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Just seen that they're for pre-order and expecting to ship in June. Pretty tempting!

 

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1 hour ago, AndyTravis said:

Gutted - needs a tele headstock 

Exactly what I thought. I really, really like it but I'd have to buy this neck for it.

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I really like it - comes in white blonde too. Stack knobs on that control plate is great. Reminds me of the blackguard blonde 60th anniversary precision. 

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It’s a more or less carbon copy of the RS guitarworks contour 54 which has been knocking about for at least 10 years.

Ive always fancied one but they’re about £3000 -  meant to be lovely though.

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Headstock notwithstanding (it’s just wrong), I like that.

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1 hour ago, BassApprentice said:

Looks good in White Blonde too

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I think I could live with that.

although a 50’s fender neck would be ace on it too. 
 

It’s got the rounded heel so without modding, it wouldn’t be a direct fit.

but a decent luthier could do it - can’t cope with that headstock shape on the 51 ish aesthetic.

One of the reasons I didn’t go for the 60th p

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Really like it in white but the pale maple necks aren't doing it for me. Would be nice with a vintage tint though.

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I can't work out if I dig it or not. I always picture some company hopeful rummaging in the parts bin with these kind of models.

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I'll pass on that.

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On 05/06/2020 at 10:01, Jonesy said:

Did these come out today? Looks like you had to be quick at Andertons, but maybe they'll get a new delivery in soon.

I wouldn't bank on it - the description says "A UNIQUE '54 PRECISION/JAZZ BASS HYBRID!" - so presumably they only made the one.

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Liked it when I first saw it yesterday, but for some reason a lot less looking at it again today. I definitely think the headstock should be tele shaped.

(I know this is not the place for this, but boy do I like that cabronita thinline tele 😍 , pity it doesn't have filtertrons )

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5 hours ago, borntohang said:

Really like it in white but the pale maple necks aren't doing it for me. Would be nice with a vintage tint though.

Keep it near a sunny window.  That'll do it.  Vintage tint always look false to me, like someone rubbed turmeric over it.

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3 hours ago, Paul S said:

Keep it near a sunny window.  That'll do it.  Vintage tint always look false to me, like someone rubbed turmeric over it.

It's not actually the colour - I prefer the CV style poly necks for some reason and they don't gloss the unfinished ones unfortunately. Think it's just familiarity from starting learning on an old Jazz with a gloss neck. 

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4 hours ago, skychaserhigh said:

It's a bit of a Jazz...a bit of a Precision...it's just a bit odd...

Yeah. They should have spent a bit more time where the scratchplate meets the neck pickup. That just doesn’t work. It looks poor.

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3 minutes ago, Bill Wy,Aye,Man said:

Squier running out of ideas and this is the best they could come up with, shame

I reckoned it's erm parallel to Fender's Parallel Universe line, but at a lower prive point?

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