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sangandongo

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sangandongo
Jun 30th, 2012 11:06 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Hi guys... I came across something strange recently. It's a Fender prototype made in the '60s. It's indeed quite controversial as there are a couple features that make it absolutely crazy odd, but I wanted to link to my page where I have displayed all my evidence and process for getting there.

I'd love to hear some feedback.

60s Fender Banjoline Rossmeisl Prototype

(This message was last edited by sangandongo at 11:08 AM, Jun 30th, 2012)

sangandongo

usa

sangandongo
Jun 30th, 2012 06:12 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

I just finished up a recording a quick video. Forgive my playing, I'm still getting used to this thing.

Youtube Video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ob4obQ3KVG8&feature=youtu.be

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Jul 6th, 2012 10:12 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Interesting! There were always weird one-offs trickling out of the factory, many made by the employees for their own use.

It's "CNC," not C&C.

sangandongo

usa

sangandongo
Jul 13th, 2012 12:27 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Thanks. Silly me.

Anyhow, I just got off the phone with Phil Kubicki who was Roger Rossmeisl's assistant at Fender. He said, "I had the best job there was at Fender." We spoke for about 30-45 minutes, I wish I had recorded the conversation.

Anyhow, he confirmed that this was indeed a piece by Roger. He said he was surprised that this made it out of the factory because they were so tight about letting prototypes out. After they were built, they'd either get chopped up or boxed and put into storage. When I told him Buddy Kendrick was the one who got this out of Fender, he said, "Oh boy, how did Buddy get that thing out of there."

He went on to talk about Rossmeisl's work and how he brought a lot of ideas over from Rickenbacker. He talked about how Roger liked the gold pick guards and the checkered binding, how Roger designed most of the Rickenbacker instruments in the '50s and how he tried to bring those ideas along into Fender as well.

He noted that the German carve and the shape of mine were definitely Roger's work and that there was no question in his mind that it could be anybody else's.

I could have spoken with him all day long.

sangandongo

usa

sangandongo
Jul 25th, 2012 11:41 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Found a photo of another Rossmeisl creation with the same shape from the Guitar Legends book by George Fullerton. Phil Kubicki told me that the one in the photo is called a "Modern Rocker." It's thicker and has a wider neck, but the symmetry and the German carve are evident. It appears not to have been finished yet in this picture.

Modern Rocker.

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Sep 26th, 2012 11:35 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Actually, there were 2 guitar models planned, the "Mod" and the "Rocker".
See your OSG post for pictures I posted.

You have a one-of-a-kind, and I am 100% sure it is exactly what you think it is.

sangandongo

usa

sangandongo
Jan 10th, 2013 02:50 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

IPLAYLOUD:

Thanks for the update. I often forget to check back here on FDP because it's such an antiquated message board and doesn't allow me to subscribe to threads.

I've got it up for sale on ebay now, as well as on several Craigslist sites in various cities around the country. Hopefully I get a bite or two.

Take care!
john

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Jan 12th, 2013 05:32 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Good advertizing.

sangandongo

usa

sangandongo
Jan 23rd, 2013 05:00 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Thanks. I have a feeling I'll own the instrument for some time. Eventually it will pay off. It's one of those slow burners. I just don't want it to go to waste or get tossed out like some sort of trash.

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