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 Post subject: Modern Player Tele Plus - Pine!
PostPosted: Mon Jul 02, 2012 8:37 am 
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I was at a jam and used this guy's Fender MP Tele Plus
and a Fender DRRI and wow, what a great feeling and sounding
guitar, especially for the price!

http://www.sweetwater.com/store/detail/ ... 4AodTwq3Cw

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 Post subject: Re: Modern Player Tele Plus - Pine!
PostPosted: Mon Jul 02, 2012 10:10 am 
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Careful Mike, I need to curve my spending. :lol:

Seriously though, that looks like a really nice guitar at that price point. Fender is really stepping it up when it comes to producing an affordable guitar for everyone.


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 Post subject: Re: Modern Player Tele Plus - Pine!
PostPosted: Mon Jul 02, 2012 11:32 am 
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$350 shipped is very tempting!

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 Post subject: Re: Modern Player Tele Plus - Pine!
PostPosted: Tue Jul 03, 2012 6:17 am 
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I used hard shell cases because I like the added protection, but I can see what you mean about the pricepoint.

My rule of thumb is that if you play a guitar on a regular basis, then
it's a keeper. I'm not a collector, just a player.

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 Post subject: Re: Modern Player Tele Plus - Pine!
PostPosted: Tue Jul 03, 2012 2:22 pm 
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How dare they drop the price $50 after I paid $399?! This is just plain wrong! Now I have to buy the Honey Burst! Dang.

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My rule of thumb is that if you play a guitar on a regular basis, then
it's a keeper. I'm not a collector, just a player.
Hmmm... I'm not sure I understand what you are saying. How often do you have to play a guitar for it to be considered "played on a regular basis?" And if you play 45 different guitars on a "regular basis" are you still not a collector, just a player? Is it bad to be a collector, too? :shock:

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 Post subject: Re: Modern Player Tele Plus - Pine!
PostPosted: Tue Jul 03, 2012 11:59 pm 
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I took another look at Warmoth's fairly useful Tone Wood description page and I see there's no mention of Pine. I am trying to imagine the sonic textures Pine might impart to the tone of a Telecaster but I'm drawing a blank. The only thing I can think of that's close is Spruce and I've only ever seen Spruce used as a laminated top wood (typically a Les Paul) on an electric guitar, not a core body wood. I have no frame of reference to draw from.

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 Post subject: Re: Modern Player Tele Plus - Pine!
PostPosted: Fri Jul 06, 2012 1:06 am 
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I took another look at Warmoth's fairly useful Tone Wood description page and I see there's no mention of Pine. I am trying to imagine the sonic textures Pine might impart to the tone of a Telecaster but I'm drawing a blank. The only thing I can think of that's close is Spruce and I've only ever seen Spruce used as a laminated top wood (typically a Les Paul) on an electric guitar, not a core body wood. I have no frame of reference to draw from.



there is no mention of Pauwlonia either but its also been used to make Tele's?


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 Post subject: Re: Modern Player Tele Plus - Pine!
PostPosted: Sun Jul 08, 2012 8:29 am 
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With the Fender $50 instant rebate, it comes to $349.

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 Post subject: Re: Modern Player Tele Plus - Pine!
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im pretty sure the recent telebration 'empress' tele was essentially just pine/pauwlonia under a more attractive name. i grabbed an 'empress' tele in my local shop to have a look at, it was ridiculously light. didnt play it through an amp though.

to be honest i didnt care for it much in any way.


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 Post subject: Re: Modern Player Tele Plus - Pine!
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BMW-KTM wrote:
I took another look at Warmoth's fairly useful Tone Wood description page and I see there's no mention of Pine. I am trying to imagine the sonic textures Pine might impart to the tone of a Telecaster but I'm drawing a blank. The only thing I can think of that's close is Spruce and I've only ever seen Spruce used as a laminated top wood (typically a Les Paul) on an electric guitar, not a core body wood. I have no frame of reference to draw from.

The best acoustics use spruce ,as you say, as their main resonating wood. If the pine is anything like it, it just has to be a great success !
Squier used pine in their Classic Vibe (was that the correct name of the series ? :) ) -and got good feedback for that.....
I have actually heard it is very close to the ash/swamp-ash in sound- and ash is a phenomenal 'tone-creator'

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 Post subject: Re: Modern Player Tele Plus - Pine!
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Spruce is pine LOL, The original Teles were made of pine too...Leo knew what he was doing!
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 Post subject: Re: Modern Player Tele Plus - Pine!
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Spruce is pine LOL, The original Teles were made of pine too...Leo knew what he was doing!
ABS :D

In my country they are slightly different :wink: - and Leo knew his things...... :D

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 Post subject: Re: Modern Player Tele Plus - Pine!
PostPosted: Mon Jul 09, 2012 8:18 am 
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Very lightweight and sounded good with no pedals. That's my story and I'm stickin' to it! :D

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