Fender acquires Bigsby

Discussion in 'V.C.'s Parlor' started by -r3-, Jan 9, 2019.

  1. -r3-

    -r3- Squier-Nut

    Jan 28, 2016
    NC Piedmont
    I had to do a Google image search...
    Man, does a Bigsby look wierd mounted on a Stratocaster!!!

    I mean, I can understand one on a tele. I can "see" it on just about any other Fender I can imagine. But not a strat ....
    Bet I'll be seeing more - wonder if I'll get used to it?

    Last edited: Jan 9, 2019
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  2. DougMen

    DougMen Squier-holic

    Jun 8, 2017
    Honolulu, HI
    Here you go. It just looks so wrong! s-l1000why.jpg
  3. AngelDeVille

    AngelDeVille Squier-Nut

    Jan 29, 2017
    It’s about two projects back, but I should finish it this year.

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  4. Davis Sharp

    Davis Sharp Dr. Squier

    Jan 7, 2016
    Maryland, USA
    So Epiphone and Gibson will now be forced to buy a component from Fender. Well played.
  5. bigtuna

    bigtuna Squier-holic

    Nov 1, 2015
    Yes that's the first thing that went to my little p brain. That gib. Epi. Would have to buy from comp. Yes definitely well played on fenders part
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  6. -r3-

    -r3- Squier-Nut

    Jan 28, 2016
    NC Piedmont
    I'm gonna assume the deal will be sweeter for Gretsch than other guitar makers as far as continued use of Bigsbys is concerned....
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  7. -r3-

    -r3- Squier-Nut

    Jan 28, 2016
    NC Piedmont
    Ughhh! That color combo is dis-gusting! I wouldn't be surprised to see a roll of toilet paper hanging off that vibrato bar!:eek:
  8. RoyalWe

    RoyalWe Squier-holic

    Sep 5, 2012
    Eugene, Oregon
    Gibson is really against a wall. I’d heard before they’re having to buy ebony for fingerboards from Taylor, not the Bigsbys from Fender. As for the strat, I don’t think it looks that bad personally.
  9. fadetoz

    fadetoz Squier-holic

    Jun 29, 2011
    I've never seen a guitar that looks good with one. I think they are the worst looking bridge thing ever made. I know some people love them and that's ok. It's just my opinion.
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    LOSTVENTURE Squier-Nut

    There is definitely a place for a Bigsby, but it's not on a Strat.
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  11. -r3-

    -r3- Squier-Nut

    Jan 28, 2016
    NC Piedmont
    The lime green strat w gold Bigsby pic? The one @AngelDeVille posted looks like it has a lotta promise. But I'm WAY more partial to a silver over a gold finish. Particularly combo'd w lime green. But, to each his own, and I think it really comes down to the player, their attitude and how they play it.
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  12. jvin248

    jvin248 Squier-Meister

    Jan 10, 2014

    Put a silver chrome Bigsby on a Black Strat with a Tort pickguard and black pickup covers and knobs. A Maple neck. That will be a thing of beauty.

    (I believe the Gretch brand is owned by Fender so they will be ok with their Bigsbys).

    Gibson and Epiphone have other type of trem options out there so they just need to start up the Marketing department photography studio and start putting out new images. Get guitars on different player stages. They'll be fine.

  13. Davis Sharp

    Davis Sharp Dr. Squier

    Jan 7, 2016
    Maryland, USA
    @BorderRadio mentioned this in the other Bigsby-Fender thread. FMIC does not own Gretsch, Fred Jr and Dinah Gretsch do . They have s0me kind of manufacturing/marketing agreement. However, FMIC does own a few other brands.
  14. BorderRadio

    BorderRadio Squier-holic

    Oct 5, 2014
    Gilbert, AZ
    I’m skeptical. If FMIC understands how badass this is, though, I’m in. TK Smith’s work.

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