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Discussion in 'Stratocaster Discussion Forum' started by Numbercruncher, Jan 12, 2021.
I thought it was an anaesthetic...
Thrilled to see they've included some nice-looking left hand Ultra models but I've unfortunately got zero chance of sneaking one in past my wife...
Don't know what you're all complaining about re: the black painted headstocks when you can just use sandpaper or a sharp chisel to remove it. What could possibly go wrong!
PS: On a serious note I'm not generally a fan of painted headstocks either.
This one is pretty cool:
The Ben Gibbard Mustang kinda reminds me the Music Man Sabre II from the 70's:
What a sh*t show.
Norlin/Gibson's way of saying "Hold my beer" when Fender produced Antigua LOL
And I like Antigua... Silverburst not so much.
Besides the Chrissie Tele, I actually like the single pickup Noventa Tele.
Ask your doctor about Noventa.
I was thinking that, but...still not with it. Now it looks like a Strat with a sock over the headstock. a headsock
The black headstocks are a hard pill to swallow for sure.
I just can't get over the fact that they finally offer SS frets. A great disturbance in the force must have happened.
Sorry but that looks like an abomination... just [email protected] fugly. Looks really off with this pickups and 1 vol + 1 tone.
To each his own
YES but might be much better if it has a rosewood fretboard!
Yes, each to his own. Maybe I’ll buy two!
It really is odd.
We don't question black or body-colored headstocks on other brands, which is really more normal than plain maple... but for some reason we feel the need to let it grow on us with a Fender.
Personally, I'm more forgiving of black than body-colored.
Wait, didn’t they just come out with the 50th anniversary models?
My black headstock on my black Silvertone with maple fretboard looks fine. So do the Strats, IMO. But then I may be used to it since I see mine daily.
For @J4ME5 and anyone else who may have missed the announcement earlier in 2020 about ash and when it would be used, etc...heres that letter Fender sent to their dealers along with the list of discontinued SKU's.
"We have decided to remove ash from a majority of our regular production models. What little ash we are able to source will continue to be available in select, historically appropriate vintage models(such as the 75th Anniversary model) as supplies are available...We will also debut new construction methods and techniques that will make the most of our remaining ash stocks in the coming months."
This is for 75th Anniversary of Fender's opening in 1946. The 50th Anniversary Strat released in 2004 was for the Strat specifically since it was originally released in 1954. Making that a 50th Anniversary of the Strat. Where this is the 75th Anniversary of the company as a whole.
I'd mostly agree with you but find myself quite taken with "light" coloured bodies and matching headstocks:
(2018 American Pro surf green lefty)
It appears that fans of the split shaft tuners have won that particular debate, at least for now on the less pricey models. I dislike them. I prefer absolutely anything else. I'll replace them on a Squier, but not above that. No problem. That just keeps my money in the bank, which is fine by me.