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FDP Forum / Fender Guitars: Stratocasters / this doesn't look right!!!!

yellowrubberduck
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Vancouver, Canada

May 7th, 2012 11:13 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

anyone see a strat like this. no back plate, just holes int he body!?!?

i'm not the seller and not interested in buying it. just never see that before.

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amphead4

Cincinnati, USA

May 7th, 2012 11:15 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Hard tail bridge. Normal but not all that common. Look at the Robert Cray strat.

VGP

used relics

Why not make 10 louder? - These go to 11
May 7th, 2012 11:15 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

....it's a hardtail.

yellowrubberduck
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Vancouver, Canada

May 7th, 2012 11:18 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

holy smokes!!! i just a real blonde moment. of course it's a hard tail.

...i hate Mondays. sorry folks nothing to see here.

rfrakes331K
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USA

RonHalen Jokingly He Says
May 7th, 2012 03:06 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

It is also a 3 bolt neck.

RufusTeleStrat

San Diego

Land of Sea, home of the Waves
May 7th, 2012 05:49 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

I appears to be a 79 hardtail in really good shape. I hate to say but in my opionion it may be a bit overpriced for a hardtail of that era.

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Irishman in Paris

Forget Tone - go with Note Choice
May 7th, 2012 06:00 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

What makes black a custom finish? The horribly misaligned neck? That high e string has virtually nothing to work with after 7th fret! I know, I shouldn't drink and post but still...!

ScottB

Pasadena, MD

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May 7th, 2012 07:19 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

I bought a black 3 bolt '75 hardtail at a pawnshop in 1978 for $275. It had the standard white guard, knobs and pu covers.


reverendrob
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May 7th, 2012 07:22 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Prices on the late 70s stuff is just making me laugh over and over and over again.

littleuch
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Michigan

T-boned and punctured
May 7th, 2012 08:32 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

I traded my 1967 ES-335 for a guitar just like that one. I just had to have it.

And now if you'll excuse me I'm going to go kill myself.

SoK66
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USA

We had the hit but Van got the money
May 7th, 2012 08:34 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

WAY overpriced, but a nice example of a late 70s Strat hardtail.

VGP

used relics

Why not make 10 louder? - These go to 11
May 7th, 2012 09:52 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

It is funny to see late 70s stuff be considered "vintage" and command the prices that they do.

I remember about 15 years ago passing on a 1973 black, maple neck strat. I was toying with the idea of having a guitar the same age as my girlfriend, now wife.

It was priced at $450. Even with inflation that's only around $660 now.

Not too long ago those things were just considered passe.

The ultimate is what I read in Guitar and Bass magazine where in 1959 the Gibson Les Paul Standard Cherryburst was priced new at $265 and the Stratocaster was $289. Then in the early 60s the '59 Les Paul was just a used, discontinued guitar that sold for $100. Classic.

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Garland, TX

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May 8th, 2012 08:45 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

"What makes black a custom finish?"

From the '50s until the early '80s, the standard finish for Strats was sunburst and Fender called every other finish a "Custom Color" (and charged extra for it).

That didn't mean you had to special order and wait for it to be custom built if you wanted a color other than sunburst -- dealers regularly stocked a variety of colors. And during the CBS years you couldn't get any color you wanted, just the dozen or so colors they offered as options. So the "Custom Colors" weren't really "custom finishes" the way we'd use the phrase "custom finish" today -- but back then, Fender did indeed call plain old black a Custom Color.

(This message was last edited by strayedstrater at 08:48 AM, May 8th, 2012)

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