The "...caster" suffix: how many?

smallbutmighty

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Today I found myself wondering a couple things about the "...caster" suffix.

Wonder the first: how many guitars are there now that make use of it? How many different kinds of "...casters" are there? Name them all, if you know them.

Wonder the second: within the musical instrument world, was Fender the first to make use of the suffix? I know that by 1950 Gretsch already had the "Broadkaster" drums. Anything else?
 

stevieboy

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You're talking about official product names, not popular applications? Interesting, maybe Fender does have a trademark on the Caster suffix, but it's not on the list in this legal declaration-- https://www.fender.com/pages/terms-of-use

Fender trademarks include Telecaster, Stratocaster, Nocaster, and the ever popular Starcaster.

Then there are ones mostly Tele variations that have a another word added, like Telecaster Deluxe. Tele Jrs. don't have the caster part though.
 

Urobouros

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Coodercaster is the most common one that comes to mind. Though the Wangcaster was the first one I thought of too :D
 

twotone

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How about the 'aster' suffix?

Broadcaster
Telecaster
Stratocaster
Jazzmaster
Musicmaster
 

IanRubbish

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My name is Robert and in high school I had a Peavey Strat type that I tricked out and took a wood burning pen to. The headstock said "Rob-O-Caster".
 




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