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Billy Corgan Stolen Strat Found

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  1. spyglass

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    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
     
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  2. blille

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    Incoming signature model.
     
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  3. spikypaddy

    spikypaddy Senior Stratmaster

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    Another one?!
     
  4. Paperback Rocker

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    Very cool, thanks for posting
     
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  5. Stratoholic

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    Billy isn't with Fender anymore. He's with Reverend now.
     
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  6. spyglass

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    Guess they wont be tinkering under the hood then.
     
  7. Dadocaster

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    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

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    What a strange story. :)
     
  9. blille

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    Well, if Page can have four, he can have another one.
     
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    Must be the paint color.
     
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  11. RangerJay

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    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

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    Great story.:thumb:
     
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    I guess its time to review Gish again to see what all the hoopla is about
     
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    tery Most Honored Senior Member Strat-Talk Supporter

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    Wow - that is incredible !
     
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  15. vid1900

    vid1900 Senior Stratmaster

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    Great story, thanks for posting!
     
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  16. spyglass

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    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

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    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

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

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    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

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    Fender can reproduce a magical Strat?



     
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