Fender Custom Shop not making friends with Nels Cline

Discussion in 'Guitars in General' started by mvsr990, Jan 30, 2019.

Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.
  1. big mike

    big mike Plexi Loving Admin Staff Member

    Messages:
    10,597
    Joined:
    Oct 31, 2003
    Location:
    Here, there and everywhere
    :facepalm

    I’d say Elvis Costello deserves one more and I don’t particularly like his music either.
     
  2. 2HBStrat

    2HBStrat Member

    Messages:
    41,346
    Joined:
    Apr 3, 2009
    Location:
    East of the Rockies...
    [​IMG]
     
    GGinMP likes this.
  3. mvsr990

    mvsr990 Supporting Member

    Messages:
    4,368
    Joined:
    Jan 8, 2008
    Publicity stunt? Do you think Cline organized a public Fender bonfire or something?
     
    Seth L likes this.
  4. Seth L

    Seth L Member

    Messages:
    24,393
    Joined:
    Mar 22, 2014
    Location:
    N.C.
    They already did that.
     
  5. mvsr990

    mvsr990 Supporting Member

    Messages:
    4,368
    Joined:
    Jan 8, 2008
    Elvis had a signature already.

    The poo brown ‘70s stain style didn’t help sales, though.
     
  6. Baracus

    Baracus Member

    Messages:
    999
    Joined:
    Nov 11, 2010
    Location:
    on the cutting edge of normal
    This is a very interesting point.
     
  7. Kurt L

    Kurt L Member

    Messages:
    3,944
    Joined:
    Aug 29, 2007
    Location:
    Outer Austin, TX
    This is nothing compared to the average Grateful Dead thread!
     
    big mike likes this.
  8. Seth L

    Seth L Member

    Messages:
    24,393
    Joined:
    Mar 22, 2014
    Location:
    N.C.
    Calling someone you know nothing about a childish prick is very professional.
     
  9. mvsr990

    mvsr990 Supporting Member

    Messages:
    4,368
    Joined:
    Jan 8, 2008
    Aside from Watt and his Jag, I’m mostly familiar with his Bilt guitars, which are not clones.
     
  10. RayRay

    RayRay Gold Supporting Member

    Messages:
    2,018
    Joined:
    Feb 18, 2009
    Location:
    East Coast
    Nice try, but I'm not trying to be professional here. I'm stating my opinions based on his social media post. That kind of post is passive-aggressive, attention-seeking, and yes. The actions of a childish prick.
     
  11. RayRay

    RayRay Gold Supporting Member

    Messages:
    2,018
    Joined:
    Feb 18, 2009
    Location:
    East Coast
    That's cool. And I'm sure he's super talented as well.

    But since I have zero exposure to that side, I'm not commenting on it.

    I'm only commenting on his social media post, which is the point of this entire thread.
     
  12. stevieboy

    stevieboy Clouds yell at me Silver Supporting Member

    Messages:
    35,642
    Joined:
    Jan 26, 2006
    Location:
    Under the whang whang guitar star



    Since everyone here has immediate access to google, if someone types “Nels who?” or whoever, I think it’s safe to assume it’s really meant as a pointed comment, with at least a touch of intended sarcasm, and not as a request for information.

    To me the implication is that person is not important enough in the context of the subject to be making the kinds of statements that he has been quoted as making.
     
    John Hurtt and mvsr990 like this.
  13. Seth L

    Seth L Member

    Messages:
    24,393
    Joined:
    Mar 22, 2014
    Location:
    N.C.
    You know nothing about him or his relationship with Fender, and yet you've called him a childish prick. That pretty much negates anything else you have to say.
     
    Jamie_Mitchell likes this.
  14. deadletteroffice

    deadletteroffice Member

    Messages:
    2,475
    Joined:
    Sep 28, 2010
    Location:
    Lake Balboa, CA
    I would not be surprised if that is being sorted out as this thread goes on. Fender are not bad guys, but they may have boned it here. Nels is legendary within his genres just as so many are. I would include Johnny Marr and J. Mascis as guys who are also legendary in their circles, but not so much household name guys. For example, a metal guy could easily stump me on guitar player names in metal bands. Means nothing. Just not my area.

    Anyways, did Fender copy Nels guitar? I would call it "inspired by", but the short answer is yes. Should Nels be annoyed? That's his prerogative. I can't say I wouldn't react the same way in the same position.

    I remember a couple years ago Bon Jovi released a single called "This House Is Not For Sale" and named the album after it, made custom artwork with a house showing it's roots under ground. Well, in my circles everyone knows "This House Is Not For Sale" is a staple Ryan Adams song. And Ryan Adams called it out on IG. I felt he had every right to do so. I'm certain there were some Bon Jovi fans that reacted "Who the F is Ryan Adams?" Does it matter that they don't know? Nope. Does it make him any less relevant? Nope. Is it possible Jon Bon Jovi knows who he is? Very likely. And that's what matters. Fender knows damn well who Nels Cline is.
     
    Seth L likes this.
  15. * velcro-fly *

    * velcro-fly * Member

    Messages:
    2,412
    Joined:
    Apr 14, 2004
    Location:
    Portland, OR.
    Blah blah blah whiner cry baby....Nels Cline is the most over rated guitar player in at least a decade or two. If not for instagram and social media he would've floated off into the sunset years ago without as much as a whimper. Get over yourself kook.
     
    IYWBBYGBG likes this.
  16. nastynate

    nastynate Member

    Messages:
    860
    Joined:
    Apr 28, 2008
    Similar wear pattern, but black over sunburst. Fender released these years ago on a large scale and no one complained.
    [​IMG]
     
    Johnny Alien likes this.
  17. RayRay

    RayRay Gold Supporting Member

    Messages:
    2,018
    Joined:
    Feb 18, 2009
    Location:
    East Coast
    Then stop reading and responding to my posts if everything I have to say is negated by my opinion. Oh, and in case it wasn't clear, it's my opinion that it's a childish prick move to take something like that to social media.

    You know nothing about this guitar or how it came to be, yet you vehemently vilify Fender. That pretty much negates anything else you have to say.

    And with that I'm done responding to you and this thread.
     
    John Hurtt and jsboswell like this.
  18. Seth L

    Seth L Member

    Messages:
    24,393
    Joined:
    Mar 22, 2014
    Location:
    N.C.
    I know everything about that guitar and how it came to be. That's why I take issue with Fender.
     
  19. JukeJointJunkie

    JukeJointJunkie Member

    Messages:
    231
    Joined:
    Dec 31, 2017
    Nels, is that you?
     
  20. Devnor

    Devnor Member

    Messages:
    3,401
    Joined:
    Jul 17, 2006
    How many guitars did they build like Nels guitar?
     
Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.

Share This Page

  1. This site uses cookies to help personalise content, tailor your experience and to keep you logged in if you register.
    By continuing to use this site, you are consenting to our use of cookies.
    Dismiss Notice