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Help with an oddball(alien invasion guitar)

Discussion in 'Other Guitar Discussion' started by 96MIMstrato, Jan 19, 2016.

  1. 96MIMstrato

    96MIMstrato Strat-Talker

    296
    Jul 30, 2015
    Canada
    So my friend purchased an oddball guitar a couple days ago, assuming from a pawnshop. He paid 150 and didn't know much about it. No one does I can't find much in the Internet. What I did find was a 1 minute video telling me very little. All I know is that there was 400 made. Some guy in California had them made and the fender factory was the only one that could do the graphics. I haven't touched or seen it in person yet so I have no idea how it plays, what kind of hardware is on it or anything like that. I know they exist and other people are wondering too. It's an Alien Invasion guitar? ImageUploadedByStrat-Talk forum1453215950.599916.jpg
     
  2. 96MIMstrato

    96MIMstrato Strat-Talker

    296
    Jul 30, 2015
    Canada
    I forgot to mention but the made in fender factory was the selling point for this.
     
  3. rudos1

    rudos1 Senior Stratmaster

    Aug 16, 2013
    Boston
    Almost traded with a local CLer for one but either he wasn't into it or I changed my mind but they have shown up a few times before at least here in the Boston area listings..
     
  4. Lonn

    Lonn Mod Admin Staff Member Strat-Talk Supporter

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    I would be stunned if Fender had anything to do with this guitar.
     
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  5. Guitarmageddon

    Guitarmageddon Squier-A-Holic Strat-Talk Supporter

    Age:
    42
    Apr 19, 2014
    Windsor, Ontario, Canada
    I think the Fender connection is all hype/lies/BS.....but if they had anything to do with it they would know....so I'd send a photo and all the info you have to consumerrelations@fender.com. It's probably just a story to try to get more from someone. The last one I saw sell for $75 brand new on ebay and it mentioned nothing about Fender...

    http://www.ebay.com/itm/NEW-Alien-Invasion-Electric-Guitar-/230997744410?nma=true&si=kJeFP%2BXjcedp%2Bjia%2BskMF8GJf5E%3D&orig_cvip=true&rt=nc&_trksid=p2047675.l2557

    I think your friend was taken for a ride...
     
  6. henderman

    henderman Most Honored Senior Member Strat-Talk Supporter

    Dec 4, 2013
    largo,fl
    I would speculate "Made in the same factory as some Fender guitars are made in but not affiliated with Fender "
     
  7. 96MIMstrato

    96MIMstrato Strat-Talker

    296
    Jul 30, 2015
    Canada
    It's not made by fender, im pretty sure it's just the graphics were done there. In the video I saw, the guy said he called up to fender and asked about t and they said 400 made and the graphics could only be done in their factory. I'm just wondering if they're okay guitars, my buddy plans on bringing this across the states I'm pretty sure
     
  8. Guitarmageddon

    Guitarmageddon Squier-A-Holic Strat-Talk Supporter

    Age:
    42
    Apr 19, 2014
    Windsor, Ontario, Canada
    'in their factory' probably means Yako or Cort in China or Indonesia, under contract to Squier/Fender - not an actual Fender factory....meant to try to sell it for more than it's worth....
     
  9. G Money

    G Money Strat-Talker

    446
    Jul 9, 2010
    League City, TX
    Is that the new Billy Corgan replica guitar?

    Sorry, could not help it
     
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  10. Peter Hamm

    Peter Hamm New Member!

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    Nov 20, 2018
    leamington ontario
    I just bought one and it is great you can change between both pickups and you can use them both at once
     
  11. Dadocaster

    Dadocaster Dr. Stratster Strat-Talk Supporter

  12. spizike231

    spizike231 Strat-Talker

    Age:
    25
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    Feb 9, 2017
    California
    I’m sorry to hear.