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danelectro44

United States

Jan 22nd, 2015 02:50 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

I bought a used custom shop bajo sexto it was a couple years into their starting production.
it's a bajo sexto, gold metal flake
with f-holes.I have never seen one like it

I was working in a music store,it came up in the showcase window.
it was bought by a customer of mine who had it for a year and traded it back, then I bought it.
I have a custom shop document were in case when sold to me.
I believe this to be a one of kind instrument.
I called fender custom shop and they said there was no match for this guitar on my certificate.

-It is definitely from custon shop.
-it has unique color and has f-holes
-I saw it come in new, to store,not a special order for customer.
I realize there is no connection to this site and fender.com
Question is how can I verifyit's one of a kind?
BTW at that time period, fender had made a special ordered Danny Gattons double neck bajo-telecaster in same gold metalflake.
Thanks

danelectro44

United States

Jan 28th, 2015 05:15 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic


No comments? Anyone?

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Jan 28th, 2015 07:07 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

I think the reason nobody has replied may have to do with your title. Players that are not into bajo sextos may not want to hear a story about one...but your thread isn't a story, it's a question. Something like this might have worked better:


Is this a real Custom Shop bajo sexto?


If the CS has no records of it (and they do keep pretty good records), it may be a forgery. One way to dig in a little more would be to contact someone that was working at the CS at the time your BS was built.



supersonik

Germany

Jan 31st, 2015 06:19 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

I still have my ´93 Bajo Sexto, beautiful light weight ash body in 2-tone sunburst. Love the guitar and its unique big tone but it is special, of course. You probably don´t need such a long scale Tele every day, so there is not much documentation available, especially from the early days of the Custom Shop....mine has the 2nd version CS logo and a serial number with "V" prefix, those "U.S. vintage series" numbers were also used by the CS until ca. 1995 on some instruments. Fred Stuart built the first ones as one-offs, the model later appeared in the catalogue until ca. 1997?

Your gold Bajo Sexto with f-holes seems to be one of those Masterbuilt´s? Which logo is on the back of the headstock?

danelectro44

United States

Feb 1st, 2015 05:36 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

I did some research and found that it was made in 92,made by stuart,1 of 5 thinlines that year.
logo on back is red "brand" syle, neck with custom shop written on it.
thanks to you both for responses.

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Feb 1st, 2015 11:01 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Cool!!!

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