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Robbie Robertson : Fender Custom Shop Stratocaster

Discussion in 'Other Cool Guitars' started by ZackyDog, Nov 30, 2016.

  1. ZackyDog

    ZackyDog Country Gent

    Feb 6, 2015
    In the USA
    Good timing, since it is the 40th anniversary of The Last Waltz. Now the bad news: it's $17,000 USD.


    More information is here.

    The obligatory video:

    Last edited: Nov 30, 2016
  2. Mudshark

    Mudshark Gretschie

    Jul 20, 2012
    I truly love Robbie, his songwriting and the influence of the Band on today's music. In a way I think they (The Band) single handily
    created Americana thru their blending of Blues, Folk and New Orleans funk/soul. It took some talented Canadians and one southerner to mine that American motherlode.
    Last edited: Dec 1, 2016
  3. Andrew Griffin

    Andrew Griffin Gretschie

    Oct 22, 2015

    Fun, and I love the Band and I love Robbie Robertson's guitar style, but I'm short 17K. If I had the 17 thousand I'd buy ...
    a. used, green 2014 Gretsch Country Club at Gryphon Music in Palo Alto for $2450
    b. used, red, 2104 Gretsch 5422 Centerblock, also at Gryphon, for $750
    c. used, 1958 Gretsch Anniversary with a single pick up at Guitar Center Hollywood for $1350
    d. used, orange Masterbuilt 6120 at GC Hollywood for $5000
    e. used Masterbuilt 6128 in Gold Sparkle from GC Hollywood for $4500
    f. used G6040mcss I saw online for $1800
    g. a new G100ce in black at Haight Ashbury Music in SF for $750

    and I'd still have enough money left over to buy dinner and drinks to toast my successes before I went home to play all my fine new and used guitars.
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  4. ZackyDog

    ZackyDog Country Gent

    Feb 6, 2015
    In the USA
    Those are some nice guitars listed above. :)
  5. fender62custom

    fender62custom Friend of Fred

    Mar 3, 2012
    Helidon, Australia
    Sweet looker!! even $6k would be excessive. let alone $17k
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  6. stevo

    stevo Country Gent

    May 1, 2012
    I always loved that clip - Robertson just gets right in there and hardly a beat is missed.
  7. LivingMyDream

    LivingMyDream Country Gent

    I loved listening to The Band, but buying a replica of Robbie Robertson's guitar for $17k just seems a little over the top.
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  8. Henry

    Henry Friend of Fred

    Apr 9, 2014
    Are you on the peninsula? I used to work at another music shop, draper's, near gryphon in Palo Alto. Gryphon is a fine shop. Hasn't been there in over 20 years.
  9. G5422T

    G5422T Gretschie

    May 24, 2012
    17k ways to just say no!

    It's just a Strat for God sakes. lol
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  10. Dennison

    Dennison Country Gent

    Jul 17, 2011
    Kent, UK
    Great band, great player and I don't doubt it's a very fine guitar — but a ridiculous price. Just take a '0' off the price and maybe we're talkin'.
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  11. DrumBob

    DrumBob Friend of Fred

    Feb 2, 2011
    New Jersey
    $17K? The marketing department at Fender is on drugs.
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  12. Robbie

    Robbie Country Gent

    Jun 17, 2013
    Sarnia Ontario Canada
    Sorry, not in 17K years.
  13. Dead Roman

    Dead Roman Country Gent

    Dec 22, 2015
    Fender be trippin.
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  14. thunder58

    thunder58 Gretschified

    Dec 23, 2010
    tappan ny
    Give ya $399 and you keep the name
  15. loudnlousy

    loudnlousy Country Gent

    Oct 18, 2015
    Hildesheim, Germany
    A strat is a massproduction instrument by concept. Not like a stradivarius or something in this league that has to be carfted by a true master instrumentbuilder. 17K? Laughable.
    Just my humble opinion.
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  16. englishman

    englishman Gretschified

    Apr 5, 2014
    They have nothing to lose by setting the price so high and if someone really wants it and pays the money, everybody is happy :)
  17. amp360

    amp360 Gretschie

    Oct 21, 2012
  18. amp360

    amp360 Gretschie

    Oct 21, 2012
    This clip because this forum is for Gretsch guitars:

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  19. wabash slim

    wabash slim Country Gent

    Feb 10, 2010
    lafayette in
    As much as I enjoy The Band and Robbie Robertson, I think this is nuts. $17K for a tribute guitar? It's not like it's signed, or was actually played by him, or spent 50 years in an attic after an iconic show---it's a tribute guitar that kinda sorta looks like the one a star used for awhile. It's nothing special in and of itself, and if Fender has more than $170 in it, I'd be massively surprised. $17K is the "We really don't want to sell it" price. It's not even reliced.
  20. GJK1959

    GJK1959 Country Gent

    Mar 14, 2011
    Bishops Stortford
    How it was before the copper dip... 2016-12-01 16.38.11.jpg
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