FDP Forum / Why isnt anyone talking about American Original Series on here?/ 13 messages in thread.

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teemon



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

Just wondering...



60CycleHum



USA

Feb 5th, 2018 07:16 PM        

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 :)



budg

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Feb 6th, 2018 04:03 AM        

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        

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 ;-)<br /> <br /> They could do with a few more colours though.



Stratrocker

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Feb 6th, 2018 08:03 AM        

"Just wondering..."<br /> -teemon<br /> <br /> 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.<br /> <br />



budg

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Feb 6th, 2018 08:54 AM        

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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Feb 9th, 2018 09:04 AM        

"They could do with a few more colours though."<br /> <br /> 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

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Feb 9th, 2018 01:48 PM        

I like everything but the price



LeftRightOut

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Feb 9th, 2018 03:13 PM        

"They could do with a few more colours though."<br /> <br /> Yep lefties in only in white..............<br /> <br /> 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        

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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Feb 16th, 2018 05:48 AM        

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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Feb 19th, 2018 08:58 AM        

21 frets?<br /> <br /> 9.5" radius?<br /> <br /> Small headstock?<br /> <br /> <br /> Yuck.



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GospelBilly!
Feb 19th, 2018 11:20 AM        

So NOT original specs then. (:oD



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