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"Road Worn" Fenders.......anyone tried them yet?

Timmo

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I know I know........relic stuff yada yada BUT.........dang it. That sb Strat looks damned good!
:boxer
 

Trainwreck

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I have the 3 Tone Sunburst and will be getting the Olympic White Strat when it hits my local shop...Killer Tone and Vintage feel...I love it...:AOK
 

Timmo

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I have the 3 Tone Sunburst and will be getting the Olympic White Strat when it hits my local shop...Killer Tone and Vintage feel...I love it...:AOK
Man, I have NOT been tempted in a very long time but I am now.
How's the weight on these? My biggest concern.
I like my Fenders real lite/light.
 

Gas-man

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I unexpectedly bought a RW 50's Tele last week.

7.2 pounds.

Compares very favorably to a Relic.
 

jetydosa

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Do a search there are quite a few threads on them. People who have bought them (and found the 'good' ones) love em. I love mine, one of the best Strats I have ever played. Mine weighs 6lbs 10oz (IIRC).
 

diego

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I was surprised... tried six of them and three were below seven. The other three were kinda heavy.
 

Timmo

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Thanks for the opinions guys.
I'm gonna check them out for sure!
 

benjammin420

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everyone ive played made me want to bring it home, which i cant say about any other model theyve released in the past few years. but i have a gut feeling theyre making them awesome now, but quality will drop as demand rises. if you want one buy one now (i want one bad, but im one payment away from paying off the classic player i got last year, wish someone told me the Road Worns were on there way)
 

ESPLTD200FM

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I am absolutely in love with my '60's Oly White Strat. It is amazing, and I have a hard time putting it down. I played one of the 50's Maple Burst Strats today at the store and it felt and looked fantastic. I damn near had to buy it too. I was never a Fender fan until now.........
 

XmasTree

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i picked up the tele and the oly white strat.
The tele seemed heavy and the strat was mega light.
i don't like strats but i was curious.
they held my interest a little
whatever
:munch
 

omni

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I have the oly white. I like it, The radius is 7 1/4 which kinda sucks.The pups are so so.. It has been a love hate kinda thing for the past 2 months.
 

Smakutus

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I picked up two Strats with rosewood boards and a yellow Tele the other night. The Tele looked cool if you're into relics which I'm not, but didn't play good at all. The action was too high and the guitar was stiff playing.

Are these supposed to be like you had an old guitar refretted? The frets felt bigger on all of them then normal 70's or 60's Fenders I have played, and it also felt like the "refret" wasn't done as good as possible. All the guitars had sharp spots on the edge of the fretboard etc..

Jeff
 

shane8

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get a reg mex plank and drag it down a dirt road behind ur suv for 10 miles = road worn
 

Gas-man

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get a reg mex plank and drag it down a dirt road behind ur suv for 10 miles = road worn
The reg mex plank has poly finish though.

The RWs are lacquer. And no poly underneath like the 52 RIs.

The finish is the same as the Relics.

This is an important difference.
 

jetydosa

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The reg mex plank has poly finish though.

The RWs are lacquer. And no poly underneath like the 52 RIs.

The finish is the same as the Relics.

This is an important difference.
Right...but then it really would be ROAD worn :rotflmao
 

buddastrat

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Yeah, I think that must make a huge difference Gas-man, because no other MIM strats have that woody, dry tone that these seem to have. I've only played a couple but they had it and lots of others have commented on it. Only other guitars I hear that with are the custom shop ones and real vintage ones of course.

Some guys are saying the Tex Mex pickups sound great. But those pickups have been in other guitars for years and those guitars like the jimmy Vaughan don't sound as good. It's gotta be the wood/finish of the road worns, I guess. You can hear that nice woody tone even acoustically as soon as you pick it up and strum. The pickups just pick that up like they're supposed to.
 

RickC

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a buddy of mine took home a 50's Tele. The action was a little high and there was some relief in the neck, so he went to adjust the truss rod - it was totally loose :eek:. A few turns and the neck dialed right in - straight and low, plays like a dream now.

/rick
 




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