Vintage Fender Strats, Custom Shop & Boutique S-types, Guitar Parts, Auctions & Sales!

Tuesday

Music Man Silhouette SSS Guitar

Classic Strat Vibe & Configuration



Music Man's Strattiest model is their Silhouette, and here's their Strattiest Silhouette configuration. With 3 singles and a classic burst finish-- on the headstock as well, this is a Silhouette you don't often see. A bit sportier than a standard Strat, the Silhouette features 24 frets and a neck heel contour to make those high frets accessible. The 10" radius neck has a gunstock oil fast finish, and locking tuners are standard. 

The Perfect Guitar of Baton Rouge, LA currently lists this guitar as new with case included. They're an EB/MM dealer with several MM's listed, including a few Petrucci's and some Reflexes too.




 
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Obscure SRV Interview by Larry Coryell

"PRAYING THROUGH THE GUITAR"

Two Guitar Giants Discuss Music and Conquering Addiction


Our good friend Jack Pribek of Snake Oil blog discovered an AMAZING interview of Stevie Ray Vaughan by fusion guitar legend Larry Coryell. Jack has a vague recollection of this originally being published in Musician Magazine, but not positive. The current source page doesn't indicate. And surprisingly, there are little Google results about this. The discussion took place at the release of SRV's final album "In Step"; also the period following his recovery.


As you may imagine, a meeting between two guitarists of this level was far from a typical exchange. READ IT!!!


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Friday

Robin Ranger Standard Guitar

Copper Metallic

25% Tele - 25% Strat - 50% Texas
(And they don't make these anymore!)

Finally, something to go with that Western shirt!



Here's another NOS Robin Ranger listed by Santa Cruz based Sylvan Music, who has a few remaining Robin models they're closing out. Remember that Robin has stopped building guitars, now focusing only on their Rio Grande pickups line. So new Robin guitars are becoming scarce. These are cool Tele-Strat hybrid guitars with plenty of Texas vibe.

Sylvan currently has a couple Rangers, as well as a couple Savoy Tonemonger models which are even more Strat-like.

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photo: www.flickriver.com
"Nothing says Texas more than a Cowboy Cadillac pickup truck."


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Why Guitarist Billy McLaughlin Switched to Lefty

Inspirational Story!




Serious KUDOS to this artist! Watch this!


Also check out his amazing TED Conference appearance clips:


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CXLqwLLftdk
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i0y5gexHZUI
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R1q_8pSHDBg




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Thursday

Fender CS Copper Relic - Friday Strat #217

100 Year Old Pine Body!


Click for close-ups!

Dark tint!


I love copper Strats! I have a thing for copper in general, i.e. copper flashing, copper bar tops. Even the fact that pennies aren't actually copper disturbs me. More disturbing than that is the plastic counting pennies used by pre-schools which sell for $3.00 per 100 ct. packs -- made in China. That's right, you read right! A social studies lesson built right in.

Really digressed there...

Yeah, so this new 2011 FCS is part of a limited Pro Series Closet Classics run utilizing 100 year old pine bodies, and fusing vintage with contemporary features. The 22 frets and 2 point trem combine with classic fat "C" neck at 9.5" radius, with 6100 JUMBO frets. The aged & checked copper finish is nitro. Maple has a dark tint. Includes standard candy, COA and case as pictured.

Seller: Custom Metal and Classic Guitars- of Vineland, NJ has a diverse inventory of new hi-end guitars. Also, check out their new FCS Shoreline Gold Jazzmaster!





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Handmade Guitar Cable by Divine Noise

USA Made!



customguitarboutique.com of NYC is now a dealer for Divine Noise instrument cable. Gil Divine of Portland, Oregon has been a touring gear tech for several artists. And has now set up shop to produce hi-grade pro cable. AND it's even available in orange, along with 30+ other colors-- curly cable too!

Kelcey at CGB is handling orders for any custom length and plug config, including Y cables. Check specs above, and contact CGB for cost & delivery quotes. 


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FCS Gold Sparkle Strat "Goldie" Style

Joe Bonamassa Vibe


Our friend Andy is currently selling this 2006 Fender CS Teambuild '64 Gold Sparkle Strat. The pin-up is the same decal as on Joe Bonamassa's "Goldie" model, just recently auctioned by Bonhams with a bunch of Clapton gear to benefit the Antigua Rehab center. That particular decal is very hard to find-- and I suspect out of print, until somebody in that biz gets wise about guitar culture.

SOLD


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Wednesday

Gear Acquisition Syndrome Gone Too Far?

From G.A.S. to G.I.M.P. -- Gear Is My Purpose




Ya gotta get over to GuitarSquid.com for tons of crazy guitar related web finds! Oh... like this one for instance.

This could be like the basement at NAMM, which only a couple hillbilly's know about. Each year, a handful of attendees are abducted from the main trade show floor areas, taken downstairs and subjected to... Well, you know. Subjected to the "Zed's Effects Lounge".

"Well, here we are in Anaheim again..."

Also when browsing Squid, check out their 20 Guitar Tattoos You've Gotta See feature!


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Friday

Fender CS Sunset Orange Strat - Friday Strat #216

Sweet Orangy Ash Guitar!

 Click photos for big, luscious, citrusy views!

photo: dev wijewardane
 
This pic is bright, actual color is deeper. Listing has lots of pics.
May 20, 2011
Here's something for a sunny May Friday! Hoping yours is sunny. Hey, I'm in Oregon, so knock friggin' wood! ASH!!!

This 2011 Fender Custom Shop ash Strat has an orange tint they're calling "Sunset Orange". Nice! I smell the Grand Marnier just lookin' at this. Closeups of the neck reveal nice little flecks of birdseye that make me think of the freckles on Gwyneth Paltrow's arms on the June '11 cover of Bon Appetit. Or not... 

Panther Guitars of Princeton, NJ is listing this Strat at their eBay Store. They're 100% positive with lots of good feedback.




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Thursday

Boutique Guitar Gear from Guitar Galleria

James Trussart Copper & Vox Mahogany

James Trussart Copper Steelcaster
Trussart Steelcaster- Antique Copper Finish



VOX AC30 H2L Limited Edition (cabinet only- no amp/speakers)


Here are more interesting eBay listings from Chattanooga, TN based Guitar Galleria. These guys are 100% positive with lots of ratings history.

The copper finished Trussart is crazy! And if you wanna dress up your AC30 on those special occasions check out the mahogany cabinet.

Guitar Galleria is listing plenty of nice, new & vintage gear. Mostly Taylor acoustics, but they have some Fender CS, Nash and Gibson items too. Trussart is starting to grow on me-- and the copper thing really got my attention!


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If you didn’t read this at Stratoblogster.com Guitar Blog, it’s been bootlegged! © 2012 JP Holesworth. All rights reserved. This article may not be reprinted, distributed or duplicated without author’s written permission.

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Strat Man Pete Townshend in 1967!

Happy Birthday Pete! May 19, 1945



Does he destroy the Strat?

We don't get to find out. But one thing for certain, it takes more work than smashing up a Gibby. Another thing is that we see Pete playing a Strat in '67. So this is for the Gibby geeks who think Townshend only started playing a Strat for Super Bowl XLIV (44). End of story.


Thanks to Guitarsquid.com!


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Strat & Pignose Used in Daring Celebrity Well Rescue!

Child TV Star Survives Nearly 50 Years in Well!



Popular Youtube guitar gear demo personality Bobby DeVito was finally able to accomplish what no Hollywood collie dared. In spite of decades of onscreen heroics attributed to Lassie, it wasn't until just recently that former child star Jon Provost was finally discovered alive, and rescued from a well that even his faithful K-9 costar was unable to confront. "Unwilling was more like it!", says Provost, now 62 who cites petty off camera jealousy issues behind his final well incident, a cover-up by show producers long since dead-- and costing the beloved "Timmy Martin" character nearly 50 years of survival on water bugs, algae and a tattered copy of Ayn Rand's "Anthem"-- only readable by a 3 minute daily ray of light during summer months.

DeVito, a huge fan of the Lassie television series since childhood, has kept in touch with the show's former fan club members. Operating on a recent anonymous tip that Provost might still be surviving in a Key West, Florida area well, Bobby quickly organized rescue efforts with the aid of two close friends, utilizing only an 80's Japanese Stratocaster, 25' of cable and his trusty Pignose amp.

The above video footage documents post rescue celebrations along with re-enactment demo sections. A very happy Jon Provost- seen in white t-shirt,- gets the clip's final word with understandably harsh comments about the collie, which had to be bleeped. Provost is currently seeking damages from Classic Media, owners of the Lassie trademarks.



Bobby D Links-- Check out more daring gear demos!
youtube.com/roccotanto 
 

magnatune.com/artists/lvxnova
myspace.com/therealbobbyd
twitter: @bobbydevito
facebook.com - bobby devito


parody

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Haley Reinhart's Dad Rocks the Zeppelin!!!

Reinhart Father Schools Idol Band Guitarists!

Haley Reinhart's Father Guitar
photo: topidolblog.com

"What Is and What Should Never Be"

Yeah, he ain't playin' a Strat, but Haley's Pops deserves major friggin' KUDOS here for rockin' it with his little girl on American Idol last night! At first glance I knew he wasn't from the house band-- and thought maybe Steven Tyler had pulled Whitford in for this one. Then I was perplexed about who the hell this was! Pappa Reinhart is a badass guitar player!

Note: Any video I post is gonna get removed soon, so get over to Youtube NOW and check it!

Oh BTW, more than a few weeks ago I picked Haley to win this year. It's pretty much a done deal since the other 2 remaining contestants are both Country singers, which will split that demographic's vote next week leaving Reinhart the last pin standing in the alley. And nice pins they are indeed!

ed note Thurs nite: Oops!

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Wednesday

Nash S-63 Surf on Burst - Heavy Aged

Bill Nash Multi-Tone Strat


"Born In The Rain!"


How's this for some skanky personality! Just the kind of thing one seeks after listening to Michael Landau and drinkin' IPA all afternoon. 

guitargalleriaauctions of Chattanooga, TN lists this schitzorelic specimen as "New". Always funny to think about with something aged this much. I mean the dealer could unpack one of these and drag it behind the pickup truck a couple times around the block before shipping it to you. And you'd probably say, "Hot Damn! That Bill Nash sure does one helluva job on these babies!" Hypothetically speaking of course.

But seriously folks. Comes with a nice case, Lollar AlNiCo 2 scatterwounds, 9.5" C neck with "medium jumbo" frets (probably 6105's) and an alder body weighing in at 7.95 lbs. And that burst coming through the top strap wear spot looks like friggin' fire on water! A reminder not to drink when boating for recreational purposes or otherwise. 


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Eminence FDM Speakers

Breakthrough Guitar Speakers Finally on the Shelves!

Eminence FDM Speaker
Dial the control on the speaker magnet for attenuation!


Back in January 2010, Eminence introduced their Flux Density Modulation "FDM" speakers, but the speakers weren't available until recently. Jon at Guitar Noize blog just posted a great review with demo clips. Some may recall Billy Penn's NAMM 2010 interview with the Eminence folks-- Billy was so excited, he had trouble talking!

And this IS very exciting stuff! An adjustable magnetic field attenuation speaker is a long time coming, and ideal for guitar players. These should have been created decades ago, and could have been. It's just that nobody would want this but guitar players. Instead, we've had power attenuators i.e. the Altair and Scholz Power Soak since the 70's, which actually rob tone...
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Tuesday

Rory Gallagher, Notes From San Francisco

"Lost Album" Released May 17

click image for amazon.com listing

Our friend Keith at Nightwatcher's House of Rock blog posted an insightful feature about this just released Rory Gallagher album. Discover the story behind it, along with some interesting historical perspectives on the Irish guitar legend. Around here we consider Gallagher to be the architect of the relic Strat. 


John Cusak?





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Fender Strat - 35th Anniv. Ford Mustang Tribute

Guitar Collector Alert!  #8 of 35

All candy, certs and cases included

Fender Custom Shop Ford Mustang Strat 35th Anniv.
Dig the little mustang horsey inlays runnin' across the fretboard! A little Steve McQueen should be riding the lead pony!

Garret Park Guitars of Anapolis, MD is listing this FCS Ford Mustang 35th Anniversary tribute Strat. 35 of these were produced in 1999. According what looks like the orig. press release info included in the listing, 20 of these went to Ford execs-- and 15 were giveaways presented at a series of events celebrating the car's anniversary that year. Don't confuse this with '07's Shelby GT Limited Strats.

The listing contains several good photos, including COA close-ups you can read. The body, listed simply as "chrome", is actually a hollow aluminum Strat body from 1994, originally utilized for the chromed Harley-Davidson Anniversary Strat series. The Mustang tribute includes several style cues from the car including ornament, radio knobs and mustang silhouette inlays (my favorite feature) on a sweet lookin' birdseye neck. As none of these were retailed, the value is arbitrary. Just know that only 35 exist, and this one has all candy, COA's and OHSC, plus daphne blue gig bag.

Seller has good feedback rating, history and hi-end inventory.






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Color Coded Guitar Strings from Leiva

Guitar Learning Tool




Has anyone seen these color coded Leiva Strings for guitar and bass? The above illustration shows a guitar set in which each of the 7 whole notes has its own color-- the gray representing sharps and flats which are plain uncolored. Or you can get piano style sets with two colors, representing black key notes and white key notes (any two colors you want). Or a 3 color "tri-tone" scheme is available.

Designed for beginners or the guitarist deciding to learn notation, Leiva also offers teaching/learning materials with their colored strings.

I do not know the type of color material used, how well it stays intact or if it affects tone. If you have an application for this idea as a student, instructor or retailer or product questions just contact Leiva at the link above!

9/25/12 Note: Leiva is running a Kickstarter campaign to help get their produced and launched into the marketplace.

www.facebook.com/leivastrings





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Friday

SRV Charlie Wirz Lipstick Special - Friday #215

Custom Strat Replica #4 of 100 (actually of 33) listed at eBay


SRV Lipstick Special White Charlie Wirz Strat

This week's Friday Strat is a day late, due to a some technical issues with the host servers.

Based on a Strat originally built for SRV by the late Charlie Wirz, the above guitar is from a series of replicas produced by Rene Martinez and Charlie's Guitar Guitar Shop in Dallas, TX.


SOLD

Seller: raven_black62 - 100% feedback.


 
The listing description is interesting enough to include below in it's entirety. A bit of surfing around the web confirms or at least aligns with this info. Read carefully and do your own due diligence ok!
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Tuesday

Flying V - Tele Hybrid = "Flycaster"

The "Jackalope" of Guitars



I know this is just wrong, but the FLYCASTER might be something to wall mount behind the bar along with the stuffed armadillo, the jackalope and Pee Wee's white platform tequila shoes.


CAPITOL-GUITARS- of St. Paul, MN is listing this weirdnosity. Made in China by/for Indy Custom, Capitol is selling this adult novelty item for $295 shipped. And they say only 100 will be made, although it's hard to imagine only 100 of anything produced in China. Maybe it was a mistake! Yeah that's it. The machine spit out 100 of these before someone noticed and pulled the big OFF LEVER. Then after a minor adjustment it went back to producing the McDonald's McRIB!


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Vintage Strat Pickup Replicas by Slider's

50's NOS Materials & Specs



Our favorite guitar pickup guru, Slider's Rod McQueen from Down Under, Sydney just listed two fresh Strat sets at eBay! Besides a set of his standard SRV 59's, Rod has completed these "57 Replique Elite's" above-- just destined for someone's tonal pleasure.

McQueen scours the world for NOS formvar wire and old AlNiCo. Then he thoroughly examines & tests actual vintage pickups in order to replicate them as closely as possible. Actually, I don't believe this. What I really think is that he has a time machine he uses to go back and hang out with Leo. Probably late at night, Fullerton time zone, when the old man was jacked up on coffee & Chesterfield's, and winding away. Just keepin' it real, that's all... 

Slider's Vintage Strat pickups even have bakelite covers! Where do ya get fresh bakelite these days? I don't see any "Bakeliteries" anywhere. What? Never mind. But there used to be one on every street corner.


One set at a time. Get 'em when you can, and keep checkin' back!

DIY Mods & Parts


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Monday

LSL Saticoy Strat-type Guitar, Shoreline Gold

Fullerton-style Gear - 6 lb. 10 oz. Custom Color, Aged

LSL Saticoy Strat Shoreline Gold
 click for close-up!

BTW, "Jin" is this guitar's name. Every individual LSL guitar is given a name.

Some good buzz out there about LSL guitars! A secret to their light weight is Sugar Pine bodies. I'm not one of those "Lighter = Better" nerds, having played some boat anchor G&L's with great resonance. However, the right piece of wood is the right piece of wood-- heavy or light. LSL is getting good results with sugar pine, which happens to be light with a tight, straight grain like fir or spruce. Plus, I'm all about some shoulder & back relief. Specs include, 9.5" radius, 6105's, hand shaved '54 style neck and LSL handwound pickups.

Example of Sugar Pine grain:

The Shoreline Gold aged Saticoy, was just listed by SuperSoundMusic in San Diego. I'm very happy to plug their eBay Store, as they are 100% Positive with a 10K+ Feedback score! They're an LSL dealer, as well as lots of other hi-end gear. So give 'em a browse, and check out the LSL specs. 

Note: LSL is currently building a Carl Verheyen signature model. What's that tell ya about LSL? Click Here for details!

More About LSL   - Like what "Saticoy" means...



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