Discussion in 'Guitars in General' started by Yr Blues, Sep 21, 2019.
Also when the heck is that patent going to clear? Wouldn't want anybody copying those contours.
It is subliminal for "we did it first."
"Original Contour Body" = synonym for "Authentic"
To be fair, it still IS contoured....
The 70s strats had weak contours compared to the early stuff. In part from poor QC, and part worn out machinery.
So, for a time, it really did mean something.
Now? Yeah, kinda unnecessary. Pretty much only there for the authentic look.
Much of Fender's marketing is built on iconic designs. Guitarists are...with some exceptions...looking for that iconic look and tone. Tired of it....stop buying that same iconic look and tone.
One of the reasons why I'm designing my own version. All the nitpicking I can correct on my own.
Sometimes we forget
The sticker is vintage-correct
It's no different than graphics or a badge on a car telling the viewer something about the vehicle. People in the know already know the vehicle has that feature. It's intended for people not in the know. It's just a little something to catch a person's eye, pique their curiosity, build intrigue, and prompt consumers (then and now) to ask: "Ok, what does that mean? The product says right on it that it has this feature - why is the manufacturer making such a big deal over it? What's so special about it?" And thus begins the dialogue, which sets the foundation for a sale.
Yes ... and as good as the original was I have a variation with a different headstock shape, (albeit not as classic) and a different name.
I make my own Fenderish logos for my partscasters that say FREAKIN RANDOCASTER.
Along with this:
Always good for a laugh when my musician friends see it up close.
“Good fuel economy, spacious interior, and classic round wheels”
I say if you don’t like it, then dont buy, why this ? Lots of choices and free market, you gotta love it...
I bought mine because of the Synchronized Tremolo.
Is it not a classic decal on the headstock...? man, the things people gripe about.
I never understood this. Okay, we all know it’s really a “vibrato” but what makes it “synchronized”?
Synchronized with what, I ask.
Is it no longer a Contour Body? Decal’s been there since the beginning.
I still don't know what that mans but if it's available, I want it too!