Fender Custom Shop not making friends with Nels Cline

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Pedal Dan

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Actually, he got his first fuzzface in 1967 after we discovered Hendrix at age 11. I got a Vox wah wah with my paper route money and we'd let each other borrow them. We were in a band with his twin brother Alex who plays drums and then later in a band with another drummer. You could say he was the first person in West LA to use a fuzz pedal...

Anyway, I don't think he's pissed off at all, just a little surprised that they would basically copy it and then sell it for more than a real one. $8000 for a R9 is ridiculous enough, but a vintage one is >$200,000 so it's understandable. $8000 for a guitar when you can buy a vintage one for <$5000 is just plain stupid...
I can’t believe someone would pay $5k for an old one.

They were half that just a few years ago.

They aren’t Strats.
 

jsboswell

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We don't know that he was not making a joke. But go ahead and be angry anyway.
You're right. We don't KNOW that he wasn't making a joke. In fact, many of us have conceded that there is much here that we don't KNOW. Yet, you seem to KNOW everything you post, including @kwicked being "angry". That post didn't come across as angry at all. How'd you get "angry" from that one?
 

Seth L

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You're right. We don't KNOW that he wasn't making a joke. In fact, many of us have conceded that there is much here that we don't KNOW. Yet, you seem to KNOW everything you post, including @kwicked being "angry". That post didn't come across as angry at all. How'd you get "angry" from that one?
Well, he was blowing that instagram post so far out whack, I thought there was a good reason for it. Maybe not, though.
 
That “certain audience” (for Wilco) translates to selling out a good sized auditorium anywhere in the world. (Wilco was great even before Nels Cline joined, but he definitely kicked things up a notch!)
Exactly.

Not sure how I feel about the new Fender. Can’t see where Cline could make any sort of IP case - but there’s no doubt he’s raised the profile of Jazzmasters over the last 20 years and it certainly looks like the one he plays.
I think it's a bit of a stretch - yes, kind of a similar wear, in a spot where the wear would happen for most people. On a non-customized production instrument.
I also always thought he started playing Jazzmasters because of Sonic Youth and such.
 
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