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Pau Ferro - too light?

Discussion in 'Stratocaster Discussion Forum' started by Fendereedo, Jul 18, 2017.

  1. Mr. Lumbergh

    Mr. Lumbergh needs you to go ahead and come in on Sunday, too. Strat-Talk Supporter

    Jan 10, 2014
    Initech, Inc.
    Put me down for a "who cares," those are both nice-looking boards.
     
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  2. Rayzaa

    Rayzaa Strat-Talker

    381
    Jul 1, 2015
    Las Vegas, NV
    Well again for me, I don't care which one Is the rosewood. They both look great and in fact the top one is beautiful. I'd probably guess that one is the PF but it don't matter to me. I like both over maple.
     
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  3. Blind Radish

    Blind Radish Strat-Talker

    179
    May 5, 2006
    Clearwater, Fl
    SRV with Pau Ferro. A great neck


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  4. fender_freak

    fender_freak Strat-Talker

    Age:
    21
    442
    Dec 29, 2012
    La Crosse, WI
    Top PF, bottom RW. I think I heard someone mention a cash prize? :D

    No :D

    She's purdy!
     

  5. DAKnox

    DAKnox Strat-Talk Member

    Age:
    38
    44
    Jul 4, 2016
    Scotland
    I'm not sure it is - I thought it was only Mexican models which were now with Pau Ferro?

    My understanding was that US made Fenders would still have Rosewood as standard.
     

  6. StillAlive&Well

    StillAlive&Well Senior Stratmaster Strat-Talk Supporter

    Age:
    60
    Oct 4, 2014
    Frog, Texas
    Wow! I really like the way the grain on this board, it's so perfectly straight. It mirrors the strings almost like it's a shadow.
    Huh, what?
    Nevermind.
     

  7. 93-Strat

    93-Strat Strat-Talker

    Age:
    24
    278
    Aug 29, 2016
    Jeffersonville, OH
    Pau Ferro is nice but I love my MIM'S rosewood board. Dark and rich looking.
     

  8. spizike231

    spizike231 Strat-Talker

    Age:
    24
    168
    Feb 9, 2017
    California
    No, I believe the high end American models have options for rosewood, but not all of the AM series.
     

  9. spizike231

    spizike231 Strat-Talker

    Age:
    24
    168
    Feb 9, 2017
    California
    Sorry, looks like MIM gets PF and American Deluxe gets Ebony.

    Not sure which models will still receive Rosewood, if any.
     

  10. Rayzaa

    Rayzaa Strat-Talker

    381
    Jul 1, 2015
    Las Vegas, NV
    I got a new MIM Standard Strat on memorial day weekend and it has Rosewood.
     

  11. spizike231

    spizike231 Strat-Talker

    Age:
    24
    168
    Feb 9, 2017
    California
    Must not be new.

    The ones being produced this year have PF.

    Did you pay $625 for yours? Or $599?
     

  12. Rayzaa

    Rayzaa Strat-Talker

    381
    Jul 1, 2015
    Las Vegas, NV
    Regularly $625 but I got it for less.
     

  13. spizike231

    spizike231 Strat-Talker

    Age:
    24
    168
    Feb 9, 2017
    California
    That’s why. The remaining rosewood guitars are selling for $625 I believe.

    Either the remaining guitars or the remaining rosewood they have.
     

  14. Rayzaa

    Rayzaa Strat-Talker

    381
    Jul 1, 2015
    Las Vegas, NV
    Lol, it was a memorial weekend sale. I got 15% off. It was new. Came to $531 and change.
    That's a typical sale price.
     

  15. spizike231

    spizike231 Strat-Talker

    Age:
    24
    168
    Feb 9, 2017
    California
    I know. But I’m saying that while you can still find Rosewood MIM standards, the ones being made going forward will not have rosewood.
     

  16. Rayzaa

    Rayzaa Strat-Talker

    381
    Jul 1, 2015
    Las Vegas, NV
    Ok, and that would still be fine.
     

  17. Murphcaster

    Murphcaster Strat-O-Master

    519
    Oct 17, 2013
    Huntington, WV
    For the time being, the American Professional and American Vintage series will still have the option of rosewood boards. Some artist series will continue to have rosewood boards as well (Eric Johnson, Jeff Beck).

    Oh, and the American Special series too...rosewood still available.

    MIMs as already mentioned are a different story.
     
    Last edited: Oct 12, 2017

  18. DAKnox

    DAKnox Strat-Talk Member

    Age:
    38
    44
    Jul 4, 2016
    Scotland
    I think it's just the Elite is getting Ebony, but everything else US made that had rosewood before will still have it. I don't think Pau Ferro has impacted the US line at all. Obviously the SRV Strat is US made and has it, but that had it before anyway.

    I'd say the option of Rosewood is still the norm, unless you're going Mexican made.
     

  19. owenmoney

    owenmoney Strat-Talker

    155
    Jun 21, 2013
    The dark is probably rosewood as it looks like it’s been played quite a bit by the fret wear, the other looks brand new so the dark one also has finger oils and whatever from being played !