Discussion in 'Guitars in General' started by pickaguitar, Mar 13, 2008.
-Fender '60s Reverse Headstock Strat $399.99
I picked up one of the white ones when they were SDOTD a few weeks ago.
Are the "vintage style" frets the really skinny ones?
Wow, that's ugly as sin
yep the vintage frets are them tiny bastards....not good for shred but good for vintage stuff...
Love the looks and that's a great price. They are normally $699 or something (I'm talking actual price, not msrp.)
I think you're right. great deal if you need a strat
Not for me, thanks anyway...
reverse headstock and reverse slant bridge pup are really calling my name, but I'm in debt reduction mode, cool deal
Where are they made - Mexico?
I had a '57 reissue that had them tiny vintage frets, which is why I asked. I just could never bond with 'em, wound up selling it and getting a '62 thin skin reissue that came with bigger frets.
i hear ya....I'm not a fan of the vintage frets but did try one of these a while back at GC and it was real nice.
I think those were made in Japan; they were a limited run for last year if I'm remembering correctly.
oh man I'm having GAS pains, thanks a lot for posting
I have one. Yes they are MIM. The frets are bigger that the ones on my MIM 50's esquire. I don't think they are vintage despite what the description says.
I played one at GC recently and it was made in Mexico. I called GC before I went, though, and the guy on the phone told me they were MIJ. To be honest, I think when I asked my question he just put me on hold, examined his fingernails and whistled a tune for a minute or two, then picked up the phone and said, "Dude? Those are, like, made in Japan."
I had one a little while back and I thought it was a good guitar. At $399 it's priced pretty good for what it is. Fit, finish, and playability of mine were pretty nice. I remember it having a fairly beefy neck.
Thanks for setting me straight; for some reason I was thinking those were CIJ. Maybe I was thinking of that run of lefty 68-style Strats they did a year or two ago - those might have been CIJ or MIK. It's hard to keep track of all these FSR/Short Run models.