Fender Alternate Reality Electric XII 12-String

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Re: Fender Alternate Reality Electric XII 12-String

Post by s_mcsleazy » Thu Apr 25, 2019 2:47 pm

so i was actually speaking to a fender rep today and he said their coming in September
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Re: Fender Alternate Reality Electric XII 12-String

Post by JAGJazz » Fri Apr 26, 2019 11:07 am

s_mcsleazy wrote:
Thu Apr 25, 2019 2:47 pm
so i was actually speaking to a fender rep today and he said their coming in September
September?!? Can't wait that long! I hope we don't have to.

Here's the feedback I've recently received:

chicagomusicexchange.com: beginning of May
guitarguitar.co.uk: June
elderly.com: early July
Sweetwater.com: hadn't heard, checking with Fender...

BTW, I ordered an Olympic from CME.

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Re: Fender Alternate Reality Electric XII 12-String

Post by akpasta » Fri Apr 26, 2019 11:33 am

Fender just responded to my online inquiry via email saying “these will begin shipping out July 1st.”

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Post by JAGJazz » Fri Apr 26, 2019 12:44 pm

akpasta wrote:
Fri Apr 26, 2019 11:33 am
Fender just responded to my online inquiry via email saying “these will begin shipping out July 1st.”
Ugh. Well, that's better than September...

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Re: Fender Alternate Reality Electric XII 12-String

Post by akpasta » Fri Apr 26, 2019 1:05 pm

JAGJazz wrote:
Fri Apr 26, 2019 12:44 pm
akpasta wrote:
Fri Apr 26, 2019 11:33 am
Fender just responded to my online inquiry via email saying “these will begin shipping out July 1st.”
Ugh. Well, that's better than September...
Yup, and more in line with what most vendors were estimating when they were available for pre-order. The fact that I can't find any pre-orders from most sites indicated, perhaps they're already sold out of the first run! Or perhaps they only made a limited number available for pre order. Glad I jumped on it when I did!

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Post by JAGJazz » Fri Apr 26, 2019 1:13 pm

BTW, the vendors I've spoken with in the last week have said they are still available for preorder.

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Re: Fender Alternate Reality Electric XII 12-String

Post by akpasta » Fri Apr 26, 2019 1:22 pm

JAGJazz wrote:
Fri Apr 26, 2019 1:13 pm
BTW, the vendors I've spoken with in the last week have said they are still available for preorder.
Interesting. They've disappeared from most of the main online US vendors like guitar center, sweetwater, musicians friend, etc.

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Post by JAGJazz » Fri Apr 26, 2019 1:46 pm

akpasta wrote:
Fri Apr 26, 2019 1:22 pm
JAGJazz wrote:
Fri Apr 26, 2019 1:13 pm
BTW, the vendors I've spoken with in the last week have said they are still available for preorder.
Interesting. They've disappeared from most of the main online US vendors like guitar center, sweetwater, musicians friend, etc.
I got the impression from the salesperson at Sweetwater that he hadn't even heard about them. He was going to ask Fender about an ETA, but I haven't heard back.

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Re: Fender Alternate Reality Electric XII 12-String

Post by Futuron » Sat Apr 27, 2019 4:43 am

GUYS!!! https://www.fender.com/articles/gear/ne ... ity-series ;)

This article has the official release month for each Alternate Reality guitar.

March: Powercaster
April: Sixty-Six
May: Meteora HH
July: Electric XII
August: Tenor Tele
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Re: Fender Alternate Reality Electric XII 12-String

Post by JAGJazz » Sat Apr 27, 2019 7:01 am

Thanks, Futuron!

Here's a question for folks with experience with vintage XIIs:

Do they neck dive? They must be top-heavy compared to a Jag/Jazz. I'm wondering if the tweaks to the body shape were to adjust the center of gravity to make them balance better: more weight at the opposite end of the lever, slightly adjusted position of the strap connection.

Just a theory. I'm annoyed by the different look, too, but honestly, in the videos, it's hard to notice.

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Re: Fender Alternate Reality Electric XII 12-String

Post by akpasta » Sat Apr 27, 2019 8:27 am

JAGJazz wrote:
Sat Apr 27, 2019 7:01 am
Thanks, Futuron!

Here's a question for folks with experience with vintage XIIs:

Do they neck dive? They must be top-heavy compared to a Jag/Jazz. I'm wondering if the tweaks to the body shape were to adjust the center of gravity to make them balance better: more weight at the opposite end of the lever, slightly adjusted position of the strap connection.

Just a theory. I'm annoyed by the different look, too, but honestly, in the videos, it's hard to notice.
ZERO neck dive. The vintage xii is the most comfortable and playable 12 I’ve ever seen.

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Re: Fender Alternate Reality Electric XII 12-String

Post by Larry Mal » Sat Apr 27, 2019 8:37 am

Pau Ferro is a wonderful fingerboard material, by the way. It's as good as anything else I've ever played, it really comes off more like ebony more than anything else.
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Re: Fender Alternate Reality Electric XII 12-String

Post by ludobag1 » Sat Apr 27, 2019 11:21 pm

fender are illarious
when i made my Vi they release the squier one (then i am more in part that a new one!)
and now the XII ,i have mine for 8 years now but carefull it is totally special and mine stay Under the bed for long ,i Don't play music with my band to use it (even my jag is not use ,i am jazzmaster guy)
on the new the shape is altered but for my taste it is not bad,but the news are long time know here ,the gotoh bridge and the stratish neck (on mine the neck is more large cause the real one is really small at the nut )

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Re: Fender Alternate Reality Electric XII 12-String

Post by ryland » Sun Apr 28, 2019 10:13 am

Same here. I made a VI, and they release one. Then I make a XII and here we are. Ah well, at least I enjoy the build process...

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Re: Fender Alternate Reality Electric XII 12-String

Post by higgsblossom » Sun Apr 28, 2019 11:07 am

Can you please all make a Marauder Type I now? ;) 8)
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