Near Catastrophe ... and why I love Fender Strats !!!

Discussion in 'Squier Stratocasters' started by Eddie, Oct 13, 2021.

  1. Eddie

    Eddie My Squier is on Fire !!!

    Age:
    51
    Nov 5, 2016
    New York
    My mancave is one of the the upstairs rooms. The walls begin to incline around 4 feet high. The room is a bit congested so I have to be careful.

    I had a near fatal accident ... as the head of the guitar hit the incline wall very hard. I mean HARD !!! Luckily, I was using a Fender MIM Strat. Not even a scratch.

    If I had been using a Les Paul, I know for certain, the headstock would have snapped off.

    My heart is still racing. But not a scratch on the Fender. This is why I love Fender Strats ... and why I'm gonna play my Squiers in confined spaces.

    I need to kick my daughters out of the other upstairs bedroom. I need the space as my jam space.
     
  2. speelyei

    speelyei Squier-Nut

    938
    Sep 22, 2020
    North America
    Let me know how that goes, and good luck.
     
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  3. miket1117

    miket1117 Squier-holic Gold Supporting Member

    Mar 31, 2018
    Kansas City
    were you trying out some sisscor kicks? playing the guitar vertically? lol... yeah, i'll bet for a moment it was a deep in-the-pit-of-your-stomach feeling.
     
  4. Welsh chris

    Welsh chris Squier Talker

    27
    Apr 2, 2020
    Swansea Wales
    yeah best of luck with that one ,lol
     
  5. Powerstroke

    Powerstroke Squier-holic

    Age:
    45
    Feb 18, 2021
    Usa
    This is why I don't trust Gibson epi pen . Ltd maybe with the big valute
     
  6. Eddie

    Eddie My Squier is on Fire !!!

    Age:
    51
    Nov 5, 2016
    New York
    Yep, any angled headstock would have gone snap, crackle, pop. The wood paneling on the walls are hard. But not a scratch on the Strat.

    Thank you Leo !!!
     
  7. JurnyWannaBe

    JurnyWannaBe Squier-holic

    Age:
    61
    Feb 14, 2019
    30808
    My guitar room / den has a ceiling fan in it. More than once I've had incidents between guitar necks and said ceiling fan. Trust me ... I know all too well those few seconds of terror you speak of :eek: o_O :confused:
     
  8. Gip111

    Gip111 Squier-Meister

    418
    Dec 10, 2014
    nj
    I use mine as a paddle for my canoe, sometimes I use it as a tennis racquet. Seriously, I definitely think an Epiphone or Gibson would have snapped, occasionally I see a few with "repaired" snapped headstocks in my area.
     
  9. Ladeeh

    Ladeeh Squier-Meister

    Age:
    26
    104
    Sep 10, 2021
    Balkans
    Strats friggin rule! I wrote about my accident yesterday too.
     
  10. stratelespaul

    stratelespaul Squier-Nut

    Age:
    58
    702
    Apr 25, 2012
    South Central Los Angeles
    In my many years of having Strats, I've found them to be built like tanks and can handle most any mishap and still be in tune.
    YMMV
     
  11. duceditor

    duceditor Squier-Axpert

    Age:
    74
    May 29, 2014
    The Monadnocks, NH USA
    Leo Fender's designs were brilliant and "right" on so many levels it still seems impossible.

    And frankly it is their utter simplicity -- melded with good (and yet still "simple") materials -- that seems to me to be key to it.

    The solid, straight, one-piece maple neck is an example of that. Straight runs to the tuning keys. Little doo-dads (the so called "string trees") to care for the needed downward force.

    And so many happy endings because of it. "Guitar battles wall and guitar wins."

    Gibson never produced such a headline. :)

    So happy for ya' Eddie!

    -don
     
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  12. archetype

    archetype Squier-holic Silver Supporting Member

    Oct 24, 2017
    Western NY, USA
    I'm famous for shoving headstocks into ceiling fans when I'm taking the guitar off.
     
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  13. Exhead

    Exhead Squier-Nut

    738
    Jul 15, 2015
    Nevada
    I too have a ceiling fan, low, that is normally going. I have to be very careful of it. Someday it will get something, just hoping it will not be too ugly....
     
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