Fender Alternate Reality Electric XII 12-String

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Re: Fender Alternate Reality Electric XII 12-String

Post by JAGJazz » Tue May 28, 2019 7:55 am

FYI, Elderly Instruments in Lansing, Michigan, USA told me they expected to get some in their shop for general sales. This was about six weeks ago. Their site lists them as sold out, because they are not yet in, I assume.

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Re: Fender Alternate Reality Electric XII 12-String

Post by karmablock » Sat Jun 01, 2019 5:59 pm

So I noticed that the XII is no longer on Fender's website. I was really hoping to score one of these but I wonder if they're even going to happen.

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Re: Fender Alternate Reality Electric XII 12-String

Post by SignoftheDragon » Mon Jun 03, 2019 1:22 pm

Just got back from a trip to a local guitar shop where I asked about these- shop manager checked with his supplier and said that the pre-order period for these (and the tele tenor from the same line) is over, so he can't promise me one. He put me on a wait list (first in line! :P ) so if a white or blue one goes unclaimed (or the ordering shop has a credit hold, etc.) he can get them brought in. Guess we'll see... but it seems like a good sign that demand is high and product will be moving into stores win a month or so.

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Re: Fender Alternate Reality Electric XII 12-String

Post by Bradley-Jazz » Mon Jun 24, 2019 4:40 am

I've got a LPB on pre-order with GuitarGuitar in the UK. Just checked with them - Fender are now saying mid-September to them.

I wonder if the Squier Starcaster will be out before then?
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Re: Fender Alternate Reality Electric XII 12-String

Post by SignoftheDragon » Wed Jun 26, 2019 9:20 am

Update-

Paid a $150 deposit on a white or LPB one if one becomes available- fingers crossed!

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Re: Fender Alternate Reality Electric XII 12-String

Post by Harpster46 » Wed Jun 26, 2019 8:15 pm

I just asked when my electric xii would be in and I also got mid september because of "production issues". Sigh :/

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Re: Fender Alternate Reality Electric XII 12-String

Post by NachoMan77 » Thu Jun 27, 2019 7:49 am

It's a shame that Fender didn't try harder to get the vibe of the real EXII with this release.

I totally understand the bridge decision, but the clear satin look on the neck and the light brown Pao Ferro board is totally buzzkill for me.

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Re: Fender Alternate Reality Electric XII 12-String

Post by akpasta » Thu Jun 27, 2019 8:18 am

Harpster46 wrote:
Wed Jun 26, 2019 8:15 pm
I just asked when my electric xii would be in and I also got mid september because of "production issues". Sigh :/
Where did you order from? Who’d you ask?

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Re: Fender Alternate Reality Electric XII 12-String

Post by goudateej » Sun Jun 30, 2019 5:16 pm

Any Chicago homies pre-order one of these through CME? Any word on a wait time?

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Re: Fender Alternate Reality Electric XII 12-String

Post by JAGJazz » Sun Jun 30, 2019 6:05 pm

goudateej wrote:
Sun Jun 30, 2019 5:16 pm
Any Chicago homies pre-order one of these through CME? Any word on a wait time?
Back in May CME was taking pre-orders and giving an ETA of July 25. I don't know if they've pushed the date back.

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Re: Fender Alternate Reality Electric XII 12-String

Post by Jubaea » Sat Jul 13, 2019 8:15 am

Hello,
I just bought one yesterday, OLW , in pre-order at Thomann. I don't know where I read that it was necessary to wait until September.
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Re: Fender Alternate Reality Electric XII 12-String

Post by wproffitt » Sat Jul 13, 2019 5:32 pm

Jubaea wrote:
Sat Jul 13, 2019 8:15 am
Hello,
I just bought one yesterday, OLW , in pre-order at Thomann. I don't know where I read that it was necessary to wait until September.
Good to know! Let us know what you think when it arrives.

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Re: Fender Alternate Reality Electric XII 12-String

Post by dc » Sat Jul 13, 2019 8:18 pm

Jubaea wrote:
Sat Jul 13, 2019 8:15 am
Hello,
I just bought one yesterday, OLW , in pre-order at Thomann. I don't know where I read that it was necessary to wait until September.
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Re: Fender Alternate Reality Electric XII 12-String

Post by arri93 » Sun Jul 14, 2019 1:42 am

What is this a alternate reality where they used a gotoh bridge?
How about just call it the "Ok we give in" series
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Re: Fender Alternate Reality Electric XII 12-String

Post by arri93 » Sun Jul 14, 2019 1:49 am

Stereordinary wrote:
Thu Jan 24, 2019 11:58 am
Kind of hilarious that they practically traced the bridge plate that I designed like ten years ago.
Didn't they steal your 3 Way switch plate also?
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