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Who would like one of these under their tree?

1

http://www.sweetwater.com/s...

Not what I'm looking for. Too much pickguard and I'm in heavily into a single coil phase. But seems like they did a nice job and seems like a lot of members here might be their target market. Should be a three saddle bridge and it should at least have a bigsby option. The fretboard is rosewood, but looks dark enough that is seems ebonized. Good looking guitar. Shame about covering it up with the tumorous looking pickguard.

2

That's a good photo of it and I agree, the pickguard is too big.

4

Not for me. Gretsch should be Gretsch and Fender should be Fender.

5

Count me three, toooo much plastic!

Its pushed the 'F' hole a little to close to the edge aswell.

Kinda like the White Falcon tele, but a little toned down.

6

I bet a Corvette pickguard (shape) would look better on it. Anyone here good with photoshop? ;-)

8

In answer to the original question: ME!!!

10

needs a Bigsby

– Mustafa Stefan Dill

needs a Bigsby

– Mustafa Stefan Dill

True but that can be changed.

11

I don't mind the pickguard - it's a nod to the dual humbucker 70's version of a tele thinline. And I don't mind big pickguards in general, if they're a cool shape.

But I have no use for a tele thinline, or a humbucker guitar. And I generally don't like gold hardware, except sometimes on a black guitar.

12

Not for me. Gretsch should be Gretsch and Fender should be Fender.

– Bear

Not for me. Gretsch should be Gretsch and Fender should be Fender.

– Bear

you're right. Why buy a Fender with Gretsch pickups and the finish of a white falcon ?????

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Not for me. Gretsch should be Gretsch and Fender should be Fender.

– Bear

Not for me. Gretsch should be Gretsch and Fender should be Fender.

– Bear

I'm with Bear on this one. I like the white and gold scheme. Tex-Mex Tele single coils in gold would be cool. I have a Squier CV Thinline. Light weight and it's the most jangle I've ever heard from any Tele.

15

Don't say anything to Uncle Grumpy about the pickgaurd unless you are looking for a rumble. ;-)

16

Did this real quick in photoshop just to see what it would look like

17

http://www.sweetwater.com/s...

Not what I'm looking for. Too much pickguard and I'm in heavily into a single coil phase. But seems like they did a nice job and seems like a lot of members here might be their target market. Should be a three saddle bridge and it should at least have a bigsby option. The fretboard is rosewood, but looks dark enough that is seems ebonized. Good looking guitar. Shame about covering it up with the tumorous looking pickguard.

– Strummerson

http://www.sweetwater.com/s...

Not what I'm looking for. Too much pickguard and I'm in heavily into a single coil phase. But seems like they did a nice job and seems like a lot of members here might be their target market. Should be a three saddle bridge and it should at least have a bigsby option. The fretboard is rosewood, but looks dark enough that is seems ebonized. Good looking guitar. Shame about covering it up with the tumorous looking pickguard.

– Strummerson

That pickguard rocks!!!

19

Did this real quick in photoshop just to see what it would look like

– Justin Stern

I like that!

weird... the photo didn't get included in the quote....

20

Of course, I think it would look best without any pickguard.

And with black-white-black Charlie Christians and a Bigsby.

21

Oh, I would take it. Why are you asking, are you going to buy each of one? 8-)

22

When I first saw this I liked it, and even looked it up to see what it cost, got a little excited and then.....

...well then I wandered away from the computer and had a shower, came back and looked at it again and....

...the allure is gone. And honestly, this is basically what I go through every single time I've temporarily gone nuts over a telecaster. Even a few I've played that I liked, and twice that were within my price range at the time and I nearly pulled the trigger on.

Looking at Justin's photoshop, which admittedly comes even closer than the original, I think I've worked it out.

I just don't like the looks of the telecaster. Or the strat. Maybe it's the fact they just about all have those blond unbound necks, or that awful flat scroll-esque thing that they call a headstock... they just don't sit with my tastes.

Just recently when I was thinking about how much I love one of my friend's strats (truly a one in a million guitar), he brought out a 345 I never even knew that he had, and proceeded to get most of what I loved about the strat out of that. And that guitar, even if it's not 100%, is at least 90% of the way there in terms of style.

I'm not saying I absolutely love ever Gretsch model ever made (there are a lot of exceptions!), but to my sense of taste they just look better.

Other guitars can drag my attention away for a short while, but the looks is a massive part of what inspires me to come back and play again and again and again.

23

i don't mind the pickguard...it's the block inlays on the fingerboard i dislike. hump-blocks would be far better.

24

If I owned the one shown in Strummerson's first photo, I would probabIy name it The Amoeba-caster, due to that pickguard. 8-)

25

Oh, I would take it. Why are you asking, are you going to buy each of one? 8-)

– Michael W. Peterson

Oh, I would take it. Why are you asking, are you going to buy each of one? 8-)

– jukebox

If I could, JB, I'd buy everyone the GreTscH of his or her choice instead.

I'm just trying to figure out how to finance a custom tele build for myself without selling my Reverend Rick Vito and de Lisle 15P, both of which I love. and neither of which would bring what I invested.


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