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SMark

Atlanta, GA USA

"Life is good when you love your tone."
Jun 30th, 2014 02:42 AM   Edit   Profile  

I've been looking at Abby's signature for almost 15 years now, and have seen only a handful that I would even consider as looking like fakes. But this one linked below just screams fake to me...

Looking for more opinions. I know many trust my judgement on this sort of thing, but I think the collective wisdom of all is worth more than mine alone...

Abby's or not...

Guitar Fool
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Sunshine State

Just a pawn in someone else's game
Jun 30th, 2014 06:17 AM   Edit   Profile  

I'm curious why you think they are fakes?...

i did a search on AY, and found many pictures of her signature on pickups and I can't tell any difference..she used to just sign it AY... then i guess at some point she changed it to Abby....

but I'm not a strat guy....just real curious!

SMark

Atlanta, GA USA

"Life is good when you love your tone."
Jul 1st, 2014 01:56 AM   Edit   Profile  

Looks like the seller pulled the listing.

First, it just doesn't look like Abby's writing to me. I've owned many sets of her handwound pickups and I've never seen Abby's signature look like that.

In fact, now that I think about it, I don't really want to say everything that is wrong about it for fear that someone will go to school on it and try to do better the next time.

Though I will say that one other thing that got my attention was the seller using my own words in his description. He's not the first to do it, and it certainly isn't illegal, but it sure did get my attention...

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Sunshine State

Just a pawn in someone else's game
Jul 1st, 2014 06:06 AM   Edit   Profile  

thanks for the education.... maybe someone sent him and email and called him out on it..I saved it in my watch list to see what would happen....

i have to say, i could not personally tell any difference in the real/fake signatures and i spent a good bit of time researching..

hats off to u..



rfrakes331K
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IL USA

RonHalen Jokingly He Says
Jul 4th, 2014 12:30 PM   Edit   Profile  

Now we watch to see if they resurface.

Steve Dallman
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Merrill, Wisconsin

Age is just a number...mine is big
Jul 9th, 2014 10:26 AM   Edit   Profile  

I sell a lot of Abby Masterwounds. Contact me and I'll wind as many of them as you want, and sign them "Abby" just for you.

If you want really rare and expensive ones, I'll charge you double just for the asking. I aim to please.

I have a lot of competition on ebay.

SMark

Atlanta, GA USA

"Life is good when you love your tone."
Aug 18th, 2014 08:43 PM   Edit   Profile  

Here's a new eBay listing for a set of un-numbered Masterwounds. Un-numbered because the cert has been lost. There is something else that has been lost as well... Anyone care to take a guess?

eBay Link...

(This message was last edited by SMark at 10:44 PM, Aug 18th, 2014)

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Sunshine State

Just a pawn in someone else's game
Aug 19th, 2014 06:01 AM   Edit   Profile  

the suspense is killing me...

out with it!

rfrakes331K
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IL USA

RonHalen Jokingly He Says
Aug 20th, 2014 05:10 PM   Edit   Profile  

Yep, Mark you da man on this so out withit. The signature looks a little hokey, or possibly the date.

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Sunshine State

Just a pawn in someone else's game
Aug 20th, 2014 05:42 PM   Edit   Profile  

hmmm this is perplexing... I've done research, and its really hard to tell...

sometimes its signed Abby, sometimes its AY, sometimes there is a custom shop log on the pups and sometimes there isn't..


SMark

Atlanta, GA USA

"Life is good when you love your tone."
Aug 20th, 2014 10:32 PM   Edit   Profile  

You're looking too hard. The Masterwounds came with special "3D" Custom Shop stickers on them...

My Original Set...

SMark

Atlanta, GA USA

"Life is good when you love your tone."
Aug 20th, 2014 10:47 PM   Edit   Profile  

BTW... Someone did get a deal on that eBay set!

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Sunshine State

Just a pawn in someone else's game
Aug 21st, 2014 06:03 AM   Edit   Profile  

well mister smarty pants...

i couldn't sleep last night over this...

(just kidding!)

so your saying the custom shop logo fell off?

MikeEC
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Mpls, Minnesoooota

Lunacy has found me
Aug 21st, 2014 08:58 AM   Edit   Profile  

I'll take Custom Shop Stickers for 600, please Alex.

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Sunshine State

Just a pawn in someone else's game
Aug 21st, 2014 02:24 PM   Edit   Profile  

Nice move...;-0

I'm just curious.... how much do these things normally go for?

SMark

Atlanta, GA USA

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Aug 22nd, 2014 12:18 AM   Edit   Profile  

I've seen good mint condition sets with certs go for $1000 on a few occasions.

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Sunshine State

Just a pawn in someone else's game
Aug 22nd, 2014 06:11 AM   Edit   Profile  

wow... that's expensive for sure.....

i find it amazing that she worked for Fender for soooo long..... they must have taken good care of her...

just wondering if she wound tele pickups as well...

back to the internet!

SMark

Atlanta, GA USA

"Life is good when you love your tone."
Aug 22nd, 2014 07:20 AM   Edit   Profile  

She was actually let go by Fender in the late '70s, I believe. But they hired her back on when the Custom Shop created the need for her.

Yes, she wound Tele pickups. I have a set.

rfrakes331K
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IL USA

RonHalen Jokingly He Says
Sep 28th, 2014 03:48 PM   Edit   Profile  

It is silly that they let a national treasure go like her. It would be like deposing Seymour Duncan!

SMark

Atlanta, GA USA

"Life is good when you love your tone."
Mar 15th, 2015 11:10 AM   Edit   Profile  

This was just listed and it isn't my listing. Looks at these pickups and read the description and see if you can figure out what's wrong with this.

I found it right away, but look hard and you shouldn't miss it...

Two Sets of Masterwounds Available...

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