Fender has been trying to reach into every corner of the market in recent years, and who can blame them? Most younger guitarists (not me fortunately) are itn to one thing and one thing only; metal. So fender has been trying to tap into this market, but why? as far as i've been informed fender owns Jackson, one of the most metal companies out there. Yet Fender still tries but without making any new designs. The big block strat and tele were all we got for a while and they sold a reasuringly low amount. But then the Jim Root signature tele a guitar that pisses all over the fender name. It's essentially a tele but with EMG humbuckers that's like puting low output P90's on a dean but the sacrilage keeps coming. A six saddle bridge! how un-classic-tele like. But there's more, Black hardware, on a tele i mean honestly Fender. But the worst is still to come are you ready? people who love fenders stop reading now. It comes with a black tweed case. BLACK TWEED? That's it fender, piss all over leo fenders grave and colour the iconic fender tweed cases black. Why doesn't Jim root play ESP tele copies they'le have EMG'S for all he cares and fender, leave metal to the established metal companies like jackson, the company you own!!!
who give a shit, dude? I mean i dont like Teles or Slipknot, but its not like its causing anyone problems. Black Tweed Case? Woopdee-do. Fenders are used in metal bands apart from Slipknot. You do know that, right? Look at Adrian Smith from Iron Maiden. He plays a Strat. Krik Hammet? He used to play a Strat. Ritchie Blackmore? Strat. Yngwie Malmsteen? Strat. Eric Johnson? Strat.
The last two are more shred than metal, but its up there with metal imo.
So before you say shit like "piss all over leo fender's grave", think about how many bands used to play Fenders.
Look at the Deluxe 72 Tele. Plus anyway it's a signature guitar, it's not exactly a 'proper' Fender design. And I don't think that many guitarists will care about a black tweed case either, it's only a bloody case.
And he might not like Jacksons or ESPs compared to Fenders anyways. I only really see fault in yer argument.