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FDP Forum / Fender Custom Shop / Richie Sambora Stratocaster Cherry Sunburst / Big Stars / Floyd Rose / Boost


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Feb 20th, 2019 05:02 PM   Edit   Profile  

About 18 years ago (2001) Todd Krause built a Sambora replica Stratocaster that I had ordered. A couple of years after taking ownership I had to sell the guitar due to losing my job. To this day I would have rather cut my foot off. Around 2010 or so I inquired about having another one built. I think I used this forum for the comment. Mike Eldred responded that they could not do it because Richie was no longer on contract with them. Tears for days. Now it is ten years later and I want to inquire again. Reasons being that it has been 20-plus years since they built that guitar for Richie. Any legal ramifications have long since expired. I just saw that Kramer is reissuing the Sambora this spring in candy apple red with the big stars and gold Floyd Rose and hardware. Research on Youtube "Kramer Jersey Star". If Kramer used to be under license with Sambora and they can build these then why not Fender? I want a Custom Shop version but truthfully if Fender would reissue this guitar it would literally fly off the shelves. Cherry sunburst of course! Thoughts? Who is the decision maker on this question? Thanks!

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Apr 15th, 2019 03:08 PM   Edit   Profile  

They're a custom shop. They should be able to replicate every last detail you specify--even if it's a dead-nuts copy of a Sambora Strat.

The only thing they can't do is put the decal on there with his signature.

So perhaps you could try requesting a Strat build with a list of specifications and no mention of the RichMeister.



Apr 21st, 2019 12:42 PM   Edit   Profile  

I've found Mike Eldred's responses to questions useless. Either he was pressed on time or just not a nice person...hmmm

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