Does this sound $1,499,600 better than a CV Strat?

Discussion in 'Other Guitars' started by DougMen, Nov 29, 2020.

  1. hrstrat57

    hrstrat57 Squier-Meister

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    Thanks, I'm a much bigger fan of EC Gibson tones but I thought his strat main squeezes were blackie and brownie. Didn't know about this one, it's a sweet guitar. Understandable that you'd want a string through real hardtail vs a blocked tremelostrat for open G use. I never have understood the blocked trem deal tho many famous players have done it. Just play a hardtail much better choice. Hardtail strats are just killer.



     
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  2. DougMen

    DougMen Dr. Squier

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    They do it because, even though they don't use the vibrato, a hardtail doesn't sound as good to them.
     
  3. Uberskunk

    Uberskunk Squier Talker

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    Nah. If someone wants to spend that kind of money who cares? Its all relative. I have spent more than I should on a bike. About £2000 more. But I am happy with a Squire strat someone gave me. Does that make me a bad person?
     
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  4. Angry Possum

    Angry Possum A Psychotic 6 String Collector Gold Supporting Member

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    My bad...yes David Gilmour.
     
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  5. marcello252

    marcello252 Squier Talker

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    I played a 59 original les paul, estimated 250k, nice guitar indeed, it's not a holy grail sound, a good and well setup les paul does the job just fine, my 2 cents
     
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  6. wonkenstein

    wonkenstein Squier-holic

    Feb 3, 2017
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    Yup, this is the point exactly. However Clapton did once say "It's already in the trousers" so they really should throw in some used tidy whities. If Bonamassa buys it at least he'll use it and gig with it.
     
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  7. wonkenstein

    wonkenstein Squier-holic

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    And, you would get a better looking new hard case for your CV, wouldn't you?
     
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  8. drewcp

    drewcp Squier-holic

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    What a weird first post.
     
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  9. dbrian66

    dbrian66 Dr. Squier

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    Agreed. I started to reply, but said nope, I’m leaving that one alone! :)
     
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  10. Robbmonster

    Robbmonster Squier-holic

    I dunno how Clapton plays slide, but that FINGERboard sure is worn for a guitar used almost exclusively for slide.

    One thing I will say... the world need more hardtail Strats !!!
     
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  11. Stratlover84

    Stratlover84 Squier-holic

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    :rolleyes: This is all I could muster.
     
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  12. Treehouse

    Treehouse Squier-Nut

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    Aww, come on it’s not that bad.

    And all the guitar modifiers here should already know the absolute best upgrade you can make is the nut on the guitar!
     
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  13. DougMen

    DougMen Dr. Squier

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    Hardtails are a crime against humanity, and Leo only made them grudgingly, to appease the Tele players who were too stupid to figure out how to use a Vibrato. Can you imagine Jeff Beck, Jimi, Blackmore, or Gilmour with a hardtail? I get sick to my stomach just thinking about it.
     
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  14. Treehouse

    Treehouse Squier-Nut

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    :confused:
     
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  15. ancient

    ancient Squier Talker

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    Na I'll stick with my Black friend..worth millions ti me,sounds very much like EC's anyway lol.
    I mean really??? a Black Squire, man is there others out there ;)
     
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  16. Robbmonster

    Robbmonster Squier-holic

    Hardtails are great for those of us - lots of us - who never use the vibrato bar. More wood, less mechanism where things can do wrong.

    Why did Leo make them 'only grudgingly'? Why would he even care?
     
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  17. Benlostforyears

    Benlostforyears Squier-Meister

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    Is it worth that to me? No, bc while Clapton is a guitar God that doesn't add $1.45 million of value IMO. But its a 100% original '54 hardtail which is basically a holy grail for fender collectors. First year of stratocaster production and not even a thousand were made.
    If you consider David Gilmour's strat was bought by Jim Irsay for $3.97 million then you're getting a steal lol.
     
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  18. 5ofeight

    5ofeight Squier-holic

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    I wonder how much Clapton sold the guitar for and is he kicking himself for not holding out until the price got this high..
     
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  19. DougMen

    DougMen Dr. Squier

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    Because his sales people and some dealers asked for it. That's why he started making rosewood necks in '58/'59. Don Randall said "everybody else has them, why can't we?".
     
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  20. Robbmonster

    Robbmonster Squier-holic

    I would have thought he would have leaped at making hardtail Strats.

    Leo was a practical guy - an engineer, NOT a musician - and I would have thought the opportunity to have a version of his guitar that would have been cheaper and easier to make would have been quite an appealing one.