Billy Corgan Stratocaster

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  1. Trotter

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  2. jazzandmetal?

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    I was hoping for the black relic he is pictured with in last years Frontline. This guitar is really a hardtail Higway One.
     
  3. jammybastard

    jammybastard "I'm losing my edge, but I was there..."

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    yeah, good point.
    I don't dig his current DiMarzio + Diezel sound like his "Gish" era sounds but I'll be sure to try one at the local shop just to see what it's about.
     
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    I like it.. but that thing better not cost more than 850 to 900 bucks..
     
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    I wonder where it will be made?
     
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    jammybastard "I'm losing my edge, but I was there..."

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    Just got an email from Dave Rogers at Dave's Guitars on that very subject...

    "Those will be $1199 including case."


    Model Name Billy Corgan Stratocaster® Model Number 011-5002-(Color#) Series Artist Series
    Colors (805) Olympic White,(806) Flat Black,
    (Satin Nitrocellulose Lacquer Finish)
    Body Alder
    Neck Maple, Modern “C” Shape,
    (Satin Polyurethane Finish) Fingerboard Maple, 9.5” Radius (241mm)
    No. of Frets 22 Jumbo Frets
    Pickups 1 Special Design Dimarzio® Billy Corgan Single-Spaced Humbucking Pickup (Neck),
    1 Dimarzio® Chopper™ Pickup (Middle),
    1 Special Design Dimarzio® Billy Corgan Single-Spaced Humbucking Pickup (Bridge) Controls Master Volume,
    Tone 1. (Neck Pickup),
    Tone 2. (Bridge Pickup) Pickup Switching 5-Position Blade:
    Position 1. Full Humbucking Bridge Pickup
    Position 2. Inside Coil of Bridge Pickup and Full Humbucking Middle Pickup
    Position 3. Full Humbucking Middle Pickup
    Position 4. Full Humbucking Middle Pickup and Outside Coil of Neck Pickup
    Position 5. Full Humbucking Neck Pickup
    Bridge American Strat Strings-Through-Body
    Hard Tail Bridge with Stainless Steel Saddles
    Machine Heads Fender® Standard Cast/Sealed Tuning Machines
    Hardware Chrome
    Pickguard 3 Ply Black/White/Black on (805) Olympic White; 3-Ply White/Black/White on (806) Black Scale Length 25.5” (648 mm) Width at Nut 1.6875” (43 mm) Unique Features Billy Corgan Signature Pickups by DiMarzio®
    Satin Nitrocellulose Lacquer Body Finish,
    White Plastic Parts,
    Large ‘70s Style Headstock Shape,
    Large ‘70s Style Headstock Logo,
    Original Body Shape,
    “Original Contour Body” Decal on Headstock Strings Fender® Super Bullets® 3250L, Nickel Plated Steel, (.009 to .042), p/n 073-3250-003 Accessories Vintage Tweed Case, Cable, Strap, Polishing Cloth Case Vintage Tweed Case (for Large Headstock) Introduced 6/2008 Notice Product Prices, Features, Specifications and Availability Are Subject To Change Without Notice
     
  7. jazzandmetal?

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    I don't understand why a Highway One with a hard tail and 2 custom pups raises the price that much on a guitar. I think the guitar is cool, but I would have hoped that a Billy Corgan guitar would have been something a little more than that.
     
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    jammybastard "I'm losing my edge, but I was there..."

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    Agreed. I wonder if Dimarzio will release the BC sig pickups?
    If they do you could buy a Hwy One Strat on Ebay for under $500, put the pickups in for *guessing* $300, and have the same guitar for $300 less than the retail.
     
  9. jazzandmetal?

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    Exactly. I bet the BC models are just an offshoot of something else with a minor tweak anyways. Dimarzios are really not expensive, I think you would be able to get the set of 3 for about 180.
     
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