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Billy Corgan Stolen Strat Found

Discussion in 'Stratocaster Discussion Forum' started by spyglass, Feb 8, 2019.

  1. spyglass

    spyglass Strat-O-Master

    545
    Feb 6, 2011
    Philadelphia
    The Billy Corgan Stratocaster that was Stolen from a 1992 Smashing Pumpkins show has been found,I guess Fender will eventual dissect it to see what makes it tick as Billy says Its that magical strat and was never able to reproduce the sound after it was gone.And Sorry If this was already posted but I found nothing on here regarding this.

    https://www.musicradar.com/news/bil...r-27-years-exclusive-behind-the-scenes-report
     
    Last edited: Feb 8, 2019
  2. blille

    blille Strat-Talker

    Age:
    40
    278
    Oct 17, 2016
    California
    Incoming signature model.
     
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  3. spikypaddy

    spikypaddy Senior Stratmaster

    Jan 7, 2011
    Devon, UK
    Another one?!
     
  4. Paperback Rocker

    Paperback Rocker Nitro-mancer Strat-Talk Supporter

    Sep 18, 2014
    Lewisville, TX
    Very cool, thanks for posting
     
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  5. Stratoholic

    Stratoholic Senior Stratmaster

    Mar 30, 2010
    somewhere
    Billy isn't with Fender anymore. He's with Reverend now.
     
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  6. spyglass

    spyglass Strat-O-Master

    545
    Feb 6, 2011
    Philadelphia
    Guess they wont be tinkering under the hood then.
     
  7. Dadocaster

    Dadocaster Dr. Stratster Strat-Talk Supporter

    Billy is the gift that keeps on giving. In the pic of him with the guitar, he is wearing an odd looking fur coat. Can't get much more legendary than that.
     
  8. Mr Dunlop

    Mr Dunlop Senior Stratmaster

    Nov 30, 2014
    usa
    What a strange story. :)
     
  9. blille

    blille Strat-Talker

    Age:
    40
    278
    Oct 17, 2016
    California
    Well, if Page can have four, he can have another one.
     
  10. Jimgchord

    Jimgchord Strat-O-Master

    Age:
    45
    514
    Jan 29, 2016
    New york
    Must be the paint color.
     
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  11. RangerJay

    RangerJay Strat-Talk Member

    78
    Nov 16, 2016
    DFW
    I’ve had several Strats stolen. None came back. My new Strats turned out well.

    However, I had this ‘86 model of 57 reissue that I never thought I’d get over. Perfect for me, then gone.

    I recently got a relatively inexpensive model MIJ. It is so close that it is freaky. Plays great, stays in tune, and is comfortable like the one I lost.

    Nice happy endings are good.
     
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  12. garyhoos1

    garyhoos1 Huffing n Puffing. Strat-Talk Supporter

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    Jan 28, 2012
    North Wales and Somerset.
    Great story.:thumb:
     
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  13. mijstrat72

    mijstrat72 Strat-Talker

    352
    Sep 2, 2008
    marquette
    I guess its time to review Gish again to see what all the hoopla is about
     
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  14. tery

    tery Most Honored Senior Member Strat-Talk Supporter

    Jul 31, 2014
    Tennessee
    Wow - that is incredible !
     
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  15. vid1900

    vid1900 Senior Stratmaster

    Nov 25, 2016
    USA
    Great story, thanks for posting!
     
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  16. spyglass

    spyglass Strat-O-Master

    545
    Feb 6, 2011
    Philadelphia
    Cant believe she bought a early 70's strat at a yard sale for $200.00.Right place right time.Would like to know the back story before it got to the yard sale,Strange
     
  17. vid1900

    vid1900 Senior Stratmaster

    Nov 25, 2016
    USA
    It's obvious:

    Lowlife Detroit kid steals Strat.

    He never knew his dad, and his moms a junky; so he lived in his grandparent's basement.

    Kid finally ODs while listening to Nirvana.

    After a few years his grandparents are moving into a senior center, and have a yard sale; selling the guitar and all the bad memories a yellow guitar brings with it.

    Beth James is visiting her own mother she has left behind in Detroit.

    She sees the garage sale on the same street, and buys a rusty Vernor's sign, an old family bible that will look cool on her coffee table, and Billy's guitar.

    Latter she is "de-cluttering her house" (getting a divorce) and has a $20,000 payday.
     
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  18. spyglass

    spyglass Strat-O-Master

    545
    Feb 6, 2011
    Philadelphia

    Oh this is classic, and it probably went down like this,Lol.
     
  19. Andrew Wasson

    Andrew Wasson Strat-O-Master

    Age:
    55
    581
    Nov 6, 2018
    Vancouver, Canada
    Gish is one of my favourite albums. It has a raw element of it that I’m not sure you can get once you’ve been around for a while,
     
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  20. AxemanVR

    AxemanVR I appreciate, therefore I am... Strat-Talk Supporter

    Feb 8, 2014
    Minnesota USA

    Fender can reproduce a magical Strat?