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FDP Forum / Fender Feedback: Leave feedback for FMIC / Lumbering us with great big hunks of 70s wood.....why?

Revolution Blues


Aug 22nd, 2006 04:00 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

First Squier (Fender obviously wanted to push traditionalists and those with a more delicate and refined aesthetic view towards the more expensive Fender-proper guitars), but now we see Highway One and other Fender-proper series' lumbered with great big hunks of 70s wood* at the dusty end.

Why oh why? Give me the thin and elegant 57 any day, with the straight long edge. Leo got it right first time on the Strat. Please leave it alone.

* Headstocks, not John Holmes.....

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Tangled in My Telecaster
Aug 22nd, 2006 05:36 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

I agree! In fact I was quite surprised when I saw the new Hwy. 1 releases from summer NAMM. I assume Fender must have market research somewhere that says folks like 70's headstocks. I'm not one of 'em though.

I was actually giving thought to both a Hwy. 1 Strat and a Tele just prior to that announcement! I've since shifted my affections over to the Classic 50's Series which are beauties IMO. Need more cloour options on those 50's Teles though :-)

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MBJ, Highway Hound.

You Can't Bend It Aussie!
Aug 22nd, 2006 08:31 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Why not?. The big headstock is just as valid as the original, just marks a different era. Don't forget, the design was in place BEFORE Leo sold the company, and was probably percieved as a natural evolution of improvement.

Personally, I like both, the big and small. Just 'cause you don't like , doesn't mean that everyone hates it as well. If you don't like, Fender offers tons of variety of Strats with the traditional headstock.



Oct 27th, 2006 01:52 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

According to the 2006 frontline, the larger mass allows for more resonance (or something lke that)

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Oct 28th, 2006 07:12 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Uh oh ,is disco on the way too ?



Oct 29th, 2006 12:39 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

please let us hope not.

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