Looking for a vintage style hardtail???

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  1. guitarchaeologist

    guitarchaeologist Papa Americano Silver Member

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    Guitarmageddon Dr. Stratster

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    To me, I think is a high price?

    It's a parts guitar, non original body to the Fender Japan neck.....and not even a Fender body, it's licensed and made by someone else....
     
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    thomquietwolf Dr. Stratster Silver Member

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    What's is referred to as Bakelite
     
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    ukoldgit Most Honored Senior Member

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    Did you know that Bakelite products were made by putting a powder resin into a mold, subjecting it to mechanical high pressure then heating the powder until it set? a bit weird really when you consider Bakelite was resistant to heat after it been moulded, my brain cell has loads of junk knowledge like this:D
     
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    Ed Storer Strat-O-Master

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    P1010001.JPG My "hardtail" is a 1982 Fender Bullet S-3 - USA made. I paid a little more (mom & pop shop) but it came with the original "Fender" plastic case. It had the right feel and action when I pulled it off the wall - I wasn't expecting to buy a guitar that day. Neck is solid maple tele-style with skunk-stripe. 2nd tone control is eliminated. It's light and balanced. I replaced the pickguard and all the electronics with new and DiMarzio pickups. It's the first one of 4 electrics that I grab to jam with.

    Edit: I have the original "mother of toilet seat" pickguard with "student grade" pickups, pots, switch and jack safely stored away for the day when it comes time to sell the guitar.

    I tried to insert a photo, but Imgur has ejected me and there's no way I can find to go directly from my computer to Strat-Talk.

    Edit: I found the secret door "More Options" after clicking upload images.
     
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    Ed Storer Strat-O-Master

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    There are two basic classes of plastic:
    • Thermoplastic: It melts or softens when heated - even after many moldings. Styrene and polyethylene are typical.
    • Thermo-setting resin: Heating or catalyst gives a chemical reaction that cannot be reversed by heating. Bakelite, epoxy, polyester, and polyurethane are typical.
    Trivia: Bakelite and laminate plastics (e.g. Formica) are both made with phenolic resin. Same is true for typical PCB's - phenolic and paper.
     
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    StratoMutt Senior Stratmaster

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    The back of that neck is sad looking.

    It is a hard tail, which are my preference.
     
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    oatsoda Puck of Paradox

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    Price is too high, (for my sensibilities anyway), but it does look like a nice guitar. Bet it plays a lot easier than my 1978-needs a fretjob-hardtail.
     
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    guitarchaeologist Papa Americano Silver Member

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    Agreed. I am not a fan of a sanded neck either.