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    I'll admit i've been a little frustrated with fender on this. First anticipating it sometime in July / August, then the dates getting pushed back. But more importantly, the communication has been a consistent issue. I don't think Fender has been communicating well with their distributors on the specifics of when this model will be in, how many there are available, the fact that there was a decision to discontinue the tenor model. I know this because i've spoken to several reps at places like Guitar Center, Chicago Music Exchange, Elderly, Sweetwater, even some obscure shop I cant remember the name of. They all kind of have different answers. How many they have available, when they'll have it, if it's been discontinued or not, etc... It's hard to get a straight answer because they've all been inconsistent. and now unfortunately it looks like the tenors that have been allocated to most of the aforementioned distributors are for the most part accounted for, but im crossing my fingers that my recent pre-order will come through.

    Either way, I suppose its understandable (maybe?) because the tenor market is a niche market, and when it comes down to it Fender knows that it's not a cash grab. You know theres probably a small percentage of folks buying them who want it for the "collector's Appeal", some who think it some sort of neat toy, some who'll use it as a secondary instrument, some who will play it in their bedroom and then some who will play it as their main squeeze/gigging instrument. That being said, i'm going to assume that some used models will be available in the future.
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    Just had my pre-order canceled because they ended up not getting as many as they thought. Cream City Music. Super bummed!

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    I will say that it's not Cream City's fault, and I was promptly refunded and offered a complimentary set of strings for the inconvenience. Seems like fender didn't produce enough of these things. Hopefully there will be another run in the future.

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    Marketing ploy.

    Likely will be re-released with an increased price.

    Just my suspicious nature.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jeff Hildreth View Post
    Marketing ploy.

    Likely will be re-released with an increased price.

    Just my suspicious nature.
    That would make sense from a business perspective, but it would certainly create a lot of ill will towards Fender in the tenor guitar community.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Baron Collins-Hill View Post
    I will say that it's not Cream City's fault, and I was promptly refunded and offered a complimentary set of strings for the inconvenience. Seems like fender didn't produce enough of these things. Hopefully there will be another run in the future.

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    I received an email from guitar center that they would in face be receiving more in November.

    As to the truth behind this i cant be 100% positive because its been kind of volatile

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    It looks like some shops online must have some inventory on tenor teles coming in for the November batch. I checked them this morning and you can add them to carts now at guitar center, Russo, cream city and a few others..still showing sold out at some other shops like Chicago music exchange and elderly. .

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    Default Re: Fender Tele Tenor at NAMM

    Telephoned Fender customer service was told October 15th ship date.

    Curious, does anyone else have a preorder?

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    My local music store is getting some.Will Check one out when it arrives.

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