Fender Custom Shop not making friends with Nels Cline

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  1. ucnick

    ucnick Supporting Member

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    Yeah... Wilco... I saw the them once when they opened for REM. No aspersions against Nels, but... I joked with my friends that they should be named Snoozer. I actually fell asleep. And not from too many brewskis...:thud
     
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    I've never heard of her.
     
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    Or her.
     
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    I've worked with Nels a couple of times. He's pretty gracious and easy going (especially when Tweedy isn't around). I'm inclined to think he has a point here.
     
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    Hi. I’m not trying to argue with you, internet stranger, but Nels Cline did post his contempt about the whole thing on his Instagram account, which is how celebrities - even minor guitar celebrities - share their most urgent minor concerns.
     
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    You went to see REM but Wilco put you to sleep? Hmmm...

    We see the world differently, my friend.
     
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    By all means please provide a list of "important" acts for us so we can stick to those for topics.
     
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    Wilco is at least ONE of the most critically acclaimed and influential alternative rock bands of the 2000's... I don't understand people trying to downplay them. Plus I like wilco.... so.
     
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    They would both put me to sleep.
     
  11. mvsr990

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    I'd stand by my assessment - aside from those who've had signatures and maybe Smith (I'm a fan of the early Cure but a few years into their career he was using a number of different guitars), none of them are as well-known as Cline/Shields and as heavily associated with the Jazzmaster.

    For Mascis/Ranaldo/Moore/Costello/Shields/Cline, the Jazzmaster is their guitar (even if in the case of Mascis it's pretty much only live).

    Kaplan, Utley, Yorke, Malkmus have used a wide variety of guitars over the years, too many to be associated with any one guitar.
     
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    Urgent minor concern is an interesting idea. The best use of social media for sure. I just wonder how much he actually cares about a guitar that looks like his being sold vs how much is just idle post fodder for ig or whether we are collectively projecting outrage onto this post. He kind of muses about the cost of vintage JMs too seems more like low key clickbait.
     
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    Saw it at the show and asked a fender guy - he didn't know who Cline was.

    This wall of guitars was behind a velvet rope and you couldn't touch or approach...there were several folks guarding the area when I was there saturday, fwiw.

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    lool, "Do not approach the guitars sir"
     
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    Yeah I should have taken their pic
     
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    The dig was obviously over your head
     
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    Coming from someone who appreciates Wilco, I think Nels probably just posted that after somebody saw it and pointed out that it looked like his. As it is tho, it looks more like Fender simply copied the finish wear from his guitar —perhaps intentionally copying real finish wear from photos of a real, road-worn Jazzmaster VS doing that belt sander crap— and tho that's something, maybe it should encourage Nels to abuse "WATT" even more now to make it different!

    Now if the Fender CS guys had scratched "WATT" into the bridge plate (and written it on the back of the neck), then Nels should schedule a friendly visit the Fender Custom Shop... and bring a hammer and rasp.

    :cool:
     
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    Wow, so much negativity. You would think Nels stole peoples lunch money. Sounds like the Joe Bonamassa bashers needed a new target.
     
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    Not over my head. Just pointless...
     
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