Chris Garza new Custom shop Fender

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  1. Taikatatti

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    Yeah that thing is a beast but for 8500 hahah,they lost their minds.

    the shade of purple is a little off but if it wasn’t a fortune I’d still consider buying it.
    Really wonder what the the fretboard radius.
     
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    I hate to say that I like it, but they ridiculously over relic’d that thing....I mean to quote our President “cmon man” lmao
     
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    Cool-looking, but I'd never pay for a relic'ed guitar. Just personal preference.

    Also, that upper fret access leaves something to be desired.
     
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    The man has fine taste.
     
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    Given the prices I've seen for a lot of other stuff... That's actually pretty in line for what I expected.
     
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    Everytime I see this build I like it more.
     
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    What is the scale length and is the body upscaled? Looks really big on Garza but maybe he's just a smaller guy.
     
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    Either it's cold in there, or the upper horn is a little shy. Also dunno how I feel about the "fought the wood chipper for it" relic'ing, but it's a hard pass on price alone.
     
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    I dig it as it reminds me of Page Hamilton's ESP relic sig though Garza's had quite a few customs from Fender recently and did say on his IG a while back that he's been pressing them for a sig model but it'll likely be in the gloss black finish.

    It's 26.5
     
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    Gotta give Chris props if he's the reason Fender finally mass produces a Fender 7-string*

    *Not counting Squier or the never-released MAG sig
     
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    I was actually just reading an old Guitar World magazine, there was an article about Los Lonely Boys guitarist Henry Garza (not sure if him and Chris are related since they have the same last name, but they look very similar!)

    I was like "What! Blues guitarist Henry Garza has a signature Fender seven string now?!?!" LOL

    This is Blues guitarist, Henry Garza who I got mixed up with, he plays Fenders as well.

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    Wtf is wrong with upper horn? Ugly shape aside, it's pretty cool!
     
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    They just didn't size the whole body up with the longer, wider neck. The guitar leaning back isn't helping with perspective either.
     
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    throw those fishmans in the garbage and we have a winner
     
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    This. Whoever has the power and balls to push for a production 7-string is the real MVP in my book. Because at this point it's obvious that the people in Fender's market research are bunch of out-of-touch boomers who think reissuing a metal strat from the 80´s is enough to keep us happy (even though that was still better than doing another sunburst strat and just changing the neck shape and pickups on it and calling it revolutionary or some bullshit like that).
     
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    I mean, I dig this particular build, but I couldn't care less about another active HH, fixed bridge, 24-fret, 26.5" scale, bolt-on Super-Strat. Just having the Fender branding without what would be unique specs in a 7 does nothing for me.

    I want a 7-string Stratocaster, not a Schecter/Ibanez/LTD with Fender stickers.
     
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    Same

    Different strokes, but i don't understand anyone who'd put humbuckers in a strat. There's a million options out there for alternatives
     
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    Because Fat Strats rule
     
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    Fat. :yesway: Double Fat. :noway:
     
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