Counting the days...

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Counting the days...

Post by flatfiver » Fri Oct 20, 2006 7:50 pm

I put in the order for my brand-spanking new AVRI Jazzmaster yesterday!  Woo hoo!  It should be here sometime in November :( but I am getting it for below dealer cost! ;D  (Fender has an awesome once-a-year deal for employees of dealers)

I decided on sunburst (yeah, I know - boring) but can you get any more classic than that?
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Post by therizzla » Fri Oct 20, 2006 9:45 pm

That's the same way I got my AVRI Jazzmaster.  Like it isn't great enough to work in a guitar shop, lol.  :D
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Post by flatfiver » Wed Nov 01, 2006 5:17 pm

IT'S HERE!!!  IT'S HERE!!!  WOO HOO!!!  :D

I'm shocked - the rep said it would ship in November, knowing Fender I figured the end of November (if not next year).  I don't think I'll be sleeping much tonight!

It plays great, the setup from the factory is actually pretty good, although I haven't been able to go over it with a fine-tooth comb.  I haven't even managed to get it plugged in yet!  :-[

I'll try to get some pictures later, I'm stuck at work until 9:30 or so :-\

I can't wait to get home and do some playing!  :D
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Post by fullerplast » Wed Nov 01, 2006 5:21 pm

CONGRATULATIONS!

We need pics!  :)
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Post by i love sharin foo » Wed Nov 01, 2006 6:11 pm

Congratulations indeed! It is always really nice when you get caught off guard from an early shipment. That doesn't happen too often. At least not with most things I ever buy  >:(

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Post by Stereordinary » Wed Nov 01, 2006 6:39 pm

Tell me about it!  I've been waiting for six months for my CS Bass VI!  Fender fills orders with apparently no regard for "first come first serve."

Oh, and congratulations on your new AVRI flatfiver!  I don't think 3SB is boring at all... just classic.  8)
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Post by dinosaur » Wed Nov 01, 2006 8:40 pm

Congrats!  I played a sunburst AVRI at a store today and my girlfriend kept saying she liked the way it looked way better than a custom color.  It's definitely a great look.

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Post by daydreamdelay » Wed Nov 01, 2006 8:55 pm

congrats!  8)

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Post by flatfiver » Wed Nov 01, 2006 9:37 pm

Thanks, everybody!  I was hoping to get some pics this evening, but I wasn't able to borrow my roommate's camera.  Soon!

I'm pleasantly surprised - the pickguard doesn't look as brown as I was expecting it too.  Before I saw it, I was thinking I'd get a replacement from one of the custom companies.

I'm going to live with them a while, but the pickups may eventually go.  I'm thinking Novaks.
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Post by offsetwaistbody » Thu Nov 02, 2006 2:50 am

excellent news there flatfiver!
when you say the pickguard "doesn't look as brown as I was expecting it to", do you mean it isn't as dark as they have been in the past? and that it has some more reds in?
i must say... i'm a sucker for classic sunburst too!  8)

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Post by flatfiver » Thu Nov 02, 2006 7:03 am

offsetwaistbody wrote: when you say the pickguard "doesn't look as brown as I was expecting it to", do you mean it isn't as dark as they have been in the past? and that it has some more reds in?
Yes, that's what I mean.
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Post by offsetwaistbody » Thu Nov 02, 2006 8:16 am

flatfiver wrote:
offsetwaistbody wrote: when you say the pickguard "doesn't look as brown as I was expecting it to", do you mean it isn't as dark as they have been in the past? and that it has some more reds in?
Yes, that's what I mean.
good news indeed! from that you might assume that fender DO listen to customer feedback from time to time then.  :)
looking forward to seeing the photos!  8)

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Post by flatfiver » Fri Nov 03, 2006 11:46 am

Okay, PICS!!!  (click for bigger versions)

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What looks like scratches in a couple of shots is actually stray cat hair.  :-[
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Re: Counting the days...

Post by flatfiver » Fri Nov 03, 2006 11:51 am

Depending on the light, the pickguard can look pretty dark and brown or a little lighter with some red in it.

I LOVE the color of the fingerboard!

There's some random flamey-ness on the back of the neck which you can make out a little in the pic.

The alder has some streaks in it which I have mixed feelings about, but they don't bug me when I'm playing.  ;)

I'm loving this guitar - thanks, guys, for all the congrats!  :D
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Post by chrisjedijane » Fri Nov 03, 2006 12:01 pm

that's a lovely guitar, man - the sunburst is really nice. I like the colour of the tort actually, I was thinking about getting one like that for my OT AVRI JM to replace the mint green one.

I think the alder on my JM is really streaky as well, you can see it rippling a little in the paint if you look closely.
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