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Discussion in 'Stratocaster Discussion Forum' started by That635Guy, Jan 1, 2018.
Ah, but déjà vu isn't what it used to be......
If you own a Ford, would it be cool to put a Ferrari badge on it? It's the same thing.
I'd buy a Svender!
As they say: the magic is in the Axe Man, not the Axe
I really like their alternative material necks. Stratosphere bought up a bunch of them. Walnut, rosewood, pao ferro.. graphite.. seems like ur getting a mounting resistance to the decal deal, I saw some neat decals that say other stuff and look like fender, if I was adding a decal I'd look into that stuff
I don't have a problem with you putting Fender on the headstock as long as it is never sold as a Fender. Problem is, you sell it appropriately as a Squier partscaster, next owner may not be as scrupulous if he decides to sell it.
If you're building a guitar to play it, who cares what it says on the headstock if you like the way it feels and sounds? Subsequently if you're playing to people who care what it says on the headstock, you're playing for the wrong crowd.
So buy a Fender neck, then the moral dilemma becomes
Is this guitar a Squier with a Fender neck
a Fender with a Squier body?
I'm crawling back under my rock now.
Where's that damn popcorn gone.
Never mind the popcorn, have you got the bullet yet?
I see a lot of opinions in these threads that just don't make rational sense to me. What is it about the Fender neck that makes it the "only" part that can not be altered if you want to keep the name on the headstock? Where are the cries of indignation when bodies, paint, pickups, tuners, frets, knobs, pots, saddles, bridges, trem blocks, and on and on get changed with non-fender replacements? Any guitar that has been altered should have lots of sanding going on to remove that logo off the end of the neck once you start removing any factory parts.
I know the prevailing opinion around here is if the neck came from the factory, it's OK to leave to logo and it doesn't matter what what you bolt that neck to. Just seems kinda hypocritical to me.
The thing is that the opposition to Fender decals being applied to non-Fender guitars or necks comes from the top - the list owner. As far as I know he wrote the rules (that many new members seem to not read) & the culture of ST has evolved from there.
I'm sure that there are fora where members will encourage you to stick Fender decals on non Fender gear, but this isn't one of them. It's the way it is, & I don't expect it to change any time soon.
Like Stratman said, it's against the rules of Strat Talk to discuss faking decals (i.e. putting Fender decal on Squier necks). It's not about the parts, it's about fraud. There are thousands of Squires out there being sold as Fenders with fake decals.
I'm not advocating that anyone should put a fender decal on a non fender neck, what I am asking is what makes the neck so special? Is it because that is that is the predominant placement of the the fender logo/brand? Do most feel the same way towards any other part that displays the Fender logo and may get used on a guitar that is not 100% Fender?
In view of the factually correct post from Stratoskater, I am going to decline to get dragged into that discussion. All I was trying to do is to explain the reason for the attitudes that prevail on this forum.
Fair enough, I understand the rules, and again, I'm NOT advocating anyone should use fraudulent decals. The point I am trying to make is there are lots of other parts that can be swapped on a strat that make it less than original but it seems to be OK to proudly display the Fender brand/logo on an original neck, regardless of what you do with that neck. That is hypocrisy in my book, IMHO.
As long as you don’t sell it as a Fender, it’s your guitar and you can do whatever you like with it
You'll get a pretty cool "Warmoth" decal with the new neck. I'd use that instead. Warmoth has a big following and makes great necks. What it does is advertise that you've chosen to hot-rod your guitar with known, high-quality components.
If you're gonna hot-rod, be proud of it.