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Discussion in 'Standard Guitars' started by feraledge, Nov 1, 2019.
What everyone thinks Fender makes:
What Fender has actually made:
I don’t think anyone would dispute Fender’s forays into more adventurous guitars, but their non traditional models don’t seem to have any longevity. I wonder if the folks who actually want a Fender Strat are really bothered by the improvements/modernisations, or if the mindset of those who want a modern “Strat” are already looking at Suhr?
Would be cool to see a seven string Strat in this new series. Maybe if they add enough "modernizations" like a reworked heel and knurled knobs the "Maestro" won't be able to do anything about it...
7-strings and a matching headstock?!
*teleports to early 2000´s*
To add to MaxOfMetal's list:
Generations are like Star Trek movies; every other one sucks.
Boomers? Suck. Gen X? Awesome. Millennials? Suck. Gen Z? We have high hopes.
They look like precursors to the Jim Root signature models, and he actually used one so his sigs are pretty much the successors to them.
The important question: DID they change the neck pocket standard, or NOT????
If the dimensions match and there's just one offset screw hole, good.... if they don't, then eff dat
That's the thing I like about my Dave Murray Strat. It's got the old school 2 tone sunburst and F style tuners, and I put a cream guard on it, so it has that traditional Fender look, but it also has a top mounted Floyd and single coil sized humbuckers so it doesn't look 80s enough to be a Charvel, but hot rodded enough it doesn't look like Buddy Holly should be playing it.
Also, this is what Fender should do with their heels.
They can still be found, I picked one up for cheap from a brick and mortar where it hung forever. The trem is not bad honestly, the block appears to be brass, pickups are alright for stock kinda scooped, routes are perfect dimarzio routes, neck is chunkier than my Rg7420, with a C shape.
Looks like some good improvements.
Haha, look at Fender, trying to squeeze their way into the high-end modern spec strat market and steal some of Suhr's customers! Pathetic! It's a good thing you'd never catch any of the brands that are more popular on SSO trying to do a thing like th...
Ibanez is making Silver Skys now?
The Silver Sky is just a Navigator ST clone, dumbass.
Hey, that's why I bought one. To play authentic.
I don't understand the music market. I have a Prodigy bass from the year I was born and it's so badass. Stacked pots, active PJ pickups, hybrid body and neck halfway between a P and a J bass, rosewood so dark it looks like ebony from a few feet away, and it retailed at a nice mid level MiM price; someone at fender put a lot of love into them yet for some reason it didn't sell.
The thing is, the greater majority of players don't feel they need anything more than what's been the standard for the last seven decades.
Only internet guitar nerds moan about things being "old" or the need to "modernize".
Folks don't go to Suhr because they're "more modern", the go to Suhr or Anderson or Tyler because of the quality and exclusivity, and not always in that order.
Again, I have a problem calling neck-through (early 60's), locking trems (mid 70's), compound radius (70's), etc. "Modern".
I'd still rather have a better volume button placement.
Ibanez had been doing that since the mid 70s, ESP since the early 80s
Other SSO faves like Charvel, Jackson, and Schecter too btw.
Hell even GIBSON made high end sorta-strats with maple fretboards before Suhr became a thing