Fender apparently just doing whatever this year...



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Postby qersty » Tue May 14, 2019 1:47 pm

Yeah my MIJ is the best! I think it's a cheapo line but still a really good guitar
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Re: Fender apparently just doing whatever this year...

Postby MrNovember » Thu Jun 20, 2019 12:11 am

I would be all over a bass version of that
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Re: Fender apparently just doing whatever this year...

Postby ognoy » Thu Jun 20, 2019 6:42 am

Awesome! Anyone know if the Starcaster neckpocket has the same dimensions as a Strat or Tele?
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Re: Fender apparently just doing whatever this year...

Postby dubkitty » Thu Jun 20, 2019 7:39 am

holy crap! add a decent tailpiece and put some proper wide-range clones in there and Jonny Greenwood's your uncle!
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Re: Fender apparently just doing whatever this year...

Postby karmablock » Thu Jun 20, 2019 1:46 pm

ognoy wrote:Awesome! Anyone know if the Starcaster neckpocket has the same dimensions as a Strat or Tele?
A non-F-Hole Starcaster with a EGC baritone neck and a bigsby! Yes!


I don't know about the Squier version but Fender Starcasters had a slightly different neck pocket.
IIRC someone on offset guitars made a 12 string starcaster and had to add wood to the neck pocket so it would line up.
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Re: Fender apparently just doing whatever this year...

Postby dubkitty » Fri Jun 21, 2019 7:18 am

made a 12-string Starcaster. yowza.
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Re: Fender apparently just doing whatever this year...

Postby MechaGodzilla » Fri Jun 21, 2019 8:04 am

MrNovember wrote:I would be all over a bass version of that

iirc there was a MIC [ie. pretty cheap, near squier prices] modern player starcaster bass a few years back
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Re: Fender apparently just doing whatever this year...

Postby MrNovember » Fri Jun 21, 2019 8:16 am

MechaGodzilla wrote:
MrNovember wrote:I would be all over a bass version of that

iirc there was a MIC [ie. pretty cheap, near squier prices] modern player starcaster bass a few years back

Yeah I was looking for one of those earlier this year or last year. Not too many of them around here. Ended up finding a Fender Dimension bass at a really good price instead
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Re: Fender apparently just doing whatever this year...

Postby mcatano » Wed Jun 26, 2019 2:10 pm

karmablock wrote:
ognoy wrote:Awesome! Anyone know if the Starcaster neckpocket has the same dimensions as a Strat or Tele?
A non-F-Hole Starcaster with a EGC baritone neck and a bigsby! Yes!


I don't know about the Squier version but Fender Starcasters had a slightly different neck pocket.
IIRC someone on offset guitars made a 12 string starcaster and had to add wood to the neck pocket so it would line up.


Pretty sure the new squier versions will also have the deeper heel and pocket.
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Re: Fender apparently just doing whatever this year...

Postby dubkitty » Thu Jun 27, 2019 7:55 am

that would make sense. they're probably using the same CNC templates as the North American Starcasters or adaptations thereof. i wouldn't be surprised if there's also a neck-angle difference having to do with the body contour and bridge position.
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Re: Fender apparently just doing whatever this year...

Postby julius_deane » Tue Jul 02, 2019 11:43 pm

My MP Starcaster is one of only two guitars I've ever regretted flipping. I'm gonna have to check out the new ones.
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Re: Fender apparently just doing whatever this year...

Postby Pepsihillo » Fri Aug 16, 2019 7:51 am

I really like my MP Starcaster. Even though it's made in China it's finished pretty well and feels like a million bucks. Even the pickups are pretty decent.
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Re: Fender apparently just doing whatever this year...

Postby aen » Fri Aug 16, 2019 12:57 pm

MechaGodzilla wrote:
MrNovember wrote:I would be all over a bass version of that

iirc there was a MIC [ie. pretty cheap, near squier prices] modern player starcaster bass a few years back


IIRC they were around $700. But worth every penny. Dear Louise nabbed one and its kind of the best. 30" scale, huge bottom end, pretty much no top end, thanks to the tapewound strings we installed. Weighs one thousand pounds.
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Re: Fender apparently just doing whatever this year...

Postby Lurker13 » Mon Aug 19, 2019 6:00 pm

Fender has released a new Jaguar, and despite its price it looks sorely tempting. 9.5" radius fingerboard and a modern C profile neck. I've gotta strong urge to get me some of that. :drool:

https://shop.fender.com/en-US/electric-guitars/jaguar/vintera-60s-jaguar-modified-hh/0149813372.html
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