Fender's turn: New offset-style guitar shape

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  1. jwade

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    I don't like it, but I don't hate it?

    Really though, what reason would someone have to buy this over a Jazzmaster/Jaguar/Mustang/Jagstang?
     
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    Pickguard reminds me of the Fireman, but yeah it's ugly.
     
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    It could be cool with the right specs...and a different headstock.
     
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    Looks like an EBMM St. Vincent had a nasty breakup,binge ate its way thru the holiday season, and hasn't stopped yet.
     
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    Uh, no.
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    Needs a new headstock.
     
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    Nah it just needs a reversed headstock.
     
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    I don't mind it but the top left edge looks weird
     
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    Needs Starcaster headstock.
     
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    JM is weirdo pups
    Jag, Stang, and jagstang are short scale, right?
     
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    For what it is, I think it looks decent. I guess I'm out of touch with guitarists anymore. I thought we had moved into an age where guitar shapes we more ergonomic. From appearances, this thing appears like it might have a better center of mass, but everything else, to me, looks awkward.

    It's like someone let a 50's tele and a 70's J bass have a baby, but since they're different species the thing kind of came out lopsided.
     
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    I dig the body shape, but something is missing. I think if the upper horn were extended a bit and sharpened/thinned it might work a bit better. The pick guard is also not great. The back area where the controls are seems to be a mismatch for the rest of the design. That said, put a couple of humbuckers in it, lose the guard, and maybe reverse the headstock and I'd give some more serious looks towards it.
     
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    I think it looks kinda cool.
     
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    This was the Fender Voyager concept back in 2013 or 2014.
     
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    I find it pretty funny that they (likely unintentionally) named it after a Linkin Park album. :lol:
     
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    Reversed Tele headstock would be fantastic
     
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    @ Fender #Meteora No. Sorry, but just ... no.
     
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    What the hell? I look at this and suddenly I'm gassing for a Gibson RD. How is that even related?

    As for this I'm in the neutral camp...could be worse?
     
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    Erm, it doesn't have individual intonation adjustment for each string, there's been no excuse for that since the 60s.
     

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