Re: I hate fender guitar shaped guitars...
Some people love them and some people dont. It comes down to a personal preference. A guitar shouldnt be based off its looks but rather on its performance! Thats the whole purpose, your trying to "WoW" your audience with a stunning performance! When you play your guitar you dont even bother to notice its headstock, shape or features your more focused on executing precise, awesome tones! When your jamming out your not thinking "Oh, my headstock is damn near sexy" what your supposed to be thinking is "Damn, this tune sounds F*cken awesome, time to perfect it"
When you take a step back and examine you do notice the headstock is a little funky, the body seems overly large and uncomfortable and the prices these guitars are set at are rediculous! You would expect these things to arrive "Flawless" but they dont. Fenders are notorious for having horrible setups, IMO! The necks arent always straight, the action sucks dingleberries and the frets are never leveled, ever!
I have a personal luthier(this guy used to build guitars for Keith Richards back in the day) he would tell me the same exact thing. He would go on to talk about how horrible fenders are, how cheaply set up they are..yada yada. I would bring in ESP guitars costing a fraction of the price and he would be amazed how great the construction was on the guitar. At times he would tell me he never had to touch the ESP because hardly any work would be needed(this is how the Fender talk got brought up) I am not trying bash on the Fender company, im just simply listing its flaws i've encountered and trying to say these guitars are not worth the price listed!
Last edited by Weezel; 02-03-2010 at 09:59 AM.