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FDP Forum / Fender Guitars: Stratocasters / Why isnt anyone talking about American Original Series on here?

teemon

Florida

A Piece for Assorted Lunatics
Feb 5th, 2018 07:12 PM   Edit   Profile  

Just wondering...

60CycleHum

USA

Feb 5th, 2018 07:16 PM   Edit   Profile  

I think it's a great series. Fender saw how popular the Thin Skins were at Wildwood and Dave's Guitar, but I'm sure most people will just hate them and say Fender isn't doing anything different :)

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ohio

Home of the Goodyear blimp
Feb 6th, 2018 04:03 AM   Edit   Profile  

Nice that they are offering specs that you find mostly in the custom shop . I think the combination of the 9.5 neck with tall frets and otherwise vintage specs will be desirable.

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Feb 6th, 2018 04:42 AM   Edit   Profile  

Maybe if they put robot tuners on we would talk about them... that's what you get for producing a well-specced line, no (bad) publicity. It's not Gibson ;-)

They could do with a few more colours though.

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USA

good welder, crappy guitar player
Feb 6th, 2018 08:03 AM   Edit   Profile  

"Just wondering..."
-teemon

I was wondering the same thing. I also agree with vomer that they need more "colours". Like a 60s in Fiesta Red. Just my opinion, but I also think these are priced out of the average person's reach at almost two grand.

American Original 60s

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ohio

Home of the Goodyear blimp
Feb 6th, 2018 08:54 AM   Edit   Profile  

I think since the American Vintage series they have been trying to bridge the gap from the MIA line to Custom Shop. This might attract more buyers as the Thinskin series has been pretty popular . Not so much with vintage radius boards imo. I like vintage specs minus the vintage frets , but I have grown to love the 9.5 radius combined with the 6105s. Both of my strays have them.

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You're old. Then vintage. Then good!
Feb 9th, 2018 09:04 AM   Edit   Profile  

"They could do with a few more colours though."

Yeah, when I think of vintage Strats, I don't immediately think of Candy Apple Red. Dakota Red, Fiesta Red, Burgundy Mist... Seafoam, Surf, and even Sherwood Green, etc.

teemon

Florida

A Piece for Assorted Lunatics
Feb 9th, 2018 01:48 PM   Edit   Profile  

I like everything but the price

LeftRightOut
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Australia

too many guitars and not enough hands
Feb 9th, 2018 03:13 PM   Edit   Profile  

"They could do with a few more colours though."

Yep lefties in only in white..............

please a metallic colour or something in blue or green

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5 DIFFERENT CITIES 15 DIFFERENT MORONS.
Feb 15th, 2018 10:11 PM   Edit   Profile  

Anyone know about the finishes? I don't remember seeing them refer to the flash coat they used on the AV line.

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Edmond/OKC

GospelBilly!
Feb 16th, 2018 05:48 AM   Edit   Profile  

I don't care for vintage specs on Strats. Also, the finish has little, if any, affect on tone in my opinion.

Pinetree
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NW Pennsylvania

Feb 19th, 2018 08:58 AM   Edit   Profile  

21 frets?

9.5" radius?

Small headstock?


Yuck.

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Edmond/OKC

GospelBilly!
Feb 19th, 2018 11:20 AM   Edit   Profile  

So NOT original specs then. (:oD

Modal Magic

MBJ, Highway Hound.

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Feb 23rd, 2018 05:56 PM   Edit   Profile  

I'm so glad Fender produced year specific re-issues for a period. Wouldn't have my longed-for AVRI '65 Strat if it wasn't for that.

I know that it can be argued that over many hours of playing and fret re-dressing a neck can eventually evolve from 7.25 to 9.5" radius. These are "original" Strats so to me it seems retarded that they have a 9.5" radius, not original specs at all. Obviously trying to make them more appealing to modern players. I personally wouldn't spend my money on one for that reason alone.

budg
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ohio

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Feb 24th, 2018 07:03 AM   Edit   Profile  

Its not any different than the "thinskin "series . Same idea. Maybe they found the thinskin series actually was a better seller than the American Vintage series they were part of.

Other than the vintage style frets I never felt a noticable difference in the radius tbh. Both of my strats are a representation of sorts of the popularity of the Original Series. I dont think "Original " is supposed to mean "Vintage correct" but more thinking outside the box . The combination of mostly vintage specs with a 9.5 radius fretboard plus the taller frets is going to appeal to a wider audience. I like that they kept the vintage profile of the neck with a 9.5 radius. To some people the 7.25 radius fretboards was Fenders way of telling people to get off their lawn.





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