Fender Custom Shop not making friends with Nels Cline

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  1. SirGilmour

    SirGilmour Supporting Member

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    OMG. Fender made a Fender?!? What is the world coming to!!
     
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    They should make a Jay Bennett SG hearkening back to the golden age of Wilco. Just to really rub a little salt in it.
     
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    It's not like it has white, red and black stripes on it. It's a black jazz master with some wear on it. He's not really that well known for it to be common knowledge. But then again some boutique makers will give just about anyone a signature model.
    Is Fender not allowed to make black strats with black pick guards?
     
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    I'm pretty sure Nels is gonna switch over to a Strandberg Boden 8.
     
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    Agreed. Its like those college football jerseys with the number of a famous player but without their name.
     
  7. Seth L

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    It's not black.
     
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    Huh?

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  9. Seth L

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    It's red.
     
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    They could have made it a Nels Cline signature model. He’d have made money from that. They instead made a Nels Cline signature in all but name. I could see Nels being a little salty about that. Fender did nothing “wrong,” but they should’ve made it a signature model. Even as just a nod to one of the two players who’s done the most to give the JM a higher profile.
     
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    You can get a pre-CBS refin for half what that Custom shop is going for. Or an all original Sunburst for a few grand less than it.

    Even some of the custom colours can be found in similar price ranges, and won’t drop in price the second you walk out the door with it.
     
  12. Seth L

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    Nels didn't seem pissed off to me. He just wanted to make public what they were doing.
     
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    How many of these not-a-Nels JM's have they made?
     
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    2019. Maybe he got millennials flu or something.
     
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    No idea who he is, but what a childish prick for just going to social media and complaining and being victimized. Wahhhh, they could have called me.... dude you also could have called them before you started whining publicly. Unless I missed it, I haven't seen any mention of that.

    Dude is acting quite entitled and like he's god's gift to the guitar world.
     
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    You seem a lot more upset than he was.
     
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    I'm not upset. I don't know who he is nor do I care. I find it annoying that he takes something like that to social media. It's so passive aggressive.
     
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    Why would anybody pay $8k for that guitar? :confused
     
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    ITT - people who haven't listened to any artists who came out after 1985, saying "Nels who?"

    Nels is great, I mean *really* great, but this is a tempest in a teapot.

    The wear was in the obvious spot, on a guitar that looks like a period-correct JM with an everyone-does-it bridge upgrade. If it was mimicing a custom paint job, or a unique mod, or an unusual wear pattern (like on some of the SRV stuff or the yellow duck) I could see his point.

    But I bet there are a bunch of other 1960 JMs out there with natural wear and a Mastery bridge that look very similar...maybe Fender was copying one of those?
     
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    But Fender has his number.
     
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