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  1. Thrup'ny Bit

    Thrup'ny Bit Grand Master Curmudgeon Strat-Talk Supporter

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    That's debatable, if it's tasteless, people usually call it "art" :p
     
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    When i worked in an art gallery, i figured it out for myself:
    The artist says, "If I make it, then it's art."
    The curator of the museum says, "It's art if I say it's art."
    The gallery owner says, "If I can sell it, it's art."
    The consumer says, "I don't know if it's art... but I know what i like."
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  3. vid1900

    vid1900 Most Honored Senior Member

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    Fender does not need to do exact replicas.

    The recent $2,000 "60s Original P Bass" has a 9.5 radius for some reason.

    Those 250 guitars will end up hanging on some lawyer's wall, framed in a showcase with the COA.
     
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  4. Thrup'ny Bit

    Thrup'ny Bit Grand Master Curmudgeon Strat-Talk Supporter

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    Standardisation of the machinery. Everything has 9.5" radius.
     
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  5. Guitarmaan

    Guitarmaan Strat-Talker

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    The annoying thing with all Fender signature Custom Shop guitars is that they are not exact replicas at all. They try to mimic the paint wear and scratches and dings with very mixed results, some decent, some not even close, but then always seem to stick with a fat neck profile, 9.5 inch radius, 6105 frets etc etc.
    Also some of the relic jobs are extremely poor. The Rory Gallagher Strat looks absolutely nothing like the real deal, and often has a nasty sandy coloured rosewood board also instead of the really dark almost black it should be.
     
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  6. SpeedKing

    SpeedKing Strat-Talker

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    The Custom Shop 'Jimi Hendrix' 68 maple cap Tribute .... (OW)

    The Custom Shop 'Ritchie Blackmore' 68 maple cap Tribute .... (BCK)

    The Custom Shop 'Martin Landua' '68 Tribute .... (3TSB & RW)


    All just year specific Re-issues. Not really sure why they're priced so much more than any AVRI or other CS.
     
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    fattboyzz Senior Stratmaster

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    Thanks, I hate it.
     
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    I wonder when Gibson will come up with their own custom shop?

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    That Landau sig has nitro paint and Kluson tuners that definitely don't belong on a 68. I would say that one was probably specced by him.
     
  11. ToneRanger

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    Gibson already tried that once:

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    ToneRanger Most Honored Senior Member Strat-Talk Supporter

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    Something interesting that Doyle Bramhall II pointed out was how Jimi had disproportionally long arms, so it actually caused his forearm/elbow to rest lower on the guitar body and therefore more out of the way of the upside-down controls, which would bother most players - go to 7:00:

     
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  13. JB74

    JB74 Senior Stratmaster

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    yes they did....

    and the price is...
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    *yawn*
     
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  15. SpeedKing

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    I think an early '68 could easily have had that combo. 'F' tuners only came to strats in '68 (one of the last Fender models to get them as standard equipment) and I believe that was also the transition year from Nitro to Poly...... Many strats through the early seventies had nitro clear coats on top of the poly colour anyway.

    Anyway price wise with the Roadworns and the Landau (amongst many others) it seems it's perfectly possible to have a nitro finish for rather less than £7000.

    I don't know how much they were new back in 2014 but the Blackmore Tribute is the same guitar with black poly finish rather than white nitro.

    Only Blackmore 'mod' from a standard '68/'69 reissue on his tribute is the thicker trem arm and in the same way the only Hendrix 'mod' from a standard '68/'69 reissue here is the left handed nut installed.

    Some years ago Fender produced a CS '69 Reissue with 7.25 radius ... this is just one of those with a left handed nut and an extra £5k price tag for the Jimi association.
     
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    No 68’ for you @Thrup'ny Bit
    I’ll keep my as you say rubbish
     
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    I'm not 100% on the poly and nitro. I read somewhere they worked it in slowly. Like starting poly on bodies in 66 or 67. Keeping nitro on the necks because something about the poly and decals not working. Then like 67-68 they went to poly on the neck but nitro on the headstock face.

    I do know that the F tuners came before the black logo. I've seen a late 67 with F tuners but never a 68 with Klusons. I think the logo changed from the transition to black logo in the middle of 68 sometime.

    Is there a good source that has all this kind of information about changes and stuff on a timeline? I remember running across a great site about a decade ago that had the evolution of the Strat laid out on a timeline with picture references. I can't remember what it was.
     
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    Yes they very well could...

    Im with you here.


    This is pretty dumb if not an exact replica.
     
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    If they did that and marketed it properly, the hendrix fans would fap themselves all the way to the nearest GC and pay full ticket.
     
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    That was the last official concert he played. Billy Cox quit right after that gig. Yes, he quit. Most people don't know that. Proof at 4:34 in the video


    You do know that picture is fake right? Jimi never met Bob, and Bob didn't have dreadlocks when Hendrix was alive. That picture was taken around 1976 or 77.
     
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