Cunetto guitar ??

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  1. Berre

    Berre Member

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    Hi,
    when I was in New York in februari 1997 I bought a olympic white Relic Strat with # R 1019 at Sam Ash guitars, great sounding strat !!
    but i'm wondering is this one a Cunetto made Strat ?
    and how can you tell it's a Cunetto made guitar ?


    thx,
    bert
     
  2. clothwiring

    clothwiring Supporting Member

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    It probably is, I believe he was the only one making them for Fender at that point. Are you selling it, if so, would you mind sending me some pics?
     
  3. CS'56

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    If you bought it in '97, it's a Cunetto.
     
  4. Dana

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    If the neck is birdseye and the Custom Shop logo is a stamp instead of a decal then it's probably a Cunetto.
     
  5. Shemp

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    I have a 1998 Cunetto. Seafoam Green (custom ordered color) flamed neck. It's my "go to" guitar.
     
  6. Berre

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    no sorry it's not for sale, I was just curious if it's a Cunetto.....

    thx,
    bert
     
  7. Berre

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    yep ! birdseye neck and stamped Custom Shop logo ! :dude


    bert
     
  8. fullerplast

    fullerplast Senior Member

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    The birdseye neck doesn't mean much. All kinds of necks were used for Cunetto's. The stamped logo, build details (things like neck shape and fingerboard radius), and date of production is what you want to go by.
     
  9. Berre

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    well, it was build in 1996....

    bert
     
  10. Dana

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    That's probably true. From my own personal experience, and I've bought and sold about 6 Cunetto Nocasters so far, all the necks were either flamed or birdseye. Probably the best way to tell is the date of manufacture, and if there's a Custom Shop stamp instead of a decal. Also, there was a custom shop logo with RELIC stamped into the body under the pickguard. I can't tell you about the Strats as I've never owned one.
     

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