New USA Corona Strat Hardtail?

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  1. jbylake

    jbylake Regular Dude Strat-Talk Supporter

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    Is Fender making new USA model Hardtails? Searched everywhere for one, and even went to Fender.com to try to "Mod" one, but Hardtail wasn't in any of the options.

    Thanks
    J.
     
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    kdines Strat-Talk Member

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    The MIM Robert Cray signature model is a hardtail - very impressive indeed for …$930. My brother and I got one for our Dad and were all taken aback with how nice it was.
     
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    Thank you :D Don't know how I missed that, but I went ahead and custom ordered a new one. Now I have to fidget around a bit waiting 3-6 days for delivery. Didn't quite want to spend that much, but what the heck, right? Thanks again, I had been driving myself crazy trying to find a new USA Hardtail.

    J:D
     
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    jbylake Regular Dude Strat-Talk Supporter

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    That's where I was heading to next.....Looking at the RC.

    I got the roasted neck, Locking tuners, rosewood finger board, Translucent Wine colored finish over mahogony, custom pickups S/S/S, C neck, and Hardtail bridge. Cost me almost twice what the Cray would, but after I get it set up for me, I don't think I'll regret it. All of my guitars, amps, pedals, gear, misc will go to my Son and Grandson when I keel over, anyway. So not a bad investment, really.

    J.

    Edit: I said "roasted" neck. I meant Mahogany neck.
     
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  6. jbylake

    jbylake Regular Dude Strat-Talk Supporter

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    Awwwww, crap! I went to Fenders website thinking I was going to get a moded (semi custom ) guitar. Only message I got was that shipping from 3-6 days. I figured it was just an "assembly line guitar" and folks just pulling different parts out of different parts bins.

    However I found, that after I bought it, the invoice That delivery could be about a month out. Dirty crap on Fender's part, especially for the price they get for these guitars...However, it may out do my '98 American Strat Stander. Number 1 and probably always will be.

    The 98 American standard is bone stock with the exception of Fender branded locking tuners.

    The new one will have to beat the'98 Standard, 2 Les Pauls, a 2019 Gibson Trad Pro V, a '16 LP Studio, a PRS CS, a 60th anniversary Tele, a Jimmy Page Tele, (MIM) and an EPI Casino which was built in God knows which which sounds, plays and feels better than guitars 5X that other similar guitars.Anyway, anyone else been down this road before?
    J:D
     
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    John C Most Honored Senior Member

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    I wonder if that initial time period was a typo on Fender's part - that it should have been 3-6 weeks not 3-6 days. Really, even with the Mod Shop guitars being "parts bin" assemblies there is no way it could be 3-6 days unless Fender has assemblers standing around to assemble the Mod Shops and doing nothing else; even then it might take more than 3 days to get it slotted in for assembly.
     
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    I assume certain colors aren't sitting waiting, and need to be processed.
     
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    Makes sense.
     
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    My Corona project arrives today!
    Back at the beginning of the shutdown I ordered a Strat HT, roaster alder body, roasted maple neck, SRV shape with SS 6105 frets, Graffiti Yellow from Warmoth. Now 10 weeks later it’s arriving today!

    I also found some ‘50’s style Fender decals, they’re yellow so I hope they will match the body color. I’ve ordered a Corona decal and am thinking about adding that too!

    I’ve only named a few guitars, they have to tell me their name, but this one is definitely Corona!

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    Got a "thank you" email from Fender today. It stated that my "Mod Shop" Fender build has started. But that could mean that it just got put into the queue on the order list. Anyway the Rep at Fender stated it should be done and here soon, however that was quickly followed by a reminder that Fender has 30 days to complete my build. So, no biggy, I just resigned myself to the fact that it'll be here when it gets here, play something else, I've got a few.
    The PDF build list did have some very realistic looking pictures of what it'll look like. Very cool modeling software? May take a while to get used to the Mahogony neck, though. So I'll try to quit drinking to much coffee, and settle down for a while.:whistling: