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Fender buys Bigsby

Discussion in 'Sidewinders Bar & Grille' started by Miotch, Jan 9, 2019.

  1. Believer7713

    Believer7713 Senior Stratmaster Silver Member

    Age:
    44
    Dec 27, 2016
    US
    I think it would be a cool addition to a hollow body Starcaster

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  2. simoncroft

    simoncroft Dr. Stratster Strat-Talk Supporter

    Age:
    62
    May 30, 2013
    SE England
    I'm sure the Fender/Bigsby relationship will all be fine. :thumb:

    I'm personally not sure anything can be done to a Starcaster that would make it 'cool' in my book, but apologies if I've just offended someone who owns one and loves it.
     
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  3. Doug B

    Doug B Strat-Talker

    Age:
    64
    145
    Jun 17, 2017
    Canada
    Not up here in Canada. The BestBuys around Vancouver still have a guitar department.
     
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  4. CalicoSkies

    CalicoSkies Senior Stratmaster

    Jun 10, 2013
    Hillsboro, OR, USA
    Does Future Shop still exist in Canada? I thought I had heard of some relationship between Future Shop and Best Buy.. There used to be a Future Shop near me, and then they closed and Best Buy moved into their location. I think I had heard Future Shop is/was a Canadian company, and I thought I heard Future Shop decided to pull out of the US.
     
  5. Believer7713

    Believer7713 Senior Stratmaster Silver Member

    Age:
    44
    Dec 27, 2016
    US
    No offense here. I know someone who has one and I was thinking about how it would look. Either way I just don't care for Bigsby trems. No offense to anyone else...Just not my thing.
     
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  6. Stratoholic

    Stratoholic Senior Stratmaster

    Mar 30, 2010
    somewhere
    Fender already owns Gretsch.
     
  7. Willie D

    Willie D Pentatonic Hack Strat-Talk Supporter

    My first electric guitar had a Bigsby. There's a soft spot in my heart for them.

    I wouldn't own a hollow body without one.
     
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  8. T Bone Slort

    T Bone Slort "I have a cunning plan" Strat-Talk Supporter

    Age:
    71
    Jan 7, 2014
    Gibsons British Columbia
    Best Buy bought out Future Shop 5 or 6 years ago. Most became Best Buy, some closed...yet another CND company gone the way of the Dodo.
     
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  9. Bcorig

    Bcorig Strat-Talker

    Age:
    68
    471
    Feb 17, 2018
    Chino Hills CA
    Me too. Country Gentleman.


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  10. Willie D

    Willie D Pentatonic Hack Strat-Talk Supporter

    Yup. I put a Bigsby on my Gretsch Streamliner.

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  11. T Bone Slort

    T Bone Slort "I have a cunning plan" Strat-Talk Supporter

    Age:
    71
    Jan 7, 2014
    Gibsons British Columbia
    I've been seriously considering putting a Bigsby on my Hagström.
    I tried to get Hagström to sell me their version but no dice, so the Bigsby seems the natural choice.

    The Hag is the one on the left :rolleyes:

    Hag-Strat.jpg
     
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  12. Philo426

    Philo426 Strat-O-Master

    Age:
    54
    616
    Mar 16, 2017
    Struthers,ohio
    That strat has Lace Sensors?
     
  13. Class A Knob

    Class A Knob Strat-O-Master

    766
    Nov 25, 2017
    California
    So is my pre-Fender B5 now ridiculously priced?
     
  14. T Bone Slort

    T Bone Slort "I have a cunning plan" Strat-Talk Supporter

    Age:
    71
    Jan 7, 2014
    Gibsons British Columbia
    1991 Deluxe Plus :thumb:
     
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  15. Philo426

    Philo426 Strat-O-Master

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    Struthers,ohio
  16. stratman323

    stratman323 Dr. Stratster Strat-Talk Supporter

    Age:
    58
    Apr 21, 2010
    London, UK
    I'm surprised that a company that owns the rights to a device as pointless as the Bigsby trem has any significant financial value at all. o_O

    Pointless, ugly, heavy, cumbersome constructions made from old scaffolding poles. A device that has been completely redundant since 1954.
     
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  17. dueducs

    dueducs Senior Stratmaster

    So, new Bigsby price list:
    Bigsby USA- $XXX
    Bigsby MIM- $XXX * 70%
    Bigsby CIJ - $XXX * 60%
    Bigsby China- $XXX * 40%
    Bigsby Korea- $XXX * 30%
    Bigsby Indonesia- $XXX * 20%

    :D:D:D
     
  18. ocean

    ocean Most Honored Senior Member Strat-Talk Supporter

    Apr 14, 2015
    In a house
    Maybe all the stratocaster will have bigsby, then all are stratocaster with the classic synchronized tremelo will go up in value. Lol

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  19. Tone Guru

    Tone Guru Senior Stratmaster

    Dec 13, 2011
    Music City TN
    OK, so Fender owns Gretsch and Gretsch owns (owned) Bigsby.
    Then Fender buys Bigsby from Gretsch.
    Hmmm ... ?

    Creative Accounting or Money Laundering

    owl.gif
     
  20. tery

    tery Most Honored Senior Member Strat-Talk Supporter

    Jul 31, 2014
    Tennessee
    Fender may have save Bigsby from extinction .
     
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