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Fender releases 'Neon Genesis Evangelion' guitar modeled after Asuka

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By grape Japan

To commemorate the release (now delayed due to the novel coronavirus) of the "Evangelion: 3.0+1.0 Thrice Upon a Time" film, Fender is releasing a special "Neon Genesis"-themed limited edition Fender Telecaster, modeled after Asuka Langley Soryu.

The 2020 Evangelion Asuka Telecaster carries the color scheme of Asuka's plugsuit and "Evangelion Unit-02," and even comes with a NERVE logo on the back. The guitar, made in limited production, also comes with a special portrait of Asuka carrying the guitar drawn by anime director Kazuya Tsurumaki and a special certificate.

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The limited edition 2020 Evangelion Asuka Telecaster will be go on sale in mid-July for 250,000 yen, available only from Fender.

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Beautiful !!..

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Absolutely stunning!! I want one!

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Geesh, I thought this might be a famous guitar player. Nope.

just marketing.

invalid CSRF

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Oh mommy, I want one for Christmas! And a Marshall amp too.

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crap design

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"Asuka's" Asuka is not a guitar.

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crap design

So what’s wrong with the design?

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It’s just a Telecaster aimed at manga geeks.

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Not bad, but I'd take a Jimmy Page Telecaster over this any day. And at ¥171,000 it's even cheaper.

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It’s just a Telecaster aimed at manga geeks.

Just a Telecaster? IMHO one of the best guitars you can get, I’ll take a humbucker over single coil pickup any day of the week, time or year. As far as the price, it depends if it’s a US, Mexican or Japanese made.

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bass4funkMay 5 03:24 pm JSTcrap design

So what’s wrong with the design?

Yes, what is wrong with the design? Specially designed guitars are what make their players unique and notorious. Look at Prince with his 'cloud guitar', there's only 3 of those ever made. KISS has the 'axe' bass. George Harrison of the Beatles and Per Gessel of Roxette sport neon-painted Day-Glo guitars.  And I've seen some really funny + funky designed guitars from the likes of ZZ Top, Cheap Trick (LOTS of one-of-a-kind designs), Living Colour and others used in concert. Even John Mellencamp's acoustics come with messages that they kill fascists and state an obscene message to a record label that dumped him.   

Special guitars make guitarists unique and special.

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Just a Telecaster? IMHO one of the best guitars you can get, 

THE best. Ever. Period.

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