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#1: Fender custom shop?

Posted on 2006-07-19 05:33:18 by MM

anyone buy a fender custom shop guitar recently? i am considering
getting a nice custom shop tele in the 3k-4k range. i have played them
and they are real nice ('67 firemist). way too expensive but i want
only nice guitars at this point. i dont care for the relic process and
just want a good tele.
and whats with this limited run bs? they make 100-200 of something and
jack up the price. it is bs that the market is driven by 'blues
doctors' and 'blues lawyers' instead of in the trenches players.

matt

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#2: Re: Fender custom shop?

Posted on 2006-07-19 17:53:07 by papaof22001

<a href="mailto:mm&#64;southwestguitar.com" target="_blank">mm&#64;southwestguitar.com</a> wrote:
&gt; anyone buy a fender custom shop guitar recently? i am considering
&gt; getting a nice custom shop tele in the 3k-4k range. i have played them
&gt; and they are real nice ('67 firemist). way too expensive but i want
&gt; only nice guitars at this point. i dont care for the relic process and
&gt; just want a good tele.
&gt; and whats with this limited run bs? they make 100-200 of something and
&gt; jack up the price. it is bs that the market is driven by 'blues
&gt; doctors' and 'blues lawyers' instead of in the trenches players.
&gt;
&gt; matt

Haven't bought a FCS guitar - too much money for me for too little
extra quality. But I have some thoughts.

Making money is the name of the game in business. They're appealing to
the &quot;snob factor&quot; of the blues doctors and blues lawyers (nice terms!)
who can afford these things. No different from Gibson, in this
respect, or from any other business. It might be BS but it makes them
money, which after all is why they're in business.

Have you thought of having USA Custom Guitars or Warmoth build you a
tele? You could get exactly what you want (except the Fender decal)
for $1K or so. Or if you can do finishing work and assembly you could
put it together from parts.

Or, as another alternative, the guy who builds Brad Paisley's guitars
also sells them to the unwashed masses. See Paisley's website.

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#3: Re: Fender custom shop?

Posted on 2006-07-19 18:48:39 by derek

IMO Tom Anderson makes the best Tele and Strat copies out there. His
aren't cheap, but the quality is quite a bit above Fenders I believe.
I put a Anderson humbucker in my Carvin super strat, and it greatly
improved the tone. www.andersonguitars.com

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#4: Re: Fender custom shop?

Posted on 2006-07-19 19:07:49 by pmfan57

Derek wrote:
&gt; IMO Tom Anderson makes the best Tele and Strat copies out there. His
&gt; aren't cheap, but the quality is quite a bit above Fenders I believe.
&gt; I put a Anderson humbucker in my Carvin super strat, and it greatly
&gt; improved the tone. www.andersonguitars.com

Anderson strats are really nice and are in the $2K plus range. CS
strats can be that range too. I have a CS No caster that I really
like, but I got it for $1500 on ebay and saved some dough.

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#5: Re: Fender custom shop?

Posted on 2006-07-19 19:19:07 by tomsalvojazz

Derek wrote:
&gt; IMO Tom Anderson makes the best Tele and Strat copies out there. His
&gt; aren't cheap, but the quality is quite a bit above Fenders I believe.
&gt; I put a Anderson humbucker in my Carvin super strat, and it greatly
&gt; improved the tone. www.andersonguitars.com

Andersons, Suhrs, Tylers are all great guitars. Don't forget that
Roger Sadowsky's shop makes probably the best Strat out there. A
little more vintage strat feel, as opposed to the super strat feel of
the others, but way better than the Fender offerings even from their
custom shop.

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#6: Re: Fender custom shop?

Posted on 2006-07-19 19:21:10 by joe

I have a custom shop Strat which is really good - however I wish I had
know about
Bill Nash Guitars before I purchased. His guitars are giving the
custom shop a run for their money. For $1600 (approx) you can get
something extrordinary. I have played several and have to say aside
from Tom Anderson guitars Bill Nash has it down.

Joe

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#7: Re: Fender custom shop?

Posted on 2006-07-19 22:00:07 by Al

I haven't looked at G&amp;L prices in a while, but some of their better guitars
rival Fender Custom Shop, in my opinion. G&amp;L, by the way, stands for George
(Fullerton) and Leo (Fender). It's was Leo's last company so the pedigree
is pretty good.



&quot;Joe&quot; &lt;<a href="mailto:ryanjoe&#64;ix.netcom.com" target="_blank">ryanjoe&#64;ix.netcom.com</a>&gt; wrote in message
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&gt; I have a custom shop Strat which is really good - however I wish I had
&gt; know about
&gt; Bill Nash Guitars before I purchased. His guitars are giving the
&gt; custom shop a run for their money. For $1600 (approx) you can get
&gt; something extrordinary. I have played several and have to say aside
&gt; from Tom Anderson guitars Bill Nash has it down.
&gt;
&gt; Joe
&gt;

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#8: Re: Fender custom shop?

Posted on 2006-07-20 10:29:37 by Lumpy

<a href="mailto:papaof22001&#64;yahoo.com" target="_blank">papaof22001&#64;yahoo.com</a> wrote:
&gt; Have you thought of having USA Custom
&gt; Guitars or Warmoth build you a
&gt; tele? You could get exactly what
&gt; you want (except the Fender decal)
&gt; for $1K or so...

Here's the tele I built from Warmoth parts.
It was, as you suggest, right around $1k.

<a href="http://www.digitalcartography.com/telefinished/" target="_blank">http://www.digitalcartography.com/telefinished/</a>


Lumpy
--
You Played on Lawrence Welk?
Yes but no blue notes. Just blue hairs.
www.lumpyguitar.net

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#9: Re: Fender custom shop?

Posted on 2006-07-20 17:21:46 by pmfan57

tomsalvojazz wrote:
&gt; Derek wrote:
&gt; &gt; IMO Tom Anderson makes the best Tele and Strat copies out there. His
&gt; &gt; aren't cheap, but the quality is quite a bit above Fenders I believe.
&gt; &gt; I put a Anderson humbucker in my Carvin super strat, and it greatly
&gt; &gt; improved the tone. www.andersonguitars.com
&gt;
&gt; Andersons, Suhrs, Tylers are all great guitars. Don't forget that
&gt; Roger Sadowsky's shop makes probably the best Strat out there. A
&gt; little more vintage strat feel, as opposed to the super strat feel of
&gt; the others, but way better than the Fender offerings even from their
&gt; custom shop.

The Anderson and Suhr's are really nice. I also like the &quot;George
Fullerton&quot; G&amp;L model. More traditional feel, but better playability
with a flatter neck radius. I'm getting one of these eventually.
(Don't tell my wife!)

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#10: Re: Fender custom shop?

Posted on 2006-07-21 01:16:01 by Marc

If you're looking to spend that much money, contact CB Hill in
California. He makes great tele's, as well as beautiful archtops.

<a href="http://www.cbhillguitars.com" target="_blank">http://www.cbhillguitars.com</a>

Marc

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#11: Re: Fender custom shop?

Posted on 2006-07-21 01:35:42 by indent1

Hi Matt,

I have a few custom shop Strats and each one does what it's supposed to
do really well. I've played a lot of vintage strats and took my time
shopping for a good NOS and relic. Some boutique guitars are nice too
but if you want a classic Fender sound there's nothing like the real
thing. IMO

Peace,
ShaK


<a href="mailto:mm&#64;southwestguitar.com" target="_blank">mm&#64;southwestguitar.com</a> wrote:
&gt; anyone buy a fender custom shop guitar recently? i am considering
&gt; getting a nice custom shop tele in the 3k-4k range. i have played them
&gt; and they are real nice ('67 firemist). way too expensive but i want
&gt; only nice guitars at this point. i dont care for the relic process and
&gt; just want a good tele.
&gt; and whats with this limited run bs? they make 100-200 of something and
&gt; jack up the price. it is bs that the market is driven by 'blues
&gt; doctors' and 'blues lawyers' instead of in the trenches players.
&gt;
&gt; matt

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#12: Re: Fender custom shop?

Posted on 2006-07-23 01:32:43 by Greger Hoel

On 18 Jul 2006 20:33:18 -0700, <a href="mailto:mm&#64;southwestguitar.com" target="_blank">mm&#64;southwestguitar.com</a> wrote:

&gt;anyone buy a fender custom shop guitar recently? i am considering
&gt;getting a nice custom shop tele in the 3k-4k range. i have played them
&gt;and they are real nice ('67 firemist). way too expensive but i want
&gt;only nice guitars at this point. i dont care for the relic process and
&gt;just want a good tele.
&gt;and whats with this limited run bs? they make 100-200 of something and
&gt;jack up the price. it is bs that the market is driven by 'blues
&gt;doctors' and 'blues lawyers' instead of in the trenches players.

A guy from around here recently purchased a custom shop strat, for
about 4k I'd guess, pending currency exchange and taxes. It was signed
by some Fender master builder and was made especially for last year's
NAMM display. Well, this poor sod got a guitar with a neck pitch so
far off, the strings lay down on the fingerboard even with the saddles
raised to the max. My luthier friend had to alter the neck joint
angle, and if that wasn't enough he even had to re-crown and dress the
frets! Some master builder indeed.

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