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

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

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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Just a pawn in someone else's game
Jul 20th, 2017 05:29 PM   Edit   Profile  

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  

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.



Mick Reid
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Jul 20th, 2017 06:56 PM   Edit   Profile  

"...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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Just a pawn in someone else's game
Jul 20th, 2017 08:38 PM   Edit   Profile  

"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  

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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Sunshine State

Just a pawn in someone else's game
Jul 20th, 2017 08:57 PM   Edit   Profile  

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

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Jul 21st, 2017 05:11 AM   Edit   Profile  

Such silliness. At least 11k too much.

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

The margin on these guitars must be huge.

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

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

I say $11,500 too much.

dustoff

USA/Illinois

Turn it UP !
Jul 21st, 2017 09:04 AM   Edit   Profile  

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  

"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.

Fenderookie
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Jul 23rd, 2017 06:53 PM   Edit   Profile  

A $12k Splintercaster

archiestone
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El Californio

Apr 24th, 2018 02:25 PM   Edit   Profile  

Yes, but deep inside that wood is the essence of The Beatles 2 legendary performances @ the Hollywood Bowl in Aug '64 and '65. That's got to be worth at least $10k!

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Get ready for the

Buena Buena
Apr 24th, 2018 03:16 PM   Edit   Profile  

And don't forget the wood also contains remnants of GOTM (gasses of the masses).

Ew.

Stratmanx
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Apr 25th, 2018 10:46 AM   Edit   Profile  

Wonder how much they would get from the seat I farted on when I saw Aerosmith there in the very early 80's ?



Te 52

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Apr 25th, 2018 11:46 AM   Edit   Profile  

Another step in the Gibsonization of Fender.

littleuch
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Apr 25th, 2018 12:49 PM   Edit   Profile  

Musikraft has been selling necks with rosewood (correction: Brazilian walnut)fretboards from reclaimed wood from the Coney Island boardwalk, which to this Midwesterner means nothing. But they're cool looking.

(This message was last edited by littleuch at 02:52 PM, Apr 25th, 2018)

stratcowboy
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Apr 25th, 2018 12:57 PM   Edit   Profile  

Ain't you ever heard the song "Under the Boardwalk?"

littleuch
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Apr 25th, 2018 01:06 PM   Edit   Profile  

^ I have, even had it on the set list with an oldies band.

It just doesn't hold any special meaning to me.

(This message was last edited by littleuch at 03:07 PM, Apr 25th, 2018)

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