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    New "T-bird" models coming

    There are a couple of simplified "T-Bird" NS models coming with no vibrato, no switching options in two new colors. Basically, they have the T-Bird shape, but that's about it. Call them Jetstars, or S-100s, but they are not Thunderbird S-200s, in my eye.
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    (I've also given up on Oxnard's pointless renaming/renumbering scheme. They are now advertising the M-40 as Troubadours, rather than the historical F-20 Troubadours.)
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    IMO this revised "S-200" is more deserving of the Polara name than the current S-100. Glad to see it just the same, though.

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    Senior Member Walter Broes's Avatar
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    I like the P90's, I like the simplified controls, love the white finish, like the idea of no vibrato, don't like the very "Gibson" stop tail, and that color blue is hideous.

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    Can I say those demo's are pretty awful, or is that too cranky old man-ish?

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    Quote Originally Posted by AcornHouse View Post
    (I've also given up on Oxnard's pointless renaming/renumbering scheme. They are now advertising the M-40 as Troubadours, rather than the historical F-20 Troubadours.)
    I think in new terminology the M refers to the size and is their smallest (concert), whereas historically the "20" would designate the smallest size whereas now it stands for "all mahogany". So in that respect there could be similarities. I am wondering about the pickguard of the M-sized guitars which look like the Orpheum PGs. Has this PG shape been used on the older smaller sizes as well?

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    The white finish is sweet!

    +1 on the demos not being that impressive...

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    This is a shame. I fully intended on getting the white version when it came out, but the stripped down version doesn't appeal to me.
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    I would have liked to see the full monty version in white too. In fact, I don't think I'd fully be able to resist that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by merlin6666 View Post
    I think in new terminology the M refers to the size and is their smallest (concert), whereas historically the "20" would designate the smallest size whereas now it stands for "all mahogany". So in that respect there could be similarities.
    Yes, there will be:
    "M" for body size, "40" for 'hog body with spruce top.
    "20" now means hog body hog top as you mentioned.
    "50" means rosewood with spruce top and "D" still means Dreadnought so iconic D40 also fits in the scheme: "D"readnought, 'hog body/spruce top..


    Quote Originally Posted by merlin6666 View Post
    I am wondering about the pickguard of the M-sized guitars which look like the Orpheum PGs. Has this PG shape been used on the older smaller sizes as well?
    Yes, on very early M & F20's, have even seen a slightly larger version on D25's looking more like a truncated version of the "regular" shape.
    Must admit I always liked their distinctive pickguard shape reflecting the bout curves, very harmonious design....
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