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Here's a bass I did not know even existed-Offset Telecaster Bass

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2 minutes ago, yorks5stringer said:

A snip at $6900 plus postage

Wow. Even more reason to not do that.

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Just now, AndyTravis said:

Wow. Even more reason to not do that.

You're only saying that cos you've bought 2 Sados this week....😉

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1 hour ago, yorks5stringer said:

You're only saying that cos you've bought 2 Sados this week....😉

Maybe...🤓

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2 hours ago, BigRedX said:

Isn't that just a Jaguar bass body?

It may well be to you, but to the Fender Custom Shop it's an Offset Telecaster,..... ker-ching$$$$$$$!

 

Think the body is the same, just different routing for the control plate

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2 hours ago, BigRedX said:

Isn't that just a Jaguar bass body?

Yes, or a Bass VI body, with a Precision pickup and a Jazz pickup and an original style Precision neck and headstock.

The only thing Telecaster about it is the volume/tone/selector panel ... and Fender's marketing.

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Last time I looked, a Jaguar/Precision/Jazz/Telecaster hybrid bass was a bitsa.......... and not the best part seven grand. 

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1 minute ago, Maude said:

Last time I looked, a Jaguar/Precision/Jazz/Telecaster hybrid bass was a bitsa.......... and not the best part seven grand. 

Don't worry, there will probably be a Mexican version for £799 soon enough.

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1 minute ago, EssentialTension said:

Don't worry, there will probably be a Mexican version for £799 soon enough.

Ooh now you're talking! 😁

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Cynical marketing exercise.
"What are we going to do with all these leftover Jag bodies?"
"Easy. Tweak the router CNC, knock the point off the top horn and bang on a Tele neck."
"Ok, might take some time to do that."
"Simple . We'll just call it CS or Masterbuilt and charge seven grand. The usual people will lap it up."
"See, this is why you're head of marketing."

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2 hours ago, AndyTravis said:

Someone’s doing a better offset tele bass anyhow - and have been for years...

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Very likey-likey but cough, $3000 plus carriage and import taxes😪

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50 minutes ago, yorks5stringer said:

Very likey-likey but cough, $3000 plus carriage and import taxes😪

Still not $6600 😂

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The scratchplate makes it look like one of those terrible Soviet Union basses that pop up on ebay. 

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Thankfully...

Shipping:

May not ship to United Kingdom - Read item description or contact seller for shipping options. | See details
 
Item location:
Direct from Music123, United States
 
Ships to:
United States See exclusions

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On 30/03/2020 at 14:50, Rich said:

Cynical marketing exercise.
"What are we going to do with all these leftover Jag bodies?"
"Easy. Tweak the router CNC, knock the point off the top horn and bang on a Tele neck."
"Ok, might take some time to do that."
"Simple . We'll just call it CS or Masterbuilt and charge seven grand. The usual people will lap it up."
"See, this is why you're head of marketing."

Was that a conversation between Bono and Adam Clayton? 

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Don't understand why anyone would spend eye-watering money on instruments that are at best a hit-or-miss mixup of random parts. You could chuck this (and the rather better-looking Contour Bass posted by @AndyTravis) together in an afternoon for about £200's worth of decent Ebay parts. And it wouldn't looked like it had been kicked down the street.

Are people just buying the sticker on the end, or what?

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