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FDP Forum / Fender Guitars: Telecasters / I see the Brad Paisley signature model is on the Fender website

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California Escapee

Don't look at me with that tone of voice
Jul 11th, 2017 07:13 AM   Edit   Profile  

I like it, save for the frets and fretboard radius...

New Brad Paisley signature model


Look at my hair ...

Jul 11th, 2017 07:16 AM   Edit   Profile  

Nice guitar, just not to my taste ...

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Santee CA

Poser extraordinaire
Jul 11th, 2017 08:03 AM   Edit   Profile  

I like the specs but not the looks including the roadworn vibe. The price isn't too bad considering the specs.

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Memphis, TN

Jul 11th, 2017 08:29 AM   Edit   Profile  

I like the V neck and am a sucker for silver or gold sparkle finishes.

A light relic is ok, but that wear pattern looks goofy.

Try again Fender.

Better yet, don't do the relic'ing.

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So. Cal. USA

Jul 11th, 2017 09:51 AM   Edit   Profile  

I like the look but not the relic job. Looks like it was done with a belt sander in some kid's garage. Another overpriced MIM guitar from Fender IMO.



Jul 11th, 2017 10:07 AM   Edit   Profile  

If there's one "vintage" spec I wish would disappear forever, it would be the truss rod adjustments at the heel.

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Santee CA

Poser extraordinaire
Jul 11th, 2017 11:31 AM   Edit   Profile  

^ Agreed. Just not very functional.

M Tracy
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Lafayette IN

Jul 11th, 2017 12:02 PM   Edit   Profile  

Not sparkly enough.


It's not just good..

...it's good enough.
Jul 11th, 2017 12:52 PM   Edit   Profile  

Like the specs, dig the finish...

...HATE the faux wear.

Why did they feel the need to do that?

Moderator Emeritus
(with many stars)

NW Pennsylvania

Jul 11th, 2017 01:10 PM   Edit   Profile  

No G bender?

Hard pass.

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USA/Taos, NM

Jul 11th, 2017 02:41 PM   Edit   Profile  

Nothing special to look at in my opinion. And, yes...the relic job is totally amateur. Why bother with doing such a crummy, obviously fake, job?

These may be good pickups (Twisted Teles are pretty nice). But if I remember correctly, Brad has Fralins (and perhaps some others) in many/most of his guitars.

A "signature" in name only...

Mick Reid
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American-made in Oz!!
Jul 11th, 2017 04:23 PM   Edit   Profile  

I'm in the unimpressed camp too.
Heel truss rod adjust, nuh.
Relic finish, nuh.

Not crazy about the all silver theme finish.
Prefer a contrasting pickguard colour myself and those silver paisley swirls look too much like "little Paisleys" under a microscope, IYKWIM!!!

I've never been a fan of "signature" stuff anyway.

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American Patriot

About as ordinary as you can get.
Jul 11th, 2017 06:21 PM   Edit   Profile  

I'd rather have my '68 B-bender Tele.


It's not just good..

...it's good enough.
Jul 12th, 2017 07:09 AM   Edit   Profile  

"A "signature" in name only..."

According to Mr. Paisley, himself, he was very involved in the design and specs - and it's based on his refin'd '63 Tele.
I suppose that one has real wear marks, but production-line relic'ing has proven to be.....questionable, at best.

A B-Bender would've been cool - and much more in keeping with a "true" BP model. But that would probably (almost certainly) price it out of most people's comfort zone. And, honestly, that's a pretty limited market so it's not surprising that Fender stayed away from it.

I'm also with M Tracy - that silver could use a little more sparkle.

BP talkin' about it

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Jul 12th, 2017 08:03 AM   Edit   Profile  

Personally I like tasteful relic'ing (I know, mutually exclusive to some, blah-blah), but that sand-through on the upper bout, coupled with the blingy design and finish, is just caca.



Jul 12th, 2017 08:25 AM   Edit   Profile  

I'm probably missing something here, so please correct me if I'm wrong.

They spray/whatever the finish.
Then they relic (ruin) it by sanding it to make it look worn.
By doing so, aren't you adding another step in the production and therefore ADDING to the cost?
Why not just leave the finish alone?
Or is there some voodoo mojo tonemeister secret to the way that they ruin it?

Or better yet, just build one unfinished.
Or with a very light coat of oil or paint or whatever.
Don't spend a lot of time on it.
Put the money saved back into better hardware/electronics.
Or keep the same hardware and lower the price.

(This message was last edited by ejm at 10:26 AM, Jul 12th, 2017)

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NW Pennsylvania

Jul 12th, 2017 09:07 AM   Edit   Profile  

It's Brad approved.

Don't you worry, they'll sell a ton of 'em.


It's not just good..

...it's good enough.
Jul 12th, 2017 01:39 PM   Edit   Profile  

^^ no doubt ^^



Jul 12th, 2017 05:23 PM   Edit   Profile  

And let's not overlook the price of $1200 for a MIM Fender.

Grey Goose
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Jul 14th, 2017 10:30 AM   Edit   Profile  

Looks just fine to me. Don't need a tele

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