the neck and Greg calls it out as the Keef guitar and the Fender guy looks at him like he'd been caught with his hand in the cookie jar and said "we didn't say that". You can see it yourself here. Any guitar player saying they don't know who Nels Cline is, therefore he should zip it and take a hike are only cheating themselves. He's a wondrous, uniquely talented player that anyone in any style could learn something from.

    :13 the Nels Cline Jazzmaster
    5:50 the Keef Tele (albeit the one they brought to NAMM is a burst, but "it's also available in Butterscotch)

     
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  5. Seth L

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    Sure he did. Let me know when they copy yours.
     
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    Well, when a person puts something stupid on social media, it shouldn't be discussed? That's their whole point of posting it. Otherwise they'd handle it privately.
     
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    You're the one making statements such as "we all know it's a copy of Cline's guitar" and "We all know it's a copy"...when in fact, just in this thread this was proven incorrect.
     
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    And that's it in a nutshell...not enough people know who Nels Cline is to create a market for a signature guitar based on him.
    Copying a Fender doesn't seem to have hurt or curtailed any other guitar company...why would it hurt Fender?:cool:
     
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    Wrong. The 2 guitars side by side is proof. I know you don't think they look at all alike, but that's kind of silly.
     
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    Where/when did Fender say this?
     
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    This is all you need to know.
     
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    I didn't know Nels before Wilco...how long has he owned and played this Jazzmaster?
     
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    We don't know they did...just opinions...far cry from fact.
     
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    If they did copy mine and I had an issue with it, I would simply make a few phone calls PRIVATELY instead of posting some passive-aggressive whiny bullcrap on social media.

    EDIT: I forgot childish. some childish passive-aggressive whiny bullcrap on social media.
     
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    In terms of what is going to drive sales and/or outrage for the Fender Custom Shop, I think this week ranks something like this:

    1. David Gilmour saying that he's keeping the CS replicas of the Black Guitar and selling the original
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    2,447. Nels getting his feelings hurt over this one-off.
     
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    You know a lot about Cline.
     
  17. mvsr990

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    Good lord, some of you are acting like he's threatening to sue Fender. He made an annoyed Instagram post calling out a massive corporation for doing something somewhat shady.
     
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    J Mascis? He has both a Fender and Squier signature Jazzmaster.
     
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    Smart move on Gilmour's part. Good move on Cline's part.
     
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    Nope. I don't know who the hell he is, nor do I care. I just tend to handle professional matters, well, professionally. Not childishly.
     
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