Discussion in 'Guitars in General' started by Cary Chilton, May 11, 2008.
Is this guitar out ?
Not that I know of.
I just some a pic on yahoo auctions of a supposed Duck relic, maybe a handmade jobby
Cary, Dave here, I have put money down for one, I have been following the progress of this for nigh on two years. It will be announced soon, supposedly at summer NAMM, which is this weekend, but his fan club won't say anything and Fender is mum at the moment, we (me) are expecting a price point of $4 to 6K and probably only 100 made total.
email me about it or PM through Metro forum.
I spoke with one of the Fender Masterbuilders (who I built a strat I currently own) and asked him specifically about this-- Fender had gone to YJM's house in Miami about 2 1/2 years ago and did all their measurements/photos on 'duck' and were going do the Clapton Blackies first, then concentrate on the YJM's. When I spoke with this Masterbuilder in late 2006, he stated he had finished up the Blackies and he was going to do a certain number of the 'ducks'. Each Masterbuilder would do a certain number. As far as I know, it was all going to happen, but I too have been waiting, and waiting. I heard an interview with YJM on Talking Metal and he even stated that it was a done deal. We'll see...There was also going to be a Blackmore strat (authentic to Ricthie's #1), but that deal feel through because they couldn't reach a financial agreement. My info is straight from the source at Fender.
The decison on the release is going down to the wire, might not happen at NAMM. FMIC is taking orders from dealers and the marketing stuff is already being passed around.
As far as price point...... I swore to secrecy. Seriously.
But suffice it to say, the price guesstimate from yngwie308 above is LOW.
i played one a few weeks ago at Corona .. very cool ( buy play i strummed a chord and handed it back) its less scalloped than the regular production ones
No comment on the price, but you can get a well played early '70s blonde/maple strat for a lot less than that. Here's a body that would pass for an Yngwie replica for less than $1k. These limited-masterbuilt-replica du jour guitars cease to make any sense to me when they out price the real thing. JMO. YMMV.
BTW, is Ferrari going to allow the stickers to be used on the back?
Based on Blackie and the Frankenstrat why would you think it'd be $4000-$6000? That's the price of a regular ol' Masterbuilt.
I believe you because that is a fact. The Duck was scalloped by YJM himself and it has shallower scallops than his sig model or the Blackmore '97 Japan model. Supposed to be more playable and less scary for the non-scallop aficionados.
Higher my friend..... go higher.....
Hmmm. So I can order a masterbuilt and just say build it to those Yngwie specs you got, and save a ton.
I'm with Shuie. Buy and original '71 or whatever year YJM's is, and send it out for a fret job/scallop for your own specs and you'll have a closer version than the custom shop could make, because the wood will be the same vintage. It will be more authentic, cheaper and cooler all at the same time.
but this one comes with leather pants and a pirate shirt
Seriously, does anyone know about the Ferrari stickers? That little licensing arrangement is going to cost Fender big $$$$$.
they are on there .. no idea of the agreement fender has
No you cannot. Fender will not do a Masterbuilt to the specs of an Artist model. I've already asked because I wanted a Blackmore strat. There are legal reasons for this.
skhan007, that was just a joke. I didn't really think Fender would let someone do that.
Does anyone else find it funny he calls it The Duck and yet he never uses the classic strat quack tone?
i saw a malmsteen model in a pawn shop 2 days ago. case candy, certificate of authenticity, the works, 1999.00