Discussion in 'Guitars in General' started by seiko, Jul 15, 2008.
Heard some good things, should I take some time to try one out?
Getting mine tomorrow. I don't think they're in many stores yet.
interesting how pine had a bad rep until recently.. now it has become a "pinecaster" and has panache...
who knows what comes next ? let us know your thoughts
OK, I just got mine. It's amazing how they got everything right on this guitar...not just for the money either. It's like Fender set out to see just how nice a product their Chinese factory could put out. All the hype over on the TDPRI is true.
Yeah, I'm with TNO. Ridiculous guitar for the $. Blows away the MIM standard. I doubt this deal/quality will last.
Love to hear more thoughts on these too...
are they 6 lbs Feather weights ?? or 8 LB BOAT ANCHORS?
7.5 is what I am hearing. Real nice fret work.
Looks great with a white single ply PG as well.
Counts against it?
1) Neck is slim (normal nut width, minimal taper first to twelfth);
2) Made in a country I don't buy from because we owe 2 much money there.
I've had one for almost a week now and it is definitely worth the money. Mine feels like it weughs a little less than 8lb. I am going to try a Nocaster brdge p/u in it.
Here's a clip through a 5E3 type amp: http://www.soundclick.com/bands/default.cfm?bandID=600643&content=songinfo&songID=6706890
Is that clip with the stock bridge pup? Sounds great!
How much are they?
All of $300
Well since my strat is going to college I may have my next guitar.
I wonder if the body is 1 1/2" thick like the original tele?
I popped for one to try out.
Sadly, they're boat anchors, if that matters to the purchaser. It sure does to me. (See other current thread re: weight.)
I guessed (correctly, evidently) early on that they would run heavy, so I ordered six, three each from two different suppliers. I was hoping to cull one or two out of the pack that would be 7.5 lbs. or less. Wrong! The lightest of the six was 8 lbs. 3 oz., and the heaviest was a little over 8-1/2 lbs. All six went right back.
It's a shame, because otherwise I would say they represent the most value for the dollar that Fender has introduced in a long time. If you love vintage style Tele's and don't mind 8 lbs.+, well here you go...
Maybe it's some kind of Chinese swamp pine, lol. I'd expect most pine to be light. Unless is not cured?
I canceled the order. I'm a little old guy, can't deal with boat anchors no mo.
Yeah, I'm a big old guy.
That may be worse.
7.5-8 pounds is ridiculous!
I spent way more than $300 but my pine partscaster is a feather. I never did weigh the completed guitar but the body weighed 3 pounds, 3 ounces.
It sounds great too.
another case of a Company gettin a deal on heavy wood...
best, imo to have a piner made from a Pro, like Jaydawg, or the other builders.
ymmv, I doubt it