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FDP Forum / Fender Custom Shop / Newbie question re. quailty of John English materbuilt strats



Apr 2nd, 2013 05:49 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

I'd be interested to hear others opinions re. the quality of the John English masterbuilt strats.

Does there tend to be a noticeable difference in the masterbuilts John made as opposed to other master builders?

I've been offered a custom colour strat but the buyer is asking a premium as it is a John English masterbuilt.

Any info would be appreciated. Thanks.



Apr 18th, 2013 04:29 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic


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Apr 18th, 2013 07:11 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

does he build a better strat is a very subjective question?

The question i'd be asking is does the guitar i'm looking at play great, feel great, sound awesome?

and is it worth paying the cash for it?

I've got a custom shop strat and american vintage and a couple of MIJ strats and the MIJ is by far the best feeling and most playable guitars i've ever played.

i've done two pups swaps on it and it sounds great but am looking at possibly getting a new set of PUPs for it

Now the custom shop strat sounds awesome but is a bit heavier and the neck actually feels thicker through the shoulder and doesnt play as easily as the MIJ

i should maybe change the pups out of the custom shop into the MIJ but im lazy and then i'd have to find some pups for it anyway

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