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FDP Forum / Fender Guitars: Telecasters / New Tele(Esquire) from Hollywood Bown bench wood.

Hammond101
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Jul 20th, 2017 05:02 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

I saw a clip from Reverb on FB that Fender is making a run of Esquires built from recycled wood from the benches of the Hollywood Bowl. Estimated price $12K each.

(This message was last edited by Hammond101 at 07:02 PM, Jul 20th, 2017)

Guitar Fool
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Jul 20th, 2017 05:29 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

I sense desperation on Fender's part....anything to make a buck...

just my opinion, but guitar based music is in trouble and has been for years. The music industry wants boy bands' and American Idol types...

I hope I'm wrong

Hammond101
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Jul 20th, 2017 05:36 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

I have to agree. With all the Techno and Rap based music I hear and shrinking audiences at clubs I play, I fear you are correct.



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Jul 20th, 2017 06:56 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

"...but guitar based music is in trouble and has been for years."

It's up to us guitar geezers to keep the flame burning and pass it on...

As for the Hollywood Bowl timber, it holds no attraction for me.


Guitar Fool
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Jul 20th, 2017 08:38 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

"It's up to us guitar geezers to keep the flame burning and pass it on..."

yeah!...let's smash em mate!...;-0


stratcowboy
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Jul 20th, 2017 08:39 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Depends whose "cheeks" (and other parts...LOL) are imprinted on the bench of choice. That will probably be part of the pricing structure.

Guitar Fool
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Jul 20th, 2017 08:57 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

12,000 big one's for a chunk of wood that will no doubt result in splinters..

I checked out one of the Hollywood Fender dealers websites...it seems that Fender has a stiffy for the relic's and they aint cheap

honey, bring the checkbook!

twangdoodles

michigan usa

Jul 21st, 2017 05:11 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Such silliness. At least 11k too much.

Leftee
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Jul 21st, 2017 06:59 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

The margin on these guitars must be huge.

BbendFender
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Jul 21st, 2017 08:51 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

"Such silliness. At least 11k too much."

I say $11,500 too much.

dustoff

USA/Illinois

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Jul 21st, 2017 09:04 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

I had an Esquire custom made for me by Ron Kirn. 12K is stupid expensive. With that money I'd have $10,350 in change from Ron !

Hammond101
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Jul 21st, 2017 09:08 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

"As for the Hollywood Bowl timber, it holds no attraction for me."

Having sat on those benches for several amazing shows the timber does hold some value to me. It's a venue that unless you have experienced you can't really understand. The history is huge and you can feel the vibe just walking in.

But yeah, at 2-3K Fender may have had something cool. This thing is just an exercise in the excess.

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Jul 23rd, 2017 06:53 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

A $12k Splintercaster

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