What's the relationship between Fender, Jackson and Charvel

voodoosound

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Perhaps. Fundamental to their pocketbook, but to the rest of the world, fundamentally meaningless. The guitars are built by Fender, sold by Fender, pricing set by fender with a licensing kickback to the Gretsch family.

For all intents and purposes, it is a Fender guitar.
Entirely correct. Charvel however has a different model.
 

rumbletone

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The guitars are built by Fender. . .
Are they? I though they were built by a contract manufacturer in Japan just like they were in the decades before the Fender deal - did they change to a new manufacturer?

That said, I'd be curious how much input the Gretsch family has in the design - for example, is Fender allowed to do whatever they want with the brand, or is it restricted to pre-agreed parameters and/or does Fender need to get agreement from Gretsch on new models?
 

Luke

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Perhaps. Fundamental to their pocketbook, but to the rest of the world, fundamentally meaningless. The guitars are built by Fender, sold by Fender, pricing set by fender with a licensing kickback to the Gretsch family.

For all intents and purposes, it is a Fender guitar.
Some of which are manufactured in CT, in the old Ovation/Hamer factory, using those employees, who are now also under the Fender brand.
 

slo100

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Eh I'm smoking stuff. It was srv's Lenny replica that has a Charvel neck that was gifted to him by billy gibbons...

http://www.popmatters.com/article/fender-to-reproduce-stevie-ray-vaughans-lenny-guitar/

Gilmour's black strat also had a Charvel neck...

http://www.gilmourish.com/?page_id=66

But that's not how his replica is built

http://www.fender.com/custom-shop/s...e-stratocaster-relic-maple-fingerboard-black/

Anyway in the first article u can see how charvel's custom shop team are now working for fender.

Pretty cool that Eldred did the disassembly of the SRV guitar.
 




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